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DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE

Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 60721-2-1 ; VDE 0468-721-2-1:2015-10
Classification of environmental conditions - Part 2-1: Environmental conditions appearing in nature - Temperature and Humidity (IEC 60721-2-1:2013); German version EN 60721-2-1:2014

Title (German)

Klassifizierung von Umgebungsbedingungen - Teil 2-1: Natürliche Umgebungsbedingungen - Temperatur und Luftfeuchte (IEC 60721-2-1:2013); Deutsche Fassung EN 60721-2-1:2014


Part 2-1 of the IEC 60721 series provides a selection of open-air climate classifications, in terms of temperature and humidity, which represent the conditions most frequently met by products while being transported, stored, installed and used. It is intended to be used as part of the background material when selecting appropriate temperature and humidity severities for product testing and application. The climates cover all areas of the world, excluding the central Antarctic and high altitudes above 5 000 m. The main changes compared to HD 478.2.1 S1:1989 include in the definition of climate types. The responsible committee is DKE/K 131 "Umgebungsbedingungen, Klassifizierung und Prüfungen" ("Environmental conditions, classification and methods of test") of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies) at DIN and VDE.

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Responsible national committee

DKE/K 131 - Umgebungsbedingungen, Klassifizierung und Prüfungen  

Edition 2015-10
Original language German
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