Optical fibre cables - Part 6-30: Indoor-outdoor cables - Family specification for weatherised indoor cables (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

This part of IEC 60794 is a family specification covering optical fibre indoor cables that are
deployed in short length (≤ 10 m) outdoor environments. These cables generally possess the
characteristics associated with indoor cable designs having the appropriate fire performance
and flexibility that makes them suitable for use in premises. Because of its predicted use
outdoors, stability against environmental attack, for example UV radiation and humidity (see
IEC 60794-6:2020, Table 1), is important. Typical application spaces include the extension of
a short length of indoor cable outside the building such as to a NAP mounted outside the
building at the house wall.

Lichtwellenleiterkabel - Teil 6-30: Innen-/Außenkabel - Familienspezifikation für witterungsbeständige Innenkabel (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

Câbles à fibres optiques - Partie 6-30: Câbles intérieurs/extérieurs - Spécification de famille pour les câbles intérieurs résistants aux intempéries (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

IEC 60794-6-30:2020 est une spécification de famille qui couvre les câbles intérieurs à fibres optiques déployés dans des environnements extérieurs sur de courtes longueurs (≤ 10 m). Ces câbles possèdent généralement les caractéristiques associées à des conceptions de câbles intérieurs présentant la souplesse et le comportement au feu appropriés pour permettre leur utilisation dans des locaux. En raison de leur utilisation attendue en extérieur, une stabilité contre les agressions environnementales, par exemple le rayonnement ultraviolet (UV) et l'humidité (voir Tableau 1 de l'IEC 60794-6:2020), est importante. Les applications types comprennent la prolongation à l'extérieur d'un bâtiment d'une courte longueur de câble intérieur, par exemple pour rallier un NAP monté sur un mur à l'extérieur du bâtiment.

Optični kabli - 6-30. del: Notranji ali zunanji kabli - Skupinska specifikacija za vremensko odporne notranje kable (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN IEC 60794-6-30:2021
01-januar-2021

Optični kabli - 6-30. del: Notranji ali zunanji kabli - Skupinska specifikacija za

vremensko odporne notranje kable (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

Optical fibre cables - Part 6-30: Indoor-outdoor cables - Family specification for

weatherised indoor cables (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

Lichtwellenleiterkabel - Teil 6-30: Innen-/Außenkabel - Familienspezifikation für

witterungsbeständige Innenkabel (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

Câbles à fibres optiques - Partie 6-30: Câbles intérieurs/extérieurs - Spécification de

famille pour les câbles intérieurs résistants aux intempéries (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60794-6-30:2020
ICS:
33.180.10 (Optična) vlakna in kabli Fibres and cables
SIST EN IEC 60794-6-30:2021 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 60794-6-30
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
November 2020
ICS 33.180.10
English Version
Optical fibre cables - Part 6-30: Indoor-outdoor cables - Family
specification for weatherised indoor cables
(IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

Câbles à fibres optiques - Partie 6-30: Câbles Lichtwellenleiterkabel - Teil 6-30: Innen-/Außenkabel -

intérieurs/extérieurs - Spécification de famille pour les Familienspezifikation für witterungsbeständige Innenkabel

câbles intérieurs résistants aux intempéries (IEC 60794-6-30:2020)
(IEC 60794-6-30:2020)

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Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

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EN IEC 60794-6-30:2020 (E)
European foreword

The text of document 86A/2038/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 60794-6-30, prepared by SC 86A "Fibres

and cables" of IEC/TC 86 "Fibre optics" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and

approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 60794-6-30:2020.
The following dates are fixed:

• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2021-07-30

level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2023-10-30

document have to be withdrawn

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 60794-6-30:2020 was approved by CENELEC as a

European Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards

indicated:
IEC 60793-2 NOTE Harmonized as EN IEC 60793-2
IEC 60794-1-219 NOTE Harmonized as EN IEC 60794-1-219
IEC 60794-2-10 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60794-2-10
To be published. Stage at the time of publication: prEN IEC 60794-1-219:2020.
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications with their
corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)

applies.

NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod),

the relevant EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available

here: www.cenelec.eu.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60332-1 series Tests on electric and optical fibre cables EN 60332-1 series
under fire conditions - Part 1: Test for
vertical flame propagation for a single
insulated wire or cable

IEC 60332-3 series Tests on electric and optical fibre cables EN IEC 60332-3 series

under fire conditions - Part 3: Test for
vertical flame spread of vertically-
mounted bunched wires or cables
IEC 60793-2-10 2019 Optical fibres - Part 2-10: Product EN IEC 60793-2-10 2019
specifications - Sectional specification for
category A1 multimode fibres
IEC 60793-2-50 2018 Optical fibres - Part 2-50: Product EN IEC 60793-2-50 2019
specifications - Sectional specification for
class B single-mode fibres
IEC 60794-1-1 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-1: Generic EN 60794-1-1 -
specification - General
IEC 60794-1-21 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-21: Generic EN 60794-1-21 -
specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Mechanical tests methods

IEC 60794-1-22 2017 Optical fibre cables - Part 1-22: Generic EN IEC 60794-1-22 2018

specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Environmental test methods
IEC 60794-1-23 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-23: Generic EN IEC 60794-1-23 -
specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Cable element test methods
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EN IEC 60794-6-30:2020 (E)
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60794-1-24 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-24: Generic EN 60794-1-24 -
specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Electrical test methods

IEC 60794-1-31 2018 Optical fibre cables - Part 1-31: Sectional EN IEC 60794-1-31 2018

specification for cable element - optical
fibre ribbon

IEC 60794-1-215 - Optical fibre cables - Part 1-215: Generic EN IEC 60794-1-215 -

specification - Basic optical cable test
procedures - Environmental test methods
- Cable external freezing test, Method
F15
IEC 60794-2 - Optical fibre cables - Part 2: Indoor EN 60794-2 -
cables - Sectional specification
IEC 60794-2-20 2013 Optical fibre cables - Part 2-20: Indoor EN 60794-2-20 2014
cables - Family specification for multi-
fibre optical cables

IEC 60794-2-30 2019 Optical fibre cables - Part 2-30: Indoor EN IEC 60794-2-30 2019

cables - Family specification for optical
fibre ribbon cables for use in terminated
cable assemblies
IEC 60811-202 - Electric and optical fibre cables - Test EN 60811-202 -
methods for non-metallic materials - Part
202: General tests - Measurement of
thickness of non-metallic sheath
IEC 60811-203 - Electric and optical fibre cables - Test EN 60811-203 -
methods for non-metallic materials - Part
203: General tests - Measurement of
overall dimensions
IEC 60811-406 - Electric and optical fibre cables - Test EN 60811-406 -
methods for non-metallic materials - Part
406: Miscellaneous tests - Resistance to
stress cracking of polyethylene and
polypropylene compounds
ISO 4892-2 2013 Plastics - Methods of exposure to EN ISO 4892-2 2013
laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-
arc lamps
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 6

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms ........................................................................ 7

3.1 Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 7

3.2 Abbreviated terms ................................................................................................... 7

4 General specifications ..................................................................................................... 7

4.1 Optical fibres .......................................................................................................... 7

4.2 Cable elements ....................................................................................................... 7

5 Specifications for weatherised indoor cables – Construction ............................................ 8

6 Details of family specifications and test conditions for weatherised indoor cables ............ 8

6.1 General ................................................................................................................... 8

6.1.1 Referenced cable specifications ...................................................................... 8

6.1.2 Test criteria ..................................................................................................... 8

6.1.3 Applicable tests ............................................................................................... 8

6.2 Mechanical tests ................................................................................................... 10

6.2.1 Tensile performance ...................................................................................... 10

6.2.2 Abrasion ........................................................................................................ 11

6.2.3 Crush ............................................................................................................ 12

6.2.4 Impact ........................................................................................................... 12

6.2.5 Repeated bending ......................................................................................... 13

6.2.6 Torsion .......................................................................................................... 13

6.2.7 Bend .............................................................................................................. 13

6.2.8 Bending under tension ................................................................................... 14

6.2.9 Bending at low temperature ........................................................................... 14

6.2.10 Flexing .......................................................................................................... 14

6.2.11 Kink ............................................................................................................... 15

6.2.12 Rip cord functional test .................................................................................. 15

6.3 Environmental ....................................................................................................... 15

