IEC 60384-23:2015 is applicable to fixed surface mount capacitors for direct current, with metallized electrodes and polyethylene naphthalate dielectric for use in electronic equipment. These capacitors have metallized connecting pads or soldering strips and are intended to be mounted directly onto substrates for hybrid circuits or onto printed boards. These capacitors may have self healing properties depending on conditions of use. They are primarily intended for applications where the a.c. component is small with respect to the rated voltage. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Revised all parts of the document based on the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2:2011 (sixth edition) and harmonization between other similar kinds of documents.
b) Revised tables and Clause 4 so as to prevent duplications and contradictions.