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VDE0266 Cable

VDE0266 Cable

German Standard VDE 0266, developed by the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies, covers halogen-free power cables with improved characteristics in the case of fire, with reduced fire propagation and continuance of isolation for use in the containment of nuclear power plants.

These VDE standard cables are typically used in fixed installation cable systems requiring improved fire performance and system circuit integrity such as lighting escape routes and fire alarms. Their low smoke zero halogen properties make them suitable for use in public spaces and they help protect valuable equipment and reduce the risk to life in the event of a fire.

VDE 0266 Cable Classes

Classes Retained functionality time Temperature
E30 ≥ 30 minutes 820oC
E60 ≥ 60 minutes 870oC
E90 ≥ 90 minutes 980oC


As a leading supplier of fire performance cables, our portfolio includes a range of cables manufactured to VDE 0266, including NHXH and NHXCH cables as well as other fire performance cables including our Firetec range and MICC cables manufactured to British, European and international standards. Please call us for technical support with the right cable selection or discuss alternative options for your specific application.

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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.