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Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Part

Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical parts are components designed and built to perform specific functions, and are not subject to disassembly without destruction or impairment of design use. Examples of electrical parts include resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, and connectors. Electronic parts include active devices, such as monolithic microcircuits, hybrid microcircuits, diodes, and transistors. Electromechanical parts are devices that have electrical inputs with mechanical outputs, or mechanical inputs with electrical outputs, or combinations of each. Examples of electromechanical parts are motors, synchros, servos, and some relays.

Defined in Section 818, paragraph (f)(2) of PL 112-81-Dec 31, 2011 as “an integrated circuit, a discrete electronic component (including, but not limited to, a transistor, capacitor, resistor, or diode), or a circuit assembly.” It also includes any embedded software or firmware.

SAE Aerospace Standard AS6081 Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Distributors and Secretary of the Navy SECNAV INSTRUCTION 4855.20


Components designed and built to perform specific functions using electric power and/or an electric or electromagnetic signal to demonstrate functionality, which are not subject to disassembly without destruction or impairment of design use. NOTE: An electromagnetic signal can consist of the following: Radio Waves, Microwaves, Infrared Waves, Visible Light, Ultraviolet Waves, X-Rays, and Gamma Rays. For a partial list of examples see below: electrical parts include resistors, capacitors, inductors, wire, cables, transformers, and connectors; electronic parts include active devices, such as monolithic microcircuits, hybrid microcircuits, diodes, and transistors; electromechanical parts have electrical inputs with mechanical outputs, or mechanical inputs with electrical outputs, or combinations of each; examples of electromechanical parts are motors, synchros, servos, and some relays which may appear as assemblies but are considered EEE parts.

Source: SAE Aerospace Standard AS5553 Rev. C Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition