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Reference EN 60298:1996
Title A.C. metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV
Project Number 5607
Abstract/Scope This publication completes EN 60694 as regards a.c. metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear and applies also to gas-filled compartments used in metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear. Defines service conditions, applicable terms and rated characteristics. Specifies rules for design and construction and rules for type tests and routine tests. Also provides general information on the selection of devices, tenders, transport, erection and maintenance, etc.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-01-17
Current Stage code deadline 1996-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17C
Reference Document IEC 60298:1990 (EQV) + A1:1994 (EQV) + corrigendum Apr. 1995 (EQV)
ICS 29.130.10 - High voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Switchgear; Controlgear; AC; Metal-enclosed
Note Supersedes HD 187 S5 * Superseded by EN 62271-200:2004
A-Deviation(s) FI
Special National Condition(s) BE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1996-01-17 1996-12-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1995-12-28 1996-03-28  
5099 1995-11-28 1995-12-28  
5062 1995-11-02 1995-11-28  
5020 1995-05-17 1995-10-31  
5098 1994-08-25    
5020 1994-04-29 1994-08-31  
1090 1994-02-12 1995-06-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1995-11-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-01-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1996-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1996-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1996-12-01


Supersedes HD 187 S5:1992
Superseded by EN 62271-200:2004
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-151:1978
IEC 60050-441:1984
HD 348 S7:1998
EN 60129:1994
IEC 60137:1984
HD 559.1 S1:1991
IEC 60270:1981
IEC 60466:1987
IEC 60480:1974
EN 60517:1996
HD 365 S3:1985
HD 448 S4:1996

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(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

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