This part of IEC 60384 applies to fixed aluminium electrolytic surface mount capacitors with conductive polymer solid electrolyte, primarily intended for DC applications for use in electronic equipment.
Fixed aluminium electrolytic surface mount capacitors with solid (MnO2) are not included but are covered by IEC 60384-18.
These capacitors are primarily intended for use in electronic equipment to be mounted directly on substrates for hybrid circuits or to printed boards.
Capacitors for special-purpose applications may need additional requirements.
The object of this document is to prescribe preferred ratings and characteristics and to select from IEC 60384-1:2016, the appropriate quality assessment procedures, tests and measuring methods and to give general performance requirements for this type of capacitor. Test severities and requirements prescribed in detail specifications referring to this sectional specification shall be of equal or higher performance level, because lower performance levels are not permitted.