EN50288-7 Cables
XLPE Insulated, LSZH Sheathed Instrumentation Cables

PE Insulated, PVC sheathed, CWb screened Instrumentation cables (single Pair)
re-2Y(c)Y 90°c / 300V


EN50228-7 cables are used for transmission of analogue and digital signals in instrument and control systems;

allowed for use in zone 1 and zone 2, group II, classified areas (IEC 79-14), not allowed for direct connection to

low impedance sources, e.g. public mains electricity supply. Recommended for indoor and outerdoor installation,

on racks, trays, in conduits, in dry and wet locations; not for direct buiral. Recommended for use as fire

protection messure for people and important material assets.


Basic design to EN 50288-7


Flame Retardance (Single Vertical Wire Test) EN 60332-1-2; IEC 60332-1-2; BS EN 60332-1-2; VDE 0482-332-1; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F1); NF C32-070-2.1(C2); CEI 20-35/1-2; EN 50265-2-1*; DIN VDE 0482-265-2-1*
Reduced Fire Propagation(Vertically-mounted bundled wires & cable test) EN 60332-3-24 (cat. C); IEC 60332-3-24; BS EN 60332-3-24; VDE 0482-332-3; NBN C 30-004 (cat. F2); NF C32-070-2.2(C1); CEI 20-22/3-4; EN 50266-2-4*; DIN VDE 0482-266-2-4
Halogen Free IEC 60754-1; EN 50267-2-1; DIN VDE 0482-267-2-1; CEI 20-37/2-1 ; BS 6425-1*
No Corrosive Gas Emission IEC 60754-2; EN 50267-2-2; DIN VDE 0482-267-2-2; CEI 20-37/2-2 ; BS 6425-2*
Minimum Smoke Emission IEC 61034-1&2; EN 61034 -1&2; DIN VDE 0482-1034-1&2; CEI 20-37/3-1&2; EN 50268-1&2*; BS 7622-1&2*
No Toxic gases NES 02-713; NF C 20-454
Sunlight Resistance UL 1581 section 1200
Oil Resistance ICEA S-73-532**

Note: Asterisk * denotes superseded standard, *** denotes optional.




Conductor: Annealed copper solid or plain copper stranded to IEC 60228 Class 2.

Insulation: PE compound as per EN 50290. 2-23.

Pair:Two conductors twisted to form a pair

Lay-up: Pairs laid up in layers of optimum pitch

Separator: Polyester tape

Overall Screen: Tinned copper wire braid

Outer Sheath: Thermoplastic PVC compound as per EN 50290-2-22. UV resistance, hydrocarbon resistance, oil

resistance, anti rodent and anti termite properties can be offered as option. Compliance to fire performance

standard (IEC 60332-1, IEC 60332-3, UL 1581, UL 1666 etc) depends on the oxygen index of the PVC compound

and the overall cable design. LSPVC can also be provided upon request.


Insulation: Black / White, continuously numbered on white core(1, 2..)for multipair.

Outer Sheath: Black or blue for intrinsically safe systems


Temperature Range During Operation (Fixed State): -30°C – +70°C

Temperature Range During Installation (Mobile State): -5°C – +50°C

Minimum Bending Radius: 7.5 X Overall Diameter

Sunlight Resistance: UL 1581 section 1200

Oil Resistance: ICEA S-73-532(Test temperature +60°C, duration 4h. Retention: min 60% of tensile

strength/min.60% of elongation)


Conductor Area Size mm² 0.5 0.75 1.0 1.3 1.5
Insulation thickness (nominal) mm 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.45 0.45
Conductor resistance (20°C) Ω/km 36.7 25 18.5 14.2 12.3
Insulation resistance (20°C) MΩ.km(Min.) 5000
Mutual Capacitance (1 kHz) pF/m(Max.) 115
Capacitance unbalance(1 kHz) pF/500 m (Max.) 300
L / R (ratio) (max.) μH/Ω 25 25 25 40 40
Operating voltage Urms V 300
Test Voltage Core to Core V 1500
Core to Screen V 1500


Caledonian Cable Code RE-2Y(C)Y
No. of Pairs x2xCross Section Copper Weight Approx. Weight
  No.x2xmm² Kg/km Kg/km
RE-2Y(C)Y 1P0.5 1x2x0.50 8.3 110
RE-2Y(C)Y 1P0.75 1x2x0.75 8.7 119
RE-2Y(C)Y 1P1.0 1x2x1.0 9.4 135
RE-2Y(C)Y 1P1.3 1x2x1.3 9.7 140

Note : Other conductor sizes & core configurations are available upon request.