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318-A / Arctic Grade Cable

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Applications Overview

Our 318-A Arctic grade cables are manufactured in accordance with BS6004 and are designed to withstand severe external temperatures. These Arctic PVC cables, insulated and sheathed in a polymer designed to remain flexible at temperatures as low as -40° Celsius, are particularly suitable for outdoor applications and for use where flexibility is required at sub-zero temperatures. At room temperature, the 318-Arctic grade cable is very flexible (leading to them being referred to as Arctic flexible cable, or Arctic flex cable), offering some of the characteristics usually found in elastomeric cables.

Arctic grade cable


318-A / arctic grade cable construction

Conductor Flexible copper (Class 5)
Insulation Arctic grade polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Type TI4
Outer Sheath Arctic grade polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Type T10

Arctic cable dimensions

318-A cables are often referred to according to their number of cores (2 cores: 3182A, 3 cores: 3183A, 4 cores: 3184A and 5 cores: 3185A). Commonly requested 318-A cable sizes include:

Part Number Nominal Cross-Sectional Area Nominal Overall Diameter mm Nominal Weight kg/km
A5A2075*1R 0.75m2 6.2 55
A5A2010*1R 1.0mm2 6.4 61
A5A201*1R 1.5mm2 7.4 83
A5A202*1R 2.5mm2 9.2 130
A5A204*1R 4.0mm2 10.4 176
A5A206*1R 6.0mm2 11.3 299
A5A3010*1R 1.0mm2 6.8 73/td>
A5A301*1R 1.5mm2 8.1 105
A5A302*1R 2.5mm2 10.0 163
A5A304*1R 4.0mm2 11.3 224
A5A306*1R 6.0mm2 12.7 299


The asterisk in the Eland Part Number would be replaced by the colour code for the sheathing, with B for Blue and Y for Yellow. 

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Cable Standards and Approvals

318-A / Arctic Grade Cable

BS 6004 (previously BS 7919 Table 44), BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2, 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.

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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.