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Industrial Cables Multi-Core Flexible Cables

Arctic Grade to BS 6500

Application and Description

Arctic Grade to BS 6500 cables are designed to withstand severe external temperatures. The Arctic Grade PVC mains cords generally manufactured to BS6500 will remain flexible at temperatures down to minus -20°C making them particularly suitable for outdoor applications and for use where flexibility is required at sub zero temperatures. At normal temperatures the cable is very limp and flexible, offering some of the characteristics usually found in elastomeric cables.

Cable Construction

Fine bare copper strands
Stranding to BS 6360 Class 5or IEC 60228 Class 5
Arctic grade PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) insulation
Arctic grade PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) sheath, blue/yellow

Arctic Grade to BS 6500

Core Identification

2 Cores: Blue, Brown
3 Cores: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown
4 cores: Green/Yellow, Brown, Black, Grey

Technical Characteristics

Working voltage: 300/500 volts
Minimum bending radius: 6xOverall diameter
Operating temperature: -20º C to +70º C

Cable Parameter

(No of Strands/
Strand Diameter)
No. of Cores  x Nominal Cross Sectional Area
Nominal Overall
Nominal Weight kg/km
18(24/32) 2x0.75 6.2 58
17(32/32) 2x1.0 6.4 67
16(30/30) 2x1.5 7.4 89
14(50/30) 2x2.5 9.2 140
12(56/28) 2x4 10.4 200
16(30/30) 3x1.5 8.1 90
14(50/30) 3x2.5 10 180
12(56/28) 3x4 11.4 240
10(84/28) 3x6 13.2 315
16(30/30) 4x1.5 9.5 130
14(50/30) 4x2.5 11.3 315