IEC 61300-2-42:2014 

Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Basic test and measurement procedures - Part 2-42: Tests - Static side load for strain relief


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IEC 61300-2-42:2014 specifies a test to determine the influence of a side load applied to a cord assembled with a strain relief. The intention is to simulate a static load, due to a length of fibre cable, which would typically be experienced during service. Components should withstand side loads during optical transmission without degradation of the optical performance. Besides a boot, any feature that controls the bending radius of the fibre can be considered as strain relief. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2005 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical change with respect to the previous edition: modification of the severity according to cable configurations. Keywords: side load, static load, optical performance, strain relief

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2014-02-06
Available language(s)English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86B - Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive componentsrss
ICS33.180.20 - Fibre optic interconnecting devices
Stability date  2022
File size907 KB

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