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Reference EN 60445:2000
Title Basic and safety principles for man-machine interface, marking and identification - Identification of equipment terminals and of terminations of certain designated conductors, including general rules for an alphanumeric system
Project Number 12279
Abstract/Scope Applies to the identification and marking of terminals of electrical equipment such as resistors, fuses, relays, contactors, transformers, rotating machines and, whenever applicable, to combinations of such equipment (e.g. assemblies). It also applies to the identification of terminations of certain designated conductors. This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principals laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2000-02-25
Current Stage code deadline 2000-10-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 16
Reference Document IEC 60445:1999 (EQV)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Man-machine interface; Marking; Identification; Terminal and termination; Alphanumeric system
Note Supersedes EN 60445:1990 * EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 60445:2007
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Deadline Date
6060 2000-02-25 2000-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-01-01 2000-05-01  
5062 1999-11-10 2000-01-01  
5020 1999-07-02 1999-09-15  
4099 1999-06-28 1999-07-02  
4020 1998-07-17 1998-12-31  
3099 1998-07-13 1998-07-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-01-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2000-02-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-01-01


Supersedes EN 60445:1990
Superseded by EN 60445:2007
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1990
IEC Guide 104:1997
IEC 60050-195:1998
EN 60417-1:1999
EN 60446:1999
IEC 60617-1:1985
EN 61131-2:1994
corr. December 1997
EN 61508-2:2001

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