IEC 60384-13:2020 specifies preferred ratings and characteristics, selects from IEC 60384-1:2016 the appropriate quality assessment procedures, tests and measuring methods, and gives general performance requirements for this type of capacitor. Test severities and requirements specified in detail specifications referring to this sectional specification are of an equal or higher performance level. Lower performance levels are not permitted.
This part of IEC 60384 applies to fixed direct current capacitors, using as dielectric a polypropylene film with electrodes of thin metal foils. The capacitors covered by this document are intended for use in electronic equipment.
Capacitors for electromagnetic interference suppression are not included, but are covered by IEC 60384-14.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) revision of all parts of the document based on the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2:2018, and harmonization with other similar kinds of documents;
b) the document structure has been organized to follow new sectional specification structure decided in TC 40;
c) revised tables and Clause 5 so as to prevent duplications and contradictions.