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Reference EN 61300-3-4:2013
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 3-4: Examinations and measurements - Attenuation
Project Number 24009
Abstract/Scope IEC 61300-3-4:2012 describes the various methods available to measure the attenuation of optical components. It is not, however, applicable to dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) components, for which IEC 61300-3-29 should be used. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2001. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - revision of source conditions, launch conditions and power meter parameters; - addition of safety recommendations; - removal of launch condition details for multimode fibres, now referenced in 61300-1. Key words: measure the attenuation of optical components


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-06-28
Current Stage code deadline 2013-10-16
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61300-3-4:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Note Publication allocated to * Supersedes EN 61300-3-4:2011 * D133/C027: dow=dor + 12 months for revisions of standards within CLC/TC 86BXA
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6060 2013-06-28 2013-10-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-01-16 2013-02-13  
5060 2012-11-05 2012-11-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-08-31 2012-11-02  
3090 2012-08-21 2012-08-24  
5060 2012-04-30 2012-05-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-01-27 2012-04-27  
1090 2012-01-24 2012-01-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-01-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-06-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-04-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-12-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-16


Supersedes EN 61300-3-4:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60793-2
EN 60825-1
EN 61300-1
EN 61300-3-1
EN 61300-3-2
IEC/TR 62316

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