For over 10 years, IEC 61300-3-35 has been globally recognized as the industry standard for the examination and measurement of fiber optic connectors and other passive optical components. The standard was recently updated with the release of Edition 3, which includes several significant changes.
This white paper highlights these changes with specific focus on how some of the updated acceptance criteria can impact users throughout the fiber optic life cycle.
The white paper covers:
Rationale for and review of Edition 3 updates, including:
Changes to failure criteria
The addition of a new connector category
Updates to the role of visual inspection
Comparative analysis study: end-faces testing with Edition 3 vs Edition 2 criteria
Recommendations for users
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