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Reference EN 61300-2-42:201X
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 2-42: Tests - Static side load for strain relief
Project Number 24564
Abstract/Scope IEC 61300-2-42:2014 specifies a test to determine the influence of a side load applied to a cord assembled with a strain relief. The intention is to simulate a static load, due to a length of fibre cable, which would typically be experienced during service. Components should withstand side loads during optical transmission without degradation of the optical performance. Besides a boot, any feature that controls the bending radius of the fibre can be considered as strain relief. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2005 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: modification of the severity according to cable configurations. Keywords: side load, static load, optical performance, strain relief


Current Stage code 5099
Current Stage code date 2014-03-13
Current Stage code deadline 2014-04-10
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 61300-2-42:2014 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Note Will supersede EN 61300-2-42:2005 * D133/C027: dow=dor + 12 months for revisions of standards within CLC/TC 86BXA*2014-02-20: Publication allocated to
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5099 2014-03-13 2014-04-10  
5060 2014-01-06 2014-01-27 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-10-18 2014-01-03  
3090 2013-10-15 2013-10-18  
5060 2013-04-08 2013-04-29 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-01-04 2013-04-05  
1090 2013-01-02 2013-01-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-03-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-06-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-12-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-03-13


Supersedes EN 61300-2-42:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61300-1
EN 61300-3-1
EN 61300-3-3
EN 61300-3-4:2013

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