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Reference EN 60695-11-10:1999/A1:2003
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 11-10: Test flames - 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods
Project Number 15030
Abstract/Scope Specifies a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative burning behaviour of vertically or horizontally oriented specimens made from plastic and other non-metallic materials, exposed to a small-flame ignition source of 50 W nominal power. These test methods determine the linear burning rate and the afterflame/afterglow times, as well as the damaged length of specimens. Applicable to solid and cellular materials that have an apparent density of not less than 250 kg/m3, determined in accordance with ISO 845. They do not apply to materials that shrink away from applied flame without igniting; ISO 9773 should be used for thin flexible materials. The test methods described provide classification systems which may be used for quality assurance, or the pre-selection of component materials of products. May be used for the pre-selection of a material, providing positive results are obtained at a thickness equal to the smallest thickness used in the application. Has the status of a basic safety application in accordance with Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-09-29
Current Stage code deadline 2004-06-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-11-10:1999/A1:2003 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire hazard; Test flame; Horizontal flame (50 W); Vertical flame (50 W)
Note Partially supersedes EN 60707:1999 * Superseded by EN 60695-11-10:2013
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Deadline Date
6060 2003-09-29 2004-06-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-09-01 2004-01-01  
5061 2003-06-23 2003-09-01  
5020 2003-03-21 2003-05-23  
4099 2002-12-20 2003-01-31  
4020 2002-02-15 2002-07-19  
3099 2002-01-18 2002-06-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-09-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-09-01


Supersedes EN 60707:1999
Superseded by EN 60695-11-10:2013
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