IEC 60695-11-5:2004 ED1

Fire hazard testing - Part 11-5: Test flames - Needle-flame test method - Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance

Publication date:   Dec 14, 2004

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 6, 2016


TC 89 Fire hazard testing

International Standard

13.220.40   Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products | 29.020   Electrical engineering in general



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IEC 60695-11-5:2004 Specifies a needle-flame test to simulate the effect of a small flame which may result from fault conditions, in order to assess by a simulation technique the fire hazard. It is applicable to electrotechnical equipment, its sub-assemblies and components and to solid electrical insulating materials or other combustible materials. This first edition of IEC 60695-11-5 cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60695-2-2, issued in 1991 and its amendment 1 (1994). It also constitutes a technical revision. The structure of this standard remains essentially the same with some major new changes and concepts added:
- The scope has been broadened to allow this test method to also simulate the effects of small flames from outside the equipment.
- A new concept has been added which allows the burner to be moved during the test to avoid dripping material from falling onto the tip of the burner tube.
- The burner tube material is now a referenced source.
- The reference for the copper block material has changed - the ISO publication (ISO 1337) has been withdrawn with no replacement. A new callout is now used.
- Informative Annex B and a bibliography have been added.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

Life cycle


IEC 60695-11-5:2004 ED1
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 6, 2016


IEC 60695-11-5:2016 ED2