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CY Cable - YSLYCY and HSLHCH Cable

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Applications Overview

CY cables, also known as screened flexible cables or by their European designation YSLYCY (PVC sheathed) and HSLHCH (LSZH sheathed), are used as interconnecting cables for measurement, control or regulation in control equipment for assembly and production lines, conveyors, and computer units. They are also known by their constructional reference, YSLCY cable and HSLCH cable. They are typically used in applications requiring interference-free transmission due to their multi-core flex, tinned copper wire braid (TCWB), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) separator, which protect it from external electromagnetic influences which could degrade accurate signal transmission. The CY cable's TCWB and PET also provide protection against light mechanical stress.

These cables are suitable for flexible use when temporarily moved without tensile stress. CY cables can be used outdoors when protected against direct sunlight, and in dry or moist conditions (including oil-water mixtures) indoors.

CY control cables are not suitable for fixed wiring applications requiring compliance with the requirements set out in BS7671.

These screened flexible multi-core control cables have a voltage rating of 300/500V.

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CY cable specifications (YSLCY / HSLCY) for construction


Copper conductor Class 5 flexible Class 5 flexible
Insulation Halogen free Type TI6 PVC Type TI2
Binding tape Polyester tape (PET) PET
Sheath LSZH Type TM7 PVC Type TM2

Whilst both of the PVC sheathed CY cables are widely used, the UL and CSA approved version tends to be more widely used for export-orientated machinery destined for the North-American market. 2 core CY cables are available as standard with black numbered cores (YSLCY-OZ cable) with 3 cores and above being black numbered cores with green/yellow (YSLCY-JZ). Coloured cores with green/yellow (YSLCY-JB) and without green/yellow (YSLCY-OB) are also available upon request.

CY cable selection

In addition to the various types of construction, CY control cables are available in a wide range of sizes. Eland Cables' technical team is available to discuss your specific application and to assist you with the selection of the right cable. Calibrated CY cable glands and other cable accessories are also available.

European references for these cables indicate the core configurations within the sheathing

CY LSZH cable CY PVC cable
HSLCH-OZ LSZH sheathed cable with black numbered cores YSLCY-OZ PVC sheathed cable with black numbered cores
HSLCH-JZ LSZH sheathed cable with black numbered cores and G/Y earth YSLCY-JZ PVC sheathed cable with black numbered cores and G/Y earth
HSLCH-OB LSZH sheathed cable with coloured cores YSLCY-OB PVC sheathed cable with coloured cores
HSLCH-JB LSZH sheathed cable with coloured cores including G/Y earth YSLCY-JB PVC sheathed cable with coloured cores including G/Y earth


As standard, Eland Cables supplies from stock the YSLCY-OZ for 2 core cables and YSLCY-JZ for three core and above - with the same configuration for the low smoke zero halogen cables: HSLCY-OZ and HSLCY-JZ. Colour coded insulated cores, designated YSLCY-OB and YSLCY-JB (PVC) are available on request.  

CY cable dimensions (PVC sheath)

Part Number Number of Cores Nominal Cross-Sectional Area Max. Diameter Wires in Conductor mm Nominal Overall Diameter mm Nominal Weight kg/km CY Cable Gland (CXT)
A5C02005CY 2 0.50mm2 0.21 5.7 35 20SS
A5C020075CY 2 0.75mm2 0.21 6.1 45 20SS
A5C02010CY 2 1.0mm2 0.26 6.3 57 20SS
A5C02015CY 2 1.5mm2 0.26 7.3 69 20SS
A5C02025CY 2 2.5mm2 0.26 8.7 107 20S
A5C03005CY 3 0.50mm2 0.21 6.0 48 20SS
A5C030075CY 3 0.75mm2 0.21 6.4 63 20SS
A5C03010CY 3 1mm2 0.21 6.6 72 20SS
A5C03015CY 3 1.5mm2 0.26 7.7 95 20S
A5C03025CY 3 2.5mm2 0.26 9.2 140 20S
A5C040050CY 4 0.5mm2 0.21 6.4 62 20SS
A5C040075CY 4 0.75mm2 0.21 6.9 76 20SS
A5C04010CY 4 1mm2 0.21 7.1 89 20S
A5C04015CY 4 1.5mm2 0.26 8.4 118 20S
A5C04025CY 4 2.5mm2 0.26 10 172 20S
A5C04040CY 4 4mm2 0.31 14.4 304 25
A5C050050CY 5 0.5mm2 0.21 6.9 73 20SS
A5C050075CY 5 0.75mm2 0.21 7.5 89 20S
A5C05010CY 5 1mm2 0.21 7.7 107 20S
A5C04015CY 5 1.5mm2 0.26 9.1 141 20S
A5C05025CY 5 2.5mm2 0.26 10.9 216 20S
A5C070050CY 7 0.5mm2 0.21 7.5 89 20S
A5C070075CY 7 0.75mm2 0.21 8.1 113 20S
A5C07010CY 7 1mm2 0.21 8.4 139 20S
A5C07015CY 7 1.5mm2 0.26 9.9 181 20S
A5C07025CY 7 2.5mm2 0.26 11.9 283 20


Larger core sizes and cross-sectional sizes are also available. The part numbers and specifications for the CY LSZH cable may be different and you should refer to the datasheet for full information. CY cable with UL/CSA approval is also available upon request.

Our wider range of flexible control cables includes the unscreened YY cable for light mechanical stress applications and the SY cable with galvanised steel wire braid providing mechanical protection for medium tensile stresses. LiYY cable and the screened LiYCY cable are also available as are LSZH equivalents and a range of variable frequency drive VFD cables.


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Cable Standards and Approvals

CY LSZH Control Flexible Cable
BS EN/IEC 60754-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2

CY PVC Control Flexible Cable

BS EN/IEC 60332-1

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