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Reference EN 50290-4-2:2008
Title Communication cables - Part 4-2: General considerations for the use of cables - Guide to use
Project Number 11553
Abstract/Scope The scope of this European Standard is to help installers and cabling designers to understand the range of communication metallic cables available. To help this choice the fundamental and practical rules on how to use these cables are established. The related cables are specified in the documents issued by CLC/TC 46X and its sub committees. These cables are: - telecom cables used in access network, - data communication twisted pairs cables, - coaxial cables used in CATV.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-07-09
Current Stage code deadline 2009-02-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-12-31


Mandate(s) M/212
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 46
Reference Document  
ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Cable; Communication; Guide to use
Note Under mandate M/212 (D88/184)
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-07-09 2009-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-02-01 2008-06-01  
5061 2007-11-28 2008-02-01  
5060 2007-09-18 2007-10-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-04-13 2007-09-14 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-02-15 2007-03-15  
3020 2006-07-28 2006-09-13  
2020 2004-09-29 2005-03-29  
3098 2001-09-27    
3093 2000-11-27 2001-06-01  
3020 1997-03-28 1997-09-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-07-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-02-01


(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.