IEC TR 62572-4:2020 RLV 
Redline version

Fibre optic active components and devices - Reliability standards - Part 4: Guidelines for optical connector end-face cleaning methods for receptacle style optical transceivers


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IEC TR 62572-4:2020 RLV contains both the official IEC International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is not an official document, it 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/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.

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Publication typeTechnical Report
Publication date2020-09-08
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 86/SC 86C - Fibre optic systems and active devicesrss
ICS33.180.01 - Fibre optic systems in general
Stability date  2025
File size3041 KB

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