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Welcome to our Arctic Flex Guide

The Quickbit professional Guide to Arctic Flex cable tells you everything you need to know. It offers lots of basic information the electrician or user needs to know when selecting the correct flexible outdoor cable, who would need it, where you would install yellow flex, and where you might use the blue flex cable.

Also, if you’re looking for a three phase arctic flex cable, we stock and supply 100 metre drums of the 2.5mm x 4 core yellow flex cable.

So what is Arctic Flex Cable?

Arctic Flex is also known as yellow flex and blue flex, Outdoor flexible cable is often used in temporary installations and for power tool extension leads.

Additionally, our range has you covered, we have 1.5mm 3 core up to 6mm 3 core in both yellow and blue. Perfect to wire your 110v or 240v site lights or for connecting site tools to a generator.

Arctic Flex Cables are tested and accredited by BASEC The British Approvals Service for Cables and comply to BS standards BS 6004, EN 60228.

Click Our helpful Arctic Flex Cable Spec Sheet for more information.

Arctic Flex specifications

  • Voltage Rating 300 – 500v
  • Temperature Rating Fixed: -40°C – +60°C
  • Minimum Bending Radius Fixed: 6 x overall diameter of the cable
  • 3 Core – Blue Brown Green/yellow
  • Outer sheath colour – Blue or Yellow

Current Carrying Capacity For Arctic Flex

NOMINAL CROSS SECTIONAL AREA FOR THE ARCTIC FLEX CABLE 3 CORE CABLE

AMPS (A)

CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY AT 30ºC  

AMPS (A)

mm2 Single-Phase AC Three-Phase AC
0.75 6 6
1 10 10
1.5 16 16
2.5 25 20
4 32 25
6 48 40

Where would you use arctic flex cable?

Yellow arctic flex cable is necessary when an outside 110v power supply is required on a building site for example. Blue flex tends to be used for 240V electrical supply’s when 110v is not suitable.

Arctic Flex cable will be found in some of the following uses

  • Building site power
  • Caravan leads & hook ups
  • 110v Extension leads
  • 240v Extension leads
  • Site lighting

Building Site Power

Blue Arctic Flex

  • Catering vans
  • Ice cream vans
  • Caravan sites
  • Marinas
  • Fairgrounds
  • construction sites
  • temporary lighting
  • Pop up markets

What type of outdoor flex cable would you use?

It can be quite simple, for 110v circuits the yellow cable should be used and for 220-240v circuits the Blue cable should be used.

To select the correct size you would need to use the above current carry capacity for arctic flex cable chart.

 

Shop our 240V extension leads for caravan hookups.

Do you have any questions? Need more information? Simply contact us. Our professional team have the knowledge to offer you the best in service.

If there is a product that you cannot find among the range we have available through our website, please call our sales team and we will see if we can source what you are after or have an alternative option readily in stock.

Arctic Flex Types Available

Arctic Flex Cable Extension Leads

Arctic flex cable is commonly used for extension leads for caravans, motorhomes etc. Ordinarily, 16 amp extension leads would use 1.5mm arctic flex cable, however for longer lengths or if you want to negate any voltage drop, you can use 2.5mm arctic flex cable. This will also provide extra protection against knocks and scrapes.