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Reference EN 60228:2005
Title Conductors of insulated cables
Project Number 3118
Abstract/Scope Specifies standardized nominal cross-section areas from 0,5 mm2 to 2 000 mm2, numbers and diameters of wires and resistance values of conductors in electric cables and flexible cords. Classifies conductors for: 1.Cables for fixed installations -Class 1, solid conductors; -Class 2, stranded conductors. 2.Flexible copper conductors -Class 5, -Class 6 (more flexible than Class 5). Includes table of temperature correction factors kt for conductor resistance to correct the measured resistance at t °C to 20°C. Does not apply to conductors for telecommunication purposes. Applies to conductors of special design only when stated in the specification for the type of cable. Conductors of special design are, for example. conductors for pressure cables, conductors in extra-flexible welding cables or in special types of flexible cables for having the cores twisted together with unusually short lays. This publication supersedes EN 60180 (1965). Note: -In this edition, the number of classes of conductors has been reduced from 6 to 4.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-02-10
Current Stage code deadline 2005-09-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document IEC 60228:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Conductor; Insulated cable
Note Supersedes HD 383 S2:1986 + A1:1989 + A2:1993 * D122/046: Includes AA (PR 16156) * Corrigendum to EN issued May 2005
Special National Condition(s) CY, GB, IE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-02-10 2005-09-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2004-12-07 2005-02-07  
5062 2004-12-01 2004-12-07  
5061 2004-10-25 2004-12-01  
5020 2004-08-06 2004-10-08  
4099 2004-07-09 2004-08-31  
4060 2003-10-14 2004-03-10  
4020 2003-05-09 2003-10-10  
3099 2003-05-06 2003-05-09  
2020 2002-05-29 2003-11-30  
1091 2000-05-12    
1090 1996-07-16 2000-01-01  
1090 1993-10-27 1997-01-01  
5098 1992-03-24    
5020 1992-02-18 1992-05-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-12-07
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-02-10
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-12-01


Supersedes HD 383 S2:1986
HD 383 S2:1986/A1:1989
HD 383 S2:1986/A2:1993
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.