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BS EN 60793-2:2008

Optical fibres. Product specifications. General

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : March 2009 Replaced By : BS EN 60793-2:2012

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BS EN 60793-2:2008 Optical fibres. Product specifications. General

BS EN 60793-2 contains the general specifications for both multimode and singlemode optical fibres.

Sectional specifications for each of the four multimode categories: A1, A2, A3, and A4 contain requirements specific to each category. A sectional specification for all single-mode categories contains requirements common to all single-mode fibres. Within each sectional specification, family specifications – found as normative annexes – contain requirements for the applicable sub categories. These sub-categories are distinguished on the basis of different fibre types or applications.

The requirements of BS EN 60793-2 apply to all categories. Each sectional specification contains the requirements that are common to all the family specifications that are within it. These common requirements are copied to the family specification for ease of reference.

Tests or measurement methods are defined for each specified attribute. Where possible, these definitions are by reference to an IEC standard – otherwise the test or measurement method is outlined in the relevant sectional specification.

Contents of BS EN 60793-2:

• Scope
• Normative references
• Terms and definitions
• Quality assurance
• Construction of optical fibres
• Category A – Multimode fibres
• Category B – Single-mode fibres
• Category C – Single-mode fibres for intraconnection
• General requirements
• Coating
• Buffer
• Colours of the coating and/or buffer
• Sectional specifications
• Categories of multimode fibres
• Categories of glass core/glass clad single-mode fibres
• Categories of glasscor/glass clad single mode fibres for intraconnection


Standard NumberBS EN 60793-2:2008
TitleOptical fibres. Product specifications. General
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 March 2009
Withdrawn Date30 April 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)HD 402 S2:1984, IEC 60793-2-40, IEC 60793-2-20, EN 60793-2-60, IEC 60793-2-50, EN 60793-2-30, IEC 60793-2-60, IEC 60793-2-30, EN 60793-2-50, IEC 60793-2-10, EN 60793-2-10:2007, EN 60793-2-40:2006, IEC 60304, EN 60793-2-20, EN 60793-1, IEC 60793-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 60793-2:2012
ReplacesBS EN 60793-2:2004
International RelationshipsEN 60793-2:2008,IEC 60793-2:2007
Draft Superseded By06/30153348 DC
DescriptorsElectronic equipment and components, Optical communication systems, Coated materials, Communication equipment, Fibre optics, Specification (approval), Electric cables, Optical fibres, Fibre optic cables, Product specification, Classification systems
Title in FrenchFibres optiques. Spécifications de produits. Généralités
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter. Produktspezifikationen. Allgemeines
ISBN978 0 580 57355 2
File Size989 KB

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