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Reference EN 60445:2007
Title Basic and safety principles for man-machine interface, marking and identification - Identification of equipment terminals and conductor terminations
Project Number 17027
Abstract/Scope This International Standard applies to the identification and marking of terminals of electrical equipment such as resistors, fuses, relays, contactors, transformers, rotating machines and, wherever applicable, to combinations of such equipment (e.g. assemblies). It also applies to the identification of terminations of certain designated conductors. This standard further includes general rules for an alphanumeric system. It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-03-02
Current Stage code deadline 2007-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 16
Reference Document IEC 60445:2006 (MOD)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Man-machine interface; Marking; Identification; Terminal and termination; Alphanumeric system
Note Superseded by EN 60445:2010
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6060 2007-03-02 2007-11-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2007-02-01 2007-04-01  
5061 2006-11-28 2007-02-01  
5060 2006-10-24 2006-11-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-08-18 2006-10-20  
4099 2006-05-12 2006-06-30  
4020 2005-09-09 2006-02-10  
3099 2005-09-06 2005-09-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-03-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-02-01


Supersedes EN 60445:2000
Superseded by EN 60445:2010
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC Guide 104:1997
EN 60446:1999
IEC 60417-DB
IEC 60617-DB

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