Power cables are ubiquitous for different industrial applications. In cases where ordinary power cables cannot operate under certain harsher conditions, H07RN-F neoprene cables become an attractive choice.
What does H07RN-F mean?
H – conformity to harmonized standards (set by CENELEC that standardizes electrotechnical specifications)
07 – voltage rating is 450/750V
R – EPR insulation
N – PCP jacket
F – Flexible copper conductors
H07RN-F neoprene has the following properties that make it a good heavy-duty electrical cable:
In addition to the rubber properties which give it good flexibility, neoprene cables also use Class 5 copper conductors, which indicate finer copper strands to make up the conductor core. This presents the cable with high flexibility properties and allows neoprene cables to be installed either as a fixed or mobile cable.
The cables have great chemical resistance and thus can be installed under adverse conditions such as oily, acidic, and alkaline environment.
Neoprene has superior resistance to abrasions and scratches. Therefore, they are suitable and commonly used at worksites.
Wide Temperature Range
Compared to common PVC insulated cables which has a temperature rating of 5°C to 70°C, neoprene cables have a larger range of temperature rating of -25°C to 90°C; under high temperature conditions, the neoprene cable insulation will not melt, and at low temperature conditions, neoprene cables can still maintain its flexibility and not crack. It is thus a popular choice for use under environmental hazards including water, sunlight, sand, and snow.
Given the distinct advantages of neoprene cables, it is a popular cable for industrial use and for use in worksite equipment such as power tools, pumps and generators.
For more information on how EPR insulation may compare with other common cable materials, we have a summarized table for reference.
Certified Neoprene Cables
Given the heavy duty use of such cables, it is important to select a brand where the neoprene cables have been certified. Keystone Cable’s neoprene cables are certified by VDE, a German third party organization in standardization, testing and certifications.
Our neoprene cables have been selected for use in iconic projects such as Amazon Data Centre, Singapore MRT, Jurong Port, Sengkang General Hospital, and Singapore F1.
We have a strong cable specialist technical team to provide the recommendations for your projects. Contact us should you require more information.