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Reference EN 50290-4-2:201X
Title Communication cables - Part 4-2: General considerations for the use of cables - Guide to use
Project Number 23986
Abstract/Scope The scope of this European Standard is to help installers and cabling designers to understand the range of communication metallic cables available. To help this choice the fundamental and practical rules on how to use these cables are established. The related cables are specified in the documents issued by CLC/TC 46X and its sub-committees. These cables are:  telecom cables used in access network,  data communication twisted pairs cables,  coaxial cables used in CATV.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5091
Current Stage code date 2014-02-03
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/212
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Cable; Communication; Guide to use
Note Will supersede EN 50290-4-2:2008 * 2013-08-13 - Publication editing allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5091 2014-02-03    
5060 2013-08-12 2013-09-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-08 2013-08-09 export to doc file  EN
4099 2013-01-28    
3020 2012-07-19 2012-10-01  
1099 2012-04-03    
1000 2011-12-21    
1000 2011-12-21 2012-04-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Supersedes EN 50290-4-2:2008
Superseded by  
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.