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Reference EN 60898-1:2003
Title Electrical accessories - Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations - Part 1: Circuit-breakers for a.c. operation
Project Number 13644
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 60898 applies to a.c. air-break circuit-breakers for operation at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, having a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V (between phases), a rated current not exceeding 125 A and a rated short-circuit capacity not exceeding 25 000 A.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-03-14
Current Stage code deadline 2003-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23E
Reference Document IEC 60898-1:2002 (MOD)
ICS 29.120.50 - Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices
Keywords Circuit breaker; Protection; Overcurrent; Household installation; AC
Note Supersedes EN 60898:1991 + corr. Oct. 1991 + corr. Sept. 1992 + A1:1991 + A11:1994 + A12:1995 + A13:1995 + A14:1995 + A15:1995 + A16:1996 + A17:1998 + A18:1998 + A19:2000 * Corrigendum to EN issued February 2004 * D127/C127: BT noted CLC/TC 23E intention to launch a series of Interpretation Sheets for EN 60898-1:2003 and EN 61008-1:2004
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2003-03-14 2003-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-09-24 2003-03-15  
5062 2002-08-28 2002-09-24  
5020 2002-01-18 2002-06-21  
3090 2001-12-18 2001-12-31  
4092 2000-07-04 2001-01-15  
4020 2000-01-28 2000-06-30  
3099 2000-01-25 2000-06-25  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-09-24
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-03-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-10-01


Supersedes EN 60898:1991
EN 60898:1991/A1:1991
EN 60898:1991/A11:1994
EN 60898:1991/A12:1995
EN 60898:1991/A13:1995
EN 60898:1991/A14:1995
EN 60898:1991/A15:1995
EN 60898:1991/A16:1996
EN 60898:1991/A17:1998
EN 60898:1991/A18:1998
EN 60898:1991/A19:2000
Superseded by  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.