IEC/TR 62572-4:2020, which is a Technical Report, provides guidelines for optical connector end-face cleaning methods for receptacle style optical transceivers. It includes details about handling receptacle style optical transceivers, internal structures of optical transceivers, information on cleaning tools and machines, applicable cleaning methods, and cleaning procedures. Receptacle style optical transceivers as well as optical fibre patch cords are handled by operators and maintenance staff of optical network systems. This document can be used as a guideline to prepare instruction manuals for the operators and maintenance staff of optical network systems. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- addition of terms and definitions on multifibre connector interface optical transceivers;
- addition of cleaning methods for multifibre connector interface type optical transceivers;
- updating URLs for reference websites.