||IEC 60874-1:2011 applies to fibre optic connector sets and individual components (i.e. adaptors, plugs, sockets) for all types, sizes and structures of fibres and cables. It includes: connector set requirements; This part of IEC 60874 is divided into four clauses:
- Clauses 1 (Scope), 2 (Normative references) and 3 (Terms and definitions) contain general information pertaining to this generic specification;
- Clause 4 (Requirements) contains all the requirements to be met by connectors covered by this specification. This includes requirements for classification, the IEC specification system, documentation, materials, workmanship, quality, performance, identification, and packaging. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2006, and constitutes a technical revision. The specific technical changes from the previous edition include removal of quality assessment procedure, to add the definition of plug-socket configuration, to reconsider a drawing showing the relationship between IEC 60874, IEC 61753, IEC 61754 series of standards., and updating the normative references.