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Reference EN 62208:2003
Title Empty enclosures for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies - General requirements
Project Number 15765
Abstract/Scope Applies to empty enclosures, prior to the incorporation of switchgear and controlgear components by the user, as supplied by the enclosure manufacturer. This standard specifies definitions, classifications, characteristics and test requirements of enclosures to be used as part of switchgear and controlgear assemblies in accordance with the EN 60439 series, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. at frequencies not exceeding 1 000 Hz, or 1 500 V d.c. and suitable for general use for either indoor or outdoor applications. This standard does not apply to enclosures, which are covered by other specific products standards (e.g. EN 60670). Compliance with the safety requirements of the applicable product standard is the responsibility of the final assembly manufacturer.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-12-12
Current Stage code deadline 2004-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 17D
Reference Document IEC 62208:2002 (EQV)
ICS 29.130.20 - Low voltage switchgear and controlgear
Keywords Switchgear; Controlgear; LV; Enclosure; Empty
Note Supersedes EN 50298:1998 (equivalent but not technically identical to IEC 62208) * Initially handled by CLC/TC 17D (dormant) * Superseded by EN 62208:2011
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
6.1 Waste Manufacturing, Recovery B2B, B2C


Deadline Date
6060 2003-12-12 2004-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-12-01 2004-04-01  
5061 2003-10-27 2003-12-01  
5020 2003-04-18 2003-10-17  
1090 2003-03-18 2003-06-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-12-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-12-01


Supersedes EN 50298:1998
Superseded by EN 62208:2011
Normative reference (6) ISO 178:2001
ISO 179-1:2000
ISO 2409:1992
ISO 4628-3:1982
ISO 4892-2:1994
ISO 11469:2000
EN 60068-2-2:1993
EN 60068-2-11:1999
EN 60068-2-30:1999
EN 60068-2-75:1997
EN 60439-1:1994
corr. August 1994
corr. February 1995
corr. December 1997
EN 60439-1:1999
EN 60439-5:1996
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60695-2-10:2001
EN 60695-2-11:2001
CLC/TR 60890:2002
EN 62262:2002

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