SY Cable 5 Core

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What is SY Cable?

SY Cable is a flexible multi-core cable with class 5 flexible annealed plain copper conductors, PVC insulation and a transparent PVC sheath that generally meets the requirements of both BS6500 and VDE0250 standards. It also has the added benefit of a galvanised steel wire braid with PVC bedding, so it can easily cope with situations of medium to high mechanical stress.

SY Cable construction:

Conductor: Class 5 flexible annealed plain copper conductors to BS EN 60228:2005 (previously BS6360), VDE0295, IEC 60228

Insulation: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Type YI2

Bedding: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Type TM2 as specified in BS EN 50363-3:2005

Braiding: GSWB (Galvanised Steel Wire Braid)

Sheath: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Type TM2 as specified in BS EN 50363-3:2005

SY Cable can be called Flexible or Braided Control Cable and also SY Control Flex and Instrumentation Cable.

Which industries use SY Cable?

A wide number of industries use flexible SY Cable. Commonly found in building and construction (often in airports), rail and transport infrastructure, transmission, distribution and power networks as well as automation and process control.

Use flexible SY Cable as interconnecting cable for measuring, controlling or regulation in signal and control equipment.

This braided control cable is a popular choice for installations on assembly and production lines as well as conveyors. Also found in computer units and machine tool manufacture. The SY Cable’s flexible and versatile design makes it ideal for linking fixed and mobile equipment as well as projects where fixed installations are required.

With the right protection (such as keeping it out of direct sunlight), SY Cable is useful for outdoor installations. The SY Cable is most suitable for work in dry or moist indoor environments.

Uses for the clear sheath?

The clear sheath allows you to inspect the SY Cable with ease for signs of deterioration, damage and also corrosion.

Is a Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LS0H) SY Cable available?

For public areas, a LS0H version of the SY Cable is often made to order. In case of fire LSoH emits low levels of smoke and non-toxic levels of halogen gas (typically under 0.5% HCl emission).

  • Standards : Generally to BS6500, VDE0250
  • Sheath Colour : Transparent
  • Voltage Rating : 300/500V
  • Temperature Rating : Fixed: -35°C to +70°C, Flexing: -15°C to +70°C
  • Minimum Bending Radius : 10 x overall diameter
  • Core Identification : Black with White numbers with Green/Yellow.


We sell a large range of SY Cable, so if you cannot see the SY Cable you require, please contact our Sales Team on 01244 288138, who will be happy to provide further information and assistance.
Quickbit Ltd are based on the Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester, so if you’d prefer to pick up the SY Cable as opposed to having it delivered, please feel free to do so.
SY Cable 5 Core for the best prices online, cut to length with fast, free delivery on orders over £100.00.