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Reference EN 61360-1:2010
Title Standard data elements types with associated classification scheme for electric items - Part 1: Definitions - Principles and methods
Project Number 21559
Abstract/Scope IEC 61360-1:2009 provides a firm basis for the clear and unambiguous definition of characteristic properties (data element types) of all elements of electrotechnical systems from basic components to sub-assemblies and full systems. The principles and methods of this standard may be used in areas outside the original conception such as assemblies of components and electrotechnical systems and subsystems. In addition, this standard provides for establishing a classification hierarchy and the allocation of applicable and relevant properties to each of the classes so established in order to describe fully the characteristics of objects belonging to that class. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - extended administrative data for status and source of content; - support of multiple language variants for data element types and classes; - support for multiple alternative units for data element types; - improved conventions for definition writing based on ISO 704 and ISO/IEC 11179-4; - enhanced definitions and descriptions.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-05-21
Current Stage code deadline 2011-02-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 3D
Reference Document IEC 61360-1:2009 (EQV)
ICS 31.020 - Electronic components in general
Keywords Data; Classification
Note Supersedes EN 61360-1:2002 + A1:2004
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-05-21 2011-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-05-01 2010-07-01  
5061 2010-03-26 2010-05-01  
5060 2009-07-20 2009-08-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-05-15 2009-07-17  
3090 2008-06-27 2008-11-30  
5060 2008-04-14 2008-04-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-11-09 2008-04-11  
1090 2007-11-06 2007-11-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-05-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-05-01


Supersedes EN 61360-1:2002
EN 61360-1:2002/A1:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 31 series
ISO 639-1:2002
ISO 704:2009
ISO 843
ISO 2382 series
ISO 3166 series
ISO 6093:1985
ISO/IEC 6523-1:1998
ISO 8601:2004
ISO 9735:1988
ISO 10303-21:2002
ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000
ISO/IEC 11179-3:1994
ISO 13584-24:2003
ISO 13584-26:2000
ISO 13584-42:1998
ISO 13731:2001
EN 60027 series
IEC 60747 series
IEC 60748 series
EN 61360-2
EN 61360-4:2005
corr. December 2005

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