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Reference EN 80416-1:2009
Title Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment - Part 1: Creation of graphical symbols for registration
Project Number 20952
Abstract/Scope IEC 80416-1:2008 provides basic principles and guidelines for the creation of graphical symbols for registration, and provides the key principles and rules for the preparation of title, description and note(s). This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2001. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - a) Clause 8 in the previous edition is moved to Clause 4; - b) Mandatory requirement for the line width in symbol originals is changed to 2 mm or 4 mm (see 6th paragraph of 7.3); - c) For negation of a graphical symbol, a single diagonal bar is allowed in addition to two diagonal bars at right angles; - d) A new meaning of negation 'do not' is allowed; - e) Some freedom is given for use of the basic pattern such as for symbol originals to be within the 75 mm square instead of the octagon; - f) Annex A (normative) is newly introduced for provisions on title, description and notes; - g) The nature of notes is changed to be purely informative; and - h) Clause 10 in the previous edition is moved to Annex C (informative). It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108. This International Standard has been prepared in co-operation with ISO/TC145/SC 3. It is published as a double logo standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-02-13
Current Stage code deadline 2009-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 3C
Reference Document IEC 80416-1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 01.080.01 - Graphical symbols in general
Keywords Symbol; Graphical symbol; Creation; Registration
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6060 2009-02-13 2009-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2009-02-01 2009-04-01  
5061 2008-11-26 2009-02-01  
5060 2008-10-15 2008-10-29 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-08-08 2008-10-10  
3090 2008-05-09 2008-06-30  
5060 2008-04-14 2008-04-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-01-25 2008-04-11  
3090 2007-12-07 2007-12-14  
5060 2007-06-15 2007-07-31 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-06-15 2007-07-31  
5020 2006-10-13 2007-03-16  
1090 2006-10-10 2006-10-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-02-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-02-01


Supersedes EN 80416-1:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 71:2001
ISO/IEC Guide 74:2004
ISO 7000:2004
EN 80416-2:2001
IEC 60417-DB

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