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Reference EN 60684-2:2011
Title Flexible insulating sleeving - Part 2: Methods of test
Project Number 22685
Abstract/Scope IEC 60684-2:2011 gives methods of test for flexible insulating sleeving, including heat-shrinkable sleeving, intended primarily for insulating electrical conductors and connections of electrical apparatus, although they may be used for other purposes. The tests specified are designed to control the quality of the sleeving but it is recognized that they do not completely establish the suitability of sleeving for impregnation or encapsulation processes or for other specialized applications. Where necessary, the test methods in this part will need to be supplemented by appropriate impregnation or compatibility tests to suit the individual circumstances. The main changes from the previous edition are as follows: three additional methods for circumferential extension, voltage proof and thermal shock and alignment with North American methods.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-09-16
Current Stage code deadline 2012-06-14
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 15
Reference Document IEC 60684-2:2011 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
Keywords Flexible; Insulating; Sleeving
Note Supersedes EN 60684-2:1997 + A1:2003 + A2:2005
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Deadline Date
6060 2011-09-16 2012-06-14 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-09-14 2011-10-12  
5060 2011-07-18 2011-08-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-05-13 2011-07-15  
3090 2010-03-26 2010-09-30  
5060 2010-03-22 2010-04-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-10-16 2010-03-19  
1090 2009-10-13 2009-10-16  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-09-14
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-09-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-12-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-06-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-09-14


Supersedes EN 60684-2:1997
EN 60684-2:1997/A1:2003
EN 60684-2:1997/A2:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 5-1:2009
ISO 5-2:2009
ISO 5-3:2009
ISO 5-4:2009
ISO 37:2005
ISO 62:2008
ISO 105-A02
ISO 105-B01
ISO 182-1:1990
ISO 182-2:1990
ISO 974:2000
ISO 1431-1:2004
ISO 4589-2:1996
ISO 4589-3:1996
ISO 13943:2008
EN 60068-2-20:2008
HD 429 S1:1983
EN 60212:2011
EN 60216 series
EN 60216-4-1:2006
EN 60216-4-2:2000
EN 60243-1:1998
IEC 60250:1969
EN 60426:2007
EN 60587:2007
HD 381 S1:1979
EN 60684 series
IEC 60695-6-30:1996
IEC/TS 60695-11-21
IEC 60754-1:1994
HD 602 S1:1992

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