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Optical fibres and optical fibre cables



Reference EN 60794-2-31:2013
Title Optical fibre cables - Part 2-31: Indoor cables - Detailed specification for optical fibre ribbon cables for use in premises cabling
Project Number 23636
Abstract/Scope IEC 60794-2-31:2012 presents the detailed requirements specific to indoor optical fibre ribbon cables to ensure compatibility with ISO/IEC 11801. The requirements of the family specification IEC 60794-2-30 are applicable to cables covered by this standard. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - incorporation of the OM4 cabled fibre performance category; - incorporation of the OS2 cabled fibre performance category; - incorporation of the B6_a1 and B6_a2 fibre categories as per IEC 60793-2-50. Keywords: indoor optical fibre ribbon cables, OM4, OS2, B6_a1, B6_a2


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-01-25
Current Stage code deadline 2013-09-12
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60794-2-31:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Cable; Optical fibre; Indoor cable; Ribbon cable
Note Supersedes EN 60794-2-31:2006 * 2012-11-19: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2013-01-25 2013-09-12 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-12-12 2013-01-09  
5060 2012-10-16 2012-11-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-08-10 2012-10-12  
3099 2012-08-07 2012-08-10  
5060 2011-12-12 2012-01-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-07-08 2011-12-09  
1090 2011-07-05 2011-07-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-12-12
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-01-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-03-12
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-09-12
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-12-12


Supersedes EN 60794-2-31:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC 11801
EN 60793-2-10:2011
EN 60793-2-50:2008
EN 60794-1-2
EN 60794-2-30:2008

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