IEC standards

IEC is the abbreviation for Electrotechnical Commission. This commission is an international standards organization based in Geneva and draws up standards in the fields of electrical engineering and electronics. The IEC was founded in London in 1906 and has been based in Geneva since 1948. The IEC has mainly harmonized standards for units of measurement such as Gauss, Hertz or Weber. The IEC’s remit now covers the entire field of electrical engineering, so it is responsible for all international norms and standards in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. The IEC standards can also be found in the area of German standards as DIN standards. They are labeled as DIN IEC. The IEC standards are the basis for many certifications and tests for issuing test marks. They primarily contain guidelines and standards on quality and safety in the field of electrical engineering and electronics.