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Reference EN 50436-1:2014
Title Alcohol interlocks - Test methods and performance requirements - Part 1: Instruments for drink-driving-offender programs
Project Number 23306
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies test methods and performance requirements for breath alcohol con¬trolled alcohol interlocks. It covers alcohol interlocks intended to be used in programmes for drink driving offenders as well as in programmes monitored or controlled in a comparable way. This European Standard is directed at test laboratories and manufacturers of alcohol interlocks. It defines requirements and test procedures for type approval. Several parameters (such as alcohol concentration or breath volume) are specified in this European Standard for the purpose of type testing according to this European Standard only. However, it may be neces¬sary due to national regulations or depending on user requests to set the values of the prescribed parameters differently when the alcohol interlocks are in use. This European Standard also applies to alcohol interlocks integrated into other control systems of the vehicle. This European Standard does not apply to – alcohol interlocks intended for general preventive use (see EN 50436-2), – instruments measuring the alcohol concentration in the ambient air in the vehicle, – alcohol interlocks not having a mouthpiece, – methods of installation and connections to the vehicle.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-01-10
Current Stage code deadline 2014-10-21
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 43.040.10 - Electrical and electronic equipment
71.040.40 - Chemical analysis
Keywords Alcohol; Interlock; Test; Performance; Drink-driving-offender
Note Supersedes EN 50436-1:2005 * 2013-09-16: Publication allocated to
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6060 2014-01-10 2014-10-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-10-21 2013-11-18  
5060 2013-09-16 2013-10-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-07-12 2013-09-13 export to doc file  EN  DE
4099 2013-04-03    
4060 2012-11-05 2012-11-26 export to doc file  EN
4020 2012-06-01 2012-11-02 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2012-03-28    
2020 2011-04-05 2011-06-10  
1099 2011-04-01    
1000 2010-11-11 2011-03-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-10-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-01-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-21
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-21
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-10-21


Supersedes EN 50436-1:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 7637-2
ISO 7637-3
ISO 10605
ISO 16750-1
ISO 16750-2:2010
ISO 16750-3:2007
ISO 16750-4:2010
EN 60068-2-78
EN 60529

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