European standard MV cables are commonly referred to by their construction and their voltage rating rather than named by standard.
Eland Cables' range of 10kV cables covers single core and three-core copper and aluminium conductor cables, available with PVC or Polyethylene (PE) sheathing and the addition of waterblocking measures including swellable powders and tapes. IEC 60502-2 cables using German/Austrian naming conventions (N/NA) and Portuguese naming (XH/LXH) are included below. With the primary purpose being power distribution, the aluminium conductor cables are frequently specified over copper conductors in 6/10kV networks where installations are not restricted by space.
10kV cables have a copper wire screen offering a degree of mechanical as well as electromagnetic protection, but are unarmoured so are not suitable for direct burial without additional measures. Medium Voltage cables with black sheaths have an increased carbon black content and so offer better UV resistance when installed outdoors.
|N2XSY||single copper core XLPE-insulated with PVC oversheath|
|N2XS2Y||single copper core XLPE-insulated with PE oversheath|
|NA2XSY||single aluminium core XLPE-insulated with PVC oversheath|
|NA2XS2Y||single aluminium core XLPE-insulated with PE oversheath|
|N2XSEY||3 copper core XLPE-insulated with PVC oversheath|
|N2XS(F)2Y||single copper core XLPE insulated with water blocking powder and PE oversheath|
|N2XS(FL)2Y||single copper core XLPE insulated with water blocking powder and aluminium tape tightly bonded to PE sheath|
|NA2XS(F)2Y||single aluminium core XLPE insulated with water blocking powder and PE oversheath|
|NA2XS(FL)2Y||single aluminium core XLPE insulated with water blocking powder and aluminium tape tightly bonded to PE sheath|
These European standard unarmoured cables are also available in 20kV and 30kV voltages. Please refer to the PDF specification sheets for further information.
10kV Cable Technical Advice
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