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Reference EN 60445:1990
Title Identification of equipment terminals and of terminations of certain designated conductors, including general rules for an alphanumeric system
Project Number 223
Abstract/Scope Applies to the identification and marking of terminals of electrical equipment such as resistors, fuses, relays, contactors, transformers, rotating machines and, whenever applicable, to combinations of such equipment. It also applies to the identification of terminations of certain designated conductors. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1990-08-29
Current Stage code deadline 1991-06-15
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 16
Reference Document IEC 60445:1988 (EQV)
Keywords Marking; Identification; Terminal and termination
Note Supersedes HD 241 * To be implemented in all countries except CH & AT * Superseded by EN 60445:2000
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1990-08-29 1991-06-15 export to doc file  EN
5099 1990-06-11 1990-07-11  
5020 1989-12-05 1990-03-15  
1599 1989-09-11 1990-01-11  
1520 1989-02-20 1989-05-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1990-06-11
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1990-08-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1990-12-15
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1991-06-15
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1991-06-15


Supersedes HD 241 S2:1977
Superseded by EN 60445:2000
Normative reference (6) HD 243 S12:1995
corr. October 1995

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(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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