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Optical fibre cables - Part 1-118: Generic specification - Basic optical cable test procedures - Mechanical tests methods - Bending under tension, Method E18


This part of IEC 60794-1 describes test procedures to be used in establishing uniform requirements for optical fibre cables for the mechanical property – bending under tension. The purpose of this test is to determine the ability of an optical fibre cable to withstand bending around rollers or bows during installation, when a specified load is applied. This document applies to optical fibre cables for use with telecommunication equipment and devices employing similar techniques, and to cables having a combination of both optical fibres and electrical conductors. See IEC 60794-1-2 for a reference guide to test methods of all types and for general requirements.



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DIN EN IEC 60794-1-118

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Responsible national committee

DKE/UK 412.6 - Lichtwellenleiter und Lichtwellenleiterkabel  


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