YY Cable

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General Information & Technical Specifications – YY Cable

How is YY Cable constructed?

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

Insulation : YY PVC: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Type YI2, YY Cable LS0H : XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)

Sheath : YY PVC: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Type YM2 , YY LS0H: LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)

By what other names is YY Cable known?

It is also referred to as Instrumentation Cable, Unscreened, Flexible or Unshielded Control Cable and YY Control Flex.

Which industries use YY Cable?

Suitable for use in a number of industries, it is found frequently in building and construction, rail and transport infrastructure, and automation and process control.

It is designed for use on assembly and production lines, conveyors, in machine tool manufacture and in computer units. This unscreened control cable works well as interconnecting cable for measuring, controlling or regulation in signal and control equipment. Its flexible layers make it ideal for linking fixed and mobile equipment – as well as projects involving light mechanical stress and fixed installations.

With the right protection (such as keeping it out of direct sunlight), this can be useful in outdoor projects, although it is mostly found in either dry or moist indoor environments.

What is YY Cable?

A flexible multi-core cable with class 5 stranded copper conductors, PVC insulation and a grey PVC sheath that is manufactured generally to BS6500 and VDE0250 standards.

There is a Low Smoke Zero Halogen – or LS0H – version of this versatile Cable. The LS0H version has a similar construction – it simply uses XLPE insulation and a grey LS0H sheath in place of PVC layers.

When would I need to use LS0H YY Cable?

If installation is in a public building, such as a school, office or hospital, LS0H should be used. When exposed to fire, the cable’s LS0H sheath emits very low levels of smoke and non-toxic levels of halogen gas.