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Medium Voltage Power Cable

  • Conductor: Copper
  • Insulation: PVC
  • Insulation Color: Red-Yellow-Green-Blue
  • Temperature Range: -20°C to +70°C
  • Nominal Voltage: 8.7/15KV
  • Test Voltage:20KV
  • Standard: IEC

High Voltage Cables Specification

  • Conductor

    Plain Annealed Aluminum Class 2 to BS EN 60228

  • Insulation

    PVC Type TI4 to BS EN 50363-3

  • Sheath

     PVC Type 10 to BS 7655-4.2

  • Min Operating Temperature


  • Max Operating Temperature


  • Core Colours

    3 Core -Red-Yellow-Blue

  • Sheath Colours


  • Current Carrying Capacity

    For current ratings refer to IEC Strandard

The Characteristics of Medium Voltage Power Cable

Medium voltage power cable for static application in ground, within and outside facilities, outdoor, in cable canals, in water, in conditions where cables are not exposed to heavier mechanical stress and tensile strain. Due to its very low factor of dielectric loss, which remains constant over its entire operating lifetime, and owing to excellent insulation property of XLPE material, firmly longitudinally spliced with conductor screen and insulation screen of semi-conductive material (extruded in one process), the cable has a high operating reliability. Used in transformer stations, electric power plants and industrial plants. We can proudce many types of medium voltage cables.
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Insulation Screen:
The insulation screen consists of an extruded layer of non metallic, semi- conducting compound extruded over the insulation. The extruded semi-conducting layer shall consist of bonded or cold strippable semi-conducting compound capable of removal for jointing or terminating. As an option, a semi-conducting tape may be applied over the extruded semi-conducting layer as a bedding for the metallic layer. The minimum thickness is 0.3 mm and the maximum resistivity is 500 Ohm-m at 90°C. The screen is tightly fitted to the insulation to exclude all air voids and can be easily hand stripped on site. The insulation screen is not necessary for both PVC and EPR/HEPR insulated 1.8/3KV and 3.6/6KV cables. The screen may be covered by semi-conductive water blocking swellable tape to ensure longitudinal watertightness.
Metallic Layer:
The metallic layer may be applied over the individual cores or the core assembly collectively. The following types of metallic layers are provided: 1) Metallic Screen 2) Concentric Conductor 3) Metallic Sheath 4) Metallic armour The metallic screen shall consist of either copper tapes or a concentric layer of copper wires or a combination of tapes and wires to provide an earth fault current path. The concentric conductor is applied directly either over the insulation, or over the insulation screen or over an inner covering. The metallic sheath consists of lead or lead alloy applied as a tightly fitting seamless tube. The metallic armour consists of either flat wire armour, round wire armour, and double tape armour.
Lapped Bedding (for armoured lead sheathed cable):
The lapped bedding consists of either impregnated/synthetic compounded paper tapes or a combination of two layers of these paper tapes followed by a few layers of compounded fabulous materials. The thickness is around 1.5mm
-Armour (for armoured cable):
The armour consists of round aluminium wire armour applied helically over an extruded separation sheath.
Over Sheath:
Overall sheath comprises a layer of extruded thermoplastic compound (PVC, PE or LSZH can be offered as an option.) or elastomeric compound (polychlorprene CSP or chlorosulfonated PE). The nominal oversheath thickness is calculated by 0.035D+1 where D is the fictitiuous diameter immediately under the oversheath in mm. For unarmoured cables and cables with the oversheath not applied over the armour, metallic screen or concentric conductor, the nominal oversheath thickness shall not be less than 1.4mm. And for cables with oversheath applied over the armour, metallic screen or concentric conductor, the nominal oversheath thickness shall not be less than 1.8mm..

Medium Voltage Power Cable Parameter

Nom. Cross Insulation Thickness at Nominal Voltage
Section 1.8/3KV 3.6/6KV 6/10KV 8.7/15KV 12/20KV 18/30KV 21/35KV 26/35KV
Area (Um=3.6KV) (Um=7.2KV) (Um=12KV) (Um=17.5KV) (Um=24KV) (Um=36KV) (Um=42KV) (Um=42KV)
mm2 mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm
      Unscreened Screened            
10 2 2.5 3 2.5 - - - - - -
16 2 2.5 3 2.5 3.4 - - - - -
25 2 2.5 3 2.5 3.4 4.5 - - - -
35 2 2.5 3 2.5 3.4 4.5 5.5 - - -
50 – 185 2 2.5 3 2.5 3.4 4.5 5.5 8 9.3 10.5
240 2 2.6 3 2.6 3.4 4.5 5.5 8 9.3 10.5
300 2 2.8 3 2.8 3.4 4.5 5.5 8 9.3 10.5
400 2 3 3 3 3.4 4.5 5.5 8 9.3 10.5
500 - 1600 2.2-2.8 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.4 4.5 5.5 8 9.3 10.5

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