Five-core 600/1000V XLPE Insulation, LSZH Sheath Cables to BS 8573


These XLPE insulated and LSZH sheathed cables are generally used for fixed installation. Suitable for building wiring, especially in areas where smoke and fume emissions may cause a potential threat to life but not for burial in the ground, either directly or in ducts.


Basic design to BS 8573:2012

BS 8573 Cables

Fire Performance

Flame Retardance (Single Vertical Wire Test) BS EN 60332-1-2:2004
Reduced Fire Propagation (Vertically-mounted bundled wires & cable test) BS EN 60332-3-24:2009 (cat. C)
Halogen Free BS EN 50267-2-1
Minimum Smoke Emission BS EN 61034-2
Spark Test BS EN 62230

Voltage Rating


Cable Construction

Conductor: Annealed copper conductor, strand according to BS EN 60228 class 2.

Insulation: XLPE type GP8 according to BS 7655-1.3. HEPR type GP6 according to BS 7655-1.2, or crosslinked polyolefi n material type EI 5 according to BS EN 50363-5 can be offered as option.

Inner Covering option: The laid up cores may be coverd by an optional extrued inner covering or separating tape. It shall be possible to separate the cores easily.

Outer Sheath: Thermoplastic LSZH type LTS 4 according to BS 7655-6.1.

Outer Sheath option: UV resistance, hydrocarbon resistance, oil resistance, anti rodent and antitermite properties can be offered as option.

Colour Code

Insulation Colour: Green and yellow, blue, brown black, grey.

Sheath Colour: Black, other colours can be offered upon request.

Physical and Thermal Properties

Maximum temperature range during operation (XLPE): 90°C

Maximum short circuit temperature (5 Seconds): 250°C

Minimum bending radius:

Circular copper conductors(up to 25mm2): 4 x Overall Diameter

Circular copper conductors(above 25mm2): 6 x Overall Diameter

Shaped copper conductors: 8 x Overall Diameter

Construction Parameters

Conductor Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Inner Covering Thickness Nominal Sheath Thickness
No. of CoresxCross Section Class of Conductor
No.xmm2 mm mm mm
5x1.5 2 0.7 0.4 1.8
5x2.5 2 0.7 0.4 1.8
5x4.0 2 0.7 0.6 1.8
5x6.0 2 0.7 0.6 1.8
5x10 2 0.7 0.6 1.8
5x16 2 0.7 0.8 1.8
5x25 2 0.9 1.0 1.8
5x35 2 0.9 1.0 1.8
5x50 2 1.0 1.2 1.9
5x70 2 1.1 1.2 2.1
5x95 2 1.1 1.4 2.2
5x120 2 1.2 1.4 2.4
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