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 It has now been superseded and withdrawn, replaced with European harmonsied standard BS EN 50525-1 and BS EN 50525-2 Parts 11, 12, 21 and 71.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

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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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.