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218-Y / H03VV-F Cable

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Applications Overview

Our BASEC-approved cables 218-Y, designated as H03VV-F under the harmonised European Standard, is a light duty flexible cable designed for use in domestic properties, offices and kitchens.  It is suitable for connecting devices with a voltage rating of 300V that are subjected to low mechanical stress such as table lamps, radios and office equipment. 
The H03VV-F cable (often misspelled HO3VV-F cable) is commonly referred to according to the number of core (2: 2182Y, 3: 2183Y, 4: 2184Y and 5: 2185Y).


Conductor Flexible copper (Class 5)
Insulation Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Type TI2
Outer Sheath Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Type TM2

This range is manufacture in accordance with BS EN 50525 standard Part 2-11. We supply 218-Y with a white or with a black PVC outersheath. 218-Y cables have a temperature rating of -5oC to +70oC.

218-y cable references

Reference Number of cores
2182Y 2
2183Y 3
2184Y 4
2185Y 5


Our technical team are available to assist with specific cable application and installation advice for 218-Y cables as well as other cables in the Eland Cables' portfolio.

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Cable Standards and Approvals

218-Y / H03VV-F Cable

BS EN 50525-2-11 (previously BS 6500, CENELEC HD21.5), VDE 281, BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2

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About Eland Cables

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.


About Eland Cables

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.

Expert tecHnical support

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.

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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.