Specification for the testing of balanced and coaxial information technology cabling – Part 1: Installed balanced cabling as specified in ISO/IEC 11801-1 and related standards
|Publication Date:||1 September 2019|
|ICS Code (Coaxial cables. Waveguides):||33.120.10|
This part of IEC 61935 specifies reference measurement procedures for cabling parameters and the requirements for field tester accuracy to measure cabling parameters identified in ISO/IEC 11801-1.
This document applies when the cable assemblies are constructed of cables complying with IEC 61156 (all parts), and connecting hardware as specified in IEC 60603-7 (all parts) or IEC 61076-3-104, IEC 61076-3-110, IEC 61076-2-101 and IEC 61076-2-109. Where cables and/or connectors do not comply with these standards, then additional tests may be required.
This document is organized as follows:
• reference laboratory measurement procedures on cabling topologies are specified in Clause 4. In some cases, these procedures may be used in the field (see IEC TR 61156-1-2:2009/AMD1:
• descriptions and requirements for measurements in the field are specified in Clause 5;
• performance requirements for field testers and procedures to verify performance are specified in Clause 6.
NOTE 1 This document does not include tests that are normally performed on the cables and connectors separately. These tests are described in IEC 61156-1 and IEC 60603-7 or IEC 61076-3-104, IEC 61076-3-110, IEC 61076-2-101 and IEC 61076-2-109, respectively.
NOTE 2 Wherever possible, cables and connectors used in cable assemblies, even if they are not described in IEC 61156 or IEC 60603-7, IEC 61076-3-104, IEC 61076-3-110, IEC 61076-2-101 and IEC 61076-2-109, are tested separately according to the tests given in the relevant generic specification. In this case, most of the environmental and mechanical tests described in this standard can be omitted.
This document relates to performance with respect to 100 Ω cabling. For 120 Ω or 150 Ω cabling, the same principles apply but the measurement system should correspond to the nominal impedance level.
Field tester types include certification, qualification and verification. Certification testing is performed for the rigorous needs of commercial/industria
Throughout this document, 4-pair cabling is assumed. The test procedures described in this document may also be used to evaluate one or two pair balanced cabling. However, 2-pair cabling links that share the same sheath with other links are tested as 4-pair cabling.