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Reference EN 50411-3-3:2011
Title Fibre organisers and closures to be used in optical fibre communication systems - Product specifications - Part 3-3: Singlemode optical fibre fusion splice protectors
Project Number 21888
Abstract/Scope 1.1 Product definition This European Standard contains the initial, start of life dimensional, optical, mechanical and environmental performance requirements, which a singlemode fusion splice protector need to meet in order for it to be categorised as an EN standard product. Although in this document the product is qualified for EN 60793-2-50 type B1.1 and B1.3 singlemode fibres it may also be suitable for fusion splice protection of multimode fibre with 125 µm diameter glass cladding and other singlemode fibres with 125 µm diameter glass cladding at other wavelengths. 1.2 Interoperability The installed fusion splice protector needs to fit into optical fibre splice cassettes or splice trays. This European Standard specifies the following physical interface dimensions: - cross sectional profile with width, height or diameter(in millimetres); - length (in millimetres). 1.3 Expected performance In this European Standard, the performance of the fusion splice protector is given with selected fibres as specified in Annex A. 1.4 Operating environment The tests selected combined with the severities and durations are representative of an outdoor enclosed environment defined as category U in EN 61753-1. To ensure that the product can be used in closures, boxes or street cabinet for categories C, A, G and S (as defined EN 61753-1) the specified lower temperature is extended to -40 °C and requirements for temporary flooding have been added. 1.5 Reliability Whilst the anticipated service life expectancy of the product in this environment is at least 20 years, compliance with this specification does not guarantee the reliability of the product. This should be predicted using a recognised reliability assessment programme. 1.6 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 2011-12-09
Current Stage code deadline 2012-11-14
Deadline date for vote 2010-12-31


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Fibre; Organiser; Closure; Optical fibre; Protector
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6060 2011-12-09 2012-11-14 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2011-11-14 2011-12-12  
5060 2011-10-10 2011-10-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-08-05 2011-10-07 export to doc file  EN  DE
5000 2011-05-20    
4099 2011-05-20    
4060 2010-07-12 2010-10-12 export to doc file  EN
4020 2010-02-05 2010-07-09 export to doc file  EN
3099 2010-02-01 2010-03-01  
2020 2009-12-01 2010-06-30  
1099 2008-07-01 2009-01-01  
1000 2007-11-30 2008-07-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-11-14
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-12-09
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-05-14
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-11-14
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-11-14


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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.