6.3.1 Temperature cycling ...................................................................................... 15

6.3.2 Water penetration .......................................................................................... 16

6.3.3 UV resistance ................................................................................................ 16

6.3.4 Environmental stress cracking ....................................................................... 17

6.3.5 Compound flow .............................................................................................. 17

6.3.6 Bleeding and evaporation .............................................................................. 17

6.3.7 Material compatibility ..................................................................................... 17

6.3.8 Ageing ........................................................................................................... 17

6.4 Cable element tests .............................................................................................. 18

6.4.1 Ribbon strippability ........................................................................................ 18

6.4.2 Ribbon tear (separability) .............................................................................. 18

6.4.3 Ribbon dimensions and geometry .................................................................. 18

6.4.4 Ribbon torsion ............................................................................................... 18

6.4.5 Ribbon residual twist ..................................................................................... 18

6.4.6 Tube kinking .................................................................................................. 19

6.4.7 Bend test for optical cable elements .............................................................. 19

6.4.8 Stripping force stability of cabled fibres ......................................................... 19

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6.5 Other tests ............................................................................................................ 19

6.5.1 Fire performance ........................................................................................... 19

6.5.2 Electrical continuity........................................................................................ 19

6.5.3 Thickness of non-metallic sheath ................................................................... 19

6.5.4 Overall dimensions ........................................................................................ 20

Annex A (informative) Examples of weatherised indoor cables ............................................. 21

Annex B (informative) Blank detail specification and minimum requirements ........................ 22

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 23

Figure A.1 – Weatherised, reinforced simplex indoor cable ................................................... 21

Figure A.2 – Weatherised mini-breakout indoor cable ........................................................... 21

Figure A.3 – Weatherised jelly free central loose tube indoor cable....................................... 21

Table 1 – Tests applicable for mechanical and environmental performance of

weatherised indoor cables ...................................................................................................... 9

Table 2 – Low and high temperatures ................................................................................... 16

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OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES –
Part 6-30: Indoor-outdoor cables –
Family specification for weatherised indoor cables
FOREWORD

1) The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising

all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote international

co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields. To this end and

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rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 60794-6-30 has been prepared by subcommittee SC86A: Fibres and

cables, of IEC technical committee 86: Fibre optics.
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
86A/2038/FDIS 86A/2049/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this International Standard can be found in the

report on voting indicated in the above table.

This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all parts in the IEC 60794 series, published under the general title Optical fibre cables,

can be found on the IEC website.
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The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the

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the specific document. At this date, the document will be
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OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES –
Part 6-30: Indoor-outdoor cables –
Family specification for weatherised indoor cables
1 Scope

This part of IEC 60794 is a family specification covering optical fibre indoor cables that are

deployed in short length (≤ 10 m) outdoor environments. These cables generally possess the

characteristics associated with indoor cable designs having the appropriate fire performance

and flexibility that makes them suitable for use in premises. Because of its predicted use

outdoors, stability against environmental attack, for example UV radiation and humidity (see

IEC 60794-6:2020, Table 1), is important. Typical application spaces include the extension of

a short length of indoor cable outside the building such as to a NAP mounted outside the

building at the house wall.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies.

For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any

amendments) applies.

IEC 60332-1 (all parts), Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions – Part 1:

Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable

IEC 60332-3 (all parts), Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions – Part 3:

Test for vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables

IEC 60793-2-10:2019, Optical fibres – Part 2-10: Product specifications – Sectional

specification for category A1 multimode fibres

IEC 60793-2-50:2018, Optical fibres – Part 2-50: Product specifications – Sectional

specification for class B single-mode fibres
IEC 60794-1-1, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-1: Generic specification – General

IEC 60794-1-21, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-21: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Mechanical test methods

IEC 60794-1-22:2017, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-22: Generic specification – Basic optical

cable test procedures – Environmental test methods

IEC 60794-1-23, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-23: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Cable element test methods

IEC 60794-1-24, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-24: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Electrical test methods

IEC 60794-1-31:2018, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-31: Sectional specification for cable element

– optical fibre ribbon
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IEC 60794-1-215, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-215: Generic specification – Basic optical cable

test procedures – Environmental test methods – Cable external freezing test, Method F15

IEC 60794-2, Optical fibre cables – Part 2: Indoor cables – Sectional specification

