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Flexible Stranded Copper Conductors

Our flexible stranded copper conductors, often referred to as dropper wire, are Network rail approved and they are manufactured in accordance with drawing numbers 1/148/369 and 148/070/998. As part of a rail overhead power supply system, these 7/7/0.51mm copper magnesium (CuMg) and 19/7/0.71mm flexible stranded copper conductors act as the dropper wire providing physical support for the contact wire. It connects the catenary wire at regular intervals to the contact wire and can also support an auxiliary wire.


Flexible stranded copper conductor - PADS references

Dropper Wire  Drawing numbers PADS reference
7/7/0.51mm 1/148/369 5000m: 91/030331
500m: 91/030332
19/7/0.71mm 148/070/998 91/010271

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The Cable Lab®

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.