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Reference HD 631.4 S1:2008
Title Electrical cables - Accessories - Material characterisation - Part 4: Fingerprinting for cold shrinkable components for low and medium voltage applications up to 20,8/36 (42) kV
Project Number 15327
Abstract/Scope This Harmonization Document specifies the test methods and requirements for fingerprinting (as defined in 3.11) of cold shrinkable components intended to be used in cable accessories for low and medium voltage, as defined in EN 50393, HD 629.1 and HD 629.2. Fingerprinting of materials does not have a mandatory link to type testing of accessories. It shall be regarded as a stand-alone test, but may be carried out in combination with the accessory type tests. Component basic functions can be: conductive, stress control or stress grading, insulating, oil barrier, anti tracking, external protection and sealing. Components are supplied as single layer items or as multi-layer items. Components are generally supplied pre-expanded or with a system allowing expansion prior to installation. NOTE Information on health and safety is given in Annex A.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-07-24
Current Stage code deadline 2009-06-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-09-30


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.035.20 - Plastics and rubber insulating materials
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Material characterisation; Cable; Accessories; Fingerprinting; Cold shrinkable
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-07-24 2009-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-06-01 2008-10-01  
5061 2008-04-28 2008-06-01  
5060 2008-03-26 2008-04-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-01-18 2008-03-21 export to doc file  EN
4099 2007-06-05 2007-12-26  
4060 2007-02-08 2007-06-20 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-09-01 2007-02-02 export to doc file  EN
3099 2006-05-24 2006-09-25  
2020 2004-06-04 2004-12-04  
2020 2003-05-27 2003-10-31  
2020 2002-07-02 2002-12-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-07-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-06-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) HD 629.1 S2:2006
HD 629.2 S2:2006
ISO 2781:1988
EN 50393:2006

(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.