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Reference EN 62230:2007
Title Electric cables - Spark-test method
Project Number 21148
Abstract/Scope The spark-test method specified in this standard is intended for the detection of defects in the insulation or sheathing layers of electric cables. For single core cables with no outer metallic layer, the general process is accepted as being equivalent to subjecting samples of those cables to a voltage test in water. This standard specifies the operational requirements for the spark-test equipment, as well as the principal characteristics, functional parameters and calibration procedures for each type of test equipment.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-08-10
Current Stage code deadline 2008-08-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-06-30


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document IEC 62230:2006 (EQV)
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Spark-test
Note Supersedes EN 50356:2002
Special National Condition(s)  


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6060 2007-08-10 2008-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-08-01 2007-12-07  
5060 2007-07-03 2007-07-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-04-27 2007-06-29 export to doc file  EN
1090 2007-04-01 2007-06-30  
1000 2007-02-19 2007-03-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-08-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-08-01


Supersedes EN 50356:2002
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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