Automotive Standards: DaimlerChrysler DC-10615

This joint engineering standard defines the electrical performance requirements for electrical and electronic components used in DaimlerChrysler vehicles and applies to all electrical and electronic components designed for 12 V nominal voltage that reference this standard.

The purpose of this joint engineering standard is to ensure compatibility between the vehicle electrical power system and the electrical and electronic components in the vehicle. To support this, component requirements and tests are defined in this standard. The purpose of component testing is qualification of components from the supplier to meet vehicle requirements at a time when representative vehicles are not yet available.

Deviations from the requirements contained in this standard are only allowed if agreed to explicitly and documented between the supplier and the appropriate DaimlerChrysler design and release area. The deviations are applicable only to the vehicle line(s) as specified in the individual part standard and/or detail part drawing as released by DaimlerChrysler.

Any exceptions to the requirements of this standard shall be reviewed and approved by the DaimlerChrysler releasing engineer. This information shall also be transmitted to the responsible electrical system or powernet group. Satisfactory performance in a vehicle is required for final approval of the vehicle component or system. It is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that the current edition of this standard is used.