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218Y to BS 6500

Application and Description

218Y to BS 6500 cable types are especially suited for use on small appliances with low mechanical stress and for

connection for light household appliances, e.g. kitchen utensils, desk lamps, floor lamps, vacuum cleaners, office

machines, radios, etc. As far as 218Y to BS 6500 cables are admitted to the relevant specifications of the

equipment, 218Y to BS 6500 are not permitted for use with cooking or heating apparatus. 218Y is equivalent to

harmonized code H03VV-F.

Cable Construction

Bare copper fine wire conductor

Stranding to BS 6360 Class 5 or IEC 60228 Class 5

PVC core insulation TI2 to BS 7655

Green/Yellow grounding (3 conductors and above)

PVC outer jacket TM2 to BS 7655

218Y to BS 6500

Core Identification

2 Cores: Blue, Brown

3 Cores: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown

4 cores: Green/Yellow, black, brown, blue

Technical Characteristics

Working voltage: 300/300 volts

Test voltage: 2000 volts

Flexing bending radius: 7.5xOverall diameter

Static bending radius: 4xOverall diameter

Flexing temperature: -5º C to +70º C

Static temperature: -40º C to +70º C

Short circuit temperature: +160º C

Flame retardant: IEC 60332.1

Insulation resistance: 20 MΩxkm

Cable Parameter

AWG (No of Strands/ Strand Diameter) No. of Cores x Nominal Cross Sectional Area
of Insulation
Nominal Thickness of Sheath
Nominal Overall Diameter
Nominal Copper Weight kg/km Nominal Weight kg/km
20(16/32) 2x0.50 0.5 0.6 5 9.6 38
18(24/32) 2x0.75 0.5 0.6 5.5 14.4 46
20(16/32) 3x0.50 0.5 0.6 5.4 14.4 45
18(24/32) 3x0.75 0.5 0.6 6 21.6 59
20(16/32) 4x0.50 0.5 0.6 5.8 19.2 55
18(24/32) 4x0.75 0.5 0.6 6.5 28.8 72