Control Cables

VDE Standard Control Cable

YY PVC/ PVC Number Coded

Application:Designed to offer a flexible solution for signalling, measuring and control applications.This range of cables are not only flexible but offer heat and oil protection.

Standards: Generally to BS6500 and VDE0250
Conductor: Flexible class 5 copper conductors to BS6360 / VDE0295
Insulation: PVC
Sheath: PVC
Voltage Rating: 300/500V
Temperature rating: Flexing -15 to +70°C
Static -35 to +70°C
Minimum bending radius: 6 x overall diameter
Core identification: Black with White numbers. (3 core and above to include Green/Yellow) Coloured cores available on request .

Current Carrying Capacity (amperes)

Nominal Cross Sectional Area
Single Phase AC or DC Three Phase AC
mm² Amps Amps
0.75 6 6
1.0 10 10
1.5 16 16
2.5 25 20
4.0 32 25
6.0 51 43
10.0 70 60
16.0 94 80

For ambient air temperatures other than 30°C the following rating factors should be applied:
Ratings for cables up to and including 4mm2 are based on 60°C conductor operating temperature with 6mm2 and above based on 70°C operating temperature

Correction Factors
Cables Up To and Including 4mm2 , Assuming 60°C Conductor Temperature

Ambient Temperature 35°C 40°C 45°C 50°C 55°C
Correction Factor 0.91 0.82 0.71 0.58 0.41

Cables 6mm2 and above, Assuming 70°C Conductor Temperature

Ambient Temperature 35°C 40°C 45°C 50°C 55°C 60°C
Correction Factor 0.91 0.82 0.71 0.58 0.41 0.50

   3 core YY control cable

Number of Cores   Nominal Cross Sectional Area mm² No. and Nominal Diameter of Strands #/mm Nominal Overall Diameter mm Nominal Weight kg/ km
3 0.75 24/0.20 5.9 55
3 1.0 32/0.20 6.4 67
3 1.5 30/0.25 7.4 92
3 2.5 50/0.25 9.5 153
3 4.0 56/0.30 12.0 235
3 6.0 84/0.30 12.8 305
3 10.0 80/0.40 15.8 590
3 16.0 126/0.40 18.4 800

   4 core YY control cable

Number of Cores Nominal Cross Sectional Area
mm²
No. and Nominal Diameter of Strands
#/mm
Nominal Overall Diameter
mm
Nominal Weight
kg/ km
4 0.75 24/0.20 6.8 76
4 1.0 32/0.20 7.4 89
4 1.5 30/0.25 8.5 122
4 2.5 50/0.25 10.4 191
4 4.0 56/0.30 13.5 330
4 6.0 84/0.30 16.0 480
4 10.0 80/0.40 20.8 743
4 16.0 126/0.40 24.1 1104

    5 core YY control cable

Number of Cores Nominal Cross Sectional Area
mm²
No. and Nominal Diameter of Strands
#/mm
Nominal Overall Diameter
mm
Nominal Weight
kg/ km
5 0.75 24/0.20 7.4 88
5 1.0 32/0.20 8.1 108
5 1.5 30/0.25 9.3 148
5 2.5 50/0.25 11.7 241
5 4.0 56/0.30 14.7 404
5 6.0 84/0.30 17.2 592
5 10.0 80/0.40 22.9 920
5 16.0 126/0.40 28.4 1370

   7 core YY control cable

Number of Cores Nominal Cross Sectional Area
mm²
No. and Nominal Diameter of Strands
#/mm
Nominal Overall Diameter
mm
Nominal Weight
kg/ km
7 0.75 24/0.20 8.0 113
7 1.0 32/0.20 8.8 140
7 1.5 30/0.25 10.1 193
7 2.5 50/0.25 12.9 311

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