Cable designation according to VDE 0250

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 x 8
1. STANDARD
N VDE-type
(N)/X Based on VDE
2. INSULATION MATERIAL
Y PVC
4Y Polyamide
5Y PTFE
6Y FEP
9Y Polypropylene
11Y Polyurethane (PUR)
2X XLPE
G Elastomer
2G Silicone
3G EPR-rubber
4G EVA
5G Polychloroprene
HX LSOH
3. CABLE DESCRIPTION
A Single core
D Solid wire
AF Single core, fine stranded
F Copper conductor
L Fluorescent tube cable
LH Connecting cable for low mechanical stress
MH Connecting cable for medium mechanical stess
SH Connecting cable for high mechanical stress
SSH Connecting cable for special mechanical stress
SL Control/welding cable
S Control cable
LS Light control cable
FL Flat cable
Si Silicone cable
Z Twin cable
GL Glass fibre
Li Stranded wires acc to. VDE 812
LiF Fine stranded wires acc. to VDE 812
4. SPECIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
T Supporting element
ö Oil-resistant
u Flame-resistant
w Heat-/weather-resistant
FE Fire-resistant
C Screen
S Steel armoured
5. SHEATHING MATERIALS
P Polyurethane
SECTION 2
6. PROTECTIVE CONDUCTOR
-O Without green/yellow core
-J With green/yellow core
7. NUMBER OF CORES
8. CROSS-SECTION OF CONDUCTOR

Cable designation according to VDE 0281/0282

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. STANDARD
H Harmonized type (HAR)
A Authorised national standards
2. NOMINAL VOLTAGE
1 100 V
3 300/300 V
5 300/500 V
7 450/750 V
3. INSULATION MATERIALS
V PVC
V2 PVC (90 °C)
V3 PVC, cold-resistant
B EPR-rubber (90 °C)
G EVA
E PE
R Natural or synthetic rubber
S Silicone rubber
X XLPE
Z LSOH compound
zZ Halogen-free compound (solar cable)
4. SHEATHING MATERIALS
V PVC
V2 PVC (90 °C)
V3 PVC, cold-resistant
V4 PVC, cross-linked
V5 PVC, oil-resistant
R Natural or synthetic rubber
N Chloroprene rubber
N2 Chloroprene rubber for welding cables
N4 Chloroprene rubber, heat-resistant
N8 Chloroprene rubber, water-resistant
J Glass fibre braid
T Textile braid
Q Polyethurane (PUR)
Q4 Polyamide
Z LSOH compound
5. SPECIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
C Concentric copper conductor
C4 Copper braided screen
H Flat, divisible cords
H2 Flat cable, non divisible cords
H6 Flat cable, non divisible cords for elevators
H8 Spiral cable
6. CONDUCTOR FORM
U Round, solid
R Round, stranded
K Fine stranded, fixed installation
F Fine stranded, flexible cords
H Extra finely stranded, highly fexible
Y Tensile conductor
D Fine stranded for welding cables
E Extra finely stranded for welding cables, highly fexible
7. NUMBER OF CORES
8. PROTECTIVE CONDUCTOR
X Without green/yellow core
G With green/yellow core
9. CROSS-SECTION OF CONDUCTOR

Cable designation according to VDE 0815/16

1 2 3 4 5 6 x 7 x 8 9 10
1. STANDARD
A Outdoor cable
G Mining cable
J Installation cable
L Insulated cord
S Patchcord
Li Equipment wire with fine stranded conductor
RD Rhenomatic cable
RE Instrumentation cable
2. ADDITIONAL SPECIFICATIONS
B Lightning protection
J Induction protection
E Industry electronics
3. INSULATION MATERIALS
Y PVC
2Y Polyethylen
02Y Cell-PE
02YS Foam-Skin
5Y PTFE (Teflon®)
6Y FEP (Teflon®)
7Y ETFE (Teflon®)
P Paper
4. SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION
F Petroleum jelly filler
L Aluminium sheath
LD Corrugated aluminium sheath
(L) Laminated aluminium sheath
C Copper braided screen
(St) Screen of plastic coated aluminium foil
(K) Copper tape screen
(B) Armouring
(Z) Steel wire armouring
(Zg) Strain bearing element with glass yarn bundles
(ZN) Strain bearing element nonmetallic
W Corrugated steel sheath
M Lead sheath
b Armouring
c Jute jacket+ bituminous compound
E Compound with embedded tape
5. SHEATHING MATERIALS
SECTION 3
6. NUMBER OF ELEMENTS
Number of stranding elements
7. STRANDING ELEMENTS
1 Single core
2 Paired core
4 Quad core
8. CONDUCTOR DIAMETER
9. TYPE OF STRANDING
F Star-quad (railway)
St Star-quad (phantom circuit, long distance)
St I Star-quad (long distcance)
St III Star-quad (subscriber lane)
TF Star-quad for carrier frequency
PiMF Pair in metal foil
DIMF Triple in metal foil
ViMF Quad in metal foil
10. STRANDING LAYOUT
Lg Stranding in layers
Bd Stranding in bundles

Cable designation according to VDE 0276

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12
1. STANDARD
N VDE-type
2. CONDUCTOR
Copper
A Aluminium
3. INSULATIION MATERIALS
Y PVC
2Y PE
2X XLPE
H HFFR
4. CONCENTRIC CONDUCTOR
C Longitudinal lay
CW Undulated
5. SCREEN
S Joint copper shield
SE Individually screened cores
6. METAL SHEATH
K Lead
7. PLASTIC SHEATH OR INNER PROTECTION
SECTION 3
8. ARMOURING
F Flat steel wire
R Round steel wire
G Steel tape
9. OUTER SHEATH
SECTION 3
10. PROTECTIVE CONDUCTOR
-J With green/yellow core
-O Without green/yellow core
11. NUMBER OF CORES
12. CONDUCTOR FORM
RE Round, solid
RM Round, stranded
SE Sector shaped, solid
SM Sector shaped, stranded