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Reference EN 50288-2-1:2013
Title Multi-element metallic cables used in analogue and digital communication and control - Part 2-1: Sectional specification for screened cables characterised up to 100 MHz - Horizontal and building backbone cables
Project Number 23167
Abstract/Scope EN 50288-2-1 is a sectional specification for screened cables, characterised from 1 MHz up to 100 MHz, to be used in horizontal and building backbone wiring as defined in EN 50173. This sectional specification contains the electrical, mechanical, transmission and environmental performance characteristics of the cables, when tested in accordance with the referenced test methods. This sectional specification is to be read in conjunction with EN 50288-1, which contains the essential provisions for its application. The cables covered in this sectional specification are intended to operate with voltages and currents normally encountered in communication systems. These cables are not intended to be used in conjunction with low impedance sources, for example, the electric power supplies of public utility mains.


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; Backbone cable
Note Supersedes EN 50288-2-1:2003 * 2013-02-14: Publication editing allocated to
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
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 50288-2-1:2003
Superseded by  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.