Europe 16A 250V LSZH WHITE cordage IEC60309 316P6S to OPEN Power Cords. IEC 60309 includes “plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes”. The IEC 60309 standard puts an emphasis on safety through a unique arrangement of pins and earth/ground to ensure that only compatible devices are able to mate. The pin and sleeve design of this standard provides some degree of weatherproofing, indicated by its IP (Ingress Protection) marking. The plugs used in this series are IP44 which provide splash-proof protection. Overall, this standard is common in open-air conditions where high power draw is required and protection from individuals, dust, water and chemicals is desired.
Low Smoke Zero Halogen - General Information
Why Low Smoke Zero Halogen?
Standard power cable jackets are made from a PVC compound containing Chlorine (part of the Halogen Group), which, when burned release a toxic gas that can cause serious damage to humans and electrical equipment. This raises concerns in applications that have dense PVC cabling where electrical equipment or people are present. Low Smoke Zero Halogen, also known as Low Smoke Free of Halogen or (LSZH, LSOH, LS0H, OHLS) refers to the cable jacketing which is composed of thermoplastics/thermoset compounds that release limited smoke and no halogens when exposed to high heat/fire. This cordage was initially invented to solve two main problems: reduce smoke/improve visibility in an emergency fire escape situation and reduce toxins being released in such a fire that could harm victims exposed. This cordage is generally used where there is limited ventilation or where set standards require such health/safety measures. You can find the amount of halogen contained in typical LSZH Cable in Table 2 below.
Common Abbreviations and Terms for Low Smoke Zero Halogen
|Low Smoke Zero Halogen
|Low Smoke Zero Halogen
|Low Smoke Halogen Free
|Low Smoke No Halogen
|NonHalogen Flame Retardant
|Halogen Free Flame Retardant
|Fire Retardant, Non-Corrosive
|Fire Resistant, Low Smoke
Table 1: Low Smoke Zero Halogen Terms and Abbreviations
Halogen Content in Standard Wire & Cable Polymers
Using the table below, you can see that standard PVC cables contain vastly greater amounts halogen contents that any of the LSZH polymers.
|Halogen Content % by Weight
|EPR (Ethylene propylene rubber)
|XLP (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)
|CSPE (chlorosulfonated polyethylene)
|CPE (chlorinated polyethylene)
|PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
|FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene)
Table 2: Halogen Content in Typical Wire & Cable Polymers
When should I use LSZH cabling?
Low Smoke Zero Halogen cabling is usually used in regulated industries such as government. New data centers are sometimes choosing to use LSZH cabling to help protect data center facilities from the harmful smoke in case of fire. Because data centers utilize large ventilation systems, even a small amount of smoke in a small area can quickly be distributed accidentally throughout the entire building through the ventilation systems. A side note is the National Electrical Code requires cables used in plenum spaces to be Low Smoke Emitting, which is another common usage of this cordage. Refer to the National Electrical Code(NEC), or the National Fire Protection Agency(NFPA) to determine if LSZH cordage is right for you.
1.5mm2 LSZH 3-core cordage
Used as an indoor general wiring cable primarily for installations in public areas. Examples include use on pendant lighting drops or as a general supply lead within hospital or airport projects. For installation where fire, smoke emission and toxic fumes create a potential risk to life and equipment.
Conductor Class 5 flexible copper conductor according to BS EN 60228 (previously BS 6360) Insulation LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) Type TI6 according to BS EN 50363 Sheath LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) Type TM7 according to BS EN 50363
BS EN 50525-3-11 (HD21.14), BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2
Cable performance in respect of conductor resistance, construction quality (workmanship), dimensional consistency, and other parameters are verified to published standards and approved product drawings. Conformance to RoHS (Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances) is determined and confirmed.
Voltage Rating (Uo/U): 300/500V
Temperature Rating: +5°C to +70°C
Minimum Bending Radius: 5 x overall diameter
2 core: Blue Brown
3 core: Green/Yellow Blue Brown
4 core: Green/Yellow Brown Black Grey
5 core: Green/Yellow Brown Black Grey Blue
Sheath Colour White Black
NOMINAL CROSS SECTIONAL AREA: 1.5 mm²
NO. OF CORES: 3
NOMINAL THICKNESS OF INSULATION: 0.7 mm
NOMINAL OVERALL DIAMETER: 8 mm
NOMINAL WEIGHT: 107 kg/km
MAXIMUM DIAMETER OF WIRES IN CONDUCTOR: 0.26 mm
MAXIMUM RESISTANCE OF CONDUCTOR AT 20°C, Plain Wires: 13.3 ohms/km
CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY, Single-Phase AC: 16 Amps
CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY, Three-Phase AC: 16 Amps
MAXIMUM MASS SUPPORTABLE BY TWIN FLEXIBLE CORD (See regulations 522.7.2 and 5184.108.40.206 of the 17th Edition of IEE Wiring Regulations): 5 kg
Voltage Drop, DC OR SINGLE-PHASE AC: 32 mV/A/m (Conductor operating temperature: 60ºC*)
Voltage Drop, THREE-PHASE AC: 27 mV/A/m (Conductor operating temperature: 60ºC*)
* The tabulated values above are for 60ºC thermoplastic or thermosetting insulated flexible cords and for other types of flexible cords they are to be multiplied by the following factors:
90ºC thermoplastic or thermoseting insulation : 1.09
The above table is in accordance with Table 4F3B of the 17th Edition of IEE Wiring Regulations.
DE-RATING FACTORS (60ºC Thermoplastic or Thermosetting Insulated Cords):
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE/DE-RATING FACTOR: 35ºC/0.91, 40ºC/0.82, 45ºC/0.71, 50ºC/0.58, 55ºC/0.41
IEC 60309 320P6 IP44 Splashproof Plug
IEC 60309 includes “plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes”. The IEC 60309 standard puts an emphasis on safety through a unique arrangement of pins and earth/ground to ensure that only compatible devices are able to mate. The pin and sleeve design of this standard provides some degree of weatherproofing, indicated by its IP (Ingress Protection) marking.
IP44 is known as the "Splashproof" Rating, which breaks down to sealing against solids no smaller than 1.0mm and spraying water at the connection from any angle. Overall, this standard is common in open-air conditions where high power draw is required and protection from individuals, dust, water and chemicals is desired. The IP code, as defined by standard IEC 60529, classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solids and liquids.
What does the IEC 60309 320P6 IP44 Plug into?
|The IEC 60309 320P6 IP44 Splashproof plug is designed to plug into its matching IEC 60309 320C6 IP44 Blue Connector. This can be found on power cords, power drops, and temporary power supply boxes in industrial, commercial and construction settings.
Open Ended (Whips, Pigtails, ROJ Strip)
The open end of a power supply cord is hard wired to another device, providing power either to our from that device. Unless otherwise noted, our power supply cords come standard with a 2" ROJ (Remove Outer Jacket) and a 1/4" Strip. The ROJ length determines the length of the individual conductors, and the Strip length determines the amount of copper exposed on the end of each conductor. If you require a custom ROJ or Strip length, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
International Color Code(ICC) vs. North American Color Code(NACC)
For the majority of our customers, the color code used for the cordage is negligible. However, for OEM customers, or customers dealing with government installations or projects that have highly specified cords the color code used will be important to establish. Our standard color code for our Cut/ Remove of Outer Jacket/ Strip Conductor Job is North American Color Code (NACC).
|Line/ Hot Color
|International Color Code (ICC)
Green & Yellow
|North American Color Code (NACC)
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