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Reference EN 60051-1:1998
Title Direct acting indicating analogue electrical measuring instruments and their accessories - Part 1: Definitions and general requirements common to all parts
Project Number 11579
Abstract/Scope Applies to direct indicating electrical measuring instruments having analogue display, such as: ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, varmeters, phasemeters, frequency meters, synchroscopes and ohmmeters. Also applies to certain accessories used with such apparatus, e.g., shunts, series resistors and impedance elements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-12-17
Current Stage code deadline 1999-09-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 85
Reference Document IEC 60051-1:1997 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
Keywords Measuring instrument; Analogue; Accessories; Definitions
Note A3 published as new edition of EN
Special National Condition(s)  


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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1998-12-17 1999-09-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1997-11-01 1998-02-01  
5099 1997-10-01 1997-11-01  
5062 1997-09-08 1997-10-01  
5020 1997-06-20 1997-09-01  
1090 1997-06-17 1997-10-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-12-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1999-09-01


Supersedes EN 60051-1:1989
EN 60051-1:1989/A1:1995
EN 60051-1:1989/A2:1995
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-301:1983
IEC 60050-302:1983
IEC 60050-303:1983
EN 60051-9:1989
EN 60068-2-6:1995
EN 60068-2-27:1993
HD 243 S12:1995
corr. October 1995
IEC 60473:1974
EN 60617-2:1996
EN 61010-1:1993

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