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Auto electrical cable range for automotive garages - fleet repairers - hgv workshops - bus and coach repairers - commercial bodybuilders - vehicle specialists - autoelectricians - engineers - low voltage electrical wiring installers
Automotive cable specification may include copper core with insulation coating containing Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).
All wiring must be safe and adequate for design specification.
Autoelectrical cables may be subject to a wide range of environmental conditions therefore should be inspected for deterioration on a periodical basis and renewed as required.
Pvc may produce toxins if subjected to excessive heat or chemicals. Please recycle electrical cable products responsibly.
Cable products on this and linked pages may be despatched direct from our supplier warehouse.
Flexible cables consisting of multiple strands are preferred for mobile applications however are generally not advised for fixed installations and vice versa. There are exceptions (Regulation 521.91)
There are many standards relating to cable specifications and purpose varying by country.
Automotive cables are generally used in low tension (low voltage) circuits and circumvent many wiring regulations, however electric vehicles are fitted with high tension circuits (operating at high voltage) with requirement of orange cable insulation. Yellow cable insulation is often used to indicate airbag circuit wiring.
Standards may relate to dimensions, test methods, temperature rating, insulation, voltage rating, current carrying capacity, material, tensile strength.
Compliance with a particular country's electrical standard does not necessarily mean that a cable will meet the requirements of a different country or international standard.
Fixed (domestic or industrial) installations have different requirements to mobile (vehicle) applications.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Standards Organisation
ISO TC22/SC32 useful page link with list of automotive working group sub-links.
ISO 6722-1:2011 Road vehicles single core copper cables specification 60v and 600v
ISO 19642-4:201 ALUMINIUM single core cables spec for 30 V a.c and 60 V d.c circuits use in road vehicles
SAE International > Link to the SAE website which contains lots and lots of interesting information.
BS EN 50525-2-11 ; the uk standard for PVC insulated and sheathed flexible cables but omits braided cable.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
SAE J 1128
Verbond Der Elektrotechnik Electronik and Informationstechnik (VDE) publishes standards relating to cables.
DIN 7622 indicates cable specification and designation under a coding system: Type of cable (eg: FL Automotive Cable), Conductor material, Geometric construction of insulation, cross-secton, surface coating of insulation.
FLY = Automotive cable (FL) with PVC Insulation (Y)
FLY0.5 = Automotive cable (FL) with PVC Insulation (FL) and 0.5mmsq conductor cross sectional area.
Japnese Automobile Standards (JASO)
Japanese Industrial Standards Commitee (JISC)
DIN 72551-7 Colour coding of low tension cables in road vehicles
Compliance with a particular country's standard does not necessarily mean that a cable will meet the requirements of a foreign country or international standard. When a customer requests "standard automobile cable" then the reply may be "which standard?".
In some cases cables may be identified with manufacturers name, standard, and reference number clearly marked on the sheaf. A colour coding system or cable numbering system may also be used by manufacturers.
No implication is given that any cable supplied meets a particular standard unless specifically specified by customer in writing and agreed prior to supply. No accuracy of information is expressed or implied, it is for reader information only to assist further research.