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Reference EN 60794-1-1:2011
Title Optical fibre cables - Part 1-1: Generic specification - General
Project Number 23214
Abstract/Scope IEC 60794-1-1:2011 applies to optical fibre cables for use with communication equipment and devices employing similar techniques and to cables having a combination of both optical fibres and electrical conductors. The object of this standard is to establish uniform generic requirements for the geometrical, transmission, material, mechanical, ageing (environmental exposure), climatic and electrical properties of optical fibre cables, where appropriate. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - the contents are updated throughout; - the informative Annexes C 'Guide to the installation of optical fibre cables' and D 'Guide to hydrogen effects in optical fibre cables' have been deleted from this standard and will be published as separate Technical Reports; - the remaining Annexes are renamed accordingly. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60794-1-2:2003. The contents of the corrigendum of January 2012 have been included in this copy.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-12-02
Current Stage code deadline 2012-07-18
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60794-1-1:2011 (EQV) + corrigendum Jan. 2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Cable; Optical fibre; Generic specification
Note 2011-09-22: Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60794-1-1:2002
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6060 2011-12-02 2012-07-18 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
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5060 2011-06-03 2011-07-15 export to doc file  EN
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-10-18
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-12-02
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-01-18
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-07-18
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-10-18


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