BS EN 60793-2:2016 - Optical fibres. Product specifications. General

BS EN 60793-2:2016

Optical fibres. Product specifications. General

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : June 2016 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 60793-2:2019

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This part of IEC 60793 contains the general specifications for both multimode and single-mode optical fibres.

Sectional specifications for each of the four categories multimode fibres: A1, A2, A3, and A4 (part of the multimode fibre class A) contain requirements specific to each category.

Sectional specifications for each of the two single-mode fibre classes, B and C, contain requirements common to each class.

Each sectional specification includes family specifications (in normative annexes) that contain requirements for the applicable category or sub-categories. These sub-categories are distinguished on the basis of different fibre types or applications.

The requirements of this standard apply to all classes.

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.

Table 1 defines the sectional specifications. The relevant family specifications are defined within the sectional specifications as normative annexes (see Tables 2 to 5).

Annexes A and B summarize the existing fibre specifications.

Table 1
Sectional specifications

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Standard NumberBS EN 60793-2:2016
TitleOptical fibres. Product specifications. General
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 June 2016
Withdrawn Date08 January 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60793-2-60, EN 60793-2-60, EN 60793-2-10, EN 60793-2-20, EN 60793-1, IEC 60793-2-30, IEC 60793-1, EN 60793-2-40, EN 60793-2-30, IEC 60793-2-50, IEC 60304, EN 60793-2-50, IEC 60793-2-20, IEC 60793-2-10, IEC 60793-2-40, HD 402 S2
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050-731
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 60793-2:2019
ReplacesBS EN 60793-2:2012
International RelationshipsEN 50136-1:2012,EN 60793-2:2016,IEC 60793-2:2015
Draft Superseded By14/30310016 DC
DescriptorsCommunication equipment, Fibre optic cables, Electronic equipment and components, Fibre optics, Specification (approval), Classification systems, Optical communication systems, Electric cables, Product specification, Optical fibres, Coated materials
Title in FrenchFibres optiques. Spécifications de produits. Généralités
Title in GermanLichtwellenleiter. Produktspezifikationen. Allgemeines
ISBN978 0 580 87469 7
File Size2.285 MB

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