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al A    
al A Aluminium conductor in general
al A National Cable Type Harmonised coding- Europe
al A Amper
al AAC All Aluminium Conductor.
al ABC Aerial bundle cable  
al ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
al ABS/PC Blend Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate Blend
al Aerial cable A cable suspended in the air on poles or other overhead structures
al ACRS Steel reinforced Aluminum conductor. Aluminum wires concentric-lay-stranded around a steelwire (galvanized)  core. Used for high voltage cross-country transmission lines.  
al Al Aluminium Wire
al Alloy A metal mix of two or more metals.
al Annealed wire Wire which has been softened by heating and gradually cooling. Also called soft drawn wire.  
al Annular Conductor An annular conductor consists of a number of wires stranded in three reverse concentric layers around a saturated hemp core.  
al Antioxidant A chemical substance which prevents or slows down oxidation of material exposed to air.
al ANSI American National Standards Institute go to webpage
al Armour (armor) Ametallic sheathing or covering for the purpose of mechanical protection. It can be braid or spira layer of  steel wire only or steel wire with steel tape over it according to applied standard. In general armouring layer would go over cable core under final jacketing.  
al ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
al ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
al ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
al Attenuation The loss of power or signal in a circuit, generally expressed in decibels (dB) per unit length.  
al Attn. Abbreviation for attenuation
al AWM Designation for appliance wiring material
al AWG American Wire Gauge. System that classifies copper wire. Common used to refer LAN cable sizes (CAT5e, CAT6, etc.) around the world.  
bl B    
bl B Ethylene Propylene Rubber Harmonised coding- Europe
bl B Braid . UL - General wiring UL
bl BALCO® An alloy of 70% nickel and 30% iron. It is used in devices where self-regulation by temperature is required. Wilbur Driver Company trademark for a resistance wire.1  
bl Band Marking A circular band applied at regular intervals to the insulation of a conductor for the purpose of color coding or circuit identification.1  
bl Bare Conductor A conductor wire that has not been insulated or screened of any kind.1  
bl BASEC British Approvals Service for Cables. Visit Basec website
bl BC Bare Copper wire
bl BCCS Bare Copper clad steel wire (also see CCS)
bl Bd At the end of coding/marking of a  data transmission cables. Indicates cores are stranded in star quad first then bundled to form a group. Generally printed as "...Bd" VDE
bl BDC Bulgarian Standards
bl Bell Wire Common term for wire primarily used for making doorbell and thermostat connections.1 It is also common to use bell wire as blasting wire  
bl Bending loss  In a fiber optic system a form of increased attenuation caused by: a) Having the fiber curved around a restrictive radius of curvature; or b) Micro bends caused by minute distortions in the fiber imposed by externally induced disturbances. Excessive bending loss may result from poor drawing or cable manufacturing technique.1  
bl Bending Radius Radius of curvature around which a cable is bent. Common that standards and producers set a minimum bending radius without any  harm to the cable.
bl Bi-Metal A metal that 2 metal combined together ( CCA, CCS etc,,)
bl Blasting wire Wire used for detonating explosives. It is usually a very inexpensively constructed wire.1  
bl Blind core A string that is made of insulating material placed as core in order to maintain circular homogenous external shape.  
bl Braid A fibrous or metallic group of filaments interwoven in cylindrical form to form a covering over one or more wires. It can be made of materials such as cotton, glass, nylon, or copper,aluminium,steel fibers. Usually fibrous braid is saturated with an impregnant to protect it against moisture and fraying.1  
bl Braid Angle The angle that is formed at each braid intersection by woven filaments to the axis of cable. Smaller angle means larger coverage ratio and smaller lay length. On the other hand larger angle means lower coverage ratio and longer lay length.  
bl Braided Wire Woven bare or tinned copper wire used as shielding for wires, cables, and ground wire for batteries or heavy industrial equipment. There are many different types of constructions.1  
bl BS British Standard
bl BS 6381TQ British Standard 6381TQ. see H07BN4-F  
bl Building Wire General term for indoor cables that installed in commercial or residental buildings. Used for lighting fixtures and power lines.  
bl Buna Rubber Synthetic rubber used as a replacement for natural rubber.1  
bl Buncher stranding A conductor in which all individual wires are twisted in the same direction without a predetermined pattern.1 See double-twist buncher  
bl Burial Cable A cable installed directly in the earth without use of an underground conduit. Also called “direct burial cable.”1  
bl BUS A communication system that transfers data between components or electronic devices 
bl BUS BAR A conductor, often a heavy strap or bar, used to make a common connection between several circuits.1  
bl Butyl Used for any of various synthetic rubbers made by polymerizing isobutylene.1  
bl BX A very common type of armored building wire in various configurations, rated at 600 volt. UL
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cl C    
cl -C Copper Braiding VDE
cl C4 Copper wire braiding Harmonised Coding -Europe
cl CA Cellulose Acetate
cl CAB Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
cl CATV Common Antenna Television. Also known as Common Access TV
cl Category 1 Also known as CAT 1. Unshielded twisted pair indoor cable designed for voice grade  telephone wiring. TIA/EIA
cl Category 2 Also known as CAT 2. Unshielded twisted pair indoor cable designed for telephone and data transmission. Data transmission is possible up to 4 Mbit/s. TIA/EIA
cl Category 3 Also known as CAT3.  Unshielded twisted pair voice grade indoor telephone wire. Designed to reliably carry data up to 10 Mbit/s. It was very common used in Local area networks in 90's. TIA/EIA
cl Category 4 Also known as CAT4. 4 pairs telephone and data cable that supports signals up to 20MHzed pair (UTP) copper wires supporting signals up to 20 MHz. Used in  networks which can transmit voice and data up to 16 Mbit/s.
 
