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Reference EN 60950-1:2001
Title Information technology equipment - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 13858
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 2001-12-19
Current Stage code deadline 2002-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


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


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 108
Reference Document IEC 60950-1:2001 (MOD)
ICS 35.020 - Information technology (IT) in general
35.260 - Office machines
Keywords Information technology equipment; Safety
Note Supersedes EN 60950:2000 * Published by former TC 92 * Corrigendum to EN issued December 2007 (including and replacing corrigendum April 2004)
A-Deviation(s) CH, DE, DK
Special National Condition(s) CH, DK, ES, FI, GB, IE, NO, SE


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2001-12-19 2002-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2001-12-04 2002-04-04  
5062 2001-10-26 2001-12-04  
5020 2001-07-06 2001-09-07  
4099 2001-01-12 2001-08-01  
4060 2000-05-26 2000-10-31  
3099 2000-05-22 2000-05-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-12-04
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-12-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-07-01


Supersedes EN 60950:2000
Superseded by EN 60950-1:2006
Normative reference (6) ITU-T Recommendation K.21:2000
ITU-T Recommendation K.17:1988
ISO 178:1993
ISO 179:1993
ISO 180:2000
ISO 261:1998
ISO 262:1998
ISO 527-1:1993
ISO 3864:1984
ISO 4892:1981
ISO 7000:1989
ISO 8256:1990
ISO 9772:1994
IEC 60050-151:2001
IEC 60050-195:1998
EN 60065:1998
corr. June 1999
EN 60073:1996
HD 566 S1:1990
HD 214 S2:1980
HD 611.4.1 S1:1992
IEC 60227-1:1993
IEC 60245-1:1994
EN 60309-1:1999
EN 60317-43:1997
EN 60320-1:2001
HD 384.3 S2:1995
HD 384.4.41 S2:1996
IEC 60384-14:1993
IEC 60417-1:2000
EN 60664-1:2003
EN 60695-2-2:1994
EN 60695-2-11:2001
IEC 60695-2-20:1995
IEC 60695-10-2:1995
IEC/TS 60695-11-3:2000
IEC/TS 60695-11-4:2000
EN 60695-11-10:1999
EN 60695-11-20:1999
EN 60730-1:2000
corr. August 2007
EN 60825-1:1994
corr. February 1995
EN 60825-2:2000
IEC 60825-9:1999
EN 60851-3:1996
EN 60851-5:1996
EN 60851-6:1996
IEC 60885-1:1987
EN 60990:1999
EN 61058-1:2002
EN 61965:2001

(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.