BS 6346 PVC Insulated Cables, 600/1000V

Applications

These power and control cables are used for electricity supply in low voltage installation system. They are well adapted to underground use in industrial applications where chemical and mechanical protections are needed (refinery areas, chemical plant...).

Construction

Conductor Solid Aluminum or Copper conductor, round stranded or shaped, Class 2 to BS 6460, IEC 60228.
Insulation PVC(Polyvinyl Chloride) type TI1
Colour Code 1 Core : Brown
  2 Cores: Brown or Blue
  3 Cores: Brown, Black, Grey
  4 Cores: Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
  5 Cores: Green-yellow, Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
  Above 5 Cores: White Cores with black numbers
Filler(optional) PVC or Polypropylene yarn
Binder Tape(optional) Polyester (Mylar) tape
Inner Sheath/ Bedding PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Armour Single Core: AWA (Aluminum Wire Armour)
  Multi Core: SWA (Steel Wire or Tape Armour)
Outer Sheath PVC(Polyvinyl Chloride), type TM1

Technical Information

Voltage rating 600/1000V
Temperature rating -20°C to + 60°C
Bending radius Single core: 10 x overall diameter
  Multicores: 8 x overall diameter
Flame retardant IEC60332 part 1, BS4066 part 1

Cable Parameter

Single-core 600/1000V cables with circular stranded copper conductor

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Number/ wire Nominal insulation thickness Nominal Bedding thickness Nominal alum wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overall diameter Approx. cable weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
1x50 19/1.78 1.4 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.1 820
1x70 19/2.14 1.4 0.8 1.25 1.6 21.1 1070
1x95 19/2.52 1.6 0.8 1.25 1.6 23.4 1390
1x120 37/2.03 1.6 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.3 1600
1x150 37/2.25 1.8 1.0 1.6 1.7 28.3 1900
1x185 37/2.52 2.0 1.0 1.6 1.8 30.8 2450
1x240 61/2.25 2.2 1.0 1.6 1.9 34.1 3100
1x300 61/2.52 2.4 1.0 1.6 1.9 37.0 3760
1x400 61/2.85 2.6 1.2 2.0 2.1 42.0 4850
1x500 61/3.20 2.8 1.2 2.0 2.1 45.6 5930
1x630 61/3.65 2.8 1.2 2.0 2.2 49.7 7390
1x800 127/2.85 2.8 1.4 2.5 2.4 55.8 9400
1x1000 127/3.20 3.0 1.4 2.5 2.5 61.0 11430

Single-core 600/1000V cables with solid aluminum conductor

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal alum wire armor dia. Armour strip Nominal sheath thickness Approx.overall diameter Approx. cable weight
thick-ness width wire armor strip armor
mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
1x50 1.4 0.8 1.25 0.6 2.4 1.5 17.8 16.5 530
1x70 1.4 0.8 1.25 0.6 2.4 1.6 19.6 18.3 650
1x95 1.6 0.8 1.25 0.6 2.4 1.6 21.7 20.4 810
1x120 1.6 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 24.3 22.3 960
1x150 1.8 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 26.1 24.1 1115
1x185 2 1 1.6 1 3.6 1.8 28.3 27.1 1315
1x240 2.2 1 1.6 1 3.6 1.9 31.2 30 1610
1x300 2.4 1 1.6 1 3.6 1.9 33.7 32.5 1890

Two-core 600/1000V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Number/ wire Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overalldiameter Approx. cable weight
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/mm
2x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 12.3 - 270
2x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 13.6 - 350
2x4 7/0.85 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.1 - 470
2x6 7/1.04 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.5 16.5 - 580
2x10 7/1.35 1.0 0.8 1.25 1.6 20.1 - 840
2x16 7/1.70 1.0 0.8 1.25 1.6 21.9 21.9 990
2x25 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.7 26.3 1480
2x25* 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.7 23.0 22.6 1480
2x35 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 29.2 28.8 1770
2x35* 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 24.8 24.4 1770
2x50* 19/1.78 1.4 1.0 1.6 1.9 27.8 27.4 1900
2x70* 19/2.14 1.4 1.0 1.6 1.9 30.4 30.0 2430
2x95* 19/2.52 1.6 1.2 2.0 2.1 35.5 34.7 2970
2x120* 37/2.03 1.6 1.2 2.0 2.2 38.0 37.2 3970
2x150* 37/2.25 1.8 1.2 2.0 2.3 41.3 40.5 4700
2x185* 37/2.52 2.0 1.4 2.5 2.4 46.4 45.2 5990
2x240* 61/2.25 2.2 1.4 2.5 2.5 51.2 50.0 7420
2x300* 61/2.52 2.4 1.6 2.5 2.7 56.4 54.8 8950
2x400* 61/2.85 2.6 1.6 2.5 2.9 61.9 60.3 11030

*Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Two-core 600/1000V cables with solid aluminum conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Armour strip Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overall diameter Approx. cable weight
thickness width wire armor strip armor
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
2x16 1 0.8 1.25 0.6 2.4 1.6 20.6 20.6 19.3 795
2x25 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 25 24.6 22.6 1170
2x25* 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 21.3 20.9 18.9 1170
2x35 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.8 27.2 26.8 24.8 1340
2x35* 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.8 22.9 22.5 20.5 1340
2x50* 1.4 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.9 25.5 25.1 23.1 1450
2x70* 1.4 1 1.6 1 3.6 1.9 27.7 27.3 26.1 1560
2x95* 1.6 1.2 2.0 1 3.6 2.1 32.4 31.6 29.6 2200

*Solid shaped conductor (class 1)

Three-core 600/1000V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Number/ wire Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overalldiameter Approx. cable weight
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/mm
3x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 12.8 - 307
3x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 14.1 - 387
3x4 7/0.85 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.8 - 493
3x6 7/1.04 0.8 0.8 1.25 1.5 18.0 - 701
3x10 7/1.35 1.0 0.8 1.25 1.6 21.2 - 967
3x16 7/1.70 1.0 0.8 1.25 1.6 23.1 23.1 1219
3x25 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.7 28.2 27.8 1612
3x25* 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.7 25.0 24.6 1612
3x35 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 30.8 30.4 1992
3x35* 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 27.1 26.7 1992
3x50* 19/1.78 1.4 1.0 1.6 1.9 30.5 30.1 2534
3x70* 19/2.14 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.0 35.0 34.2 3518
3x95* 19/2.52 1.6 1.2 2.0 2.1 39.3 38.5 4510
3x120* 37/2.03 1.6 1.2 2.0 2.2 42.2 41.4 5375
3x150* 37/2.25 1.8 1.4 2.5 2.4 47.5 46.3 6810
3x185* 37/2.52 2.0 1.4 2.5 2.5 51.9 50.7 8190
3x240* 61/2.25 2.2 1.6 2.5 2.6 57.8 56.2 10280
3x300* 61/2.52 2.4 1.6 2.5 2.8 63.2 61.6 12430
3x400* 61/2.85 2.6 1.6 2.5 3.0 69.6 68.0 15400

*Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Three-core 600/1000V cables with solid aluminum conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Armour strip Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overall diameter Approx. cable weight
thickness width wire armor strip armor
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
3x16 1 0.8 1.25 0.6 2.4 1.6 21.7 21.7 20.4 925
3x25 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 23.9 23.5 21.5 1150
3x25* 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 25.8 25.4 23.4 1150
3x35 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.8 26.4 26.0 24.1 1345
3x35* 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.8 28.7 28.3 27.3 1345
3x50* 1.4 1 1.6 1 3.6 1.9 28.9 28.5 26.4 1610
3x70* 1.4 1.2 2 1 3.6 2 33 32.2 30.2 2220
3x95* 1.6 1.2 2 1.4 4.8 2.1 37.1 36.3 35.1 2745
3x120* 1.6 1.2 2 1.4 4.8 2.2 39.7 38.9 37.7 3145
3x150* 1.8 1.4 2.5 1.4 4.8 2.4 44.7 43.5 41.3 4020
3x185* 2 1.4 2.5 1.4 4.8 2.5 48.7 47.5 45.3 4730
3x240* 2.2 1.6 2.5 1.8 6.4 2.6 54.2 52.6 51.2 5820
3x300* 2.4 1.6 2.5 1.8 6.4 2.8 59.2 57.6 56.2 6850

*Solid shaped conductor (class 1)

Four-core 600/1000V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Number/ wire Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overalldiameter Approx. cable weight
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/mm
4x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 13.5 - 330
4x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.0 - 430
4x4 7/0.85 0.8 0.8 1.25 1.5 17.8 - 640
4x6 7/1.04 0.8 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.2 - 770
4x10 7/1.35 1.0 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.8 - 1070
4x16 7/1.70 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.3 25.9 1550
4x25 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 30.7 30.3 2005
4x25* 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.8 27.8 27.4 2005
4x35 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.9 33.7 33.3 2490
4x35* 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.9 30.3 29.9 2490
4x50* 19/1.78 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.0 35.4 34.6 3475
4x70* 19/2.14 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.1 39.2 38.4 4480
4x95* 19/2.52 1.6 1.2 2.0 2.2 43.3 43.5 5710
4x120* 37/2.03 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.4 49.3 48.1 7350
4x150* 37/2.25 1.8 1.4 2.5 2.5 53.6 52.4 8720
4x185* 37/2.52 2.0 1.6 2.5 2.6 59.0 57.4 10540
4x240* 61/2.25 2.2 1.6 2.5 2.8 65.7 64.1 13290
4x300* 61/2.52 2.4 1.6 2.5 3.0 72.0 70.4 16050
4x400* 61/2.85 2.6 1.8 3.15 3.3 81.3 79.3 20950

*Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Four-core 600/1000V cables with solid aluminum conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal alum wire armor dia. Armour strip Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overall diameter Approx. cable weight
thickness width wire armor strip armor
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
4x16 1 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.7 24.7 24.3 22.3 1125
4x25 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.8 28.7 28.3 26.3 1390
4x25* 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.8 26.3 25.9 23.9 1390
4x35 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.9 31.3 30.9 28.9 1625
4x35* 1.2 1 1.6 0.6 2.4 1.9 28.6 28.2 26.2 1625
4x50* 1.4 1.2 2 1 3.6 2 33.3 32..5 30.5 2240
4x70* 1.4 1.2 2 1 3.6 2.1 36.8 36.0 34 2750
4x95* 1.6 1.2 2 1.4 4.8 2.2 41.5 40.7 39.5 3360
4x120* 1.6 1.4 2.5 1.4 4.8 2.4 46.1 44.9 42.7 4380
4x150* 1.8 1.4 2.5 1.4 4.8 2.5 50.1 48.9 46.7 5000
4x185* 2 1.6 2.5 1.8 6.4 2.6 55.1 53.5 52.1 5960
4x240* 2.2 1.6 2.5 1.8 6.4 2.8 61.2 59.6 58.2 7340
4x300* 2.4 1.6 2.5 1.8 6.4 3 67 65.4 64 8610

*Solid shaped conductor (class 1)

3+1 Core (4 Core with reduced neutral) 600/1000V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Approx. cable weight
Phase Neutral Phase Neutral
mm² mm² mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/mm
3x10 1x6 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.25 1.8 23.4 1370
3x16 1x10 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.25 1.8 25.0 1620
3x25* 1x16 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.8 27.8 1900
3x35* 1x16 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.8 29.5 2300
3x50* 1x25 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.9 33.1 3050
3x70* 1x35 1.4 1.2 1.2 2.0 2.0 38.0 4130
3x95* 1x50 1.6 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.2 43.7 5370
3x120* 1x70 1.6 1.4 1.4 2.5 2.3 49.0 6840
3x150* 1x70 1.8 1.4 1.4 2.5 2.4 52.0 8040
3x185* 1x95 2.0 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.5 57.2 9760
3x240* 1x120 2.2 1.6 1.6 2.5 2.7 63.7 12210
3x300* 1x150 2.4 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.9 69.8 14840
3x300* 1x185 2.4 2.0 1.6 2.5 2.9 71.8 17730
3x400* 1x185 2.6 2.0 1.8 3.15 3.1 78.6 19090

*Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Five-core 600/1000V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6346 Cable
Nominal cross-sectional area Number/ wire Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overall diameter Approx. cable weight
extruded bedding taped bedding
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/mm
5x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 14.3 - 430
5x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.5 16.3 - 545
5x4 7/0.85 0.8 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.0 - 790
5x6 7/1.04 0.8 0.8 1.25 1.6 20.9 - 880
5x10 7/1.35 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.7 25.8 - 1150
5x16 7/1.70 1.0 1.0 1.6 1.7 28.4 28.0 1670
5x25 7/2.14 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.9 33.5 33.1 2250
5x35 19/1.53 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.9 36.6 36.2 2670
5x50 19/1.78 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.1 43.0 42.2 3590
5x70 19/2.14 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.2 48.1 47.3 4610

Multi-core 600/1000V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6346 Cable
No. of Cores Nominal cross-sectional area Number/ wire Nominal insulation thickness Nominal bedding thickness Nominal alum wire armor dia. Nominal sheath thickness Approx. overall diameter Approx. cable weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/mm
7 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.2 500
10 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 1.25 1.5 18.6 780
12 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.4 830
19 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.2 1090
27 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.7 1600
37 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.8 29.2 1940
48 1.5 7/0.53 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.9 32.9 2360
7 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 18.0 750
10 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 21.8 1000
12 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.4 1080
19 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.6 1640
27 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1.0 1.6 1.8 30.7 2110
37 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1.0 1.6 1.9 34.0 2600
48 2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1.2 2.0 2.1 39.5 3520
7 4 7/0.85 0.8 0.8 1.25 1.6 20.5 970
10 4 7/0.85 0.8 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.1 1500
12 4 7/0.85 0.8 1.0 1.6 1.7 26.8 1630
19 4 7/0.85 0.8 1.0 1.6 1.8 30.5 2170
27 4 7/0.85 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.0 37.1 3170
37 4 7/0.85 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.1 40.8 3910
48 4 7/0.85 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.2 46.0 4790