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Reference EN 41003:2008
Title Particular safety requirements for equipment to be connected to telecommunication networks and/or a cable distribution system
Project Number 15235
Abstract/Scope This European Standard applies to equipment designed and intended to be connected as a terminal to a TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK and/or a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM termination. It does not apply to equipment covered by EN 60950-1 and EN 60065. This European Standard specifies the safety requirements of the interface to the TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK and/or the CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM only and it does not specify any other safety requirements. It applies regardless of ownership or responsibility for installation or maintenance of the equipment, and regardless of the source of power. This European Standard, in accordance with the 'principles of safety' given in the introduction of EN 60950-1, covers the requirements and compliance criteria under three headings. • Protection of equipment USERS from hazards in the equipment. The USER is considered to be protected from hazards in the equipment if the equipment complies with a relevant safety standard, for example one of those listed in Annex A, but compliance with those standards is not part of this European Standard. • Protection of SERVICE PERSONNEL working on a TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK and/or a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM and other USERS of a TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK and/or a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, from hazardous conditions on a TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK and/or a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM resulting from the connection of the equipment. • Protection of equipment USERS from voltages on a TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK and/or a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. Requirements additional to those specified in this European Standard may be necessary for • equipment intended for operation while exposed, for example, to extremes of temperature, to excessive dust, moisture, or vibration, to flammable gases, to corrosive or explosive atmospheres, • electromedical applications with physical connections to the patient. The requirements for the following items are not covered by this European Standard: • functional reliability of equipment; • communication facilities with remote supply using hazardous voltage; • protection of equipment, TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS and/or CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS from damage.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-11-20
Current Stage code deadline 2009-07-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-07-31


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


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.040 - Telecommunication systems
Keywords Telecommunication network; Connected equipment; Safety
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-11-20 2009-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-07-01 2008-11-01  
5061 2008-05-28 2008-07-01  
5060 2008-04-23 2008-05-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-11-16 2008-04-18 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-10-02 2007-11-02  
3020 2007-06-01 2007-08-17  
4092 2006-11-23    
4093 2005-02-16 2005-07-01  
4060 2003-02-27 2004-10-01  
4020 2002-08-23 2003-02-21  
3099 2002-02-28 2002-07-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-11-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-07-01


Supersedes EN 41003:1998
EN 41003:1998/corrigendum Mar. 1999
EN 41003:1998/corrigendum Sep. 2000
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60950-1:2006

(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.