TIA/EIA
cl Category 5

CAT5 was the most common data transmission cable used in LAN's until enhanced version CAT5e is released. Various types shielded or unshielded ( UTP , FTP, S/FTP. etc ). It can be produced for indoor, outdoor, aerial. Can carry signals up to 100MHz ( TIA/EIA ).  Coding Category 5 and higher LAN Types  could be confusing . Letters that before "/" defines application to overall cable. Letters that following "/" defines pairs.
A few samples :

UTP : Unshielded  Twisted Pairs

F/ UTP : Overall foil screen. / Unshielded Twisted  Pairs 

F/FTP :  Overall foil screen. / Twisted  Pairs with Foil screen ( PIMF  version )

S/FTP :  Overall shield ( usually braiding of tinned copper wire ) / Twisted  Pairs with Foil screen ( PIMF  version )

TIA/EIA
cl Category 5e Enhanced version of CAT5. Can carry signals up to 100MHz. Difference  is that CAT5e supports full-duplex  Fast ethernet and Gigabit ethernet. Also various types possible same as CAT5. Read more TIA/EIA
cl Category 5e F/UTP

Category 5e  LAN type cable with Unshielded twisted pairs. Construction: Solid bare copper wire conductors. Although most common size is 24awg various sizes could be used. Polyolefin insulation. 4 cores solid green, blue,brown and orange. 4 cores same color scheme striped.  Cores are twisted into pairs. 4 pairs twisted in layers. Overall screen of laminated Aluminium foil with drain wire. PVC Jacket. READ MORE

TIA/EIA
cl Category 5e UTP

Category 5e  LAN type cable with Unshielded twisted pairs. Construction: Solid bare copper wire conductors. Although most common size is 24awg various sizes could be used. Polyolefin insulation. 4 cores solid green, blue,brown and orange. 4 cores same color scheme striped.  Cores are twisted into pairs. 4 pairs twisted in layers. PVC Jacket. READ MORE

TIA/EIA
cl Category 6 Also known as "CAT6" is a local area Network cable that can run 250MHz. data signal transmission.  In compare to  CAT5 and CAT5e, CAT6 has less cross talk and system noise. Maximum length of CAT6  is only 55meter in 10GBASE-T ethernet. TIA/EIA
cl Category 6 F/UTP

Category 6  LAN type cable with unshielded twisted pairs and overall foil screen. Construction: Solid bare copper wire conductors. Although most common size is 23awg various sizes could be used. Polyolefin insulation. 4 cores solid green, blue,brown and orange. 4 cores same color scheme striped.  Cores are twisted into pairs. 4 pairs twisted in layers with polyolefin seperator. Overall screen of laminated Aluminium foil with drain wire. PVC Jacket. READ MORE

