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Reference EN 50288-7:2005
Title Multi-element metallic cables used in analogue and digital communication and control - Part 7: Sectional specification for instrumentation and control cables
Project Number 5127
Abstract/Scope This sectional specification covers multi-element cables suitable for connecting instruments and control systems for analogue or digital signal transmission. They may or may not be screened and optionally may incorporate armouring and/or moisture or environmental protection layers. The cables shall have a mechanically robust construction and electrical transmission handling properties. The electrical, mechanical, transmission and environmental performance characteristics of the cables, related to their reference test methods are detailed. This sectional specification is to be read in conjunction with EN 50288-1, which contains the essential provisions for its application. Cables covered by this specification have maximum rated voltages of 90 V, 300 V and 500 V a.c. These cables shall not be connected directly to mains electricity supply or other low impedance sources. Multi-element cables for use in analogue, digital and control circuits are not designed to be used for power supply. These cables should be installed in accordance with the applicable local and national regulations. Cables intended to have limited circuit integrity in a fire are not covered by this specification, but they are however under consideration for future editions. There may be occasions when cables are required to have higher operating temperature ratings than those provided by using materials specified by the EN 50290 series. Suitable alternative materials are under consideration.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-09-30
Current Stage code deadline 2006-04-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Mandate(s) M/212
Order Voucher BC-T-337


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Cable; Digital communication; Digital Control; Multi-element; Instrumentation
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-09-30 2006-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-04-01 2005-08-01  
5061 2005-02-24 2005-04-01  
5020 2004-07-16 2005-01-14  
3099 2004-06-01 2004-06-11  
3092 2003-12-03 2004-06-03  
3092 2002-06-20 2002-12-20  
3092 1999-02-23 1999-08-23  
3092 1998-05-20 1998-10-27  
3020 1997-09-18 1998-03-31  
3092 1996-02-15 1996-08-15  
3020 1994-09-08 1995-03-08  
3093 1994-06-29 1995-10-18  
3020 1993-11-15 1994-05-15  
3020 1993-09-06 1994-03-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-09-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-04-01


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.