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Reference HD 516 S2:1997/A1:2003
Title Guide to use of low voltage harmonized cables
Project Number 14001
Abstract/Scope This HD provides a guide to the proposed safe use of harmonised electric cables as presently covered in the various parts of HD 21 and HD 22. These cables should only be used within the limits given and in the manner described in this HD. This HD should be read in conjunction with other HDs or ENs relating to particular types of equipment or installation conditions. Legal or statutory requirements do take precedence over the guidance given in this document.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-04-30
Current Stage code deadline 2004-02-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; LV harmonized cable
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2003-04-30 2004-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-02-01 2003-06-01  
5061 2002-11-27 2003-02-01  
5020 2002-04-26 2002-10-25  
1090 2001-05-11 2001-11-11  
1000 2000-07-04 2001-01-04  
3020 2000-02-15 2000-08-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-04-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-02-01


Superseded by EN 50565-1:2014
EN 50565-2:2014
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Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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.