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Defence Standard Cable Part 4, 5 and 6

Eland Cables supplies a range of equipment wire manufactured to Defence Standard (also known as Def Stan), including 61-12 Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6 as well as meeting British and International Standards.
Our equipment wires are extensively used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in applications requiring high-density wiring within instruments and to connect electronic equipment. These flexible multi-core cables are used in aircraft, process control systems, computers, data processors, military vehicles and military equipment. As a high-grade, high-specification, compact cable, this range can also be used outside of the Defence industry. 
Both Def Stan Part 4 and Part 5 cables have a Tinned Copper Wire Braid (TCWB) screening, providing protection against outside electrical interference. Part 4 cables are screened sub-miniature multi-core cables; Part 5 cables are special purpose small multi-core cables. Def Stan Part 6 cables are unscreened flexible equipment wires.

  Def Stan   61-12 part 4 PVC Def Stan   61-12 part 4 LSZH Def Stan   61-12 part 5 PVC Def Stan   61-12 part 5 LSZH Def Stan   61-12 Part 6
Conductor Stranded tinned copper
Insulation Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) PVC LSZH  - 
Tape - Mylar - Mylar  - 
Drain wire - Stranded tinned copper - Stranded tinned copper  - 
Screen Tinned copper wire braid (TCWB) Aluminium-foil TCWB Aluminium-foil  - 
Tape - Mylar - Mylar  - 
Rip cord - Nylon - Nylon  - 


Our Def Stan 61-12 Part 6 equipment wire is available with a Type 1 (T1) or Type 2 (T2) outersheath for a hard wearing applications or Type 3 (T3) outersheath for general purpose. More information on def stan cable colour codes can be found on individual datasheets. These equipment wires are widely used outside of the defence industry in applications with the following voltage and temperature rating:

Def Stan 61-12 Part 6 - Type 1 (T1) 750V -15oC to +85oC
Def Stan 61-12 Part 6 - Type 2 (T2) 1000V -15oC to +85oC
Def Stan 61-12 Part 6 - Type 3 (T3) 1500V -20oC to +85oC


Please visit our defence industry page for industry-specific case studies and testimonials. For more information on Defence Standard equipment wire, please contact our technical team. 

Range of Cables

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Cable Standards and Approvals

Defence Standard 61-12 Part 4 Cable

Generally to Def Stan 61-12 Part 4

Defence Standard 61-12 Part 4 LSZH Cable
UL1581, Generally to Def Stan 61-12 Part 4, IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN 50267-2-1 and 2, BS EN / IEC 61034-1

Defence Standard 61-12 Part 5 Cable
Generally to Def Stan 61-12 Part 5

Defence Standard 61-12 Part 5 LSZH Cable
UL1581, Generally to Def Stan 61-12 Part 5, IEC 60754-1 and 2 BS EN 50267-2-1 and 2, BS EN / IEC 61034-1

Def Stan 61-12 Part 6 Equipment Wire
Def Stan 61-12 Part 6 Equipment Wire
BS6360, BS6746, BS4804, Generally to Def Stan 61-12 Part 6

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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.

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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.