Standard Number: IEC 80416-1-2008
Title: Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment - Part 1: Creation of graphical symbols for registration
Language: English and French
Publication Date: 2008/11/1
Execute Date: 2008/11/13
Publisher: International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Number of Pages:45P;A4
:This part of IEC 80416 provides basic principles
and guidelines for the creation of graphical
symbols for registration, and provides the key principles and rules for the preparation of title,
description and note(s).
IEC 80416-1 applies to graphical symbols
- to identify the equipment or a part of the equipment (for example, controls or displays);
- to indicate functional states or functions (for example, on, off, alarm);
- to designate connections (for example, terminals, filling points);
- to provide information on packaging (for example, identification of content, instructions
- to provide instructions for the operation of the equipment (for example, limitations of
IEC 80416-1 does not apply to graphical symbols for:
- safety signs
- use on drawings and diagrams;
- use in technical documentation of products and in technical product documentation;
- use for public information.
This horizontal standard is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the
preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 108.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of
horizontal standards in the preparation of its publications. The contents of this horizontal
standard will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.
:Untitled DocumentIEC 80416-1:2008 provides basic principles
and guidelines for the creation of graphical symbols
for registration, and provides the key principles and rules for the preparation of title, description and note(s). This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2001. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:- a) Clause 8 in the previous edition is moved to Clause 4;- b) Mandatory requirement for the line width in symbol originals is changed to 2 mm or 4 mm (see 6th paragraph of 7.3);- c) For negation of a graphical symbol, a single diagonal bar is allowed in addition to two diagonal bars at right angles;- d) A new meaning of negation 'do not' is allowed;- e) Some freedom is given for use of the basic pattern such as for symbol originals to be within the 75 mm square instead of the octagon;- f) Annex A (normative) is newly introduced for provisions on title, description and notes;- g) The nature of notes is changed to be purely informative; and- h) Clause 10 in the previous edition is moved to Annex C (informative).It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108. This International Standard has been prepared in co-operation with ISO/TC145/SC 3. It is published as a double logo standard.
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