TIA/EIA
cl Category 6 UTP

Category 6  LAN type cable with unshielded twisted pairs. Construction: Solid bare copper wire conductors. Although most common size is 23awg various sizes could be used. Polyolefin insulation. 4 cores solid green, blue,brown and orange. 4 cores same color scheme striped.  Cores are twisted into pairs. 4 pairs twisted in layers with polyolefin seperator.  PVC Jacket. READ MORE

TIA/EIA
cl Category 6a Augmented CAT6. Data transmission rate is up to 500MHz. with improved Crosstalk specification. The fastest ethernet cable that is standard and recognized by both EIA and TIA standards. TIA/EIA
cl Category 6e Eventhough some producers offer CAT6e as if it was enhanced version of CAT6 ( same as CAT5 and CAT5e), it is not recognized by any standard organization. TIA/EIA
cl Category 7 Individually shielded ( screened) 4 pairs data transmission cable. In other words PIMF ( pairs in metal foil) version of CAT5e.  CAT7 is only recognized by ISO but not by TIA. It has better cross talk values than CAT6a thanks to its' individual screen over each pair. ISO
cl Category 8 Next generation of LAN cabling yet to come.
cl CCA Copper clad Aluminium wire. Bi-metal wire which is combination of Aluminium and Copper.  Aluminium as core and copper claded over it.  Definitely lighter and cheaper than pure copper.  Stronger than Aluminium.  CCA was a replacement for Aluminium wire in power distribution.  By using CCA instead one can overcome Connection point problems where Aluminium wire is weak. Light weight and cost effective Aluminium was enhanced when combined with good electrical properties of copper.
cl CCAM Copper Clad Aluminium+Magnesium wire.  Offers same capabilities of CCA wire. In addition higher tensile strength.
cl CCS Short for Copper clad Steel wire. Good mechanical properties of steel , specially tensile strength, combined with good electrical properties of copper.  Plus, corrosion problem of steel wire is covered with copper. In some segments of cable production what is exactly needed. Steel wire still  has high electric resistance which makes CCS wire not suitable for power transmission.  Case of RF signal transmitting and also high frequency data signal transmission has different scenario. Skin Effect  takes the lead and makes CCS wire as good as solid copper.  high impedance values of steel wire and in contrast low impedance values of copper triggers the skin effect where high frequency signals use only the surface of the conductor.
cl CCTV Closed Circuit Television
cl CCTV Cable

Transmission cable from camera to reciever/ recorder device. Used for analog cameras. Coaxial cable, audio and power conductors combined under one jacket. Usually coded as 2+1 , 4+1 etc. READ MORE

