CENELEC - EN 50377-17-1
Connector sets and interconnect components to be used in optical fibre communication systems - Product specifications - Part 17-1: Type FPFT (factory polished field terminated) simplex connector factory terminated with EN 60793-2-50 category B1.3 fibre and field mounted onto IEC 60793-2-50 category B1.3 or B6a_1 or B6a_2 singlemode fibre, category C
|Publication Date:||1 November 2013|
|ICS Code (Fibre optic interconnecting devices):||33.180.20|
This European Standard contains the initial, start of life dimensional, optical, mechanical and environmental performance requirements that a Factory Polished Field Terminated (FPFT) single mode simplex connector set (plug adaptor plug), adaptor will meet in order for it to be categorised as an EN standard product. The FPFT is designed for either fusion or mechanical splice methods. The performance is specified for the mated combination between a FPFT plug and an EN standardised plug from the EN 50377 series (configuration 1) or between two FTFP plugs (configuration 2).
The fibre specified inside the FPFT plug in this European Standard is standard single mode fibre with low water peak as specified as B1.3, which is field, mated to B1.3 fibre or bend insensitive single mode fibre specified as B6_a1 or B6_a2 in EN 60793-2-50. Mixing standard and bend insensitive fibres in a connection causes a considerable intrinsic attenuation due to mode field diameter mismatch.
These connectors are intended to be installed inside wall outlets or other fibre organisers, and are therefore considered as being in a "protected environment" and are terminated onto either 250 μm primary coated or up to 900 μm buffered fibres.
Since different variants and grades of performance are permitted, product marking details are given in 3.5.