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16 May 2016, 15:08

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.

Which certifications?








Tri-rated cables take their name from the multiple international certification they meet.       


Underwriters Laboratories (UL):

  • Recognised to Style 1015, 1028, 1283 or 1284 (depending on wire size)
  • Rated:         105°C in air
  • 60°C in oil
  • 600V

Canadian Standards Association (CSA):

  • Certified to Type TEW 105°C

British Standard (BS):

  • Manufactured to BS6231 Type CK 

 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.





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16 May 2016, 15:08