Multi-Conductor Cables

Application and Construction

1. Application
All PVC and HFFR sheathed multi-conductor cables are suitable for Building Management Systems (BMS), Sound, Audio, Security, Safety, Control and Instrumentation.

2. Basic Construction of the cables
Wire = Conductor without or with insulation. With insulation sometimes also indicated as core.
Conductor: flexible = twisted bare or tinned copper strands, ranging from 12 to 22AWG.

Conductor (AWG) Configuration (AWG) Configuration(mm) DC Resistance (Ohm/km)
24 7 x 32 7 x 0.20 = 88
22 7 x 30 7 x 0.25 = 57.4
20 7 x 28 7 x 0.32 = 32.16
18 7 x 26 7 x 0.40 = 22.7
16 19 x 29 19 x 0.28 = 15.47
14 19 x 27 19 x 0.36 = 9.36
12 19 x 25 19 x 0.45 = 5.61

Insulation: Polypropylene (PP) for PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) sheathed cables and Halogen-Free (HFFR) for HFFR sheathed cables. Both insulations are in accordance with BS EN 50290-2. Good strippable and coloured insulation. The colours are not interchangeable.

Colour scheme of wires with 12 or 14 AWG conductors: black-white-red-green-brown-blue-orange-yellow-purlpe-grey-pink-tan.

Colour scheme of wires with = 16AWG conductors: black-red-white-green-brown-blue-orange-yellow-purlpe-grey-pink-tan.

Cable core: two or more wires, twisted.
Good twisting (lay-length < 30 – 40D) is necessary otherwise the cable can hardly be bending and will break after a few bends.

Drain wire (only in combination with a screen): stranded tinned copper wires. In order to avoid corrosion, it is recommended that drain wires are tinned.

Screen (if applicable): Helically applied (= as a spiral) Aluminium/Polyester (Alpet) foil. For the flexibility of a cable a helically applied foil is to be preferred. A longitudinally applied foil act more as a stiff tube = more difficult to bend.

Sheath: grey PVC or purple HFFR or black UV-resistant HFFR, all in accordance with BS EN 50290-2.

Cable configurations Cables with PVC sheath Halogen-Free cables
Insulation PP acc. to (BS)EN 50290-2 HFFR acc. to (BS)EN 50290-2
Sheath PVC acc. to (BS)EN 50290-2 HFFR acc. to (BS)EN 50290-2
Retardancy Flame Retardant Fire Retardant
Retardant acc. to IEC 60332-1 / UL1581 IEC 60332-3-24 / UL 1685
Low Smoke emission acc. to Not applicable IEC 61034
Halogen-free acc. to Not applicable IEC 60754
RoHS compliant Yes Yes

Operating temperature range: -25 to +75 °C and Rated Voltage: 300 Vrms.

Non-standard cable constructions, colours, details and/or additional information are available on request.

For more details, please see the respective detailed datasheet(s).

Please note that technical specifications are subject to change without notice.

PVC sheathed cables with 12AWG to 22AWG conductors for
Audio, Control, Instrumentation and Building Management Systems (BMS)

CABLE DESCRIPTION

  1. Conductor Stranded Bare Copper
  2. Insulation Polypropylene (PP)
  3. Cable Core Two or more wires stranded
  4. Drain Wire (only with screen) 24 AWG (7 x 32) Tinned Copper
  5. Screen (if applicable) Aluminium/Polyester > 100% Coverage
  6. Sheath Material Grey PVC

