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BS 5308 Part 1 Type 2 Armoured PVC Instrumentation

The steel wire armour (SWA) used on BS 5308 part 1 type 2 cables provides superb protection when the cable is installed in aggressive environments. They are available with collective aluminium tape screening (CAT) or individual and collective aluminium tape screens (ICAT).

Technical Information

Voltage Rating:300/500V
Temperature Rating:+65°C (minimum 0°C for installation)
Conductor Stranding:IEC 60228 Class 1, 2 or 5 plain copper conductors
L/R Ratio: 
0.5mm² & 0.75mm²:25 µH/Ohm
1.5mm²:40 µH/Ohm
Flame Retardant:IEC 60332-1-2
Manufactured Generally To:BS 5308 Part 1


Type: CAT – Collective Aluminium Tape Screen

Plain annealed copper wire conductors to IEC 60228, class 1, 2 or 5, PE insulation, laid up as cores or twisted into pairs or triples, overall aluminium/polyester foil screen and 0.5mm² tinned copper drain wire, PE bedding GSWA armour, RP-PVC sheath – black or blue.

Type: ICAT – Individual & Collective Aluminium Tape Screen

Plain annealed copper wire conductors to IEC 60228, class 1, 2 or 5, PE insulation, cores twisted into pairs or triples, each pair aluminium/polyester foil screen and 0.5mm² tinned copper drain wire, units laid up, collective aluminium/polyester foil screen and 0.5mm² tinned copper drain wire, PE bedding, GSWA armour, RP-PVC sheath – black or blue.

Pair Identification

CAT:  Cables up to 50 pair are colour coded in accordance with BS 5308 part 1, appendix A. Two pair cables are twisted as a quad and coloured black, blue, green, brown.

  Each pair black, blue and numbered.

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0.6/1kV versions can be manufactured to order.

RP-PVC is a reduced propagation version of PVC producing no more than 15% HCl emissions if burnt. It is not Low Smoke Halogen Free.

Part No.Pairs x Size mm²Conductor Stranding mmScreen TypeColourWeight kg/kmO/D mmCap. pF/mConductor Resistance Ohms/Km
Collectively Screened Pairs
5312O050101 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLACK237.0011.211539.70
5312O050111 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLUE237.0011.211539.70
5312O050202 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLACK287.0012.111539.70
5312O050212 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLUE287.0012.111539.70
5312O050505 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLACK530.0017.77539.70
5312O050515 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLUE530.0017.77539.70
5312O0510010 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLACK917.0022.77539.70
5312O0510110 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLUE917.0022.77539.70
5312O0520020 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLACK1,550.0028.97539.70
5312O0520120 x 2 x 0.516/0.20CATBLUE1,550.0028.97539.70
5312O070101 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLACK260.0011.411526.50
5312O070111 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLUE260.0011.411526.50
5312O070202 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLACK310.0012.611526.50
5312O070212 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLUE310.0012.611526.50
5312O070505 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLACK675.0019.07526.50
5312O070515 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLUE675.0019.07526.50
5312O0710010 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLACK1,170.0025.07526.50
5312O0710110 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLUE1,170.0025.07526.50
5312O0720020 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLACK1,725.0031.07526.50
5312O0720120 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20CATBLUE1,725.0031.07526.50
5312O150101 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLACK320.0012.712012.30
5312O150111 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLUE320.0012.712012.30
5312O150202 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLACK413.0014.112012.30
5312O150212 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLUE413.0014.112012.30
5312O150505 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLACK910.0021.98512.30
5312O150515 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLUE910.0021.98512.30
5312O1510010 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLACK1,383.0028.28512.30
5312O1510110 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLUE1,383.0028.28512.30
5312O1520020 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLACK2,400.0035.88512.30
5312O1520120 x 2 x 1.57/0.53CATBLUE2,400.0035.88512.30
5312O250101 x 2 x 2.57/0.67CATBLACK20.00   
Individually & Collectively Screened Pairs
5312I050202 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLACK457.0016.811539.70
5312I050212 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLUE457.0016.811539.70
5312I050505 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLACK757.0020.911539.70
5312I050515 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLUE757.0020.911539.70
5312I0510010 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLACK1,293.0027.911539.70
5312I0510110 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLUE1,293.0027.911539.70
5312I0520020 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLACK2,237.0034.311539.70
5312I0520120 x 2 x 0.516/0.20ICATBLUE2,237.0034.311539.70
5312I070202 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLACK500.0017.611526.50
5312I070212 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLUE500.0017.611526.50
5312I070505 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLACK935.0022.011526.50
5312I070515 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLUE935.0022.011526.50
5312I0710010 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLACK1,630.0029.511526.50
5312I0710110 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLUE1,630.0029.511526.50
5312I0720020 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLACK2,410.0037.811526.50
5312I0720120 x 2 x 0.7524/0.20ICATBLUE2,410.0037.811526.50
5312I150202 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLACK737.0020.412012.30
5312I150212 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLUE737.0020.412012.30
5312I150505 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLACK1,187.0025.412012.30
5312I150515 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLUE1,187.0025.412012.30
5312I1510010 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLACK1,847.0033.512012.30
5312I1510110 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLUE1,847.0033.512012.30
5312I1520020 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLACK3,053.0042.612012.30
5312I1520120 x 2 x 1.57/0.53ICATBLUE3,053.0042.612012.30

Capacitance figures are mutual @ 1kHz.

Larger pair counts and triple configurations are available on request.