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Reference EN 60793-2:2012
Title Optical fibres - Part 2: Product specifications - General
Project Number 23402
Abstract/Scope IEC 60793-2:2011 contains the general specifications for both multimode and single-mode optical fibres. Sectional specifications for each of the four categories multimode class: A1, A2, A3, and A4 contain requirements specific to each category. Sectional specifications for each of the two single-mode 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. This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition published in 2007. This modification has been necessary because of the addition of new fibre categories to IEC 60793-2-10 and IEC 60793-2-50.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60793-1 series.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-02-24
Current Stage code deadline 2012-10-02
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60793-2:2011 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Optical; Fibre
Note 2011-12-20 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 60793-2:2008
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6060 2012-02-24 2012-10-02 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-01-02 2012-01-30  
5060 2011-09-02 2011-10-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-03-11 2011-08-12  
1090 2011-03-08 2011-03-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-01-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-02-24
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-04-02
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-10-02
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-01-02


Supersedes EN 60793-2:2008
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-731:1991
HD 402 S2
IEC 60793 series
EN 60793-2-10
EN 60793-2-20
EN 60793-2-30
EN 60793-2-40
EN 60793-2-50
EN 60793-2-60

(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.