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Reference EN 60869-1:2000
Title Fibre optic attenuators - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 13316
Abstract/Scope Applies to fibre optic attenuators which have all of the following general features: they are passive in that they contain no optoelectronic or other transducing elements; they have two ports for the transmission of optical power, and attenuate the transmitted power in a fixed or variable fashion; the ports are optical fibres or optical fibre connectors. It establishes requirements and procedures for quality assessment.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2000-01-11
Current Stage code deadline 2000-09-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 60869-1:1999 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Attenuator; Fibre optic; Generic specification
Note Supersedes EN 180000:1995 * Superseded by EN 60869-1:2013
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6060 2000-01-11 2000-09-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 1999-12-01 2000-04-01  
5062 1999-10-21 1999-12-01  
5020 1999-07-09 1999-09-30  
1090 1999-07-05 1999-07-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2000-01-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2000-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2000-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2002-12-01


Supersedes EN 180000:1995
Superseded by EN 60869-1:2013
Normative reference (6) IEC Guide 102:1996
ISO 129:1985
ISO 286-1:1988
ISO 370:1975
ISO 1101:1983
ISO 8601:1988
IEC 60050-731:1991
IEC 60410:1973
IEC 60617-1:1985
EN 60695-2-2:1994
EN 60825-1:1994
corr. February 1995
IEC QC 001001:1998
IEC QC 001002-2:1998
IEC QC 001002-3:1998

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