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Reference EN 50525-2-81:2011
Title Electric cables - Low voltage energy cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V (U0/U) - Part 2-81: Cables for general applications - Cables with crosslinked elastomeric covering for arc welding
Project Number 21977
Abstract/Scope This European Standard applies to single core, crosslinked elastomer covered arc welding cables. The cables are of rated voltage U0/U 100/100 V. The cables are intended for connections between the welding power source and the electrode holder and the work piece. Two types of cable are included, with respectively Class D and Class E conductors. These conductors are more flexible than Class 6 to EN 60228, with Class E having the greater flexibility. The maximum conductor operating temperature for each of the cables in this standard is 85 °C. NOTE HD 516 contains extensive guidance on the safe use of cables in this standard, and gives specific current ratings and volt drop data. This EN 50525-2-81 should be read in conjunction with EN 50525-1, which specifies general requirements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-05-06
Current Stage code deadline 2012-01-17
Deadline date for vote 2010-10-08


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Low voltage; Crosslinked: Elastomeric covering; Arc welding
Note Supersedes HD 22.6 S2:1995 + A1:1999 + A2:2004
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Deadline Date
6060 2011-05-06 2012-01-17 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-17 2011-02-14  
5060 2010-12-13 2011-01-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-10-08 2010-12-10 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2009-06-05 2010-08-12  
4060 2009-03-31 2009-06-18 export to doc file  EN
4020 2008-10-31 2009-03-27 export to doc file  EN
3099 2008-10-01 2008-11-01  
1099 2008-10-01 2009-04-01  
1000 2008-06-12 2008-09-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-05-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-07-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-01-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-17


Supersedes HD 22.6 S2:1995
HD 22.6 S2:1995/corrigendum Jun. 1995
HD 22.6 S2:1995/A1:1999
HD 22.6 S2:1995/A2:2004
Superseded by  
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.