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Reference EN 60876-1:2012
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Fibre optic spatial switches - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 23691
Abstract/Scope IEC 60876-1:2012(E) applies to fibre optic switches possessing all of the following general features: - they are passive in that they contain no optoelectronic or other transducing elements, - they have one or more ports for the transmission of optical power and two or more states in which power may be routed or blocked between these ports, and - the ports are optical fibres or fibre optic connectors. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2001. It constitutes a technical revision. The changes with respect to the previous edition are to remove quality. Keywords: fibre optic switches


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-09-28
Current Stage code deadline 2013-05-17
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 60876-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Fibre; Optic; Interconnection; Spatial; Switch
Note 2012-07-18 - Publication editing allocated to
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-08-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-09-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-11-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-05-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-08-17


Supersedes EN 60876-1:2001
Superseded by FprEN 60876-1:2014
Normative reference (6) ISO 129-1
ISO 286-1
ISO 1101
ISO 8601
IEC 60027 series
IEC 60050 series
IEC 60617 series
EN 60695-11-5
EN 60825-1
EN 61300 series
IEC/TR 61930
EN 62047-1

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