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Reference prEN 50288-10-2:2013
Title Multi-element metallic cables used in analogue and digital communication and control - Part 10-2: Sectional specification for screened cables characterized from 1 MHz up to 500 MHz - Horizontal and building backbone cables
Project Number 23178
Abstract/Scope EN 50288-10-1 is a sectional specification for screened cables, characterised from 1 MHz up to 500 MHz, to be as work area cables to connect a telecommunications outlet to the terminal equipment and for patch cord cables to establish connections on a patch panel as defined in EN 50173. Work area and data centres cables may also be used as patch cord cables in any distributor of a generic building wiring system to interconnect with equipment or to cross-connect between cabling systems. This sectional specification contains the electrical, mechanical, transmission and environmental performance characteristics and requirements 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 communications systems. These cables are not intended to be used in conjunction with low impedance sources, for example the electrical power supplies of public utility mains.
Enquiry stage


Current Stage code 4020
Current Stage code date 2013-12-13
Current Stage code deadline 2014-05-16
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/212
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
33.120.20 - Wires and symmetrical cables
Keywords Cable; Communication; Digital; Multi element; Patch Cord
Note 2013-09-16 - Enquiry editing allocated to * D143/C080: New date for delivery of draft to CCMC approved with transfer to the new audit system
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Deadline Date
4020 2013-12-13 2014-05-16 export to doc file  EN  DE
3099 2013-09-16    
2020 2011-07-08    
1099 2010-12-01    
1000 2010-06-03 2010-11-30  

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date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) -
date of Publication (DOP) (4) -
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) -


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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.