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Reference EN 60038:2011
Title CENELEC standard voltages
Project Number 23225
Abstract/Scope IEC 60038:2009 specifies standard voltage values which are intended to serve as preferential values for the nominal voltage of electrical supply systems, and as reference values for equipment and system design. This seventh edition supersedes the sixth edition (1993), its Amendment 1 (1994) and its Amendment 2 (1997). It constitutes a technical revision. The significant technical changes are: - the addition of the values of 230 V (50 Hz) and 230/400 V (60 Hz) to Table 1; - the replacement of the utilization voltage range at LV by a reference to the relevant standard and an informative annex; - the addition of the value of 30 kV to Table 3; - the replacement of the value of 1 050 kV by 1 100 kV in Table 5.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-10-07
Current Stage code deadline 2012-09-05
Deadline date for vote 2011-12-31


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 8
Reference Document IEC 60038:2009 (MOD)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords CENELEC; Standard voltage; Voltage
Note Supersedes HD 472 S1:1989 + corr. Feb.2002 + A1:1995
A-Deviation(s) CZ
Special National Condition(s)  


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6060 2011-10-07 2012-09-05 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2011-09-05 2011-10-03  
5060 2011-08-01 2011-08-22 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-25 2011-07-29 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
1090 2011-02-10 2011-03-04  
1099 2011-02-01    
1000 2010-10-27 2011-01-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-09-05
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-10-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-03-05
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-09-05
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-09-05


Supersedes HD 472 S1:1989
HD 472 S1:1989/corrigendum Feb. 2002
HD 472 S1:1989/A1:1995
Superseded by  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.