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20kV Cable

20kV MV Cable


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.

20kV cables

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. 


20kV MV cable 


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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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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