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Reference EN 60065:2002/A1:2006
Title Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements
Project Number 16230
Abstract/Scope Applies to receiving apparatus for sound or vision, amplifiers, load and source transducers, motor-driven apparatus (radio-gramophones, tape recorders and sound-film projectors, etc.) which are to be connected to the mains, directly or indirectly, and which are intended for domestic and similar indoor use. Gives a safety and classification terminology based on EN 60536. Specifies requirements for marking, insulation, components, electrical connections and fixings, protection against ionizing radiation, resistance to heating, mechanical strength and stability, etc., as well as a requirement for splash-proof mains operated electronic equipment. Does not apply to apparatus designed for rated supply voltage exceeding 433 V (r.m.s.) between phases in the case of three-phase supply and 250 V (r.m.s.) in all other cases. Has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. Please refer to Guide 112 for using the current editions of EN 60065 and EN 60950 in evaluating the safety of multimedia equipment


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-05-30
Current Stage code deadline 2006-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) RTTED (1999/5/EC), LVD (2006/95/EC), GPSD (2001/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 108
Reference Document IEC 60065:2001/A1:2005 (MOD)
ICS 97.020 - Home economics in general
Keywords Audio; Video; Electronic apparatus; Safety
Note Annex L supsersedes EN 60491:1995
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2006-05-30 2006-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-12-01 2006-06-01  
5061 2005-10-27 2005-12-01  
5020 2005-07-08 2005-09-09  
4099 2004-12-10 2005-04-15  
4091 2004-09-17 2004-10-14  
4020 2004-03-05 2004-08-06  
3099 2004-03-02 2004-03-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-05-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-12-01


Supersedes EN 60491:1995
Superseded by FprEN 60065:2013
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.