cl CDDI Cable Distributed Data interface
cl CEC Canadian electrical code
cl CEBEC "Comité Electrotechnique Belge". Belgian certification and testing body for electric materials.
cl Cellular Polyethylene Expanded or “foam” polyethylene consisting of individual closed cells suspended in a polyethylene medium.1 Foaming PE can be done chemical or physical ( a.k.a Gas injected). Chemically foamed PE : Easy to apply but size of expanded cells are not homogenous therefore dielectric parameter and capacitance of insulation is not reliable. Physical Foaming : Requires special addition to extruder for gas injection. Homogenous cell size improves dielectricity and capacitance values. Commonly used in Coaxial cables  
cl CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization.  
cl Certificate of Compliance A certificate which is normally generated by a quality control department which shows that the product being shipped meets the customer’s specifications. Abbreviation C of C, sometimes referred to as CERTS.1  
cl Characteristics Impedance a) The impedance that when connected to the output terminals of a transmission line of any length, makes the line appear infinitely long. b) The ratio of voltage to current at every point along a transmission line on which there are no standing waves1  
cl Chemically Cured Compound  Those compounds which are cured by chemical process rather than by heat and pressure.1  
cl CHLOROPRENE A colorless liquid C4H5Cl. Abbreviated as chloro1  
cl CHROMEL®-ALUMEL® The alloy used in making Chromel-Alumel® thermocouple wires. Chromel® is an alloy of nickel and chrome plus nine other elements. Alumel® is an alloy containing nickel, manganese, aluminum, silicon, and nine other elements. Chromel® is nonmagnetic; Alumel® is highly magnetic. Chro­mel® and Alumel® are trademarks of the Hoskins Mfg. Co.1  
cl CL2 Abbreviation for Class 2 cable.1  
cl CL2P Abbreviation for Class 2 plenum cable.1  
cl CL2R Abbreviation for Class 2 riser cable.1  
cl CL2X Abbreviation for Class 2 cable, limited residentail use.
cl CL3 Abbreviation for Class 3 cable.1  
cl CL3P Abbreviation for Class 3 plenum cable. 1  
cl CL3R Abbreviation for Class 3 riser cable.1  
cl CL3X Abbreviation for Class 3 cable, limited residentail use.
cl Cladding A method of applying a layer of metal over another metal whereby the junction of the two metals is continuously welded.1  
cl Class 5 Flexible conductor ,Class 5  is geometric stranded fine strands of copper wire for flexible cable applications. Home appliances and hook-up wires produced with Class 5 copper European
cl Class 6 Extra-flexible conductor. Class 6  is geometric stranded fine strands of copper wire for  flexible cable applications. Used for cables that requires very high flexibility ( welding cables , converyor and conveyor cables European
cl Cleaving The process of separating an optical fiber by a controlled fracture of the glass, for the purpose of obtaining a fiber end, which is flat, smooth, and perpendicular to the fiber axis1  
cl CMP Abbreviation for communication plenum cable.1  
cl CMR Abbreviation for communication riser cable.1  
cl CMX Abbreviation for communication cable, limited residential use.
cl Coating A material applied to the surface of a conductor to prevent environmental deterioration, facilitate soldering, or improve electrical performance.1  
cl Coax See coaxial cable.1  
cl Coaxial Cable A cable in which one conductor completely surrounds the other, the two being coaxial and separated by a continuous solid dielectric or by dielectric spacers. When the outside conductor is grounded, the inside conductor is not susceptible to external fields from outside sources. Commonly called coax.1  
cl Cold Bend Generally refers to a test to determine cable or wire characteristics at low temperatures. The test specimen and a specified mandrel are cooled in a low temperature box to the specified temperature. The wire specimen is then wound around the mandrel after which it is examined for cracks or other defects caused by bending at low temperatures.1  
cl COLD FLOW Permanent deformation of the insulation due to mechanical force or pressure (not due to heat softening). 1  
cl COLD TEST Tests performed on cables to check their performance at a specified low temperature as outlined in various specifications. 1  
cl COLOR CODE Color code is the use of different colored insulated wires for purposes of identification in a multi-conductor cable.1  
cl Compacted conductor A stranded conductor that is rolled to deform round conductors to fill gaps in between in order to realize smaller stranded diameter. Common for Class II wire stranding. Outcome wire would be stiffer than standard stranded wire.

