IEC 61587-5:2013 

Mechanical structures for electronic equipment - Tests for IEC 60917 and IEC 60297 - Part 5: Seismic tests for chassis, subracks and plug-in units


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IEC 61587-5:2013 specifies seismic test requirements for chassis, subracks, and plug-in units as defined in the IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series. It applies in whole or in part, only to the mechanical structures of chassis, subracks, and plug-in units for electronic equipment, according to the IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series, and does not apply to electronic components, equipment or systems within the mechanical structures. The object of this standard is to establish a level of physical integrity of chassis, subracks, and plug-in units according to IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series that may provide a level of survivability that will preserve functionality during and after a seismic occurrence. It is intended to provide the user with a high level of confidence in the selection of an equipment practice to meet such needs. Since IEC 60297 and IEC 60917 series chassis, subracks, and plug-in units come in many sizes, weights and mechanical complexities, it is not possible to define a single minimum seismic test requirement for all weight categories. Therefore, overall mass categories are defined in this standard. However, the mass distribution inside a chassis and subrack is considered "application-specific" and herein defined as "intended use". Key words: chassis, subracks, plug-in units, seismic tests

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2013-12-10
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 48/SC 48D - Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipmentrss
ICS31.240 - Mechanical structures for electronic equipment
Stability date  2023
File size2124 KB

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