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Reference EN 60998-1:2004
Title Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 14885
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 60998 applies to connecting devices as separate entities for the connection of two or more electrical copper conductors (complying with EN 60228 or EN 60344) rigid (solid or stranded) or flexible, having a cross-sectional area of 0,2 mm2 up to and including 35 mm2 and equivalent AWG conductors with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. up to and including 1 000 Hz and 1 500 V d.c. where electrical energy is used for house-hold and similar purposes. This standard constitutes Part 1 of the EN 60998 series, published under the general title Connecting devices for low-voltage circuits for household and similar purposes. This series consists of this Part 1, devoted to general requirements, and various Parts 2, devoted to particular requirements. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1990 and constitutes a technical revision. It has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-04-28
Current Stage code deadline 2005-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 23
Reference Document IEC 60998-1:2002 (MOD)
ICS 29.120.20 - Connecting devices
Keywords Connecting device; LV; Circuit; Household
Special National Condition(s) GB


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-04-28 2005-03-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-03-01 2004-07-01  
5061 2004-01-28 2004-03-01  
5020 2003-09-26 2003-11-28  
3090 2003-03-31 2003-09-30  
5092 2003-03-18 2003-09-18  
5062 2003-03-01 2003-03-18  
5020 2002-09-20 2002-11-22  
4099 2002-09-17 2002-09-20  
4020 2001-11-16 2002-04-19  
3099 2001-11-13 2001-11-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-04-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-03-01


Supersedes EN 60998-1:1993
EN 60998-1:1993/A1:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1456:1988
ISO 2081:1986
ISO 2093:1986
EN 60068-2-32:1993
EN 60068-2-75:1997
HD 214 S2:1980
HD 383 S2:1986
IEC 60344:1980
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60695-2-10:2001
IEC 60695-10-2:1995
EN 61032:1998

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