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KBE Solar Cable certified to EN 50618 for direct burial
From October 2017 on the new mandatory European solar cable norm EN 50618 will replace preceding TÜV certification of cables constructed according to PV1-F type. That is why we have developed and certified the new KBE solar cable DB EN 50618.
In order to meet the highest functional requirements like direct burial or resistance to water we have accomplished additional ambitious test procedures to prove quality and durability to our customers.
The KBE solar cable DB EN 50618 offers a wide range of advantages in comparison to common solar cables:
- Certified to EN 50618 (H1Z2Z2-K)
- Designed for 1.500V (yet 1.000V)
- Direct burial through high-quality insulation
- Higher resistance to water and better insulation resistance
- Higher mechanical stability
Technical data sheet can be found here.
Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
All cables and lines that are permanently installed in the building have been subject to the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) since 10th June 2016. These cables and wires are classified according to their reaction to fire in European fire classes. The German construction law currently does not specify which fire classes of cables are to be used. Only "normal flammable" cables are required, this corresponds at least to the class Eca. Conformity with the Construction Products Regulation includes a Declaration of Performance (DoP) as the basis for CE marking for all products placed on the market since 1st of July 2013. KBE-Elektrotechnik GmbH has tested and certified their solar cable DB EN 50618 H1Z2Z2-K according to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) at a test certification institute. You can order this solar cable immediately. The declaration of performance can be found here.
Stocko Contact GmbH & Co KG in Wuppertal, the leading supplier of IDC connections confirms that:
KBE lines are approved for use with the new plug generation of the
KBE has successfully submitted the wire LiYYY, 0.5mm² tin-plated with a stranded wire set-up of 7 x max. 0.3, to Stocko for sampling. This special triple-insulated version with item number 730050015102EE is now available from KBE Berlin.