IEC 60794-2-20:2013, Optical fibre cables – Part 2-20: Indoor cables – Family specification for

multi-fibre optical cables

IEC 60794-2-30:2019, Optical fibre cables – Part 2-30: Indoor cables – Family specification for

optical fibre ribbon cables for use in terminated cable assemblies

IEC 60811-202, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 202: General tests – Measurement of thickness of non-metallic sheath

IEC 60811-203, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 203: General tests – Measurement of overall dimensions

IEC 60811-406, Electric and optical fibre cables – Test methods for non-metallic materials –

Part 406: Miscellaneous tests – Resistance to stress cracking of polyethylene and

polypropylene compounds

ISO 4892-2:2013, Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-

arc lamps
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms

For the purposes of this document, the terms, definitions and abbreviated terms given in

IEC 60794-1-1 and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following

addresses:
• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1 Terms and definitions
No terms and definitions are listed in this document.
3.2 Abbreviated terms
NAP network access point
HFFR halogen free flame retardant
4 General specifications
4.1 Optical fibres

The optical fibre shall conform to the requirements of IEC 60793-2-10 or IEC 60793-2-50. The

fibre type shall be agreed between the customer and supplier. The cabled fibre shall conform

to IEC 60794-2.
4.2 Cable elements
The cable elements shall conform to IEC 60794-2.
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5 Specifications for weatherised indoor cables – Construction

The cable design can be derived from a typical indoor cable design according to the product

specifications described in IEC 60794-2. The specific demand related to UV resistance and

resistance against humidity will require the appropriate selection of the jacket material in

combination with other material and/or design considerations. See Annex A for examples of

weatherised indoor cables.
6 Details of family specifications and test conditions for weatherised indoor
cables
6.1 General
6.1.1 Referenced cable specifications

The specific specifications will depend on the specific design of the indoor cable which was

selected as basis for the design of the weatherised indoor cable. The appropriate family

specifications from IEC 60794-2 (all parts) should be referenced for mechanical

(IEC 60794-2-10:2011, 5.3, IEC 60794-2-20:2013, 4.3, and IEC 60794-2-30:2019, 5.3) and

environmental specifications (IEC 60794-2-10:2011, 5.4, IEC 60794-2-20:2013, 4.4, and

IEC 60794-2-30:2019, 5.4). Additional design characteristics for outdoor exposure to UV

radiation should reference IEC 60794-1-22, method F14. Test methods are defined in the

generic specifications IEC 60794-1-21, IEC 60794-1-22, IEC 60794-1-23 and IEC 60794-1-24.

6.1.2 Test criteria
6.1.3 Applicable tests

The cable types defined in these referenced IEC 60794-2 family specifications are simplex and

duplex cables, multi-fibre cables, and ribbon cables. Family requirements and test conditions

in 6.2 through 6.5 apply to these types, as noted. If no differentiation is stated in the subclause,

they apply to all cable types.

Compliance with the specification shall be verified by carrying out tests selected from Table 1.

It is not intended that all tests in Table 1 be carried out in all cases. The tests to be applied and

the frequency of testing shall be agreed between the customer and supplier.
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Table 1 – Tests applicable for mechanical and environmental
performance of weatherised indoor cables
Characteristics Detail Test methods Remarks
requirements
Mechanical tests Typically required of most cable
designs
Tensile See 6.2.1 IEC 60794-1-21,
performance
method E1
Abrasion See 6.2.2 IEC 60794-1-21, Resistance of sheath markings
method E2B
Crush See 6.2.3 IEC 60794-1-21, Plate/plate crush test
method E3A
Impact See 6.2.4 IEC 60794-1-21,
method E4
Repeated bending See 6.2.5 IEC 60794-1-21,
method E6
Torsion See 6.2.6 IEC 60794-1-21,
method E7
Bend See 6.2.7 IEC 60794-1-21, Default method E11A
method E11
Bending under See 6.2.8 IEC 60794-1-21,
tension
method E18A, procedure 1
Bending at low
See 6.2.9 IEC 60794-1-21, method E11A
temperature
Flexing See 6.2.10 IEC 60794-1-21, method E8
Kink See 6.2.11 IEC 60794-1-21, method E10 Cable kink
Rip cord functional See 6.2.12 IEC 60794-1-21
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