International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 60950-1:2001/A11:2004
Title Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 16105
Abstract/Scope This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V. This standard is also applicable to such information technology equipment: - designed for use as telecommunication terminal equipment and TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK infrastructure equipment, regardless of the source of power; - designed and intended to be connected directly to, or used as infrastructure equipment in, a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, regardless of the source of power; - designed to use the AC MAINS SUPPLY as a communication transmission medium This standard specifies requirements intended to reduce risks of fire, electric shock or injury for the OPERATOR and layman who may come into contact with the equipment and, where specifically stated, for a SERVICE PERSON. This first edition of EN 60950-1 cancels and replaces the third edition of EN 60950, issued in 1999, and constitutes a technical revision.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-04-21
Current Stage code deadline 2004-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 108
Reference Document  
ICS 35.020 - Information technology (IT) in general
35.260 - Office machines
Keywords Information technology equipment; Safety
Note Superseded by EN 60950-1:2006
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-04-21 2004-10-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-04-02 2004-08-02  
5020 2004-01-30 2004-04-02  
1090 2003-12-02 2004-06-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-04-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-04-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Superseded by EN 60950-1:2006
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.