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Reference EN 60601-2-3:1993/A1:1998
Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2: Particular requirements for the safety of short-wave therapy equipment
Project Number 7356
Abstract/Scope This standard concerns the safety of short-wave therapy equipment having a rated output power not exceeding 500 W. This second edition revises earlier shortcomings and deals in greater detail with inductive applicators.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-11-06
Current Stage code deadline 1999-07-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/023; M/432
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62D
Reference Document IEC 60601-2-3:1991/A1:1998 (EQV)
ICS 11.040.60 - Therapy equipment
Keywords Medical; Short-wave; Therapy; Safety
Note EN following parallel vote
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1998-11-06 1999-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1998-10-01 1998-11-01  
5062 1998-09-11 1998-10-01  
5020 1998-06-05 1998-08-17  
1090 1998-06-02 1998-06-05  
1000 1997-05-23 1998-07-31  
1000 1995-12-15    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-11-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-07-01


Superseded by FprEN 60601-2-3:2012
Normative reference (6) EN 60601-1-1:1993
EN 60601-1-2:1993
corr. December 1997
EN 60601-1-4:1996

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(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Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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