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Fibre optic interconnect, passive and connectorised components



Reference EN 60869-1:2013
Title Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Fibre optic passive power control devices - Part 1: Generic specification
Project Number 23868
Abstract/Scope IEC 60869-1:2012 applies to fibre optic power control devices. These have all of the following general features: - they are passive in that they contain no opto-electronic or other transducing elements; - they have two ports for the transmission of optical power and control the transmitted power in a fixed or variable fashion; - the ports are unconnectorized optical fibre tails or optical fibre pigtails with connectors. This standard establishes generic requirements for the following passive optical devices: - optical attenuator; - optical fuse; - optical power limiter. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition, published in 1999, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - the terms and definitions were reconsidered; - the requirement concerning the IEC Quality Assessment System was reconsidered; - the clause concerning quality assessment procedures was deleted. Keywords: fibre optic power control devices


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-06-28
Current Stage code deadline 2013-10-16
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86B
Reference Document IEC 60869-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Attenuator; Fibre optic; Generic specification
Note Publication allocated to * Supersedes EN 60869-1:2000 * Justification for dow = dor + 12 months: see BT decision D133/C027
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6060 2013-06-28 2013-10-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-01-16 2013-02-13  
5060 2012-11-26 2012-12-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-09-21 2012-11-23  
3090 2012-03-09 2012-08-31  
5060 2012-02-27 2012-03-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-11-18 2012-02-24  
1090 2011-11-15 2011-11-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-01-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-06-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-12-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-16


Supersedes EN 60869-1:2000
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 129
ISO 286-1
ISO 1101
ISO 8601
EN 60027-1
IEC 60050-731
EN 60695-11-5
EN 60825 series
IEC 60617-DB

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