The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is launching a new product that will make life easier for many users of new editions of IEC International Standards. The IEC is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies and that manages global conformity assessment systems.
The new product is called IEC Standards+. It consists of a package of documents, which includes both the new edition of the IEC International Standard and a second version called “Redline”. This type of document, where all the changes from the previous edition remain clearly visible, whether they be additions, replacements or deletions, is also known as a “Tracked changes” version in certain word-processing applications. IEC Standards+ gives a distinct added value to the IEC Standard and responds to feedback from customers in industry, government and academia using IEC’s publications. With IEC Standards+, customers can instantaneously identify the changes that have been made since the previous edition of the Standard.
IEC Standards+ will not replace the officially approved International Standards and a clear disclaimer will explain the legal status of the new products. The user will have the choice of the official International Standard only, or the official International Standard combined with the “tracked changes” version as a new value-added set.
The two IEC Standards being used to launch this product are: IEC 60335-2-7, Edition 7.0
IEC 61000-3-3, Edition 2.0
To learn more, visit the IEC website.