PHOTOFLEX Photovoltaic Cable

Applications

These cables are designed for connecting photovoltaic system components inside and outside of buildings and equipment with high mechanical requirements and extreme weather conditions.

Standards

DIN EN 50618 (H1Z2Z2-K)

Construction

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Conductor Stranded tinned copper conductor per DIN VDE 0295 and IEC 60228 Class 5.
Insulation Electron beam cross-linked, halogen free and flame retardant compound.
Sheath Electron beam cross-linked, LSZH and flame retardant compound, Black.

Electrical Properties

Rated Voltage U0/U 1/1 kV AC; 1.5/1.5 kV DC
Maximum Permitted DC Voltage 1.8 kV DC (conductor/conductor, non earthed system, circuit not under load)
Insulation Resistance 1000 MΩ-km
Spark Test 6000 Vac (8400 Vdc)
Voltage Withstand 6500 Vac for 5 minElectron

Thermal Properties

Maximum Voltage 1.2KV (AC), 1.8KV (DC)
Ambient Temperature -40℃ ~ +90℃
Maximum Temperature At Conductor 120℃ (20000h) according to IEC/EN 60216-1
Short Circuit Temperature 200℃/5 sec
Thermal Endurance Test According to EN 60216-2 (temperature index +120° C)
Damp-Heat Resistance According to EN 50618, Table 2with 85% humidity(test acc. to EN 60068-2-78)

Mechanical Properties

Minimum Bending Radius 4×OD (fixed), 5×OD (flexing)
Dynamic Penetration According to Acc. to EN 50618, Annex D,Meets requirements of EN 50618.
Tensile Strength And Elongation Of Insulation And Jacket 250℃
Anticipated Period Of Use 25 years
Ovality ≤15%

Chemical Properties

Ozone Resistance According to EN 60811-403(25℃,24h,(250 to 300) × 10-4%) ;Method B: EN 50396(40℃,72h,55%RH, (200 × 10-6%)
Weathering- UV Resistance (Resistance on sheath) Tensile strength and elongation at break after 720h (360 Cycles) of exposure to UV lights (acc. to EN 50289-4-17, Method A According to HD 605/A1)
Ammoniac resistant
Very good resistance to oils and chemicals
High wear and robust, abrasion resistant

EC directives

The cables are conform to the EC directives CE 2006/95/EC (Low voltage directive) and RoHS 2002/95/EC (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).

Fire Performance

Flame retardant according to EN 50265-2-1, IEC 60332-1, VDE 0482-332-1-2, DIN EN 60332-1-2
Low smoke emission according to EN 61034-2 (Light Transmittance ≥60%)
Halogen free according to EN 50525-1, Annex B
Low corrosivity of gases according to EN 50267-2-2, IEC 60754-2

Dimensions and Weight

No. of Cores × Nominal Cross Section No. of Stranding Nominal Conductor Diameter Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Sheath Thickness Nominal Overall Diamater Nominal Weight
No. ×mm^2   mm mm mm mm kg/km
1×1.5 30/0.25 1.58 0.70 0.80 5.4 40
1×2.5 50/0.25 2.04 0.70 0.80 5.9 50
1×4.0 56/0.30 2.59 0.70 0.80 6.6 70
1×6.0 84/0.30 3.17 0.70 0.80 7.4 80
1×10 78/0.40 4.07 0.70 0.80 8.8 130
1×16 128/0.40 5.22 0.70 0.90 10.1 200
1×25 199/0.40 6.51 0.90 1.00 12.5 290
1×35 279/0.40 7.71 0.90 1.10 14.0 400
1×50 396/0.40 9.00 1.00 1.20 16.3 550
1×70 360/0.50 10.8 1.10 1.20 18.7 750
1×95 475/0.50 12.6 1.10 1.30 20.8 970
1×120 608/0.50 14.2 1.20 1.30 22.8 1220
1×150 756/0.50 15.8 1.40 1.40 25.5 1510
1×185 925/0.50 17.4 1.60 1.60 28.5 1850
1×240 1221/0.50 20.4 1.70 1.70 32.1 2400

Current Carrying Capacity

Cross Section AWG Maximum Conductor Resistance at 20℃ Maximum insulation Resistance at 20℃ Maximum insulation Resistance at 90℃ Current Carrying Capacity
Single cable free in air Single cable on surfaces 2 loaded cables adjacent on surfaces
mm^2 - Ω MΩ.km MΩ.km A A A
1.5 16 13.7 859 0.859 30 29 24
2.5 14 8.21 691 0.691 41 39 33
4 12 5.09 579 0.579 55 52 44
6 10 3.39 499 0.499 70 67 57
10 8 1.95 424 0.424 98 93 79
16 6 1.24 342 0.342 132 125 107
25 4 0.795 339 0.339 176 167 142
35 2 0.565 287 0.287 218 207 176
50 1/0 0.393 268 0.268 276 262 221
70 2/0 0.277 247 0.247 347 330 278
95 3/0 0.210 220 0.220 416 395 333
120 4/0 0.164 211 0.211 488 464 390
150 300 kcmil 0.132 206 0.206 566 538 453
185 350 kcmil 0.108 200 0.200 644 612 515
240 450 kcmil 0.082 198 0.198 775 736 620

Conversion Factor for Deviating Temperatures

Ambient Temperature ℃ Conversion Factor
Up to 60 1.00
70 0.91
80 0.82
90 0.71
100 0.58
110 0.41

Reduction factor for accumulation according to IEC 60364-5-52, Table B.52-17