This International Standard applies to all electronic equipment for control, regulation, protection, supply, etc., installed on rail vehicles and associated with
- either the accumulator battery of the vehicle;
- or a low-voltage power supply source with or without a direct connection to the contact system (transformer, potentiometer device, auxiliary supply) with the exception of electronic power circuits, which conform to IEC 61287-1.
This standard covers the conditions of operation, design, construction, and testing of electronic equipment, as well as basic hardware and software requirements considered necessary for competent, reliable equipment.
Additional requirements in other standards or individual specifications may complement this standard, if they are justified.
Specific requirements related to practices necessary to assure defined levels of functional safety are to be found in IEC 60409 and in IEC 61508.
For the purpose of this standard, electronic equipment is defined as equipment mainly composed of semiconductor devices and recognized associated components. These components will mainly be mounted on printed boards.
NOTE - Sensors (current, voltage, speed, etc.) and firing unit printed board assemblies for power electronic devices are covered by this standard. Complete firing units are covered by IEC 61287-1.