The Protec cable is a UK-manufactured and BASEC approved multi-purpose fixed wiring cable with added fire protection capabilities. This cable, manufactured in accordance with BS8436 provides reduced electromagnetic interference, making it ideal when electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a consideration.
Constructed with a Tubed Aluminium Screen, it can be installed in walls, partitions and building voids where there may be risk of damage or penetration from nails or other fixings. This meets the requirements of the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (incorporating Amendment 3) 2015 for concealed cables at a depth of less than 50mm, Regulation 522.6.201 to 522.6.204. The Protec cables has a temperature rating of -25oC to +90oC and has a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) oversheath, making it particularly suitable for public buildings and places with essential equipment where, in the event of fire, emissions of fumes and gases may be hazardous.
Protec cable construction
|Conductor||Class 2 stranded copper conductor*|
|Insulation||Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE)|
|Outersheath||Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH)|
* A class 1 conductor version of the Protec cable is available upon request.
Protec cable dimensions
Some of our most popular Protec cable sizes include:
|Part Number||Number of Cores||Nominal Cross-Sectional Area||Maximum Overall Diameter mm||Nominal Weight kg/km|
For full technical specifications please refer to the datasheets or speak to our technical team for more advice on our range of fixed wiring cables.
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Cable Standards and Approvals
BS 8436, BS 7671, BS EN/IEC 60754, BS EN/IEC 61034, BS EN/IEC 60332
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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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UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory
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.
For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.
Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.