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Reference EN 60874-1:2012
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Connectors for optical fibres and cables - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 23264
Abstract/Scope IEC 60874-1:2011 applies to fibre optic connector sets and individual components (i.e. adaptors, plugs, sockets) for all types, sizes and structures of fibres and cables. It includes: connector set requirements; This part of IEC 60874 is divided into four clauses: - Clauses 1 (Scope), 2 (Normative references) and 3 (Terms and definitions) contain general information pertaining to this generic specification; - Clause 4 (Requirements) contains all the requirements to be met by connectors covered by this specification. This includes requirements for classification, the IEC specification system, documentation, materials, workmanship, quality, performance, identification, and packaging. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2006, and constitutes a technical revision. The specific technical changes from the previous edition include removal of quality assessment procedure, to add the definition of plug-socket configuration, to reconsider a drawing showing the relationship between IEC 60874, IEC 61753, IEC 61754 series of standards., and updating the normative references.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-03-23
Current Stage code deadline 2012-09-29
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 60874-1:2011 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Connector; Optical fibre; Cable
Note 2011-12-20 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60874-1:2007
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6060 2012-03-23 2012-09-29 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-12-29 2012-01-26  
5060 2011-10-17 2011-11-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-08-12 2011-10-14  
3090 2011-06-10 2011-08-31  
5060 2011-05-23 2011-06-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-17 2011-05-20  
1090 2010-12-14 2010-12-17  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-12-29
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-03-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-03-29
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-09-29
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-12-29


Supersedes EN 60874-1:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 129
ISO 286-1
ISO 1101
ISO 8601
EN 60027 series
IEC 60050-731
EN 60695-11-5
EN 60825-1
EN 61300 series
EN 61753-1
EN 61753 series
EN 61754 series
EN 61755 series
IEC/TR 61930
IEC/TR 61931
IEC 60617-DB

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.