Code for designation of colours

This document specifies letter codes for designation of colours and provides rules for their combination to designate colour combinations. The letter codes are intended to be applied in the technical documentation of electrical installations, electrical equipment and products, and in markings of electrical equipment and products. This basic safety publication focusing on safety essential requirements is primarily intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of safety publications in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. It is not intended for use by manufacturers or certification bodies. One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications. This document does not specify any requirements for the encoding of colour properties, nor for their visual representation. Such requirements are under the responsibility of the different technical committees.

Kennbuchstaben für die Bezeichnung von Farben

Code de désignation de couleurs

L'IEC 60757:2021 spécifie les codes littéraux de désignation de couleurs et donne des règles régissant leur combinaison, afin de désigner les combinaisons de couleurs. Les codes littéraux sont destinés à être appliqués dans la documentation technique des installations électriques, des équipements et produits électriques, ainsi que dans les marquages des équipements et produits électriques. La présente publication fondamentale de sécurité portant sur des exigences essentielles de sécurité est avant tout destinée à être utilisée par les comités d’études dans le cadre de l’élaboration de publications de sécurité, conformément aux principes établis dans le Guide IEC 104 et le Guide lSO/lEC 51. Elle n’est pas destinée à être utilisée par les fabricants ou les organismes de certification. L’une des responsabilités d’un comité d’études consiste, le cas échéant, à utiliser les publications fondamentales de sécurité dans le cadre de l’élaboration de ses publications. Les exigences de la présente publication fondamentale de sécurité ne s’appliquent pas tant qu’il n’y a pas été fait spécifiquement référence ou qu’elles n’ont pas été incluses dans les publications concernées. Le présent document ne spécifie pas d’exigences relatives au codage des propriétés des couleurs, ni à leur représentation visuelle. De telles exigences relèvent de la responsabilité des différents comités d’études. L'IEC 60757:2021 annule et remplace la première édition parue en 1983. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente: a) restriction des codes à des codes littéraux; b) suppression des anciennes notes superflues; c) ajout d’un paragraphe sur un élément utilisant différentes couleurs par alternance; d) ajout de l'0 avec des exemples de couleurs et leur codage RVB (rouge, vert, bleu) correspondant.

Koda za označevanje barv (IEC 60757:2021)

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SIST EN IEC 60757:2021
SIST HD 457 S1:2003
Koda za označevanje barv (IEC 60757:2021)
Code for designation of colours (IEC 60757:2021)
Code zur Farbkennzeichnung (IEC 60757:2021)
Code de désignation de couleurs (IEC 60757:2021)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60757:2021
01.070 Barvno kodiranje Colour coding
29.020 Elektrotehnika na splošno Electrical engineering in
SIST EN IEC 60757:2021 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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August 2021
ICS 29.020; 01.070 Supersedes HD 457 S1:1985 and all of its amendments
and corrigenda (if any)
English Version
Code for designation of colours
(IEC 60757:2021)
Code de désignation de couleurs Kennbuchstaben für die Bezeichnung von Farben
(IEC 60757:2021) (IEC 60757:2021)
This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2021-07-21. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC
Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.
Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC
Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.
This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation
under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the
same status as the official versions.
CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Turkey and the United Kingdom.

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels
© 2021 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.
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European foreword
The text of document 3/1486(F)/FDIS, future edition 2 of IEC 60757, prepared by IEC/TC 3
“Documentation, graphical symbols and representations of technical information” was submitted to the
IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 60757:2021.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2022–04–21
level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2024–07–21
document have to be withdrawn
This document supersedes HD 457 S1:1985 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.
Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national committee. A
complete listing of these bodies can be found on the CENELEC website.
Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 60757:2021 was approved by CENELEC as a European
Standard without any modification.

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Annex ZA

Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For
undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)
NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the
relevant EN/HD applies.
NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60445 - Basic and safety principles for man-- -
machine interface, marking and
identification - Identification of equipment
terminals, conductor terminat

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