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Reference EN 50289-1-16:2007
Title Communication cables - Specifications for test methods - Part 1-16: Electromagnetic performance - Coupling attenuation of cable assemblies (Field conditions)
Project Number 14989
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 50289-1 details the method of in field test to determine the coupling attenuation for installed links and channels used in analogue and digital communication systems. It is to be read in conjunction with EN 50289-1-6 and EN 50289-1-15. This method is used to determine the attenuation of disturbing power to signal power in a cabling system, and vice versa. This determines the influence from cabling on the EMC performance of a system. NOTE 1 The coupling attenuation of installed links and channels is dependant upon the performance of the cabling components (balance and screening if applicable), workmanship (especially termination of screens) and earthing and grounding. This procedure determines the overall effect of these parameters. NOTE 2 This method cannot be used for verification of compliance with emission and immunity EMC standards for the complete system including active components


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-04-13
Current Stage code deadline 2007-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 46
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ICS 33.120.10 - Coaxial cables. Waveguides
Keywords Cable; Communication cable; Test method; Performance; Field conditions
Note To be read in conjunction with EN 50289-1-6 and EN 50289-1-15
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6060 2007-04-13 2007-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-11-01 2007-03-01  
5061 2006-09-26 2006-11-01  
5060 2006-09-11 2006-09-25 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-07-07 2006-09-08 export to doc file  EN
4099 2005-11-04 2006-02-04  
4060 2005-06-22 2005-09-22  
4020 2004-12-17 2005-06-17  
3099 2004-03-03 2004-08-03  
2020 2003-06-13 2004-01-31  
1000 2001-12-04 2002-06-04  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-04-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-11-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 50289-1-6:2002
EN 50289-1-15:2004
EN 50290-1-2:2004

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