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Reference EN 60947-1:1999
Title Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 1: General rules
Project Number 12384
Abstract/Scope Applies, when required by the relevant product standard, to switchgear and controlgear hereinafter referred to as "equipment" and intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c. It states those general rules and requirements which are common to low-voltage equipment as defined in Subclause 1.1, including for example: definitions, characteristics, information supplied with the equipment, normal service, mounting and transport conditions, constructional and performance requirements, verification of characteristics and performance.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-02-19
Current Stage code deadline 1999-11-01
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher BC/CLC/92-02


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17B
Reference Document IEC 60947-1:1999 (MOD)
ICS 29.120.40 - Switches
29.130.20 - Low voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Switchgear; Controlgear; LV
Note EN following parallel vote * A3 published as new edition of EN * Corrigendum to EN issued Oct. 1999 (CM) * Superseded by EN 60947-1:2004
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1999-02-19 1999-11-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1999-02-01 1999-05-01  
5099 1999-01-01 1999-02-01  
5062 1998-11-20 1999-01-01  
5020 1998-09-11 1998-11-02  
1090 1998-09-08 1998-09-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-02-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-11-01


Supersedes EN 60947-1:1997
EN 60947-1:1997/A1:1998
EN 60947-1:1997/A2:1998
Superseded by EN 60947-1:2004
Normative reference (6) EN 55011:1991
EN 55022:1994
corr. August 1997
IEC 60050-151:1978
IEC 60050-441:1984
IEC 60050-604:1987
HD 384.2 S2:2001
EN 60060-2:1994
HD 323.2.3 S2:1987
EN 60071-1:1995
EN 60073:1993
corr. April 1993
HD 566 S1:1990
EN 60099-1:1994
HD 214 S2:1980
EN 60216-3-2:1995
EN 60269-1:1989
EN 60269-2:1995
IEC 60364-4-443:1990
EN 60417-2:1999
EN 60439-1:1994
corr. August 1994
corr. February 1995
corr. December 1997
EN 60445:1990
EN 60447:1993
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
IEC 60536-2:1992
IEC 60617-7:1983
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60695-2-1/0:1996
EN 60695-2-1/1:1996
EN 60695-2-1/2:1996
EN 60695-2-1/3:1996
EN 60695-2-2:1994
HD 441 S1:1983
EN 60947-5-1:1997
IEC 60981:1989
EN 60998-1:1993
EN 61000-4-2:1995
EN 61000-4-3:1996
EN 61000-4-4:1995
EN 61000-4-5:1995

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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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