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Reference EN 50117-1:2002
Title Coaxial cables - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 7740
Abstract/Scope This European Standard covers coaxial cables for use in analogue and digital systems. This standard should be used in conjunction with EN 50290 1 1. Coaxial cables covered by this standard operate in transverse electromagnetic mode (TEM) and are suitable for use in a wide range of digital and analogue applications including CATV, radio frequency systems, instrumentation, broadcasting, telecommunications and data network systems. Various constructions and materials provide for indoor and outdoor applications, including underground and overhead installations, and other environmental protection characteristics. Generally, cables are designed for use in 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm characteristic impedance systems, although other types (e.g. 93/95 Ohm) are also covered. Coaxial cables defined by this standard may be incorporated into hybrid cable constructions with optical fibre or multi-element cable components. All cables covered by this standard may be subjected to voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 75 V d.c. However, these cables are not intended for direct connection to the mains electricity supply or other low impedance sources.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-07-05
Current Stage code deadline 2003-02-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/212
Order Voucher BC-T-337


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 46A
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Cable; Coaxial
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2002-07-05 2003-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-12-01 2002-04-01  
5061 2001-10-26 2001-12-01  
5020 2001-06-01 2001-08-31  
4099 2001-03-22 2001-06-22  
4060 2000-09-07 2001-01-30  
4060 2000-02-22 2000-08-31  
3099 1997-12-08 1998-04-30  
3020 1997-10-08 1998-04-08  
2020 1996-10-09 1997-04-09  
1000 1996-05-24 1996-11-24  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-07-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-12-01


Supersedes EN 50117-1:1995
EN 50117-1:1995/corrigendum Jul. 1997
EN 50117-1:1995/A1:1997
EN 50117-1:1995/A2:1997
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 50356:2002

(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.