California Department of Transportation


Referenced standards reflect the minimum acceptable requirements. If there are questions on interpretation of this document please call Caltrans, Division of Equipment, Quality Assurance Branch at 916-227-9709.

  • American Trucking Association "Technology and Maintenance Council Recommended Engineering Practices Manual 2000-2001" and "Recommended Practices Manual 2002 Supplement"
  • ANSI Z 535.1 Safety Color Code
  • ANSI Z 535.3 Criteria for Safety Symbols
  • ANSI Z 535.4 Product Safety Label
  • ANSI Z 535.5 Accident Prevention Tags
  • ANSI/IPC-A-610 "Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies" and J-STD-001B
  • ASME-Y14.38M Abbreviations for Use on Drawings and in Specifications,
    Standards, and Technical Documents
  • EN 50082 Electromagnetic Compatibility – Generic Immunity Standard
  • EN 55022 Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology Equipment
  • FCC 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15
  • FMCSR Title 49 section 393.30 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations -- Battery Installation
  • FMCSR Title 49 section # 393.31 Overload protection devices.
  • Ingress Protection (IP) as stated in IEC Standard 60529
  • IP65 Protected Against Water Jets From All Directions
  • IP67 Protected Against the Effects of Temporary Immersion in Water
  • IPC-A-600 "Acceptability of Printed Boards"
  • IPC-A-620 Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies
  • IPC-CC-830 "Qualification and Performance of Electrical Insulating Compound for Printed Wiring Assemblies"
  • IPC-CM-770 "Component Mounting Guidelines for Printed Boards"
  • IPC-SM-780 "Component Packaging and Interconnecting with Emphasis on Surface Mounting".
  • National Electric Code Article 551 Recreational Vehicles
  • National Electric Code Article 455 Generators
  • National Electric Code (NEC) 250-6 (Portable and Vehicle Mounted Generators)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC) 370 (Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes, Conduit Bodies and Fittings)
  • National Electric Code (NEC) 210-7 (Receptacles and Cord Conductors)
  • SAE 1938 Design/Process Checklist for Vehicle Electronic Systems
  • SAE J1113-13 Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurement Procedure for Vehicle Components
  • SAE J1127 Battery Cable
  • SAE J1128 Low Tension Primary Cable
  • SAE J1211 Recommended Environmental Practices for Electronic Equipment Design
  • SAE J1455 Joint SAE/TMC Recommended Environmental Practices for Electronic Equipment Design (Heavy-Duty Trucks)
  • SAE J400 Test for Chip Resistance of Surface Coatings
  • SAE J858a Electrical Terminals – Blade Type
  • Boats and aquatic craft used by Caltrans shall meet the A.B.Y.C "Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft".

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Last updated 01/14/04