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Fire Safety Cables (NHXH & NHXCH) - FE180

Eland Cables supplies a range of fire safety power cables with a 0.6/1kV voltage rating manufactured according to the NHXH and NHXCH European designation. These cables have flame retardant and non-corrosive (FRNC) properties which make them ideally suited for installation in public buildings and for applications requiring a high degree of resistance to flame and offering low emissions of toxic fumes in order to protect both human life and equipment in the event of a fire. They are manufactured to European Standard BS EN 60332-3-24, which replaces the standard BS EN 50266-2-4 (withdrawn).

These FRNC power cables are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, however they are not suitable for direct burial installation or directly into water. Any outdoor installations for these European flame retardant and non-corrosive cables should therefore provide measures to prevent water penetration.

NHXCH cables differ from their equivalent NHXH cables as their construction includes a concentric copper conductor of copper tape and copper wires, where the wires act as the metallic component of the shield and the neutral at the same time.

NHXH & NHXCH cables

NHXH & NHXCH Cable Construction and Standards

  NHXH & NHXCH - FE180 - E30 / E90
Conductor Below 25mm2: Class 1 copper conductor to BS EN 60228
25mm2 and above: Class 2 copper conductor to BS EN 60228
Insulation FRNC compound 
Additional insulation 
(NHXH only)
Flame protecting wrapping
Concentric conductor (NHXCH only) Copper wires with a counter helix of copper tape
Sheathing FRNC compound
Sheathing colour Orange
Flame retardant VDE 0482-266-2-4 / IEC 60332-3-24 Category C
Smoke density DIN EN 61034 / IEC 61034
Halogen free DIN EN 50267 / IEC 60754
Insulation fire resistance FE 180 (IEC 60331) - insulation integrity for 180 minutes under direct impact of flames
Circuit integrity Available as E30 / E90 - assures the function integrity for a period of 30 minutes / 90 minutes

Flame retardant and fire safety cable selection

As a leading supplier of flame retardant and fire safety cables such as the NHXH and NHXCH FE180, as well as other FRNC cables manufactured in accordance with British, European and international standards such as our mineral insulated copper cables, we have one of the most comprehensive portfolios in the industry. Please contact us for technical support with the selection of the right cable for your project's specific requirements. 

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UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

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.

Complete Cable Solutions

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.