Electrical Trader are based on the Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester. We sell a large range of YY cable, all cable can be cut to length with fast, free delivery on orders over £100. Cheapest prices online. Pick ups are welcome. YY Cable is also referred to as Instrumentation Cable, Unscreened, Flexible or Unshielded Control Cable and YY Control Flex.
What is YY Control Flexible Cable?
YY Control Cable is 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 YY Flex. The LS0H YY Control Cable has a similar construction – it simply uses XLPE insulation and a grey LS0H sheath in place of PVC layers.
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 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? YY Cable is also referred to as Instrumentation Cable, Unscreened, Flexible or Unshielded Control Cable and YY Control Flex.
Which industries use YY Control Flexible Cable?
Suitable for use in a number of industries, YY Flex is found frequently in building and construction, rail and transport infrastructure, and automation and process control. YY Cable is designed for use on assembly and production lines, conveyors, in machine tool manufacture and in computer units. This unscreened YY flex works well as interconnecting cable for measuring, controlling or regulation in signal and control equipment. Its flexible layers make YY Cable 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), YY Control Cable is useful in outdoor projects, although it is mostly found in either dry or moist indoor environments.
When would I need to use LS0H YY Cable?
If installation is in a public building, such as a school, office or hospital, LS0H YY Cable 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 (typically under 0.5% HCl emission). LS0H may also be referred to as LSHF (Low Smoke Halogen Free), 0HLS (Zero Halogen Low Smoke), LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) or HFFR (Halogen Free Flame Retardant).
Standards : Generally to BS6500, VDE0250
Sheath Colour : Grey
Voltage Rating : 300/500V
Temperature Rating : Fixed: -40°C to + 80°C , Flexing: -5°C to + 70°C
Minimum Bending Radius : 10 x overall diameter
Core Identification : Black with White numbers. (3 cores and above to include Green/Yellow). Coloured cores available .