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IEC60228 Cable

IeC60228 stranded conductor

The International Electrotechnical Commission’s IEC60228 standard covers the nominal cross-section areas for the conductors of various insulated cables.

Standard IEC60228 covers solid and stranded copper, and aluminium and aluminium alloy conductors in cables for fixed installations and flexible copper conductors. It also sets out the conductors’ requirements in terms of resistance values.

IEC 60228 stranded conductor


IEC60228 conductor sizes

IEC 60228 covers the following international standard conductor sizes:

Conductor Cross-Sectional Area Size
0.5mm2 6m2 70m2 300m2 1200m2
0.75mm2 10m2 95m2 400m2 1400m2
1mm2 16m2 120m2 500m2 1600m2
1.5mm2 25m2 150m2 630m2 1800m2
2.5mm2 25m2 185m2 800m2 2000m2
4mm2 50m2 240m2 1000m2 2500m2


The applicability of IEC60228 to a particular type of cable is as specified in the standard for the type of cable. This standard does not apply to conductors in telecommunication cables.

Eland Cables is a leading supplier of cables manufactured to various international standards, including IEC60288. The Cable Lab®, our specialist cable testing laboratory, also carries out resistivity to ensure cables’ compliance with this standard. Please contact our technical team to discuss your specific requirements.


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