IEC 61300-2-6:2023 describes a test to ensure the coupling mechanism of a connector set or connector and device combination withstands the axial loads likely to be applied during normal service, and that the optical performance remains within the given specifications during this test. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2010. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) addition of normative references;
b) modification of the details to be specified;
c) addition of optical monitoring.