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IEC Cable

IEC Cable

The International Electrotechnical Commission, commonly known as the IEC, is the world's leading independent non-profit international standard-setting organisation for electrical, electronic and related technologies. This extends to power transmission and distribution, and therefore to electrical and fibre optics cables, for which there are a number of IEC cable standards. All standards are consensus-based and represent the needs of the IEC's key stakeholders, with every member country having an equal vote. Currently, there are over 80 member countries represented by national committees and a similar number participating in the Affiliate Country Programme. In the United Kingdom, the national committee is led by the British Standard Institute (BSi).

The IEC's publications and standards serve as a basis for national and international standardisation. They also serve as reference when designing electrotechnical projects and sourcing their components.

IEC cable standard

IEC Cable Standards

There are thousands of IEC standards concerning various electrotechnical products, a number of which specifically apply to electrical cables. As a leading international cable supplier, Eland Cables provides a wide range of cables manufactured to IEC standards, These include:

IEC 60092 Electrical installation in ships
IEC 60228 Conductors of insulated cables
IEC 60331 Tests for electrical cables under fire conditions
IEC 60332 Tests for electrical and optical fibre cables under fire conditions
IEC 60502 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories – 1kV to 30kV
IEC 60702 Mineral insulated cables and their terminations – up to 750V
IEC 60754-1 Test on gases arising from burning cables. Part 1: halogen acid gas
IEC 60811-2-1 Test for insulating and sheathing materials of electrical cables and optical cables.
Part 2: elastomeric compounds.
Section 1: ozone resistance, hot set and mineral oil immersion tests
IEC 60840 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories – 30kV to 150kV
IEC 61034 Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions
IEC 61158 Digital data communications for measurement and control.
Fieldbus cables for industrial control systems


IEC cable supplier

IEC cable standards and their national equivalents

In addition to supplying vast quantities of IEC standard compliant cables, we have vast experience of advising on the IEC standard cable selection. This often includes the provision of technical assistance required in order to identify the national standards most closely matching the relevant IEC standard, or vice-versa.

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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.