Importance of Electrical Engineering Standards

Electricity is the lifeline of contemporary society. Offices, residential complexes, homes, shops, road lighting, railway stations, etc. all rely upon dependable electrical supply. Electricity has become an essential and unavoidable part of our life. It is essential to consider though, that electricity with poor handling and short of precaution can cause acute damage. Electrical accessories standards and electrical engineering standards given by the International Electro technical Commission (IEC) intends to lay down general rules to make sure that all the electrical accessories conform to global quality standards to make sure maximum safety and operational efficiency.

The International Electro technical Commission is a global standards organization, which prepares and publishes Standards for all electronic, electrical, and associated technologies – together known as "electro technology". IEC standards comprise a huge range of technologies from power transmission, power generation, and distribution to office equipment and home appliances, fibre optics, solar energy, semiconductors, nanotechnology, batteries, and marine energy as well as several others.

The IEC charter covers all electro technologies comprising energy production and distribution, magnetics, electronics, and electromagnetics, multimedia, electroacoustic, medical technology and telecommunication, as well as related general disciplines like terminology and symbols, measurement and performance, electromagnetic compatibility, dependability, safety and the environment, and design and development.

The Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association sets standards for active and passive electronic components: industrial and commercial electronic equipment and supplies. ECA standards assist you to:

  • Make sure interoperability
  • Provide appropriate active and passive components
  • Get certificates of conformance
  • This unit standard comprises the assembling of electronic accessories for use in final products somewhere else in the manufacturing procedure.

The IEC collaborates closely with the the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Further, it works with numerous main standards development organizations, with the IEEE with which it signed a pact in 2002, which was altered in 2008 to comprise joint development work.