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BS 5308 Cables

BS5308 Cable Part 1 Type 2 XLPE-OS-SWA-LSOH

Application

BS5308 Cable Part 1 Type 2 XLPE-OS-SWA-LSOH are generally used when the risk of mechanical damage is

increased. The galvanised steel wire armour provides excellent protection. Generally used within industrial

process manufacturing plants for communication, data and voice transmission signals and services, Also used for

the interconnection of electrical equipment and instruments, the LSOH sheath can reduce toxic smoke and fume

emission.

Construction

BS 5308 Cables

Conductor Annealed copper, sizes: 0.5mm² and 0.75mm² mulitistranded(Class 5), 0.5 mm², 1.0 mm² solid(Class 1), 1.5mm² or 2.5mm² multistranded(Class 2) to BS6360
Insulation XLPE (Cross Linked Polyethylene), or PE (optional)
Pairing Two insulated conductors uniformly twisted together with a lay not exceeding 100mm
Colour code See technical information
Binder tape PETP transparent tape
Collective screen Aluminium/polyester tape is applied over the laid up pairs metallic side down in contact with tinned copper drain wire, 0.5mm²
Inner Sheath LSOH(Low Smoke Zero Halogen) sheath
Amour Galvanized steel wire armour
Outer sheath LSOH(Low Smoke Zero Halogen) sheath Flame retardant to IEC60332-3-22 Fire resistant to IEC60331 Halogen free to IEC60754-1 Low smoke emission to IEC61034-1-2
Sheath colour Black or blue

Mechanical and Electrical Properties

Operating temperature: -20˚C up to + 90˚C( fixed installation) 0˚C to +50˚C(during operation )

Minimum bending radius: 6 x overall diameter

Conductor Area Size mm² 0.5 0.5 0.75 1.0 1.5
Conductor Stranding No. x mm 1 x 0.8 16 x 0.2 24 x 0.2 1 x 1.13 7 x 0.53
Conductor resistance max ohm/km 36.8 39.7 26.5 18.2 12.3
Insulation resistance min Gohm/km 5 5 5 5 5
Capacitance unbalance at 1 kHz(pair to pair screen) pF/250m     250    
Max. Mutual Capacitance @ 1 kHz forNon OS or OS cables (except one-pair and two-pairs) pF/m 115 115 115 115 120
Max. Mutual Capacitance @ 1 kHz IS/OS cables (include 1 pair and 2 pair) pF/m 75 75 75 75 85
Max. L/R Ratio for adjacent cores(Inductance/ Resistance) μH/ohm 25 25 25 25 40
Test voltage Core to core V 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Core to screen V 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Rated voltage max V 300/500 300/500 300/500 300/500 300/500

No.of Pairs No.and Dia. of Wires Nominal Conductor Cross-Sectional Area Nominal Thickness of Insulation Nominal Thickness of bedding Nominal Dia. over Bedding Nominal Thickness of Armour Nominal Thickness of Sheath Nominal Dia. of Cable Approx.Weight
  no./mm mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
1 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 0.8 5.5 0.9 1.3 9.9 200
2 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 0.8 6.8 0.9 1.3 11.2 260
5 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 1.1 10.9 0.9 1.4 15.5 460
10 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 1.2 14.4 1.25 1.6 20.1 790
15 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 1.2 16.5 1.25 1.6 22.2 1100
20 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 1.3 18.8 1.6 1.7 25.4 1280
30 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 1.3 22.3 1.6 1.8 29.1 1520
50 1/0.80 0.5 0.5 1.5 28.5 1.6 2 35.7 2100
1 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 0.8 6.2 0.9 1.3 10.6 250

No.of Pairs No.and Dia. of Wires Nominal Conductor Cross-Sectional Area Nominal Thickness of Insulation Nominal Thickness of bedding Nominal Dia. over Bedding Nominal Thickness of Armour Nominal Thickness of Sheath Nominal Dia. of Cable Approx.Weight
  no./mm mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
2 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 0.8 7.6 0.9 1.3 12 300
5 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 1.1 12.4 0.9 1.5 17.2 560
10 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 1.2 16.5 1.25 1.6 22.2 970
15 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 1.3 19.2 1.6 1.7 25.8 1240
20 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 1.3 21.7 1.6 1.8 28.5 1640
30 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 1.5 26.4 1.6 1.9 33.4 1770
50 16/0.2 0.5 0.6 1.7 33.4 2 2.1 41.6 2770
1 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 0.8 6.7 0.9 1.4 10.9 280
2 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 0.9 8.4 0.9 1.4 12.8 330
5 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 1.2 13.8 1.25 1.6 19.3 750
10 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 1.3 18.4 1.6 1.8 24.3 1260
15 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 1.3 21.1 1.6 1.9 27 1480
20 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 1.5 24.4 1.6 2 31.4 1890
30 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 1.7 29.5 2 2.1 37 2440
50 24/0.2 0.75 0.6 2 37.6 2.5 2.4 47.3 3210
1 1/1.13 1 0.6 0.8 6.6 0.9 1.3 11 290
2 1/1.13 1 0.6 0.8 8 0.9 1.4 12.6 345
5 1/1.13 1 0.6 1.2 13.5 1.25 1.5 19 790
10 1/1.13 1 0.6 1.2 17.7 1.25 1.7 23.6 1310
15 1/1.13 1 0.6 1.3 20.6 1.6 1.8 27.4 1740
20 1/1.13 1 0.6 1.5 23.8 1.6 1.8 30.6 2040
30 1/1.13 1 0.6 1.5 28.4 1.6 2 35.6 2180
50 1/1.13 1 0.6 2 36.6 2 2.2 45 3500
1 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 0.8 7.5 0.9 1.4 11.9 320
2 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 0.9 9.3 0.9 1.5 14.1 420
5 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 1.2 15.6 1.25 1.6 21.6 940
10 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 1.3 20.9 1.6 1.8 27.4 1500
15 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 1.5 24.6 1.6 1.9 31.2 1970
20 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 1.5 27.8 1.6 2 35.8 2400
30 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 1.7 33.7 2 2.2 42.3 3170
50 7/0.53 1.5 0.6 2 43 2.5 2.5 53.2 5020