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Ordering Information

 PE Insulated & LSZH Sheathed Cables to CW 1600

Application

The cables are similar in design and application to CW 1308, but with Low Smoke Halogen Free cores and sheath. CW 1600 has the added advantage of an Aluminium/Polyester foil screen and drain wire. A fire barrier tape is included on cable with more than 6 pairs. The cables are used for the internal wiring of building when the need to protect people and equipment from smoke and fumes is paramount. The cables are designed to handle low frequency signals for short range applications and intended to be terminated in insulation displacement connectors (IDC).

Standards

CW 1600

Construction

CW 1600

CW 1600

Conductors

Solid annealed bare or tinned copper sized 0.5mm (24AWG respectively) as per class 1 of BS 6360/IEC 60228.

Insulation

Solid polyethylene as per BS 6234/IEC 60708

Twisted Pairs

Insulated conductors are twisted into pairs with varying lay length to minimize crosstalk

Cabling Element

Twisted Pairs/Triples/Quads

Cable Core Assembly

There are two modes of construction: layer for general use, including two cables for installation in customer’s premises where a good appearance is required; and unit of 20 pairs which includes an insulated earth conductor of 1.38mm, for use with customer distribution scheme.

Core Wrapping

Cable containing more than 12 wires have a polyester tape applied over the cable core prior to sheathing.

Screen

A 24μ aluminium polyester foil shield can be provided for fully enclosing the core with an overlap

Fire Barrier Tape

Mica glass tape is included in cable with more than 6 pairs for achieving the required fire properties

Sheath

LSZH compound. Grey, White, Cream or Black colours are available for options

Ripcord

Nylon ripcord may be placed parallel to the cores to facilitate sheath removal

Drain Wire

A solid tinned 0.5mm earth/continuity wire shall be laid longitudinally

Electrical & Mechanical Properties

Nominal Conductor Diameter mm 0.5 1.38
Conductor Size mm2 0.196 1.495
Maximum Conductor Resistance @20°C Ω/km 97.8 12.4
Minimum Insulation Resistance @500V DC MΩ.km 50 N/A
Maximum Average Mutual Capacitance @0.8KHz-3.0KHz nF/km 80 N/A
Maximum Capacitance Unbalance @0.8KHz-3.0KHz pair-to-pair pF/500m 500 N/A
Minimum Insulation Thickness mm 0.15 0.55
Maximum Insulated Conductor Diameter mm 0.95 3.5

Mechanical and Thermal Properties

Temperature range during operation (fixed state): -30°C – +70°C

Temperature range during installation (mobile state): -20°C – +50°C

Minimum bending radius: 7.5 x Overall Diameter

Fire Hazard Performance

1) Minimum Smoke Emission IEC 61034, EN 50268 ( New: EN 61034), VDE 0482-268 ( New: VDE 0482-1034)
These standards specify a method to measure the generation of smoke from cables during fire. The result is expressed as percentage of light transmitted. Usually, the smoke density shall not be less than 60%.
2) Halogen Free  IEC 60754-1, EN 50267-2-1
These standards specify a method for determination of the amount of halogen acid gas
evolved during combustion of compound. The hydrochloric acid yield should be less than 0.5%.
3) Non corrosive gases IEC 60754-2, EN 50267-2-2, VDE 0482-267
These  standards  specify  a  method  for  determination  of  acidity  of  gas  evolved  during combustion of cables by measuring PH and conductivity. The specimen is deemed to pass this test if the pH value is less than 4.3 when related to 1 litre of water and conductivity is less than 10 μs/min.
4) Reduced Fire Propagation IEC 60332-3C, EN 50266-2-4, VDE 0482-266-2-4
These standards specify a method for flame propagation test for bunched cables.
5) Flame Retardancy IEC 60332-1, VDE 0482-265-2-1
These standards specify a method for flame propagation test for single core cables.
6) Temperature Index BS EN ISO 4589-3, BS 2782 Part 1
These standards specify a method for measuring the temperature Index of materials. The temperature index shall be equal or greater than 280ºC.
7) Oxygen Index BS EN ISO 4589-2, BS 2863
These standards specify a test for measuring the minimum oxygen concentration to support candle like combustion of plastics. The oxygen index shall not be less than 30%.

