PVC Insulated Self Supporting Drop Wires to RUS (REA) PE-7


The drop wires are designed for extending a distribution cable pair from a pole or cable terminal to a subscriber premises. The cables are suitable for aerial installation.


  • RUS (REA) PE-7


Telephone Cable - PE-7 PE-7 - Indoor Telephone Cables
Conductors Solid annealed bare copper 0.64mm or 0.9mm as per ASTM B-3/class 1 of IEC 60228.
Steel Bearer Wire Galvanized steel wire, solid.
Insulation High density black PVC which can be made ultraviolet resistant by addition of carbon black.

Electrical properties

Nominal Conductor Diameter mm 0.64 0.9
Conductor Gauge Size AWG 22 19
Conductor Size mm2 0.332 0.636
Maximum Conductor Resistance @20°C Ω/km/ Ω/mile 57.1/91.8 28/44.9
Minimum Insulation Resistance @500V DC MΩ.km / MΩ.mile 400/249 400/249
Maximum Breaking Strength Kg 155 155
Dielectric Strength 1min V RMS 1500 1500
Nominal Insulation Thickness mm/inch 1.0/0.039 1.05/0.041
Nominal Insulated Conductor Diameter mm/inch 2.65/0.104 3.05/0.12
Nominal Diameter of Steel Wire Core mm/inch 3.2/0.126 3.35/0.132

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 (unarmoured cables)

Dimensions and weight

Cable Code Number and Diameter
of Wires
in Conductor
Diameter of
Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Insulation Diameter Nominal Overall Dimensions Nominal Weight
Conductor Supporting Wire A B
No./mm mm/inch mm/inch mm/inch mm/inch mm/inch mm/inch kg/km / lbs/kft
TP7-Y-1P064-SS 2×0.64 1.2/0.047 1.00/0.039 2.65/0.104 3.20/0.125 6.1/0.24 6.1/0.24 43/28.89
TP7-Y-1P09-SS 2×0.90 1.2/0.047 1.05/0.041 3.05/0.120  3.35/0.132 8.1/0.32 6.8/0.27 52/34.94
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