Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) insulated and sheathed cables are used in a wide variety of applications from fixed wiring to flexible installations, and are available in a number of sizes, colours and conductor materials.
As PVC is a thermoplastic polymer, PVC properties make it suitable for applications where the cables may be exposed to high or low temperatures (including use of arctic-grade PVC for extreme low conditions), or where protection against UV light is required to avoid degradation. PVC insulation is frequently used owing to its good insulating properties but low corona resistance, and is best suited for low and medium voltage cables and low frequency insulation requirements.
The benefits of PVC as cable insulation and sheathing material include its chemical stability, robustness and durability.
PVC Cable Specifications
Eland Cables supplies a wide range of PVC cable products manufactured in accordance with various international standards. Some of the most commonly requested cables in our portfolio include:
|Twin & Earth cable (624Y)||Mains electricity wiring|
|Tri-rated cable||Switchgear and panel wire manufactured to UL, CSA and British Standard|
|2491X cable (H05V-K / H07V-K)||Flexible panel wire|
|218Y cable (H03VV-F)||Domestic and office power supply|
|2192Y cable (H03VVH2-F)||General wiring in public areas|
|309Y cable (H05V2V2-F)||Portable tools power supply|
|318Y cable (H05VV-F)||Domestic appliance power supply|
|318A cable (Arctic grade)||Low temperature resistant power supply|
|6381Y cable||Power, lighting and internal wiring cable. Also suitable for AC and DC telecommunications applications.|
|Twinflex cable||Battery cable|
|Elevator flatform cable||For lifts and elevators|
In addition to the electrical cables listed above and the other standard PVC wire in our portfolio, you may have geo-specific cable requirements, for instance your Australian project may require 5000.2 PVC 450/750V cables. Our technical engineers can help you identify the right cable standards, relevant international IEC standards (where appropriate) and even develop a customised cable solutions designed and manufactured to meet your application's specific requirements.
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