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IEC 60794-2-50:2023

Optical fibre cables - Part 2-50: Indoor cables - Family specification for simplex and duplex cables for use in terminated cable assemblies

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Valid from 31.03.2023
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Standard history

IEC 60794-2-50:2023 is available as IEC 60794-2-50:2023 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 60794-2-50:2023 specifies requirements for simplex and duplex optical fibre cables for use in terminated cable assemblies or as used for termination of passive components. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2020. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) added IEC 60793-1-46 and IEC 60794-1-211 to the normative references;
b) changed the load duration for the tensile test from 5 min to 10 min;
c) clarified the distance between the clamps for torsion test to 125 times cable diameter, but not less than 0,3 m;
d) recommended the temperatures –10 °C and +60 °C for indoor simplex and duplex cables and included the low and high temperatures for category C, CHD, OP and OPHD according to the operating service environments in IEC 61753-1 for temperature cycling and shrinkage testing;
e) updated the shrinkage test standard to IEC 60794-1-211, F11A, and changed the requirement to maximum 20 mm;
f) replaced the text for the fire performance with an improved description.

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