cl COMPOSITE CABLE A cable consisting of two or more different types or sizes of wire and/or cable.1
cl COMPOUND An insulating or jacketing material made by the chemical union of two or more ingredients.1
cl CONCENTRIC CONDUCTOR A single conductor composed of a central core surrounded by one or more helically laid wires. Each of these succeeding layers is applied with an opposite direction twist. The number of wires laid up the center wire is six, and each succeeding layer consists of six additional wires so that the number of wires in the strands are 7, 19, 37,61, etc. 1
cl CONCENTRIC STRANDING A central wire or core surrounded by one or more layers of helically wound strands in a fixed round geometric arrangement. Generally each layer, after the first, has six more strands than the preceding layer and is applied in a direction opposite to that of the layer under it. 1
cl CONCENTRICITY In a wire or cable, the measurement of the location of the center of the conductor with respect to the geometric center of the surrounding insulation.1
cl CONSTANTAN An alloy of 55% copper and 45% nickel used in thermocouple with copper in the temperature range of 169° C to 386° C. Temperature coefficient of electrical resistivity, 0.0002 / ° C. 1
cl Continuous Vulcanization The process of extruding on a wire, under high pressure and heat, a uniform seamless, close-fitting tube of a rubber or rubberlike compound. The covered wire then continues into a vulcanizing chamber, where, under high pressure and temperature, the insulation or jacket is vulcanized continuously rather than in sections. Abbreviated as CV.1
cl CONTROL CABLE A cable used for remote control operation of any type of electrical power equipment.1
cl COPO Abbreviation for copolene. See copolene. 1
cl COPOLENE Copolene is a dielectric material used in manufacturing coaxial cable. Developed as a substitute for polystyrene, it is composed of polystyrene and polyisobutlyene. Since it has undesirable characteristics, it has been replaced by polyethylene. Abbreviated as copo.1
cl COPOLYMER  A compound resulting from the polymerization of two different monomers.1
cl COPPER CONSTANTAN Copper and constantan are two materials used in making thermocouple wires. The copper is the positive wire and the constantan is the negative wire.1
cl CORD A small, flexible insulated conductor or conductors, usual 10 AWG or smaller and not more than four conductors, jacketed to protect the conductors, and most often used for portable applications. 1
cl CORD SETS Portable cords fitted with any type of wiring device at one or both ends.1
cl Core Insulated conductor in a cable or bundle of  insulated conductors in a multi-core cable.
cl CORONA Ionization of air surrounding a conductor caused by the influence of high voltage. 1
cl COVERAGE The percent of completeness with which a metal braid covers the underlying surface.1
cl CP Cellulose Proprionate
cl CPC Abbreviation for copper polyester copper laminate.1
cl CPE Abbreviation for chlorinated polyethylene, a conductive polyethylene.1 It can be used as solely insulating material as well as improving substance to PVC. 
cl CPVC Abbreviation for chlorinated polyvinylchloride. CPVC would give test results as rubber like material.1
cl CR Abbreviation for chloroprene rubber. See Neoprene®. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co. 1
cl CRCS Abbreviation for continuous rigid cable support, synonymous with tray. UL
cl CROSS-LINKED Intermolecular bonds between long chain thermoplastic polymers by means of chemical or electron bombardment. The properties of the resulting thermoplastic material are usually improved. Abbreviation XL1 ( XLPE : cross linked Polyethylene). There are various cross linking technology , Dry silane is the most common. Cross linked insulation requires vulcanization after being extruded.
cl CROSS TALK Signal interference due to cross coupling between nearby conductors producing an unwanted signal in one circuit when a signal is present in the other. A phenomenon usually due to induction. 1 Defines quality of control and data transmission cables. 
cl CSA Canadian Standards Association. 
cl CSPE Abbreviation for chlorosulfonated polyethylene. Also abbreviated as CP. See Hypalon®. Hypalon® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.1 .
cl CT100 British type Coaxial Satellite drop cable. Equivalent of RG 6 Coax. Construction: 1 mm solid copper inner conductor, 5 cell air spaced core insulation ( there are Foam PE versions available in market as well), CU overlapped foil screen, CU braiding, PVC sheath. read more UK
cl CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY The maximum current an insulated conductor can continuously carry without exceeding its insulation and jacket temperature limitations. Also called ampacity.Current carrying capacity of a wire&cable would be different depending on installation type.
cl Cu Copper
cl CV Continuous Vulcanization
cl CV Line An Extrusion line that has continuous vulcanization.
cl CX Combination of Tungsten-5% Rhenium and Tungsten-25% Rhenium UL
cl CXTW Twisted pair cord or single conductor for decorative lighting strings. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
cl CYY 0,6/1kV Power cable Cu wire with PVC/PVC insulation. Equivalent of NYY cable. read more
cl CYY-F 0,6/1kV Power cable Cu wire  conductor with PVC/PVC insulation Equivalent of NYY cable with enhanced flame resistance.read more  
cl CYKYLO-U Flat power cable with Bare solid Cu Wire conductors PVC insulation and loose tube PVC sheathing rated 300/500 V
cl CYKYLO-F Flat power cable with flexible Cu Wire conductors PVC insulation and loose tube PVC sheathing rated 300/500 V  
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dl D
dl D Copper wrapping according to VDE
dl D Fine strands for welding cable Harmonised Coding -Europe
dl dB Decibel
dl dB Loss Loss of signal over a conductor, measured and shown in decibels.
dl DC Direct current
dl DCR Abbreviation for direct current resistance. The resistance offered by any circuit to the flow of direct current.1
dl Decibel A unit used to express ratios of sound or signal power, defined by the following formula where n is the number of decibels.

n = 10 log 10 ( P2 / P1 )

