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Reference EN 60794-1-20:2014
Title Optical fibre cables - Part 1-20: Generic specification - Basic optical cable test procedures - General and definitions
Project Number 24577
Abstract/Scope IEC 60794-1-20:2014 applies to optical fibre cables for use with telecommunication equipment and devices employing similar techniques, and to cables having a combination of both optical fibres and electrical conductors. The object of this standard is to define test procedures to be used in establishing uniform requirements for the geometrical, transmission, material, mechanical, ageing (environmental exposure) and climatic properties of optical fibre cables, and electrical requirements where appropriate. Throughout this standard the wording 'optical cable' may also include optical fibre units, microduct fibre units, etc. Keywords: optical fibre test procedures, uniform requirements


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-04-11
Current Stage code deadline 2014-11-21
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60794-1-20:2014 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Note Partly supersedes EN 60794-1-2:2003, together with FprEN 60794-1-2:2012, future Part 1-21, EN 60794-1-22:2012, EN 60794-1-23:2012 and FprEN 60794-1-24:2012
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6060 2014-04-11 2014-11-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2014-02-21 2014-03-21  
5060 2013-03-04 2013-03-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-11-23 2013-03-01  
1090 2012-11-20 2012-11-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-02-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-04-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-05-21
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-11-21
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-02-21


Supersedes EN 60794-1-2:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 98-3
ISO/IEC Guide 99
ISO/IEC 11801
EN 60793 series
EN 60793-1-40
EN 60793-1-41
EN 60793-1-46
EN 60793-1-48
EN 60793 series
EN 60793-2-10
EN 60793-2-40
EN 60793-2-50
EN 60794-1-1
EN 60794-1-2:2014
EN 60794 series
EN 60794 series
EN 60794 series
EN 60794-3-20
EN 60794-4
EN 60794-5
IEC/TR 61931
IEC/TR 62362

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