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Reference EN 61242:1997
Title Electrical accessories - Cable reels for household and similar purposes
Project Number 3360
Abstract/Scope Applies to cable reels for a.c. only, provided with a non-detachable flexible cable with a rated voltage above 50V and not exceeding 250 V for single-phase cable reels and above 50 V and not exceeding 440 V for all other cable reels, and a rated current not exceeding 16 A.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1997-05-28
Current Stage code deadline 1997-09-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23B
Reference Document IEC 61242:1995 (MOD)
ICS 55.060 - Spools. Bobbins
97.180 - Miscellaneous domestic and commercial equipment
Keywords Electrical accessories; Cable; Reel; Household
Note D134/C010: BT approved the CLC/TC 23BX work programme and in particular the ongoing evaluation exercise for revision of EN 61242:1997 and its amendments in order to clarify the ambiguities resulting from the discussion concerning the British request for an snc
A-Deviation(s) BE
Special National Condition(s) AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, FI, NO, PT, SE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1997-05-28 1997-09-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1997-01-09 1997-04-09  
5099 1996-12-09 1997-01-09  
5062 1996-11-14 1996-12-09  
5020 1996-06-28 1996-09-30  
3090 1996-05-24 1996-11-24  
2020 1995-09-28 1996-03-28  
5091 1995-07-04 1995-09-20  
5062 1995-05-23 1995-07-04  
5020 1994-07-15 1994-11-15  
3090 1993-12-08 1994-06-30  
5020 1993-03-05 1993-09-15  
1090 1990-12-10    
1099 1986-12-08 1987-06-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-12-09
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1997-05-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-09-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1456:1988
ISO 2081:1986
ISO 2093:1986
IEC 60050-441:1984
HD 214 S2:1980
IEC 60227-1:1993
IEC 60245-1:1994
HD 384.1 S2:2001
HD 243 S12:1995
corr. October 1995
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
IEC 60695-2-1:1991
IEC 60884-1:1994
EN 60999-1:1993
corr. March 1997

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