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IEC 61280-4-2 Redline version

IEC 61280-4-2:2024 RLV
Fibre-optic communication subsystem test procedures - Part 4-2: Installed cabling plant - Single-mode attenuation and optical return loss measurements
IEC 61280-4-2:2024 RLV contains both the official IEC International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is available in English only and provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between the official IEC Standard and its previous edition.

IEC 62180-4-2:2024 is applicable to the measurements of attenuation and optical return loss of an installed optical fibre cabling plant using single-mode fibre. This cabling plant can include single-mode optical fibres, connectors, adapters, splices, and other passive devices. The cabling can be installed in a variety of environments including residential, commercial, industrial and data centre premises, as well as outside plant environments. This document is applicable to all single-mode fibre types including those designated by IEC 60793-2-50 as Class B fibres. The principles of this document can be applied to cabling plants containing branching devices (splitters) and at specific wavelength ranges in situations where passive wavelength selective components are deployed, such as WDM, CWDM and DWDM devices. This document is not intended to apply to cabling plants that include active devices such as fibre amplifiers or dynamic channel equalizers. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) addition of the equipment cord method;
b) addition of test limit adjustment related to test cord grades;
c) refinements on measurement uncertainties.

Technical committee

TC 86/SC 86C Fibre optic systems and active devices


Quality Assurance
Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2024-05-06


Stability date2028
ISBN number9782832288924
File size5.62 MB
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