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Reference EN 50290-2-1:2005
Title Communication cables - Part 2-1: Common design rules and construction
Project Number 12199
Abstract/Scope This European Standard harmonises the standardisation of symmetrical, coaxial and optical cables used for the infrastructure of communication, multimedia and control networks. Most of the cables covered by this European Standard are primarily intended to be used in IT networks. However, they can also be used for other applications with the exception of those which presume a direct connection to the mains electricity supply. EN 50290-2-1 gives the common rules for the design and construction of symmetrical, coaxial and optical cables used for the infrastructure of communication and control networks. It is to be used in conjunction with EN 50290-1-1 and is completed by generic, sectional, family and detail specifications, as appropriate, to describe in a detailed manner each type of cable with its specific characteristics.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-02-24
Current Stage code deadline 2005-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/212
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 46
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Cable; Communication; Design rule; Construction
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-02-24 2005-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2004-10-01 2005-10-01  
5061 2004-08-24 2004-10-01  
5020 2004-03-19 2004-06-18  
4099 2004-01-23 2004-04-23  
4060 2002-11-21 2003-03-28  
4020 2002-07-12 2002-11-15  
4093 2002-03-20 2002-08-20  
4020 1999-02-25 1999-09-01  
3099 1998-09-01 1999-03-01  
2020 1998-03-10 1998-09-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-02-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-10-01


Superseded by  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.