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Code Designation for Harmonized Cables and Flexible Cords
(acc. to DIN VDE 0292 & HD 361 S2/S

This system of code-designation is prepared by CENELEC for harmonized cables as flexible cords for power installations and published in Harmonization Document 361 S3.

Code
Designation
Classified to Standards
H Harmonized Standard
A Authorized National Standard
 
  Conductor Material
w/o
designation
Copper
- A Aluminum
- Z Conductor of special material and/or special shape
 
  Type & Shape of Conductor
- D fine wire stranded conductor for welding cables
- E extra fine wire stranded conductor for welding cables
- F fine wire stranded conductor for flexible cables according to DIN VDE 0295, class 5
- H extra fine wire stranded conductor for flexible cables according to DIN VDE 0295, class 6
- K fine wire stranded conductor for fixed installation (if not specified, equivalent to J DIN VDE 0295, class 5)
- M Milliken conductor
- R conductor of multi stranded wires
- S sector-shaped conductor of multi stranded wires
- U round conductor of single wire
- W sector-shaped conductor of single wire
- Y

tinsel conductor

- Z

conductor of special material and/or special shape

 
  Number of Conductors & Cross-section
Number Number of conductors n
X Multiplication sign without green-yellow ground conductor
G Multiplication sign for green-yellow ground conductor
Y Tinsel conductor, whereby the cross-section is not specified
 
  Insulation and Jacket Material
B Ethylene-propylene-rubber for Temperature of +90°C
B2 Ethylene-propylene rubber, hardened
B3

Butyl rubber (isobutylene-isoprene rubber)

E

Polyethylene

E2

Polyethylene, high density

E4 Polytetrafluorethylene
E5

Perfluor (Ethylene-propylene - copolymers)

E6

Ethylene-tetrafluorethylene - copolymers

E7

Polypropylene

G

Ethylene-vinylacetate - copolymers

J

Braiding of glass fiber

J2

Wrapping of glass fiber

M

Mineral insulation

N

Chloroprene-rubber (or equivalent material)

N2

Special compound of chloroprene-rubber

N4

Sulfonated chlor or chlorinated polyethylene

N5

Nitril-rubber

N6

Fluorinated rubber

N7

PVC-Nitril-rubber compound

N8

Special-polychloroprene-rubber, water resistant

P

Cables with impregnated paper insulation for multi conductor belted cable

Q

Polyurethane

Q2

Polyethyleneterephthalate

Q3

Polystyrole

Q4

Polyamide

Q5

Polyamide

Q6

Polyvinylidene fluoride

R

Ethylene-propylene rubber or equivalent synthetic elastomer for +60°C temperature of +60°C, for permanent temperature of +60°C

S

Silicone-rubber

T

Textile braiding over twisted conductors, impregnated/un-impregnated

T2

Textile braiding with flame retardant, impregnated composition

T3

Layer of textile as conductor wrapping or tape

T4

Layer of textile as conductor wrapping or tape with flame retardant impregnated composition

T5

Corrosion protection

T6

Textile braiding over individual conductor or multi conductor cable, impregnated/un-impregnated

V

PVC soft

V2

PVC soft, resistant to increased temperature, +90°C

V3

PVC soft, for low temperatures

V4

PVC soft, cross-linked

V5

PVC soft, oil resistant

X

Cross-linked polyethylene

Z

Cross-linked compound to a basis of polyolefin, for low corrosive gas and low smoke emission in case of fire

Z1 Thermoplastic compound to a basis of polyolefin, for low corrosive gas and low smoke emission in case of fire
 
  Metal Jacket
A2 Aluminum jacket, pressed or welded, smooth
A3 Aluminum jacket, pressed or welded, corrugated
A4 Aluminum jacket over individual conductor
A5 Aluminum jacket of Band
C2 Copper jacket
C3 Copper jacket, corrugated
F Steel jacket
F3 Steel jacket, corrugated
K

Zinc jacket

L Alloyed lead jacket for general use
L2 Non-alloyed lead jacket, normal pure lead
L4 Alloyed lead jacket over individual conductor
L5 Non-alloyed lead jacket over individual conductor
L6 Alloyed lead jacket, but other composition than above
 
  Concentric Conductors
A

Concentric aluminum conductor

A6

Concentric aluminum conductor, meander-shaped

C

Concentric copper-conductor

C6

Concentric copper-conductor, meander-shaped

C9

Divided concentric copper conductor

 
  Shielding
A7

Aluminum screen

A8

Aluminum screen of individual conductor

C4

Copper screen as braid over the stranded conductors

C5

Copper screen braiding over individual conductor

C7

Copper screen of tape, round or profile-wires over twisted conductors

C8

Copper screen as C7, over individual conductor

D

Screen of one or more thin steel tapes, laying direct over twisted conductors, in contact with a stranded plain conductor

 
  Armoring**
Z2 Armoring of round steel wires*, galvanized / non-galvanized
Z3 Armoring of flat steel wires*, galvanized / non -galvanized
Z4 Armoring of steel tape, galvanized / non -galvanized
Z5 Braiding of steel wires, galvanized / non -galvanized     
Z6 Supporting braid of steel wires
Z7 Armoring of sectional steel wires
Y2 Armoring of round aluminum wires*
Y3

Armoring of flat aluminum wires*

Y5 Armoring of special materials
Y6

Armoring of steel wires and/or steel tape and copper wires

 
 

* counter helix, if specified
** see remarks DIN VDE 0292

 
  Special Constructive Supporting Elements
D2

Supporting elements of textile or steel wires over cable conductor

D3 Textile supporting elements of one or more elements, stranded in the conductor of circular cable or placed in a flat cable
D4 Self-supporting cables and wires, where the conductor permits the strain-relieving function
D5 Central conductor element (not as supporting element), used for lift cable
D7

As D3, the supporting element however is connected externally

D8

As D7, however a section horizontal to the axis of the cable forming the number “8“

 
  Special Versions
w/o
designation

Round cable construction

H Flat type as separable cables with or without jacket
H2 Flat type of cables not separable
H3 Building Cable, flat webbed
H4 Multi conductor flat cable with one plain conductor
H5

Two or more single conductor stranded, non-jacket

H6 Flat cables according to HD 359 or EN 50214 with 3 or more conductors
H7 Cable with two-jacket extruded insulation
H8 Coiled conductor
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