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Reference EN 50516-2-1:2011
Title Industrial connector sets and interconnect components to be used in optical fibre control and communication systems - Product specifications - Part 2-1: Type ODVA PC industrial terminated on EN 60793-2-10 category A1a and A1b multimode fibre to meet the requirements of category I (industrial environments) as specified in EN 50173-1 and IEC 61753-1-3
Project Number 21984
Abstract/Scope 1.1 Product definition This European Standard contains the initial, start of life dimensional, optical, mechanical and environmental performance requirements that an ODVA connector terminated with cylindrical zirconia PC ferrules with one side protected by an industrial housing, an adaptor fitted with resilient alignment sleeve and patchcord shall meet in order for it to be categorised as an EN standard product. The product is rated IP67. Since different variants are permitted, product marking details are given in 3.6. 1.2 Intermateability Products conforming to the requirements of this specification will intermate and give the specified level of random attenuation and random return loss performance, provided that the same fibre type is used. The intention is that this will be true irrespective of the manufacturing source(s) of the product. 1.3 Operating environment The tests selected combined with the severities and durations, specified as Category I, are intended to reflect, although they do not necessarily satisfy all the requirements of the boundary conditions of M3I3C3E3. 1.4 Reliability Whilst the anticipated service life expectancy of the product in this environment is 20 years, compliance with this specification does not guarantee the reliability of the product. This should be predicted using a recognised reliability assessment programme. 1.5 Quality assurance Compliance with this specification does not guarantee the manufacturing consistency of the product. This should be maintained using a recognised quality assurance programme.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-11-04
Current Stage code deadline 2012-07-19
Deadline date for vote 2010-09-30


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Connector; Optic; Fibre; Communication; ODVA PC
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6060 2011-11-04 2012-07-19 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2011-07-19 2011-08-16  
5060 2011-06-14 2011-07-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-04-08 2011-06-10 export to doc file  EN
4099 2011-03-14 2011-05-20  
4060 2011-02-07 2011-05-07 export to doc file  EN
4020 2010-11-05 2011-02-04 export to doc file  EN  DE
4093 2010-10-28    
3099 2010-06-15    
4099 2010-04-14 2010-08-14  
4060 2010-03-16 2010-03-29 export to doc file  EN
4020 2009-10-09 2010-03-12 export to doc file  EN
3099 2009-06-18 2009-10-22  
1099 2008-10-01 2009-04-01  
1000 2008-06-05 2008-09-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-07-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-11-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-01-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-07-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-07-19


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Normative reference (6)  

(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.