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Reference EN 61242:1997/A1:2008
Title Electrical accessories - Cable reels for household and similar purposes
Project Number 21120
Abstract/Scope Applies to cable reels for a.c. only, provided with a non-detachable flexible cable with a rated voltage above 50V and not exceeding 250 V for single-phase cable reels and above 50 V and not exceeding 440 V for all other cable reels, and a rated current not exceeding 16 A.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-04-11
Current Stage code deadline 2008-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 23B
Reference Document IEC 61242:1995/A1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 29.060 - Electrical wires and cables
29.120.99 - Other electrical accessories
Keywords Electrical accessories; Cable; Reel; Household
A-Deviation(s) ES
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-04-11 2008-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-03-01 2008-05-01  
5060 2008-01-15 2008-01-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-10-26 2008-01-11  
3090 2007-08-24 2007-10-31  
5060 2007-07-03 2007-07-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-01-26 2007-06-29  
1090 2007-01-23 2007-01-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-04-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-03-01


Supersedes EN 61242:1997/A11:2004
EN 61242:1997/A12:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1456:2003
ISO 2081:1986
ISO 2093:1986
IEC 60050-441:1984
EN 60112:2003
IEC 60227-1:2007
IEC 60245-1:2003
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 60695-2-10:2001
EN 60695-2-11:2001
EN 60730-2-9:2002
IEC 60884-1:2002
EN 60999-1:2000
IEC 60417-DB

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