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Reference HD 605 S2:2008
Title Electric cables - Additional test methods
Project Number 14580
Abstract/Scope This HD collates and specifies the test methods to be used for testing polymeric insulated and sheathed electric cables, of rated voltage up to and including 20,8/36 kV, intended for public distribution systems, and for use in power generating plants and sub-stations. Test methods in this HD are additional to those already harmonised, e.g. EN 60332-1 series and EN 60811 series, and are used for testing cable types specified in HD 603, HD 604, HD 620, HD 622, HD 626 and HD 627. In each case, these HDs give complementary information needed for the practical application to each specific type. Therefore the present HD as such is not sufficient for carrying out and evaluating the tests on electric cables. Full test conditions (e.g. temperatures, durations) and/or test requirements are not specified in this HD. Such data needed to carry out the tests is given in the particular sections. NOTE The words 'particular section' refer throughout to the section of HD 603 or HD 604, or other HD to which HD 605 applies, in which a particular cable type is specified.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-07-11
Current Stage code deadline 2009-03-01
Deadline date for vote 2006-08-15


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Additional test method
Note Supersedes HD 605 S1:1994 + A1:1996 + A2:2001 + A3:2002 + A4:2004 * Corrigendum to HD (French version only) issued February 2010
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-07-11 2009-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-03-01 2008-07-01  
5061 2008-01-28 2008-03-01  
5060 2007-10-23 2007-11-22 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-05-18 2007-10-19 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-02-16 2007-03-16  
3090 2006-05-24 2006-12-31  
3092 2005-06-15 2005-12-31  
3020 2004-12-01 2005-06-15  
3093 2004-06-04 2004-12-31  
3093 2002-05-29 2002-11-29  
3020 2001-12-20 2002-06-20  
2020 2001-07-05 2002-01-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-07-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-03-01


(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.