Photovoltaic PV1-F Cable
Our TÜV-approved PV1-F photovoltaic (PV) cables are intended for interconnecting power supplies within photovoltaic systems such as solar panel arrays in solar energy farms. These cable are suitable for fixed installations, both internal and external, and within conduits or systems, but not for direct burial applications.
These PV cables have an AC voltage rating of 600/1000V and a DC voltage rating of 900/1800V. Their operating temperature range is -40oC to +90oC.
Photovoltaic PV1-F cable construction
|Conductor||Flexible tinned copper (Class 5)|
|Insulation||Halogen-free cross-linked compound|
|Outersheath||Halogen-free cross-linked flame retardant compound|
The compounds used in the PV1-F cable's insulation and outersheath are halogen free cross-linked, hence the reference to these cables as "cross-linked solar cables".
Our PV1-F cables benefit from a double-insulation offering increased safety. Their Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) and sheathing make them suitable for use in environments where corrosive smoke would present a risk to human life in the event of fire.
These PV cables are ozone-resistant according to BS EN 50396, UV-resistant according to HD605/A1, and tested for durability according to EN 60216.
There is also a new European Standard EN 50618 published in 2014 for Solar DC Cable, which specifies cables for use in Photovoltaic (PV) systems, and in particular those for installation at Direct Current (DC) side with a nominal DC voltage of up to 1.5kV between conductors as well as between conductor and earth. EN 50618 requires cables to be low smoke zero halogen and be flexible tin-coated copper conductors with a single core and cross-linked insulation and sheath. Cables are required to be tested at a voltage of 11kV AC 50Hz.
An IEC standard for Solar DC cables based on EN 50618 is also in preparation.
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Cable Standards and Approvals
TÜV 2 PfG 1169/08.2007
IEC 60228/VDE 0295: Conductors of insulated cables
UV Resistant: HD 605/A1
Low Smoke Halogen Free: BS EN 50267-2-1, BS EN 60684-2, BS EN 61034, BS EN 50267-2-2
Ozone Resistant: BS EN 50396
Flame Retardant: BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2
Thermal Endurance: BS EN/IEC 60216-1
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About Eland Cables
Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.
Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.
Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.
We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.
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The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.
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