Standard Put Up Length 305 or 500 meters

Standard References (BS) EN 50290-2 IEC 60332-1 RoHS directives

BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1226 2 22 Yes 3.3 16.5
C1227 2 22 No 3.3 14.6
C1228 3 22 Yes 3.5 21.4
C1278 3 22 No 3.5 19.7
C1230 4 22 Yes 3.8 26
C1231 4 22 No 3.8 23.9
C1232 8 22 Yes 4.9 45.1
C1264 6 22 Yes 4.5 35.7
C1265 6 22 No 4.5 33.6
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1019 2 20 Yes 3.5 22
C1020 2 20 No 3.4 19.7
C1021 3 20 Yes 3.7 28.5
C1022 3 20 No 3.6 26.2
C1023 4 20 Yes 4.1 35.4
C1024 4 20 No 4.0 33.1
C1233 8 22 No 4.9 43
C1260 6 20 Yes 5.0 49.9
C1261 6 20 No 4.9 47.9
C1262 8 20 Yes 5.4 62.9
C1263 8 20 No 5.3 60.6
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1013 2 18 Yes 4.0 29.6
C1014 2 18 No 3.9 27.3
C1015 3 18 Yes 4.2 39.2
C1016 3 18 No 4.1 36.9
C1017 4 18 Yes 4.6 49.4
C1018 4 18 No 4.55 47.2
C1211 6 18 Yes 5.75 70.9
C1212 6 18 No 5.7 68.2
C1258 8 18 Yes 6.0 89.5
C1259 8 18 No 5.9 87
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1007 2 16 Yes 4.6 37.3
C1008 2 16 No 4.5 35
C1009 3 16 Yes 4.9 50
C1010 3 16 No 4.75 47.7
C1011 4 16 Yes 5.3 63.5
C1012 4 16 No 5.25 61.1
C1252 6 16 Yes 6.8 91.6
C1253 6 16 No 6.7 89
C1254 8 16 Yes 7.6 120.8
C1255 8 16 No 7.5 118.1
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1001 2 14 Yes 6.0 57
C1002 2 14 No 5.75 53.3
C1003 3 14 Yes 6.5 77.9
C1004 3 14 No 6.35 72.5
C1005 4 14 Yes 6.9 102.5
C1006 4 14 No 6.75 97.1
C1248 6 14 Yes 8.6 151
C1249 6 14 No 8.4 148.2
C1250 8 14 Yes 9.8 197.3
C1251 8 14 No 9.7 194.5
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1322 2 12 Yes 6.9 85.7
C1323 2 12 No 6.7 79.8
C1324 3 12 Yes 7.4 118.1
C1325 3 12 No 7.2 112.1
C1326 4 12 Yes 8.2 151.1
C1327 4 12 No 8.0 145.3
C1330 6 12 Yes 9.8 215.5
C1331 6 12 No 9.6 209.7
C1332 8 12 Yes 10.7 279.5
C1333 8 12 No 10.5 273.7

Scrn = Screen, Diam. = overall diameter. For more details, please see the respective detailed datasheet(s

Halogen-Free (HFFR) cables with 12AWG to 22AWG conductors for
Audio, Control, Instrumentation and Building Management Systems (BMS)

CABLE DESCRIPTION

  1. Conductor Stranded Bare Copper
  2. Insulation HFFR
  3. Drain Wire (only with screen) 24 AWG (7 x 32) Tinned Copper
  4. Screen (if applicable) Aluminium/Polyester > 100% Coverage
  5. Ripcord
  6. Sheath Material Purple Halogen-Free (HFFR)

Standard Put Up Length 305 meters

Standard References (BS) EN 50290-2 IEC 60332-3C IEC 61034 IEC 60754-1 & 2 RoHS directives

BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1741 2 22 Yes 3.9 22.4
C1742 2 22 No 3.9 20.5
C1743 3 22 Yes 4.1 27.6
C1744 3 22 No 4.1 26.0
C1745 4 22 Yes 4.4 33.7
C1746 4 22 No 4.4 31.7
C1747 6 22 Yes 5.2 45.8
C1748 6 22 No 5.2 43.9
C1749 8 22 Yes 5.6 56.4
C1750 8 22 No 5.6 54.4
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1731 2 20 Yes 4.7 32.6
C1732 2 20 No 4.6 30.1
C1733 3 20 Yes 4.9 40.2
C1734 3 20 No 4.8 37.7
C1735 4 20 Yes 5.3 48.7
C1736 4 20 No 5.2 46.2
C1737 6 20 Yes 6.2 66.2
C1738 6 20 No 6.1 63.7
C1739 8 20 Yes 6.7 81.9
C1740 8 20 No 6.6 79.4
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1721 2 18 Yes 5.1 41.0
C1722 2 18 No 5.0 38.5
C1723 3 18 Yes 5.4 52.3
C1724 3 18 No 5.3 49.8
C1725 4 18 Yes 5.8 64.1
C1726 4 18 No 5.7 61.6
C1727 6 18 Yes 6.8 88.6
C1728 6 18 No 6.7 86.1
C1729 8 18 Yes 7.3 110.8
C1730 8 18 No 7.2 108.2
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1711 2 16 Yes 5.4 49.3
C1712 2 16 No 5.4 46.8
C1713 3 16 Yes 5.7 63.8
C1714 3 16 No 5.7 61.3
C1715 4 16 Yes 6.2 79.3
C1716 4 16 No 6.2 78.2
C1717 6 16 Yes 7.3 108.2
C1718 6 16 No 7.3 107.0
C1719 8 16 Yes 7.9 137.0
C1720 8 16 No 7.9 135.9
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1701 2 14 Yes 6.5 67.7
C1702 2 14 No 6.4 65.2
C1703 3 14 Yes 6.9 92.8
C1704 3 14 No 6.8 89.1
C1705 4 14 Yes 7.5 115.4
C1706 4 14 No 7.4 112.9
C1707 6 14 Yes 8.9 163.7
C1708 6 14 No 8.8 162.8
C1709 8 14 Yes 9.6 210.8
C1710 8 14 No 9.5 208.3
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1334 2 12 Yes 7.7 102.2
C1335 2 12 No 7.5 97.0
C1336 3 12 Yes 8.1 135.0
C1337 3 12 No 7.9 129.7
C1338 4 12 Yes 8.9 170.9
C1339 4 12 No 8.7 165.7
C1342 6 12 Yes 10.6 243.3
C1343 6 12 No 10.4 237.1
C1344 8 12 Yes 11.6 314.6
C1345 8 12 No 11.4 306.2

Scrn = Screen, Diam. = overall diameter. For more details, please see the respective detailed datasheet(s

UV-Resistant Halogen-Free (HFFR) cables with 12AWG to 22AWG conductors
for Audio, Control, Instrumentation and Building Management Systems (BMS)

CABLE DESCRIPTION

  1. Conductor Stranded Bare Copper
  2. Insulation HFFR
  3. Drain Wire (only with screen) 24 AWG (7 x 32) Tinned Copper
  4. Screen (if applicable) Aluminium/Polyester > 100% Coverage
  5. Ripcord
  6. Sheath Material Black UV-resistant Halogen-Free (HFFR)

Standard Put Up Length 305 metres

Standard References (BS) EN 50290-2 IEC 60332-3C IEC 61034 IEC 60754-1 & 2 RoHS directives

BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1351 2 18 Yes 5.1 41.0
C1352 3 18 Yes 5.4 52.3
C1353 4 18 Yes 5.8 64.1
C1354 6 18 Yes 6.8 88.6
C1355 8 18 Yes 7.3 110.8
C1356 10 18 Yes 8.4 135.7
C1357 20 18 Yes 10.7 249.6
BTCL Part Number No. of wires Conductor (AWG) Scrn Diameter (mm) Weight (kg/km)
C1391 2 16 Yes 5.5 49.3
C1392 3 16 Yes 5.8 63.8
C1393 4 16 Yes 6.3 79.3
C1394 6 16 Yes 7.4 108.2
C1395 8 16 Yes 8.0 137.0
C1396 10 16 Yes 9.5 173.1
C1397 20 16 Yes 12.1 316.6

For more details, please see the respective detailed datasheet(s)

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