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Reference EN 61442:2005
Title Test methods for accessories for power cables with rated voltages from 6 kV (Um = 7,2 kV) up to 36 kV (Um = 42 kV)
Project Number 16045
Abstract/Scope Specifies the test methods to be used for type testing accessories for power cables with rated voltage from 3,6/6 (7,2) kV up to 18/30 (36) kV. Test methods are specified for accessories for extruded and paper insulated cables according to EN 60502-2 and EN 60055-1 respectively. Significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: a) a test in water has been added for stop ends; b) the heating cycles voltage test has been revised to clarify testing in air and water; c) the testing conditions for the short-circuit tests have been redefined; d) additional information has been provided for testing separable connectors with a metallic housing; e) tests not required by IEC, i.e. an immersion test for outdoor terminations and an impact test, have been included in order to have a common test method document with CENELEC under the IEC/CLC Dresden agreement.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-04-19
Current Stage code deadline 2006-01-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document IEC 61442:2005 (MOD)
ICS 19.080 - Electrical and electronic testing
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Power cable; Accessories; Test methods
Note Supersedes HD 628 S1:1996 and A1:2001
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6060 2005-04-19 2006-01-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-03-01 2005-07-01  
5020 2004-12-17 2005-02-18  
4099 2004-06-04 2004-10-15  
4060 2004-04-15 2004-06-18  
4020 2003-11-07 2004-04-09  
3099 2003-11-04 2003-11-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-04-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-03-01


Supersedes HD 628 S1:1996
HD 628 S1:1996/A1:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60055-1:1997
HD 588.1 S1:1991
EN 60230:2002
EN 60270:2001
IEC 60502-2:2005
EN 60811-1-2:1995
EN 60885-3:2003
IEC 60986:2000
EN 61238-1:2003

(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

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