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Reference EN 60065:2002
Title Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements
Project Number 13824
Abstract/Scope Applies to receiving apparatus for sound or vision, amplifiers, load and source transducers, motor-driven apparatus (radio-gramophones, tape recorders and sound-film projectors, etc.) which are to be connected to the mains, directly or indirectly, and which are intended for domestic and similar indoor use. Gives a safety and classification terminology based on EN 60536. Specifies requirements for marking, insulation, components, electrical connections and fixings, protection against ionizing radiation, resistance to heating, mechanical strength and stability, etc., as well as a requirement for splash-proof mains operated electronic equipment. Does not apply to apparatus designed for rated supply voltage exceeding 433 V (r.m.s.) between phases in the case of three-phase supply and 250 V (r.m.s.) in all other cases. Has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. Please refer to Guide 112 for using the current editions of EN 60065 and EN 60950 in evaluating the safety of multimedia equipment


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-05-24
Current Stage code deadline 2003-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) RTTED (1999/5/EC), LVD (2006/95/EC), GPSD (2001/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 108
Reference Document IEC 60065:2001 (MOD)
ICS 97.020 - Home economics in general
Keywords Audio; Video; Electronic apparatus; Safety
Note Published by former TC 92 * Corrigendum to EN issued March 2006 * Corrigendum to EN issued August 2007 (incl. corr. 2006)
A-Deviation(s) DE, IT
Special National Condition(s) DK, GB, IE, NO


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
5.4 Hazardous substances - Batteries Disposal B2C
5.1 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
Introduction Radiation Manufacturing, Use B2B
3.1 Radiation Manufacturing, Use B2B, DfE
6 Radiation Manufacturing, Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2002-05-24 2003-03-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-03-01 2002-07-01  
5061 2002-01-31 2002-03-01  
5020 2001-09-14 2001-12-14  
3090 2001-09-11 2001-09-14  
4092 2000-10-03 2001-04-15  
4060 2000-10-03 2000-10-31  
4020 2000-05-05 2000-10-02  
3099 2000-05-02 2000-05-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-05-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-03-01


Supersedes EN 60065:1998
EN 60065:1998/corrigendum Jun. 1999
Superseded by FprEN 60065:2013
Normative reference (6) ITU-T Recommendation K.21:1996
ITU-T Recommendation K.17:1988
HD 21.1 S2:1982
HD 22.1 S2:1992
IEC Guide 104:1997
ISO 261:1973
ISO 262:1973
ISO 306:1994
HD 472 S1:1989
corr. February 2002
HD 323.2.3 S2:1987
EN 60068-2-6:1995
EN 60068-2-32:1993
EN 60068-2-75:1997
HD 566 S1:1990
EN 60107-1:1997
HD 214 S2:1980
EN 60127-1:1991
HD 568 S1:1990
EN 60216-1:2001
EN 60249-2-1:1994
corr. March 1994
HD 483.1 S2:1989
EN 60317-1:1994
EN 60320-1:2001
EN 60335-1:2002
corr. July 2009
corr. May 2010
IEC 60384-1:1982
IEC 60384-14:1993
EN 60417-1:1999
EN 60454-1:1994
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60664-1:2003
HD 625.3 S1:1997
EN 60691:1995
EN 60695-2-2:1994
EN 60695-11-10:1999
EN 60707:1999
EN 60730-1:2000
corr. August 2007
EN 60825-1:1994
corr. February 1995
EN 60851-3:1996
EN 60851-5:1996
EN 60851-6:1996
IEC 60884-1:1994
IEC 60885-1:1987
IEC 60906-1:1986
EN 60950:2000
corr. February 2002
EN 60990:1999
EN 60998-2-2:1993
EN 60999-1:2000
EN 61032:1998
IEC 61051-2:1991
IEC 61058-1:1996
IEC/TR2 61149:1995
EN 61260:1995
EN 61293:1994
EN 61558-1:1997
corr. April 2003
EN 61558-2-17:1997
EN 61965:2001
IEC 62151:2000

(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.