Cable Product Standards

 

Standard Title Status UK Replacement Title
Cable Products Standard

BS 5055













 

Specification for elastomer-insulated cables for electric
signs and high-voltage luminous-discharge tube installations


 

Withdrawn 1999













 

BS EN 50143














 
Cables for signs and luminous-discharge-tube installations. Operating from a no-load rated output voltage exceeding 1kV but not exceeding 10kV
 
BS 6141








 
Specification for insulated cables and flexible cords for use in high-temperature zones

 
Withdrawn 2002








 
No direct replacementCertain cables rated 90°C and above can be found in BS 6004; BS 6007; BS 6500; BS 7919


 
 

BS6207-1         








 

Mineral insulated cables with a rated voltage not exceeding 750 V: Cables


 

Withdrawn 2002









 

BS EN 60702-1










 

Mineral insulated cables and their terminations with a rated voltage not exceeding 750V
Part 1: Cables

 

BS 6346





 
Electric Cablesp PVC insulated, armoured cables for voltages 600/1000V and 1900/3300V 1997 edition declared obsolete


 
None -as an obsolete standard it remains usable, but is not maintained


 
 

BS 6480















 

Specification for impregnated paper-insulated lead or lead alloy sheathed electric cables of rated voltages up to and including 33000V

 
1988 edition declared obsolete













 
None -as an obsolete standard it remains usable, but is not maintained













 
 
BS 6726








 
Specification for festoon and temporary lighting cables and cords

 
Withdrawn 2003







 
No replacement Some similar types can be found in CENELEC HD21.8 and HD22.8
 


 
 
BS 7629-2

















 
 
Specification for fire resistant electric cables having a low emission of smoke and gases when affected by fire. Multipair cables





 

 
1997 edition withdrawn. A few types have been absorbed into the revised BS 7629-1











 

 

BS 7629-1:2008



















 
Electric cables- Specification for 300/500V fire resistant screened cables having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire- Part 1: Multicore and multipair cables.

 
BS 6862-1



 
Specification for cables for vehicles.
Cables with copper conductors
Withdrawn 2004



 
No replacement Some similar types can be found in ISO 6722


 
 

BS 6977




 

Specification for insulated flexible cables for lifts and other flexible connections
 
Withdrawn 1998



 
BS EN 50214





 
Flexible cables for lifts
 
 

 

BS 7870-3.1













 

PVC and XLPE insulated combined neutral earth wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors








 
Withdrawn 2001















 
BS 7870-3.10 (Note 1a)
+
BS 7870-3.11 (Note 1)











 

PVC insulated combined neutral and earth wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductorsXLPE insulated combined neutral and earth wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors

BS 7870-3.2






 

PVC insulated split concentric cables with copper conductors





 
Withdrawn 2001








 
BS 7870-3.20 (Note 1a)








 
PVC insulated split concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors

 

BS 7870-3.3




 

Specification for XLPE insulated combined neutral and earth cables with solid aluminium conductors Withdrawn 2001






 
No replacement





 
 

BS 7870-3.4







 

XLPE and HEPR insulated combined neutral and earth aluminium or copper wire concentric cables with solid aluminium conductors Withdrawn 2001









 
BS 7870-3.40
(Note 1a)
 







 

XLPE insulated, copper wire waveform concentric cables with solid aluminium conductors



 

BS 7870-4.12
 

Single core 11kV copper foil sheath cables
Withdrawn 2006

 
No replacement


 
 

BS 7870-4.13
 

Single core 33kV copper wire/foil sheathed cables Withdrawn 2006


 
No replacement

 
 

BS 7870-7.1 & 7.2











 

LV and MV Polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for power cables having rated voltages of 3.8/6.6kV and 6.35/11kV with special fire performance for use in power stations 2003 edition declared Obsolescent













 
None – as an obsolescent standard it remains usable, but is not maintained












 
 

BS 7894








 

MV impregnated paper-insulated distribution cables of rated voltages 3.8/6.6kV to 19/33kV
2003 edition declared Obsolescent





 
None – as an obsolescent standard it remains usable, but is not maintained






 
 

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) on CPR:

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ensures consistent information is available for those who need to know by enabling the performance of construction products throughout the EU to be assessed and compared irrespective of the manufacturer or country of origin.

The Approved Cables Initiative recently launched a campaign to highlight the 'CPR' requirements - the results are expressed in a hierarchical series of classes (Aca down to Fca). Please watch the video and access our CPR page.