 Where P1 and P2 are the power levels. Since decibels represent a ratio, it is necessary to establish a reference level in order to indicate an absolute level. For sound, the reference level is a pressure of 0.0002 microbar.1

dl Degree Rise The amount of increase in temperature caused by the introduction of electricity into a unit.1
dl D.E.H.P See. D.O.P  
dl D.E.H.T See D.O.T.P  
dl Delay Line A conductor that is made of a specific material in a specific size and length that will permit the delay of an electrical impulse for a predetermined specific length of time. The delay is measured in microseconds or nanoseconds. 1
dl DEMKO Abbreviation for "Denmark Elektriske Materie Kontrol". Approval agency of Denmark.  
dl Density The distribution of a quantity (as mass, electricity, or energy) per unit, usually of space.  1
dl Design Voltage Voltage at which a cable is designed for maximum work.1
dl DIA. Short for diameter.
dl D.I.D.P Diisodecyl phthalate Plasticizer
dl DIELECT Abbreviation for dielectric. See dielectric.
dl DIELECTRIC  Any insulating material that is a nonconductor of electricity. Abbreviated as dielect.
dl Dielectric Absorption That property of an imperfect dielectric whereby there is an accumulation of electric charge within the body of the material when it is placed in an electric field.
dl Dielectric Constant The factor by which the electric field strength in a vacuum exceeds that in the dielectric material  for the same distribution of charge. It is also called as electric permittivity or simply permittivity.  Symbol K.
 
 

K

Dry Air 1,0
PVC 4,0
Foam PE 1,6
Polypropylene 2,1
dl Dielectric Loss Energy dissipated as heat when the dielectric is placed in a varying electric field.
dl Dielectric Strength The maximum potential gradient (volts per mil) a dielectric will stand without breaking down; the voltage stress required to puncture an insulation of known thickness (in volts per unit, usually volts per mil.)
dl DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization)
dl D.I.N.P Diisononyl phthalate Plasticizer
dl D.I.O.P Diisooctyl phthalate Plasticizer
dl DIR BUR Marked "DIR BUR" cable is direct burial UL
dl Direct Burial Cable A cable installed directly in the earth without use of an underground conduit. Also called "burial cable".
dl Direct Current A direct current is one which flows in one direction. Further classifications of direct currents are: a) Continuous currents which are steady, non pulsating direct currents; b) Constant currents, which continue to flow for a considerable time in the same direction and with unvarying intensity; and c) Pulsating currents, which are regularly varying continuous currents.1
dl DIRECTION OF LAY The lateral direction in which the strands of a cable run over the top of the cable as they recede from you looking along the axis of the cable.
dl D.O.A Dioctyl phthalate Adipate Plasticizer
dl D.O.P Dioctyl phthalate. Plasticizer. Used in the production of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.  DOP is a general-purpose plasticizer and long-time industry standard known for its good stability to heat and ultraviolet light, and broad range of compatibility for use with PVC resins. On the other hand, DOP has been banned in many applications in USA and Europe. Plasticizer
dl D.O.T.P Dioctyl Terephthalate. Plasticizer and lubricating agent. Also called DEHT.  D.O.T.P is general purpose plasticizer with good flexiblity. Most common replacement for D.I.N.P and D.O.P.  Use of D.O.T.P has been increased since D.O.P is banned from many applications in EU and USA. Plasticizer
dl Double Shield Two shields, one over the other. Common types are foil + metal braiding and metal braiding + metal  braiding.
dl Drain Wire An uninsulated solid or stranded conductor wire which is placed directly under a foil screen or shield. It touches the shield throughout the cable, and, therefore, may be used in terminating the shield to ground. A big labor saver in terminating all shielded cables. It is completely necessary on spiral shielded cables because it eliminates the possibility of induction in a spiral shield. 1
dl DRAWING In wire manufacturing, pulling of metal through a die or series of dies to reduce diameter to a specific size.  Read more 
dl DROP CABLE The transmission cable from main distribution channel to a dwelling. Common term used for CATV system where  RG 6 Coaxial cable is most common drop cable.
dl DUCT An underground or overhead tube for carrying electrical conductors. 1
dl DX Combination of Tungsten-3% Rhenium and Tungsten-25% Rhenium

