Tri-rated Cable

What is Tri Rated Cable?
Tri Rated cable is a type of single core insulated electrical cable which is also known as BS6231 cable, panel wire or switchgear cable. It is also referred to as H07V2-K and H05V2-K cable under the European harmonisation (HAR) designation code. This type of cable is a class 5 flexible, high temperature flame retardant cable and is commonly used in control switchgear applications. These applications include instrumentation panels, motor control centres and motor starters.
What does Tri-Rated Mean?
Tri-Rated cable gets its name from the fact that it meets the specifications of three different standard setting bodies. These bodies are as follows:
• The British Standards Institute (BSI). The cable is manufactured to meet BS6231 Type CK
• Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
• Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
This triple rating of this Tri Rated cable means that it can be used in the North American markets as well as the European ones. This results in a leaner and more flexible equipment manufacturing process
Components of Tri-Rated Cable
Tri Rated cable is a single core cable with flexible plain stranded copper conductors that are surrounded by a HR PVC (heat resistant polyvinyl chloride) insulation
Features and Benefits
This Tri-rated cable with its triple rating of BS6231, UL and CSA means it has the following features;
• Can operate in high temperatures of 90°C for continuous use and up to 105°C for a limited period of time
• Has a high 600 / 1000 V voltage rating
• Has a Class 5 flexibility. This means that the conductor is flexible with a core formed by a number of thin wires (as rated by British Standard BS EN 60228:2005)
• Has a HR PVC (Heat Resistant PVC) insulation enabling the cable to be used in high temperature applications
What Applications is Tri Rated Cable Used In?
These tri-rated switchgear cables are commonly used in power switch gear applications but they can be used in everyday electrical installations with the final result of an overall higher quality.
• Electrical cabinets
• Switch control in power switchgear
• Relay and instrumentation panels of power switchgear
• Internal connectors in rectifier equipment
• Motor starters and controllers
• Small electrical devices
• Industrial electrical installations
• Panel building

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RS Stock No. 803-4124
BrandRS PRO
€13.98
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0.5 mm² Green/Yellow 100m 22 AWG 11 A 16/0.2 mm 1 kV -20°C +105°C 2.6mm Copper - PVC 0.8mm
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4 mm² Red 100m 12 AWG 41 A 52/0.3 mm 1 kV - +105 (Air) °C, +60 (Oil) °C 4.3mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-4422
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€12.34
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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1 mm² Red 25m 24 AWG - 32/0.2 mm 1 kV - +70°C 3.4mm Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 906-2704
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€22.28
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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0.75 mm² Dark Blue 100m 20 AWG 14 A 24/0.2 mm 1 kV - +105°C 2.8mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-4494
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€45.60
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 mm² Red 100m 17 AWG - 32/0.2 mm 1 kV - 70°C 3.4mm Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 358-949
BrandRS PRO
€46.51
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 mm² Red 100m 17 AWG 15 A 1/1.13 mm 600 V - +70°C 3.2mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 628-5320
BrandRS PRO
€203.71
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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10 mm² Black 100m 8 AWG 75 A 72/0.4 mm 600 V - +105°C 6.8mm Annealed Copper - PVC 1.2mm
RS Stock No. 811-4416
BrandRS PRO
€12.34
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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1 mm² Black 25m 24 AWG - 32/0.2 mm 1 kV - +70°C 3.4mm Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 906-2701
BrandRS PRO
€37.88
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1.5 mm² Dark Blue 100m 16 AWG 21 A 30/0.25 mm 1 kV - +105°C 3.3mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 516-7940
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€41.48
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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6 mm² Yellow 25m 9 AWG 48 A 84/0.3 mm 600 V - +70°C 5.3mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-1442
BrandRS PRO
€85.71
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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4 mm² Black 100m 12 AWG 41 A 52/0.3 mm 1 kV - +105 (Air) °C, +60 (Oil) °C 4.3mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-4488
BrandRS PRO
€45.60
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 mm² Black 100m 17 AWG - 32/0.2 mm 1 kV - 70°C 3.4mm Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-4431
BrandRS PRO
€10.57
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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1.5 mm² Green/Yellow 25m 15 AWG - 30/0.25 mm 1 kV - +70°C 3.7mm Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-1470
BrandRS PRO
€115.19
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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6 mm² Black 100m 10 AWG 53 A 84/0.3mm 1 kV - +105 (Air) °C, +60 (Oil) °C 5.1mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 359-065
BrandRS PRO
€89.67
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2.5 mm² Black 100m 13 AWG 28 A 1/1.78 mm 600 V - +70°C 3.9mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-1464
BrandRS PRO
€115.19
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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6 mm² Grey 100m 10 AWG 53 A 84/0.3mm 1 kV - +105 (Air) °C, +60 (Oil) °C 5.1mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-1451
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€91.70
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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4 mm² Brown 100m 12 AWG 41 A 52/0.3 mm 1 kV - +105 (Air) °C, +60 (Oil) °C 4.3mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 906-2694
BrandRS PRO
€16.38
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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0.5 mm² Dark Blue 100m 22 AWG 11 A 16/0.2 mm 1 kV - +105°C 2.6mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 811-1467
BrandRS PRO
€115.19
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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6 mm² Red 100m 10 AWG 53 A 84/0.3mm 1 kV - +105 (Air) °C, +60 (Oil) °C 5.1mm Annealed Copper - PVC 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 516-8000
BrandRS PRO
€63.58
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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10 mm² Green/Yellow 25m 7 AWG 68 A 80/0.4 mm 600 V - +70°C 7.2mm Annealed Copper - PVC 1mm
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