XLPE INSULATED, PVC BEDDED, ALUMINIUM WIRE ARMOURED, PVC SHEATHED CABLE
Design to supply main electricity with mechanical protection against unexpected impact. Ideal for use in power networks, electrical power stations and substations. Suitable for indoor and outdoor, in cable ducts or direct burial.
|Standard||Standard Acc. to IEC60502-1|
|Conductor||Plain Annealed Copper, Class 2 stranded Circular or Compacted
According to IEC60228, BS EN60228
|Insulation||Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Compound
Insulation Colour: Black
|Armour||Aluminum Wire Armoured (AWA)|
|Outer Sheath/ Bedding||PVC of type ST2.
Outer Sheath/ Bedding Color: Black
|Temperature Range||Operating Temperature: -15°C to +90°C
Final Short Circuit Temperature: 250°C
|Min. Bending Radius||8 x cable overall diameter|
|Max. Tensile Stress||50 N/mm²|
|Features||Flame Retardant (IEC60332-1, BS EN60332-1)
CU/XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC cables have few components to them. They are XLPE insulated, bedded in PVC, are reinforced and armoured by aluminium wire and are held within a PVC sheath. As such, they can handle large amounts of sudden mechanical loads and impact, due to the multi layers of protection they possess. CU/XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC cables are designed to work as supply cables, to supply electricity in and out of stations and networks.
CU/XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC supply cables are suitable for both indoor and outdoor, due to their durable properties and ability to withstand a variety of conditions and environments. They can also be used in cable ducts or be directly buried below ground without risk of degenerating or losing its shape too quickly.
CU/XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC cables have many applications, due to their ability to withstand mechanical loads and sudden physical impacts with their high levels of mechanical protection. The XLPE insulated, PVC bedded, aluminium wire armoured, and PVC sheathed cables are designed to supply the main source of electricity, while offering significant amounts of protection. They can also handle a large, constant current of electricity travelling through them, which makes them ideal for applications in power networks, electrical power stations and even power substations.
They contain a core conductor of stranded plain annealed copper, which is bedded in PVC. Insulation for these wires comes from XLPE, otherwise known as cross-linked polyethylene compound. When cross-linked, XLPE insulation is more resistant to abrasions and cracking from environmental stress.
The CU/XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC cable is also distinguished by being armoured and reinforced by aluminium wire. The armour comes in the form of a single layer of aluminium wire. This is what provides the CU/XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC cable its trademark strength and ability to withstand sudden mechanical blows and impact. This allows CU/XPLE/PVC/AWA/PVC cables to be used for installations in the air or in the ground.
Its outer sheath is also made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), which is a synthetic compound that is extremely flame retardant. It is also chemically very stable, which allows for it to avoid excessive chemical corrosion and degradation.