Type codes


System for type designations of electric cables according to CENELEC HD 361

Example: Lightweight PVC sheathed cable, flat


Block 1:

① Type of standard
H: Harmonized type
A: Acknowledged national type
② Voltage U°/U
01: 100/100V
03: 300/300V
05: 300/500V
07: 450/750V

 Block 2:

③ Insulationmaterial  Sheath material
R:   Ethylene propylene rubber, 90°C
G:   Ethylene vinylacetate
N:   Polychloroprene rubber
Q:   Polyurethane
R:   Ethylene propylene rubber, 60°C
S:   Silicone rubber
V:   PVC
V2:  PVC, 90°C
V3:  PVC, cold resistant
V5:  PVC, oil resistant
Z:    Crosslinked polyolefin compound, little corrosive
gases, low smoke
Z1: Thermoplastic polyolefin compound, little corrosive
gases, low smoke

⑤ Construction features
H: Flat, divisible line
H2: Flat, non-divisible line


⑥ Type of conductor
F: Stranded (Class 5) with flexible cables
H: Stranded (Class 6) with flexible cables
K: Stranded (Class 5) with permanently installed cables
R: Stranded (Class 2)
U: Solid (Class 1)

 Block 3

⑦ Number of cores
⑧ Protective earth conductor
X: without protective earth conductor (green-yellow)
G: with protective earth conductor (green-yellow)
⑨ Conductor cross-section in mm²