International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 60950:1992
Title Safety of information technology equipment
Project Number 2385
Abstract/Scope This standard is applicable to information equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 800 V. This standard is also applicable to such equipment designed and intended to be connected directly to a TELECOMMUNICATION NERWORK and forming part of a subscriber's installation, regardless of ownership and of responsibility for installation and maintenance. This standard specifies requirements intended to ensure safety for the OPERATOR and layman who may come into contact with the equipment and, where specifically stated, for SERVICE PERSONNEL. This standard is intended to ensure safety of installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units or independent units, subject to installing, operating and maintaining the equipment in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1992-08-28
Current Stage code deadline 1993-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 108
Reference Document IEC 60950:1991 (MOD)
ICS 35.020 - Information technology (IT) in general
Keywords Information technology equipment; Safety
Note Superseded by EN 60950:2000 * Published by former TC 74
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1992-08-28 1993-03-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1992-06-16 1992-07-16  
5020 1991-10-28 1992-04-30  
1090 1991-03-15 1991-09-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1992-06-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1992-08-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1992-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1993-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1995-03-01


Supersedes EN 60950:1988
EN 60950:1988/A1:1990
EN 60950:1988/A2:1991
Superseded by EN 60950:2000
Normative reference (6) EN 60065:1993
corr. November 1993
corr. September 1997
HD 354 S2:1987
IEC 60083:1975
HD 566 S1:1990
HD 214 S2:1980
EN 60320-1:1987
corr. November 1993
IEC 60384-14:1981
HD 243 S12:1995
corr. October 1995
IEC 60664:1980
HD 444.2.2 S1:1983
EN 60825:1991
IEC 60885-1:1987

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(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

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.