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Reference EN 60811-601:2012
Title Electric and optical fibre cables - Test methods for non-metallic materials - Part 601: Physical tests - Measurement of the drop point of filling compounds
Project Number 22936
Abstract/Scope IEC 60811-601:2012 specifies the test procedure for measuring the drop point of filling compounds. IEC 60811-601:2012 cancels and replaces Clause 4 of IEC 60811-5-1:1990, which is withdrawn. Full details of the replacements are shown in Annex A of IEC 60811-100:2012. There are no specific technical changes with respect to the previous edition, but see the foreword to IEC 60811-100:2012. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60811-100:2012.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-06-15
Current Stage code deadline 2013-01-17
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document IEC 60811-601:2012 (EQV)
ICS 29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Optic; Fibre; Cable; Drop-point; Filling compound
Note Partially supersedes EN 60811-5-1:1999 + A1:2004 * 2012-03-21: Publication processing allocated to
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5060 2012-02-13 2012-03-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-09 2012-02-10  
3090 2011-03-11 2011-07-31  
5060 2010-09-20 2010-10-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-04-16 2010-09-17  
1090 2010-04-06 2010-04-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-04-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-06-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-07-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-01-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-04-17


Supersedes EN 60811-5-1:1999
EN 60811-5-1:1999/A1:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60811-100:2012

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of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

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