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VDE0812 Cable

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Issued by Germany under their VDE national cable standards in 1988, VDE 0812 contains the specifications for equipment wires and stranded equipment wires used within telecoms and data processing systems. These flexible cables are used in electronic control system connections, voice frequency transmission, and signal and communications in fixed applications.

The scope of VDE 0812 covers popular European alternatives to American style data and control cables with cores twisted into pairs to reduce cross talk. An overall tinned copper wire braid screen in the case of CY cables, further reduces electromagnetic interference.

Cables manufactured in accordance with VDE 0812 are suitable for installation in dry and humid rooms, and can be used as a termination and connection cable in the control, measuring and signal technology. These cables are not suitable for power supply or for direct burial. They are widely used in fixed installations or installation requiring occasional movement and flexibility. They are ideally suited for use in confined spaces.

This standard is issued by the DIN and VDE certification bodies.


As a leading telecommunications industry cable supplier, Eland Cables’ portfolio includes a number of cables manufactured in accordance with VDE 0812. This includes the LiYCY cable and the LiYY cable, two flame retardant screened signal and data transmission cables for indoor applications.


Our technical engineers have vast experience of advising on cables manufactured in accordance with VDE 0812. In addition to helping you select the right one for your specific application, they can suggest alternative telecommunications cable manufactured in accordance with other international standards. They can also provide you with a customised cable solution encompassing the design and manufacture of a bespoke cable.


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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.