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Reference EN 60268-3:2000
Title Sound system equipment - Part 3: Amplifiers
Project Number 11897
Abstract/Scope Applies to analogue amplifiers and the analogue parts of digital/analogue amplifiers that form part of a sound system for professional or household applications. Specifies the characteristics to be included in specifications of amplifiers and the corresponding methods of measurement.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2000-12-06
Current Stage code deadline 2001-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 60268-3:2000 (EQV)
ICS 33.160.10 - Amplifiers
Keywords Sound system equipment; Amplifier
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes HD 483.3 S2 * Corrigendum to EN issued January 2002 * Superseded by EN 60268-3:2013
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
11 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
14.1 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2000-12-06 2001-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2000-11-01 2001-03-01  
5062 2000-09-05 2000-11-01  
5020 2000-04-21 2000-07-17  
4099 2000-04-17 2000-04-21  
4020 1997-11-28 1998-04-30  
3099 1997-11-24 1997-11-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2000-12-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2001-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-11-01


Supersedes HD 483.3 S2:1992
Superseded by EN 60268-3:2013
Normative reference (6) EN 60065:1998
corr. June 1999
HD 483.1 S2:1989
HD 483.2 S2:1993
EN 60417-1:1999
EN 61000-4-17:1999
EN 61000-4-29:2000
EN 61938:1997
corr. February 1997

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