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Reference EN 50377-2-2:2009
Title Connector sets and interconnect components to be used in optical fibre communication systems - Product specifications - Part 2-2: FC/APC 8 terminated on IEC 60793-2-50 category B1.1 and B1.3 singlemode fibre, with full zirconia ferrule, category C
Project Number 14384
Abstract/Scope 1.1 Product definition This European Standard contains the initial, start of life dimensional, optical, mechanical and environmental performance requirements which a connector terminated with cylindrical zirconia 8 degree angled PC ferrule and assembled singlemode resilient alignment sleeve FC-APC simplex connector set (plug/adaptor/plug), adaptor and patchcord must meet in order for it to be categorised as an EN standard product. Since different variants and grades of performance are permitted, product marking details are given in 3.5. 1.2 Intermateability Although all products conforming to the requirements of this standard will intermate, the resulting level of random attenuation performance will only be ensured in accordance with Table 1. The intention is that this will be true irrespective of the manufacturing source(s) of the product. When intermating plug variants have different attenuation grades, the resulting level of attenuation cannot be assured to be any better than the worst attenuation grade. The intermating of a grade C plug with a grade B plug will result in an uncertain level of random attenuation performance. 1.3 Operating environment The tests selected combined with the severities and durations are representative of a category U environment described in EN 61753-1. 1.4 Reliability Whilst the anticipated service life expectancy of the product in this environment is 20 years, compliance with this standard does not guarantee the reliability of the product. This should be predicted using a recognised reliability assessment programme. 1.5 Quality assurance Compliance with this standard does not guarantee the manufacturing consistency of the product. This should be maintained using a recognised quality assurance programme.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-05-07
Current Stage code deadline 2009-12-01
Deadline date for vote 2006-06-30


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Keywords Connector; Optical fibre; Communication; Zirconia ferrule
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2009-05-07 2009-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-12-01 2009-04-01  
5061 2008-10-29 2008-12-01  
5060 2008-06-10 2008-07-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-04-04 2008-06-06 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-09-01 2008-03-13  
5061 2007-06-26 2007-09-01  
5060 2006-12-12 2006-12-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-07-07 2006-12-08 export to doc file  EN
3090 2006-06-19 2006-06-23  
3093 2005-12-01 2006-06-30  
3090 2002-11-28 2005-06-30  
2020 2002-05-30 2002-11-30  
2020 2001-06-21 2002-08-30  
2020 2001-03-06 2001-09-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-05-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-12-01


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Normative reference (6)  

(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.