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Reference EN 50396:2005/A1:2011
Title Non electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables
Project Number 22559
Abstract/Scope EN 50396 contains non-electrical test methods required for the testing of harmonized low voltage energy cables, especially those rated at up to and including 450/750 V. NOTE 1 A description of the origin of these test methods and of the background to the EN are given in the Introduction and Annex A. The particular cable standard dictates the tests which need to be performed on the relevant cable type. It also specifies whether the specific test is a type test (T), a sample test (S) or a routine test (R) for the particular cable type. NOTE 2 T, S and R are defined in the relevant cable standard. The requirements to be met during or after the test are specified for the particular cable type in the relevant cable standard. However, some test requirements are obvious and universal, such as the fact that no cracks shall occur during ozone test, and these are stated in the particular test method. Test methods for use specifically in utility power cables are not covered by this EN. They can be found in HD 605. Test methods for use specifically in communications cables are the responsibility of CENELEC TC 46X. At present such test methods are given in EN 50289 (series).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-03-18
Current Stage code deadline 2012-03-14
Deadline date for vote 2010-10-21


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Electric cable; Non electrical test methods
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6060 2011-03-18 2012-03-14 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-03-14 2011-04-11  
5060 2011-02-07 2011-02-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-09-03 2011-02-04 export to doc file  EN  FR
3090 2010-08-16 2010-09-03  
1099 2009-10-01 2010-04-01  
1000 2009-06-05 2009-09-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-03-14
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-03-18
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-09-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-03-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-03-14


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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.