IEC 62024-2:2008 specifies the measuring methods of the rated direct current limits for small inductors. Standardized measuring methods for the determination of ratings enable users to accurately compare the current ratings given in various manufacturers' data books. This standard is applicable to leaded and surface mount inductors with dimensions according to IEC 62025-1 and generally with rated current less than 22 A, although inductors with rated current greater than 22 A are available that fall within the dimension restrictions of this standard (no larger than 12 mm x 12 mm footprint approximately). These inductors are typically used in DC to DC converters built on PCB, for electric and telecommunication equipment, and small size switching power supply units. The measuring methods are defined by the saturation and temperature rise limitations induced solely by direct current.