UL

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el E
el E As first letter in cable marking : Elevator cable. UL-Flexible Cord and cable UL
el E After first letter in cable marking — Thermoplastic elastomer insulation and jacket. UL-Flexible Cord and cable UL
el E Polyethylene ( PE ) Harmonised Coding -Europe
el E30 E30 marking indicates functionality of power and signal  cables for minimum 30 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 30 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire. Test method to DIN 4102 part 12.  
el E60 E60 marking indicates functionality of power and signal  cables for minimum 60 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 60 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire. Test method to DIN 4102 part 12.   
el E90 E90 marking indicates functionality of power and signal  cables for minimum 90 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 90 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire. Test method to DIN 4102 part 12.  
el EEA Abbreviation for ethylene-ethyl acrylate copolymer.
el EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
el Elastomer A rubber like substance that is used as incsulation or jacket material.
el ELECTRICAL DUCT Any electrical conduit or other raceway round in cross section, approved or listed for use underground, and embedded in earth or concrete.1
el Elevator Cable Referred as flat flexible cable that is  used  for elevators, escalator and conveyors. Common European type H05VVH6-F.  
el Elongation The process of growing or increasing in length. Shown in ratio stating the percent elongation before and after pulling force applied until breaking point. 
el EMI Electromagnetic Interference.
el ENAMELED WIRE A conductor with a baked-on varnish enamel.  Intended for use in winding motors, coils, transformers, and other applications of similar usage. 1
el EP Abbreviation for ethylene propylene
el EPDM Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Rubber
el EPN Abbreviation for extended performance network cable. 1
el EPR Ethylene Propylene copolymer Rubber
el ERFLEX Trademark of the ER-SE KABLO for flexible control cables.  
el ERVITAL Trademark of the ER-SE KABLO for fire resistant control and communication cables.  
el ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene
el Ethernet Local Area Network structure
el ETHYLENE A colorless flammable gaseous unsaturated hydrocarbon C2H4 that is found in coal gas. It can be produced by pyrolysis of petroleum hydrocarbon.
el ETL  ETL Stands for "Extract Transfrom Load". It is testing and verification body.
el EXTRUDE To shape (as metal or plastic) by forcing through a die. 1
el EXTRUSION The process of continuously forcing both a plastic or elastomer and a conductor core through a die, thereby applying a continuous coating of insulation or jacket to the core or conductor.1
el EV Electric Vehicle Cable.  UL-Flexible Cord and cable
el EVA Ethylene vinyl acetate.  Copolymer of Ethylne and Vinyl Acetate. Also known as "Poly" and abbreviated "PEVA". UL
el EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol UL
el EX Combination of Chromel and Constantan metals.
el
fl F
fl F Fixture wire, standard stranding. UL- fixture wire marking. UL
fl F Flat wire armouring
fl FF Fixture wire, flexible stranding. UL-Fixture Wire marking UL
fl -F Fine conductor.( Flexiblle installation) VDE0271
fl -F2 At the end  of cable marking ( example XVB-F2 ). Indicates it is a "flame retardent" cable. Used communication , telephone and power cables. BELGIUM- CEBEC
fl -F3 At the end  of cable marking ( example SVV-F3 ). Indicates it is a "flame resistant" cable. Used in communication , telephone and power cables. BELGIUM- CEBEC
fl FEP Fluorinated ethylene propylene insulation . UL - General wiring UL
fl FE180 Insulation integrity test against fire for 180 minutes. Test is done according to DIN VDE 0472 part 814 IEC 60331. A cable that is marked as "FE180"  keeps circuit integrity under direct flame propagation during 180 minutes.  
fl FHPE Foam High Density Polyethylene
fl Filler Extra Insulation layer underneath Jacket  in order to get round shape for final jacketing.  Multi-core cables. Also  called "bedding".  
fl FLAME RESISTANT A cable that does not propagate flame as source of flame is removed. Testing is done with certain length of cable applied flame over for a certain time. Standards put a time limit and the length of  cable that is burned. .  
fl FLAME RETARDANT A cable that prevents or slow down the further development of combustion.  
fl Flat conductor Rectangular shape Conductor wire.
fl FLEXOPRENE® Standard Wire & Cable Co. trademark for flexible, oil resistant portable cord and cable.
fl FLY Unshielded single core Cable low-tension for automotive industry. Construction :Flexible Copper wire with PVC (1050C) insulation
fl FLYY Unshielded Single core cable low-tension for automotive industry. Construction :Flexible Copper wire with PVC (1050C) insulation + PVC Jacket
fl FR-1 Former UL  vertical flame test for wire and cable. Replaced by VW-1. UL
fl Frequency Frequency is the rate at which current changes direction per second. It is measured in hertz (Hz), an international unit of measure where 1 hertz is equal to 1 cycle per second. Hertz (Hz) = One hertz is equal to one cycle per second. Cycle = One complete wave of alternating current or voltage.
fl FRHF short for "Flame retardent halogen Free"
fl FRPE Flame Retardent Polyethylene
FR-1
fl F/S Foam Skin insulation. Skin of solid polyolefin ( common Polyethylene ) insulation over foam polyolefin.
fl FT-4 CSA designation for vertical tray flame test. 1 CSA
fl FT-6 CSA designation for plenum or MI flame test.1 CSA
fl Ft. Feet
fl FTP Foiled twisted pair ( ref. LAN cables) read more
gl G
gl G Cable that has protective conductor (3g2,5) Harmonised coding- Europe
gl G Grounding
gl G Glass braid UL-Fixture Wire marking UL
gl G-GC cable Cable that has a ground wire for each conductor and an additional ground check conductor. EPDM core insulation over flexible Cu wire conductor  with a CPE  overall jacket for oil and abrasion resistance.  Type G and Type G cable is subject to UL 1581 flame test. Eventhough it is considered as mining cable, it can be used many different heavy-duty applications. UL
gl Gb Galvanized Steel tape over armouring VDE0271
gl G. Cable Cable that has a ground wire for each conductor. EPDM core insulation over flexible Cu wire conductor  with a CPE  overall jacket for oil and abrasion resistance.  Type G and Type G cable is subject to UL 1581 flame test. Eventhough it is considered as mining cable, it can be used in many different heavy-duty applications. UL
gl GHz short for gigahertz.
gl GIGAHERTZ One billion (10 9 ) cycles per second. Symbol : GHz.
gl GOST Russian Standards (ГОСТ)
gl GRADED INDEX In fiber optic cable the refractive index profile that varies with the radius of the core. The refractive indices decrease from the center axis out. The purpose is to reduce modal dispersion and thereby increase fiber bandwidth. 1
gl GROMMET A flexible loop that serves as a fastening, support, or reinforcement; an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening or to insulate or protect something passed through it. 1

