BS EN 50393:2015 - Test methods and requirements for accessories for use on distribution cables of rated voltage 0,6/1,0 (1,2) kV
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BS EN 50393:2015

Test methods and requirements for accessories for use on distribution cables of rated voltage 0,6/1,0 (1,2) kV

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 2015



This European Standard details the performance requirements and the test methods for type testing of cable accessories for use with power distribution cables of rated voltage 0,6/1,0 (1,2) kV as defined in HD 603 or other relevant cable standards.

Cable accessories covered by this European Standard include joints, stop ends and outdoor terminations for extruded solid dielectric insulated cables and transition joints between extruded solid dielectric insulated and impregnated paper insulated cables. Joints, stop ends and outdoor terminations for impregnated paper insulated cables are not included.

The service operating conditions of accessories should be compatible with the service operating conditions of cables on which they are to be installed.

Accessories for special applications such as submarine, shipboard, explosive or seismic environments, or where specified fire performance characteristics are required, are not included.


This European Standard does not invalidate existing approvals of products achieved on the basis of national standards and specifications and/or the demonstration of satisfactory service performance. However, products approved according to such national standards or specifications cannot directly claim approval to this European standard.


It may be possible, subject to agreement between supplier and purchaser, and/or the relevant conformity assessment body, to demonstrate that conformity to the earlier standard can be used to claim conformity to this European Standard, provided an assessment is made of any additional type testing that may need to be carried out. Any such additional testing that is part of a sequence of testing cannot be done separately.

Standard NumberBS EN 50393:2015
TitleTest methods and requirements for accessories for use on distribution cables of rated voltage 0,6/1,0 (1,2) kV
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date28 February 2015
Confirm Date25 September 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61180-1:1992, IEC 60050-461, IEC 61238-1, EN 61238-1, EN 61180-1:1994, HD 603
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 62677, IEC 60055-2, EN 60684-2, IEC 60684-3-247, HD 631, IEC 60455-3-8, EN 60684-3-247, EN 60228, IEC 62677, IEC 60287, IEC 60684-2, EN 60455-3-8, EN 60684-1, IEC 60228, IEC 60684-1
ReplacesBS EN 50393:2006
International RelationshipsEN 50393:2015
Draft Superseded By12/30262193 DC
DescriptorsImpact testing, Electrical testing, Cable junctions, Rated voltage, Watertightness tests, Electric conductors, Withstand voltage, Insulated cables, Impulse-voltage tests, Low-voltage equipment, Electrical connections, Type testing, Outdoor electric equipment, Resistance measurement, Thermal testing, Visual inspection (testing), Joints, Power cables, Short-circuit current tests, Electrical insulation, Electric cables, Electric connectors
Title in FrenchMéthodes et prescriptions d'essai pour les accessoires de câbles de distribution de tension assignée 0,6/1,0 (1,2) kV
Title in GermanPrüfverfahren und Prüfanforderungen für die Garnituren von Verteilerkabeln mit einer Nennspannung von 0,6/1,0 (1,2) kV
ISBN978 0 580 78805 5
File Size1.723 MB

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