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Reference EN 60708:2005
Title Low-frequency cables with polyolefin insulation and moisture barrier polyolefin sheath
Project Number 15981
Abstract/Scope Is intended to define polyolefin insulated cables for insertion into local outdoor applicable to polyolefin insulated and moisture barrier polyolefin sheathed telephone cables, filled or unfilled with copper conductors,includes general design details and requirements for dimensions and other constructional details as well as mechanical, electrical and environmental characteristics for all types of low-frequency cables with polyolefin insulation (solid or cellular), filled or unfilled, and moisture barrier polyolefin sheath (with integral suspension strand)


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-11-29
Current Stage code deadline 2006-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 46C
Reference Document IEC 60708:2005 (EQV)
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Low-frequency; Polyolefin; Insulation; Moisture barrier
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2005-11-29 2006-07-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2005-09-13 2006-01-13  
5062 2005-09-01 2005-09-13  
5061 2005-06-27 2005-09-01  
5020 2005-02-25 2005-04-29  
4099 2005-02-22 2005-02-25  
4060 2004-08-06 2004-08-16  
4020 2003-09-26 2004-02-27  
3099 2003-09-23 2003-09-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-09-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-11-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-10-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ITU-T L.3
IEC 60028:1925
IEC 60189-1:1986
HD 402 S2:1984
EN 60794-1-2:2003
EN 60811-1-1:1995
EN 60811-1-2:1995
EN 60811-1-3:1995
EN 60811-1-4:1995
EN 60811-4-1:2004
EN 60811-4-2:2004
EN 60811-5-1:1999
IEC 61156-1:2002

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