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Reference EN 50395:2005
Title Electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables
Project Number 14589
Abstract/Scope EN 50395 contains electrical test methods required for the testing of harmonized low voltage energy cables, especially those rated at up to and including 450/750 V. NOTE 1 A description of the origin of these test methods and the background to this European Standard is given in the Introduction and in Annex B. The particular cable standard dictates the tests which need to be performed on the relevant cable type. It also specifies whether the specific test is a type test (T), a sample test (S) or a routine test (R) for the particular cable type. NOTE 2 T, S and R are defined in the relevant cable standard. The requirements to be met during or after the test are specified for the particular cable type in the relevant cable standard. However, some test requirements are obvious and universal, such as the fact that no breakdown shall occur during voltage tests, and these are stated in the particular test method. Test methods for use specifically in utility power cables are not covered by this European Standard. They can be found in HD 605. Test methods for use specifically in communications cables are the responsibility of the Technical Committee CENELEC TC 46X, Communication cables. At present such test methods are given in EN 50289 series.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-08-19
Current Stage code deadline 2006-07-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Electric; Test method
Note Together with EN 50396:2005, supersedes HD 21.2 S3:1997 + A1:2002 & HD 22.2 S3:1997 + A1:2002
Special National Condition(s)  


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Deadline Date
6060 2005-08-19 2006-07-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-07-01 2006-01-01  
5061 2005-05-30 2005-07-01  
5020 2005-01-21 2005-04-22  
4099 2004-06-04 2005-02-01  
4060 2004-03-22 2004-06-17  
4020 2003-09-19 2004-03-19  
3099 2002-05-29 2002-10-29  
3020 2002-02-28 2002-05-29  
2020 2001-07-05 2002-01-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-08-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-07-01


Supersedes HD 21.2 S3:1997
HD 21.2 S3:1997/A1:2002
HD 22.2 S3:1997
HD 22.2 S3:1997/A1:2002
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.