Are there real advantages in using Tri-rated cables?
Advantages and Applications
Tri-rated cables allow users to build equipment for the USA, Canada or Europe, bringing three big advantages:
- No technical barriers
- Less stock holding/management
- Easier equipment designing and manufacturing.
In addition, they can be used as well for everyday installation with the final result of an overall higher quality.
Tri-rated cables, also known as switchgear cables, are flexible, high temperature and medium voltage PVC insulated cables. They are widely used in several applications like panel building, industrial electrical installations, motors controllers and much more.
Tri-rated cables take their name from the multiple international certification they meet.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
Canadian Standards Association (CSA):
British Standard (BS):
These three certifications cover Europe and North America and ensure cables meet the following features:
- Plain copper conductor
- 90°C for continuous use, 105°C for a limited period of time
- 600 / 1000 V
- Class 5 flexibility
- HR (heat resistant) PVC insulation
RS Pro high temperature tri-rated cables are designed for use in panel building and are available in a wide range of sizes and colours.