IEC 60794-1-1, “Optical fibre cables – Part 1-1: Generic specification – General,” has just been updated. The new Edition 4.0 is available from Document Center Inc. now. This 4th Edition revision replaces Edition 3.0 from 2011 and is a technical update. We’ll review the document, the series, and the updates now.
The IEC 60794 series addresses optical fiber cables and the IEC 60794-1-1 is the overview document. It applies to the optical fiber cables that are used with communication equipment and other similar products, as well as to cables that have both optical fibers and electrical conductors. It sets up the uniform generic requirements for geometrical, transmission, material, mechanical, ageing (including environmental exposure), climatic and electrical properties of both optical fiber cable and cable elements. You’ll use it in conjunction with other parts of the IEC 60794 series as well.
What are the significant changes in IEC 60794-1-1 Edition 4.0? Definitions, graphical symbols, terminology and abbreviations have been expanded to further the “overview” mission of the document. Other changes also support this role for the publication. You’ll now find updated and expanded optical fiber, attenuation and bandwidth sections too. Should you need specific guidance on the changes in this publication, there is a redline edition available for you.
FYI: The IEC 60794 series comes in 5 primary parts: Part 1 (in approximately 7 sections) for generic specifications, Part 2 (in about 13 sections) for indoor cables, Part 3 (currently 10 sections) for outdoor cables, Part 4 (4 sections) for aerial optical cables, and Part 5 (3 sections) on microduct optical cabling.
You may need one or more of the documents in the IEC 60794 series and since they’re copyright you’ll want to make sure you purchase your copies from an authorized distributor like Document Center Inc. IEC standards can be purchased with confidence at our webstore, www.document-center.com. Here is the link directly to the order page for the IEC 60794-1-1. You’ll have the option of choosing delivery in paper format or as a pdf download.
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