BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 - Electric cables. PVC insulated and PVC sheathed cables for voltages up to and including 300/500 V, for electric power and lighting – BSI British Standards

BS 6004:2012+A1:2020

Electric cables. PVC insulated and PVC sheathed cables for voltages up to and including 300/500 V, for electric power and lighting

Status : Current   Published : September 2012

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What is BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 about?

This British Standard give requirements for how to make and test PVC insulated electric cables of rated voltage 300/500 V that are intended for electric power and lighting requirements. BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 is an amendment that updates the specification, mainly by reflecting recent developments in manufacturing techniques.

Who is BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers of low-voltage energy cables worldwide
  • Test and certification bodies
  • Electrical cable and equipment stockists and suppliers
  • Electrical design engineers

Why should you use BS 6004:2012+A1:2020?

The standard specifies essential constructional parameters, test procedures and performance criteria for a range of widely used, PVC insulated and sheathed energy cables intended for general use for lighting and power circuits, including types suitable for use at low ambient temperatures.

BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 covers electric cables that are:

-      PVC insulated, PVC sheathed cable 300/500 V, single-core 6181Y, flat-twin 6192Y and 3-core 6193Y

-      PVC insulated, PVC sheathed cable with circuit protective conductor, 300/500 V, single-core 6241Y, flat-twin 6242Y and 3-core 6243Y

-      PVC insulated, PVC sheathed cable with or without circuit protective conductor, 300/500 V, single-core 6192Y, 6241Y and flat-twin 6242Y (alternative conductor versions)

-      Ordinary duty low temperature PVC insulated, PVC sheathed flexible cable, 300/500 V, flat-twin 3192A, circular-twin 3182A, 3-core 3183A, 4-core 3184A and 5-core 3185A

The insulation and other components are suitable to permit operation of the cables at a maximum sustained conductor temperature of 70 °C and for a maximum short-circuit conductor temperature of 160 °C (for a maximum period of 5 s).

 BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on building resilient infrastructure because it underpins the efficacy of widely-used electric cables.

What’s new about BS 6004:2012+A1:2020?

This amendment updates and replaces BS 6004:2012. Inspired by developments in manufacturing techniques, BS 6004:2012+A1:2020 includes important changes to the specification of electrical insulation and sheathing materials, to constructional details and to testing procedures. The opportunity has also be taken to include other updates that reflect current industry practice.




Standard NumberBS 6004:2012+A1:2020
TitleElectric cables. PVC insulated and PVC sheathed cables for voltages up to and including 300/500 V, for electric power and lighting
StatusCurrent
Publication Date30 September 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 60332-1-2:2004, BS EN 50396, BS 7655-4.2, IEC 60050-461, BS EN 50395, BS EN 60811-401, BS EN 60811-501, BS EN 50363-3, BS EN 60228, BS EN 62230
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 50265-2-1, BS EN 50525-2-51, BS 7655-3.1, BS 7919:2001+A3:2005, BS EN 50356, BS EN 50565-1, BS 6360, HD 516, BS EN 50525-2-11, HD 308, HD 22, BS EN 50525-2-31, BS EN 50525, BS 6500, HD 21, BS 7671
ReplacesBS 6004:2000, BS 7919:2001
Amended ByAmendment, October 2020
Draft Superseded By20/30420298 DC
DescriptorsMulticore cables, Codes, Cable cores, Voltage, Dimensions, Colour codes, Lighting systems, Electrical properties of materials, Insulated cables, Sheathed cables, Power cables, Marking, Single-core cables, Electric conductors, Cable sheaths, Polyvinyl chloride, Electrical resistance, Electric cables, Mechanical properties of materials, Electrical insulation, Electrical testing
ICS29.060.20
CommitteeGEL/20/17
ISBN978 0 539 13923 5
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages38
File Size1.592 MB
Price£218.00


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