MX cables are insulated single core and flexible cables commonly used as switchboard wires in Singapore. They have a single core encased within a layer of insulation, which is flame retardant and emits little smoke in the event of a fire. MX cables are most commonly used in switchboards, control panels, cabinets and other enclosed spaces. MX cables can also be used for marine or offshore operations.More Information
The MX switchboard cable consists of a single conductor core. Its conductor core is made from Class 5 tinned or plain copper and is one of the more flexible core copper conductors available. Their insulation, a single layer of a cross-linked HFFR compound. A HFFR compound stands for a Halogen Free Flame Retardant material. This means that no halogen is released in the event the cable is caught in a fire. The HFFR compound is also flame retardant, which refers to its design intention to burn slowly if it catches fire.
A defining characteristic of the MX switchboard cable is that its insulation, made from the HFFR compound, provides the most optimal safety for humans in the near vicinity of the wire. The insulation is optimised to minimise damage to valuable assets, property and belongings. MX switchboard cables are also very flexible and use finely stranded conductors for easy connection.
The MX insulated, single core flexible switch board wire has various applications due to its distinctive features and damage limitation capabilities.
The presence of excess halogen during a fire could cause a huge amount of damage. Being flame retardant, MX cables are also very unlikely to catch on fire due to electrical sparks or excess heat produced in such applications.
MX single insulated flexible cables are also commonly used for shipboard, navy or offshore operations. This is due to these cables being made from a HFFR compound. As damage is limited and the safety of those around it is optimised, it can be used in operations and locations where safety is of the utmost importance.