Our mains power distribution cables with a voltage rating of 12/20kV are commonly used in European installations, laid direct in the ground, outdoors and indoors.
Designed in accordance with IEC 60502, these MV cables are often referenced by their construction, with N identifying copper conductors and NA designating aluminium conductors. Aluminium conductors are often selected when there is no restriction on space in the installation environment, offering a lighter but larger cable compared to the copper equivalent.
Eland Cables' range of 20kV cables have a single conductor and employ copper wires as an electromagnetic screen to prevent interference with other cables sited nearby. Where required, the cables are available with swellable powders and bonded foil tapes for a longitudinal watertight layer to prevent water-tree damage when installed in damp environments.
|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|
|N2XS(F)2Y||single copper core XLPE insulated with water blocking powder and PE oversheath|
|N2XS(FL)2Y||single copper core XLPE insulated with a dual waterblocking protection and 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 dual waterblocking protection and PE sheath|
These European standard unarmoured cables are also available in 10kV and 30kV voltages. The black sheathed cables offer increased UV-resistance than the red sheathed alternatives owing to a higher carbon black content in the sheathing compound. Please refer to the PDF specification sheets for further information. Armoured medium voltage cables are also available with voltage ratings of 11kV and 33kV.
Geo-specific MV standard cables, for France (NF C33-226) and for Finland, Belgium, Sweden, and the Netherlands, are all also available. As are cables referenced with Portuguese and Spanish naming conventions.
20kV Cable Technical Advice
As Medium Voltage cable specialists, our experts in The Cable Lab are well-placed to assist you in questions regarding unarmoured 12/20kV cable specification along with appropriate accessories and installation environments. Please contact them for advice specific to your application and installation.
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