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Reference EN 50288-1:2013
Title Multi-element metallic cables used in analogue and digital communication and control - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 23166
Abstract/Scope When used together with EN 50290 and EN 50289, this European Standard covers cables for instrumentation, inter-connection of equipment and information technology cabling applications. Cables for information technology cabling systems, covered by this and the sectional specification standards in the EN 50288 series are suitable for use in digital and analogue data systems meeting the requirements, for example, of EN 50090-2-1, EN 50090-3-1, EN 50098-1, EN 50098-2 and EN 50173. Unless otherwise specified, all cables covered by this standard may be subjected to voltages greater than 50 V a.c or 75 V d.c. but not more than 300 V a.c. or 450 V d.c. and shall meet the essential requirements of the low voltage directive. Due to current limitation related to the conductor cross sectional area, they are not intended for direct connection to mains electricity supply. The maximum current rating per conductor is as stipulated in Table B.1 unless otherwise specified in the relevant sectional specification. IDCs are only designed for copper or metal coated copper. Cabling elements as defined in 4.3 of this standard may be incorporated in hybrid construction cables together with coaxial or optical fibre cabling elements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-05-24
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-18
Deadline date for vote 2011-11-30


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; Digital communication; Digital Control; Multi-element
Note 2013-02-14: Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 50288-1:2003
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-05-24 2014-03-18 export to doc file  EN
5099 2013-03-18 2013-04-15  
5060 2013-02-11 2013-03-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-12-07 2013-02-08 export to doc file  EN
4099 2012-09-19    
4060 2012-04-02 2012-04-23 export to doc file  EN
4020 2011-10-28 2012-03-30 export to doc file  EN  DE
4090 2011-08-02    
3099 2011-08-02    
1099 2010-12-01    
1000 2010-06-03 2010-11-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-03-18
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-05-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-18
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-03-18
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-03-18


Supersedes EN 50288-1:2003
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.