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Optical fibres and optical fibre cables



Reference EN 60794-1-23:2012
Title Optical fibre cables - Part 1-23: Generic specification - Basic optical cable test procedures - Cable element test methods
Project Number 23818
Abstract/Scope IEC 60794-23:2012(E) 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 and is to define test procedures to be used in establishing uniform requirements for the geometrical, material, mechanical, environmental properties of optical fibre cable elements. This edition of IEC 60794-1-23 cancels and replaces the cable elements tests methods part of the second edition of IEC 60794-1-2 published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. Key words: Optical cable test procedures, optical fibre units


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-10-26
Current Stage code deadline 2013-06-28
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60794-1-23:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Cable; Optical fibre; Basic optical cable; Test procedure; Cable elements
Note Partly supersedes EN 60794-1-2:2003 together with FprEN 60794-1-2:2012, FprEN 60794-1-20:2012, future Part 1-21, EN 60794-1-22:2012 and FprEN 60794-1-24:2012 * 2012-08-30 Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-10-26 2013-06-28 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-09-28 2012-10-26  
5060 2012-08-03 2012-08-24 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-06-01 2012-08-03  
3090 2012-03-23 2012-05-31  
5060 2012-03-12 2012-04-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-10-07 2012-03-09  
1090 2011-10-04 2011-10-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-09-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-10-26
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-12-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-06-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-09-28


Supersedes EN 60794-1-2:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60793-1-40
EN 60794-3:2002

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.