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From the very small to the very big


Think nanotechnology, microprocessors, switches, plugs, batteries, hair dryers, ovens, cars, mobile phones, toys, TVs, cables, transformers, trains, ships, planes, solar, marine and wind power, and anything in between.


The scope of the IEC standardization work is vast and covers most of the electrotechnical field, from home appliances to office equipment and industrial automation, medical equipment, electrical installations and cabling, electronics, or renewable energies, to name but a few.


From the obvious to the not so obvious


IEC International Standards not only address safety, performance and reliability and provide built-in interoperability, they also include metrics and test procedures, and state-of-the art guidelines about the use of hazardous materials and substances, environmental impact and recycling.


IEC TCs and SCs


For more information on the IEC's areas of work, you will find here a detailed list of all 174 TCs and SCs (Technical Committees and Subcommittees), with a description of their core activities.