Blank detail specification
A blank detail specification is a supplementary document to the
sectional specification and contains requirements for style and
layout and minimum content of details specifications. Detail
specifications not complying with these requirements may not be
considered as being in accordance with IEC specifications nor shall
they be so described.
In the preparation of detail specifications the content of 1.4
of the sectional specification shall be taken into account.
The numbers between brackets on the first page correspond to the
following information which shall be inserted in the position
Identification of the detail specification
 The "International Electrotechnical commission" or the
National Standards Organization under whose authority the detail
specification is drafted.
 The IEC or National Standards number of the detail
specification, date of issue and any further information required
by the national system.
 The number and issue number of the IEC or national Generic
 The IEC number of the blank detail specification.
Identification of the capacitor
 A short description of the type of capacitor.
 Information on typical construction (when applicable).
NOTE When the capacitor is not designed for use in printed board
applications, this shall be clearly stated in the detail
specification in this position.
 Outline drawing with main dimensions which are of importance
for interchangeability and/or reference to the national or
international documents for outlines. Alternatively, this drawing
may be given in an appendix to the detail specification.
 Application or group of applications covered and/or
NOTE The assessment level(s) to be used in a detail
specification shall be selected from the sectional specification,
3.5.4. This implies that one blank detail specification may be used
in combination with several assessment levels provided the grouping
of the tests does not change.
 Reference data on the most important properties, to allow
comparison between the various capacitor types.