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Reference HD 516 S2:1997
Title Guide to use of low voltage harmonized cables
Project Number 3293
Abstract/Scope This HD provides a guide to the proposed safe use of harmonised electric cables as presently covered in the various parts of HD 21 and HD 22. These cables should only be used within the limits given and in the manner described in this HD. This HD should be read in conjunction with other HDs or ENs relating to particular types of equipment or installation conditions. Legal or statutory requirements do take precedence over the guidance given in this document.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1997-11-24
Current Stage code deadline 1998-06-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; LV harmonized cable
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1997-11-24 1998-06-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1997-08-01 1997-11-01  
5099 1997-07-01 1997-08-01  
5062 1997-05-23 1997-07-01  
5020 1996-10-15 1997-04-15  
3090 1995-11-17 1996-09-30  
3020 1995-04-15 1995-09-02  
3020 1994-03-01 1996-01-31  
2020 1993-01-06 1993-10-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1997-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1997-11-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1997-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1998-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1998-06-01


Supersedes HD 516 S1:1990
HD 516 S1:1990/A1:1991
HD 516 S1:1990/A2:1992
HD 516 S1:1990/A3:1993
HD 516 S1:1990/A4:1992
HD 516 S1:1990/A5:1993
HD 516 S1:1990/A6:1993
Superseded by EN 50565-1:2014
EN 50565-2:2014
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.