Photovoltaic Cables  
2PfG 1169 Photovoltaic Cables
PHOTOFLEX Photovoltaic Cable

PHOTOFLEX Photovoltaic Cable PHOTOFLEX Photovoltaic Cable

Application

These cables are designed for connecting photovoltaic system components inside and outside of buildings and equipment with high mechanical requirements and extreme weather conditions.

Standard and Approval

2PfG 1169/08.2007 (PV1-F)

Cable construction

Conductor: Stranded tinned copper conductor per DIN VDE 0295 and IEC 60228 Class 5.

Insulation: Electron beam cross-linked, halogen free and flame retardant compound.

Sheath: Electron beam cross-linked, halogen free and flame retardant compound, Black

Electrical Properties

Rated Voltage U0/U: 0.6/1 kV AC; 0.9/1.5 kV DC

Maximum Permitted DC Voltage: 1.8 kV DC (conductor/conductor, non earthed system, circuit not under load)

Insulation Resistance: 1000 MΩ-km

Spark Test: 6000 Vac (8400 Vdc)

Voltage Withstand: 6500 Vac for 5 min

Thermal Properties

Maximum Voltage: Ambient Temperature: -40℃ ~ +90℃

Maximum Temperature At Conductor: 120℃ (20000h) according to IEC/EN 60216-1

Short Circuit Temperature: 200℃/5 sec

Thermal Endurance Test: According to EN 60216-2 (temperature index +120° C)

High Temperature Pressure Test: According to EN 60811-3-1

Damp-Heat Resistance: According to EN 60068-2-78 with 85% humidity

Mechanical Properties

Minimum Bending Radius: 4×OD (fixed), 5×OD (flexing)

Dynamic Penetration: According to 2 PfG 1169/08.2007 Annex F

Notch Propagation: According to 2 PfG 1169/08.2007 Annex G

Tensile Strength And Elongation Of Insulation And Jacket: According to EN 60811

Anticipated Period Of Use: 25 years

Chemical Properties

Ozone Resistance: According to EN 50396 part 8.1.3 Method B

Weathering- UV Resistance: According to HD 605/A1

Ammoniac resistant

Very good resistance to oils and chemicals

High wear and robust, abrasion resistant

Acid & Alkaline Resistance: According to EN 60811-2-1 (Oxal acid and sodium hydroxide)

EC directives

The cables are conform to the EC directives CE 2006/95/EC (Low voltage directive) and RoHS 2002/95/EC
(Restriction of Hazardous Substances)

Fire Performance

Flame retardant according to EN 50265-2-1, IEC 60332-1, VDE 0482-332-1-2, DIN EN 60332-1-2

Low smoke emission according to IEC 61034, EN 50268

Halogen free according to EN 50267-2-1, IEC 60754-1

Low corrosivity of gases according to EN 50267-2-2, IEC 60754-2

Dimensions and Weight

No. of Cores
×Nominal Cross
Section
No. of
Stranding

Nominal Conductor Diameter Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Sheath
Thickness

Nominal Overall
Diamater

Nominal
Weight

No. ×mm²

- mm mm mm mm kg/km

1×1.5 30/0.25

1.58 1.14 0.82 5.4 52
1×2.5 50/0.25

2.04 1.14 0.82 5.8 67
1×4.0 56/0.30

2.59 1.14 0.82 6.4 87
1×6.0 84/0.30

3.17 1.14 0.82 7.0 113
1×10 78/0.40

4.07 1.52 0.82 8.6 178
1×16 128/0.40

5.22 1.52 0.82 9.8 254
1×25 199/0.40

6.51 1.52 0.82 11.1 363
1×35 279/0.40

7.71 1.52 0.82 12.3 473

Current Carrying Capacity

Cross Section AWG Maximum Conductor
Resistance @ 20℃
Current Carrying Capacity
Single cable free in air Single cable on surfaces To cables adjacent on surfaces
mm² - Ω A A A
1.5 16 13.7 30 29 24
2.5 14 8.21 41 39 33
4 12 5.09 55 52 44
6 10 3.39 70 67 57
10 8 1.95 98 93 79
16 6 1.24 132 125 107
25 4 0.795 176 167 142
35 2 0.565 218 207 176

Conversion Factor for Deviating Temperatures

Ambient Temperature ℃ Conversion Factor
Up to 60 1.00
70 0.91
80 0.82
90 0.71
100 0.58
110 0.41