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Reference EN 50260-1:2002
Title Safety of hand-held battery-powered motor-operated tools and battery packs - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 5765


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-05-15
Current Stage code deadline 2003-03-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MD (98/37/EC)
Mandate(s) M/083
Order Voucher BC/CLC/96-05


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 116
Reference Document  
ICS 25.140.20 - Electric tools
Keywords Motor-operated tool; Battery pack; Hand-held; Battery powered; Safety
Note Superseded by EN 60745-1:2003/A1:2003. However, EN 50260-1 remains valid for use with EN 50260-2-7 until the latter is superseded by a new standard * Superseded by EN 50580:2012
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
20.2 Hazardous substances - Asbestos Manufacturing B2B
7.8.2 Hazardous substances - Batteries Disposal B2B, B2C
3 Others Manufacturing, Use, Disposal B2B
7.8.1 Noise emissions Use B2B, B2C
13.2 Noise emissions Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2002-05-15 2003-03-01 export to doc file  EN
export to doc file  DE
5099 2002-03-05 2002-07-05  
5062 2002-01-21 2002-03-05  
5020 2001-10-26 2002-01-04  
3090 2001-09-25 2002-03-25  
5099 2000-08-01 2001-10-01  
5062 2000-05-03 2000-08-01  
5020 1999-11-30 2000-01-31  
3090 1999-02-09 1999-08-09  
5091 1997-07-01 1997-10-01  
5062 1997-05-30 1997-07-01  
5020 1996-08-29 1997-02-28  
3090 1996-06-20 1996-12-20  
3093 1994-11-18 1995-05-31  
3020 1994-06-09 1994-12-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-03-05
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-05-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-03-01


Superseded by EN 50580:2012
EN 60745-1:2003/A1:2003
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.