BS6500 Cable

BS6500 was the British standard for flexible cords of up to 300/500V for domestic and office appliances and equipment.

It has now been superseded and withdrawn, replaced with European harmonsied standard BS EN 50525-1 and BS EN 50525-2 Parts 11, 12, 21 and 71.

BS6500 standard may not be a current British Standard but it remains commonly referenced within the UK electrical industry.

BS6500 Cables (now BS EN 50525)

The flexible cables it previously covered included light duty and ordinary duty cables for use in applications such as pendant lighting drops and portable appliances such as radios.

BS6500 Cable Application BSEN50525 Harmonised Code
218-Y Light-duty cable for use with light portable appliances such as radios, table lamps and office equipment H03VV-F
2912Y Light-duty cable for use as pendant light drops and light supply leads H03VVH2-F
309-Y For internal wiring or supply cords, particularly for use in high temperature zones such as lighting applications H05V2V2-F
318-Y Ordinary duty cable for domestic appliances, kitchens and offices H05VV-F
318-TRS Ordinary duty flexible rubber cords for domestic premises such as kitchens and offices H05RR-F

BS6500 Cable Selection

With BS6500 no longer a current British Standard, if you require assistance with identifying a cable meeting the requirements of your application including the harmonised code of a BSEN50525 standard cable, our technical experts are available to provide advice.

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