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Reference EN 60065:2002/AB
Title Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements
Project Number 21625
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
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5098
Current Stage code date 2010-10-01
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC), RTTED (1999/5/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 97.020 - Home economics in general
Keywords Audio; Video; Electronic apparatus; Safety
Note Revised FprAB covering CMs to 108/395/FDIS (pr=21437), ratified and merged into EN
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5098 2010-10-01    
5099 2010-10-01 2011-02-01  
5061 2010-08-25 2010-10-01  
5060 2010-07-20 2010-08-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-05-21 2010-07-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3090 2009-09-14 2010-01-31  
5060 2009-08-07 2009-09-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-03-06 2009-07-31 export to doc file  EN
3090 2008-10-22    
5062 2008-10-01 2008-10-21  
5061 2008-08-26 2008-10-01  
5060 2008-07-02 2008-08-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-05-02 2008-06-27 export to doc file  EN
3090 2008-04-24 2008-04-25  
1099 2008-03-01 2008-09-01  
1000 2007-11-27 2008-01-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-10-01


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.