• BS EN 50173 : 1996

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - GENERIC CABLING SYSTEMS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  30-01-2003

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1996

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Introduction
    1 Scope and conformance
       1.1 Scope
       1.2 Conformance
    2 Normative references
    3 Definitions and abbreviations
       3.1 Definitions
       3.2 Abbreviations
    4 Structure of the generic cabling
       system
       4.1 General
       4.2 Structure
       4.3 Overall structure
       4.4 Location of distributors
       4.5 Interfaces to the generic cabling
            system
       4.6 Dimensioning and configuring
       4.7 Electromagnetic compatibility
       4.8 Earthing and bonding
    5 Implementation
       5.1 General
       5.2 Horizontal cabling
       5.3 Backbone cabling
    6 Permanent link and channel specifications
       6.1 Permanent links and channels
       6.2 Classification of applications,
            links and channels
       6.3 Balanced permanent links and channels
       6.4 Optical fibre permanent links and
            channels
     7 Cable requirements
       7.1 General
       7.2 Balanced cables
       7.3 Additional crosstalk considerations
            for balanced
            cables
       7.4 Multimode optical fibre cables
       7.5 Singlemode optical fibre cables
    8 Connecting hardware requirements
       8.1 General requirements
       8.2 Connecting hardware for 100 n
            and 120 n cabling
       8.3 Connecting hardware for 150 n
            cabling
       8.4 Optical fibre connecting hardware
    9 Screening practice
       9.1 General
       9.2 Electromagnetic compatibility
       9.3 Grounding
    10 Administration
       10.1 General
       10.2 Scope of administration
       10.3 Identifiers
       10.4 Records and documentation
    Annexes
    A (informative) Link performance test
       procedures
    A.1 General
    A.2 Testing balanced cabling links
    A.3 Testing optical fibre cabling links
    A.4 Link tests
    B (normative) Testing of connecting
         hardware for balanced cabling
    B.1 Transmission testing of connecting
         hardware for balanced cabling
    B.2 Termination procedure and set-up
         verification for modular jack and
         plug testing
    B.3 Reliability testing of connecting
         hardware for balanced cabling
    C (normative) Requirements for flexible
         100 n, 120 n and 150 n balanced cables
    D (informative) Topology
    D.1 Common topologies
    D.2 Configurations
    D.3 Application of the structured framework
    E (informative) Tutorial on link
         performance
    E.1 Balanced cable transmission
    E.2 Optical cabling
    F (informative) Supported applications
    G (informative) Optical fibre connectivity
         planning guide
    G.1 Introduction
    G.2 General recommendations
    G.3 Connectivity options at the
         telecommunications outlet
    G.4 Connectivity options at distributors
    H (informative) Bibliography

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    Specifies generic cabling for use within commercial premises that may comprise single or multiple buildings on a campus. Covers balances copper cabling and optical fibre cabling. Specifies the structure and minimum configuration for generic cabling; implementation requirements; conformance requirements and verification procedures; performance requirements for individual cabling links.

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    Committee TCT/7
    Development Note Supersedes 94/630146 DC & 98/637094 DC. (03/2007)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    09/30166429 DC : 0 BS 8492 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION
    BS EN 50098-2:1996 Customer premises cabling for information technology 2048 kbit/s ISDN primary access and leased line network interface
    BS 8492(2016) : 2016 TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION
    PD 1002:1997 A GUIDE TO CABLING IN PRIVATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
    08/30136724 DC : DRAFT MAY 2008 BS 6739 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INSTRUMENTATION IN PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS - INSTALLATION DESIGN AND PRACTICE
    BS 8492:2009 TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLING - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION

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    IEC 60874-10:1992 Connectors for optical fibres and cables - Part 10: Sectional specification - Fibre optic connector type BFOC/2,5
    EN 50081-1:1992 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - GENERIC EMISSION STANDARD - RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT INDUSTRY
    EN 55024 : 2010 AMD 1 2015 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - IMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS - LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT (CISPR 24:2010/A1:2015)
    EN 50174-1:2009/A2:2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - CABLING INSTALLATION - PART 1: INSTALLATION SPECIFICATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
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    IEC 60068-2-60:2015 RLV Environmental testing - Part 2-60: Tests - Test Ke: Flowing mixed gas corrosion test
    IEC 60793-2:2015 Optical fibres - Part 2: Product specifications - General
    EN 60068-2-2:2007 ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING - PART 2-2: TESTS - TEST B: DRY HEAT
    EN 50289-1-6:2002 Communication cables - Specifications for test methods - Part 1-6: Electrical test methods - Electromagnetic performance
    EN 60794-3:2015 Optical fibre cables - Part 3: Sectional specification - Outdoor cables
    HD 608 : 200S1 GENERIC SPECIFICATION FOR SYMMETRIC PAIR/QUAD AND MULTICORE CABLES FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
    EN 188000 : 1992 GENERIC SPECIFICATION FOR OPTICAL FIBRES
    EN 50289-1-9:2017 COMMUNICATION CABLES - SPECIFICATIONS FOR TEST METHODS - PART 1-9: ELECTRICAL TEST METHODS - UNBALANCE ATTENUATION (TRANSVERSE CONVERSION LOSS TCL TRANSVERSE CONVERSION TRANSFER LOSS TCTL)
    EN 187000 : 92 AMD 1 95 GENERIC SPECIFICATION: OPTICAL FIBRE CABLES
    EN 55022:2010/AC:2011 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - RADIO DISTURBANCE CHARACTERISTICS - LIMITS AND METHODS OF MEASUREMENT (CISPR 22:2008)
    EN 60068-2-38:2009 ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING - PART 2-38: TESTS - TEST Z/AD: COMPOSITE TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY CYCLIC TEST
    IEC 61073-1:2009 Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - Mechanical splices and fusion splice protectors for optical fibres and cables - Part 1: Generic specification
    EN 60603-7:2009/A1:2011 CONNECTORS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - PART 7: DETAIL SPECIFICATION FOR 8-WAY, UNSHIELDED, FREE AND FIXED CONNECTORS (IEC 60603-7:2008/A1:2011)
    IEC 60874-14:1993 Connectors for optical fibres and cables - Part 14: Sectional specification for fibre optic connector - Type SC
    EN 188201 : 1995 HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - FAMILY SPECIFICATION: A1A GRADED INDEX MULTIMODE OPTICAL FIBRES
    HD 384.5.54 : 200S1 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION OF BUILDINGS - SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - EARTHING ARRANGEMENTS AND PROTECTIVE CONDUCTORS
    ISO/IEC 8802-5 : 1998 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN SYSTEMS - LOCAL AND METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORKS - SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS - PART 5: TOKEN RING ACCESS METHOD AND PHYSICAL LAYER SPECIFICATIONS
    EN 60068-2-6:2008 ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING - PART 2-6: TESTS - TEST FC: VIBRATION (SINUSOIDAL)
    IEC 60794-2:2017 Optical fibre cables - Part 2: Indoor cables - Sectional specification
    EN 60825-2:2004/A2:2010 SAFETY OF LASER PRODUCTS - PART 2: SAFETY OF OPTICAL FIBRE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (OFCS)
    EN 188100 : 1995 SECTIONAL SPECIFICATION: SINGLE-MODE (SM) OPTICAL FIBRE
    EN 188101 : 1995 HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - FAMILY SPECIFICATION: SINGLE-MODE DISPERSION UNSHIFTED (B1.1) OPTICAL FIBRE
    IEC 60807-8:1992 Rectangular connectors for frequencies below 3 MHz - Part 8: Detail specification for connectors, four-signal contacts and earthing contacts for cable screen
    EN 60068-2-14:2009 ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING - PART 2-14: TESTS - TEST N: CHANGE OF TEMPERATURE
    EN 188202 : 1995 HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - FAMILY SPECIFICATION: A1B GRADED INDEX MULTIMODE OPTICAL FIBRES
    EN 60811-1-1:1995/A1:2001 INSULATING AND SHEATHING MATERIALS OF ELECTRIC CABLES - COMMON TEST METHODS - GENERAL APPLICATION - MEASUREMENT OF THICKNESS AND OVERALL DIMENSIONS - TESTS FOR DETERMINING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
    EN 50082-1 : 1997 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY - GENERIC IMMUNITY STANDARD - RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT INDUSTRY
    EN 186000-1 : 1993 GENERIC SPECIFICATION: CONNECTOR SETS FOR OPTICAL FIBRES AND CABLES - REQUIREMENTS, TEST METHODS AND QUALIFICATION APPROVAL PROCEDURES
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