Glossary of Terms
|DC||Direct Current - An electric current that flows in one direction.|
|DIN||DIN; Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. DIN is the acknowledged national standards body that represents German interests in European and international standards organisations.|
|IEC||International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The IEC is the world’s leading organisation that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.|
|IP||Ingress Protection - EN 60529 outlines an international classification system for the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the intrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture.|
|MIL Spec||Military Specification - Standardisation which meets the requirements set by USA Defence.|
|PCB||Printed circuit board|
|RoHS||Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances|
|RoHS Compliant||A RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of the following; Lead (Pb)<0.1%, Cadmium (Cd)<0.01%, Mercury (Hg)≤100 ppm, Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr)<0.01%, Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)<0.1%, and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)<0.1%.
In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.
|UL||Underwriters Laboratories partners with manufacturers to provide safe products for consumers through UL testing, certification and follow-up audits.|