Color Code            
Colour Scheme for Pairs

Cabling Element
No.
a-wire b-wire Cabling Element
No.
a-wire b-wire
1 WHITE Blue BLUE 13 BLACK Green GREEN
2 WHITE Orange ORANGE 14 BLACK Brown BROWN 
3 WHITE Green GREEN 15 BLACK Grey GREY 
4 WHITE Brown BROWN 16 YELLOW Blue BLUE
5 WHITE Grey GREY 17 YELLOW Orange ORANGE
6 RED Blue BLUE 18 YELLOW Green GREEN
7 RED Orange ORANGE 19 YELLOW Brown BROWN 
8 RED Green GREEN 20 YELLOW Grey GREY 
9 RED Brown BROWN 21 VIOLET Blue BLUE
10 RED Grey GREY 22 VIOLET Orange ORANGE
11 BLACK Blue BLUE 23 VIOLET Green GREEN
12 BLACK Orange ORANGE 24 VIOLET Brown BROWN 
        25 VIOLET Grey GREY 

Note 1: Uppercase letters indicate the base, solid colour of insulation, and the lower case indicates ink bands applied onto the base colour.

Make Up & Unit Identification Colours – Unit

Pair Size 20 Pairs 40 Pairs 80 Pairs 100 Pairs 160 Pairs 320 Pairs
Number of Units
Centre
1st Layer
2nd Layer
1 4 X ½ 1 1 4 X ½ 1
6 X ½ 8 X ½ 6 5
          10
Unit No. Colours of Unit Lappings
1 ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE
2 GREEN ORANGE ORANGE GREEN ORANGE
3 NATURAL NATURAL ORANGE NATURAL
4 GREEN NATURAL NATURAL NATURAL
5   GREEN NATURAL NATURAL
6     NATURAL GREEN
7     NATURAL ORANGE
7     GREEN NATURAL
9-15       NATURAL
16       GREEN

Note 1: ½ refers to sub-units of 10 Pairs. Note 2: These cables include the single 1.38mm diameter insulated conductor.

Dimensions And Weight

Cable Code Number
of
Pairs
Minimum Insulation Thickness
mm
Pair Elements
or Unit Size
Minimum Sheath
Thickness
mm
Maximum Overall
Diameter
mm
Nominal
Weight
kg/km
0.5mm Conductor, 0.95mm Insulated Wire-Layer
TP1600-2Y(St)H-2P05 2 0.15 Prs1-2 0.6 4.5 23
TP1600-2Y(St)H-3P05 3 0.15 Prs1-3 0.6 5.0 35
TP1600-2Y(St)H-4P05 4 0.15 Prs1-4 0.6 5.8 40
TP1600 -2Y(St)H-6P05 6 0.15 Prs1-6 0.6 6.8 51
TP1600-2Y(St)H-12P05 12 0.15 Prs1-12 0.7 9.1 92
TP1600-2Y(St)H-25P05 25 0.15 Prs1-25 0.8 11.4 167
0.5mm Conductor, 0.95mm Insulated Wire-Unit
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(10P+E)05 10+E 0.15 1/2X20 0.6 8.6 102
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(20P+E)05 20+E 0.15 20 0.7 12.0 157
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(40P+E)05 40+E 0.15 20 0.9 15.0 271
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(50P+E)05 50+E 0.15 20 1.0 18.0 341
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(80P+E)05 80+E 0.15 20 1.2 22.5 496
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(100P+E)05 100+E 0.15 20 1.5 27.0 633
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(160P+E)05 160+E 0.15 20 1.7 30.3 960
TP1600-2Y(St)H-(320P+E)05 320+E 0.15 20 2.2 39.5 1840

Note: The “E” in the table above indicates that the cable contains an earth-wire.