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Reference EN 50497:2007
Title Recommended test method for assessment of the risk of plasticizer exudation from PVC insulated and sheathed cables
Project Number 14576
Abstract/Scope The test method described in this European Standard shows, by the use of accelerated testing, discrete exudation of plasticizer from PVC insulated and sheathed cables. It is for use in circumstances where the manufacturer determines that there may be a specific risk that cannot be assessed only by use of the compatibility test in EN 60811-1-2, 8.1.4. This method is intended as a qualitative test on the completed product and not an individual material test. NOTE 1 Information on the background to use of the test is given in the Introduction. NOTE 2 Although any exudation is most likely to be of plasticizer, other components may also exude and, for the purposes of this standard, are treated equally in this test. NOTE 3 The method has been developed with special reference to PVC/PVC cables. No recommendation is given as to its use with cables based on other insulation and sheathing materials.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-11-15
Current Stage code deadline 2008-11-01
Deadline date for vote 2006-10-01


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.035.20 - Plastics and rubber insulating materials
Keywords Insulating materials; Thermal ageing method
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2007-11-15 2008-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-11-01 2008-03-01  
5061 2007-09-24 2007-11-01  
5060 2007-09-11 2007-10-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-06-22 2007-09-07 export to doc file  EN
4099 2007-03-26 2007-04-26  
4060 2006-12-05 2007-02-05 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-06-02 2006-12-01 export to doc file  EN
3099 2006-05-19 2006-06-19  
3099 2005-06-15 2005-11-15  
2020 2004-06-04 2004-10-31  
2020 2003-05-27 2003-11-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-11-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-11-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60811-1-2:1995

(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.