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Reference EN 50599:201X
Title Generic cabling systems - Specification for the testing of balanced communication cabling in accordance with EN 50173-4 - Screened straight patch cords and straight work area cords for class D applications - Detail specification
Project Number 23981
Abstract/Scope This detail specification describes screened patch cords and application-specific cords enabling the construction of Class D channels as defined in the EN 50173 series of standards. This detail specification describes cords of which the transmission characteristics are up to 100 MHz for digital communication. The test configuration is detailed in EN 61935-2.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5091
Current Stage code date 2013-10-22
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  


Mandate(s) M/212
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Communication; Cabling; Patch cord; Work area cord; Class D applications
Note 2013-08-19: Publication allocated to * 2013-10-22 - Appeal lodged by Switzerland
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5091 2013-10-22    
5060 2013-08-19 2013-09-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-15 2013-08-16 export to doc file  EN
4099 2013-01-28    
3020 2012-07-19 2012-10-01  
1099 2012-04-03    
1000 2011-12-21 2012-04-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Superseded by  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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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