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Reference EN 60073:2002
Title Basic and safety principles for man-machine interface, marking and identification - Coding principles for indicators and actuators
Project Number 14444
Abstract/Scope Establishes general rules for assigning particular meanings to certain visual, acoustsic and tactile indications. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-07-10
Current Stage code deadline 2003-04-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 16
Reference Document IEC 60073:2002 (EQV)
ICS 01.070 - Colour coding
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Man-machine interface (MMI); Marking; Coding; Indicator; Actuator
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


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Deadline Date
6060 2002-07-10 2003-04-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-07-01 2002-11-01  
5061 2002-05-24 2002-07-01  
5020 2002-02-15 2002-04-19  
4099 2002-02-12 2002-02-15  
4020 2001-04-27 2001-09-28  
3099 2001-04-17 2001-04-20  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-07-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-07-01


Supersedes EN 60073:1996
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) CIE 2-2:1975
ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC Guide 104:1997
ISO 3864:1984
ISO 7000:1989
ISO 8201:1987
ISO 11429:1996
EN 60027-1:2006
IEC 60050-441:1984
IEC 60050-721:1991
IEC 60050-845:1987
IEC 60417-1:2000
EN 60447:1993
IEC 60617-1:1985
EN 61310-1:1995

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(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

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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