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Reference EN 50289-3-8:2013
Title Communication cables - Specifications for test methods - Part 3-8: Mechanical test methods - Abrasion resistance of cable sheath markings
Project Number 22384
Abstract/Scope This European Standard details the method of test to determine the ability of the sheath markings of a finished cable used in analogue and digital communication systems to withstand abrasion. It will be read in conjunction with EN 50289-3-1, which contains essential provisions for its application. Depending on the kind of marking and as indicated in the relevant cable specification, one of the following two methods will be used: - Method 1: is suitable for rigid marking types like embossing, indenting and sintering; - Method 2: is applicable to marking types other than embossing, indenting and sintering.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-10-25
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Mandate(s) M/212
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Note 2013-08-13 - Publication editing allocated to
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-10-25   export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2013-09-16 2013-10-14  
5060 2013-08-12 2013-09-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-08 2013-08-09 export to doc file  EN
4099 2013-01-28    
1099 2009-06-01 2011-01-31  
1000 2009-01-10 2009-05-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-09-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-10-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-03-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-09-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-09-16


Supersedes EN 50289-3-8:2001
Superseded by  
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.