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gl GROUND An object that makes an electrical connection with the earth; a large conducting body (as the earth) used as a common return for an electrical circuit and as an arbitrary zero potential; synonym for earth. 1
gl GROUND FAULT  Failure of transmission involving insulation to shield or insulation to ground wire. 1
gl GROUNDED NEUTRAL  The neutral wire is metallically connected to ground. 1
gl GRS Abbreviation for Government Rubber Synthetic. This is a government standard for Buna-S rubber for jacketing and insulating compounds for military wires and cables. 1

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gl GS Abbreviation for galvanized steel.
gl GTO Abbreviation for gas tube, sign, and oil burner ignition cable. Stranded tin copper conductor, polyethylene insulation, PVC jacket overall. Manufactured in 14 AWG for 10 kV and 15 kV service.  1 UL
gl GW Abbreviation for galvanized wire. UL
gl GX Combination of Tungsten and Tungsten-26% Rhenium UL
gl G/Y Short for GREEN/YELLOW. Standard color coding for Earth wire.
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hl H
hl H As the first letter : Harmonised. Indicates that a cable is a part of European Harmonised coding. See Harmonised coding  
hl H Flat cable , cores divisible Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H 75°C (Note: Lack of “H” indicates that cable is good up to 60°C).  UL - General wiring UL
hl H Heater cord. UL-Flexible Cord and cable UL
hl HH 90°C N Nylon jacket. UL - General wiring UL
hl HH 90°C insulation. UL-Fixture Wire marking  UL
hl -H Super Fine flexible conductor Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H01N2-D Single core harmonised welding cable. Very flexible Cu conductor with rubber jacket. Rated low voltage 10/100V. Designed for transmitting high currents between welding machine and electrode.Also suitable for machinery and tools, moving parts of assembly lines, conveyor and crane systems, automotive assembly lines. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H01N2-E Single core harmonised welding cable. Ultra  flexible Cu conductor with rubber jacket. Rated low voltage 10/100V. Designed for transmitting high currents between welding machine and electrode.Also suitable for machinery and tools , moving parts of assembly lines, conveyor and crane systems, automotive assembly lines, automatic welding machines. Enhanced flexibility over H01N2-D. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H03VH-H Flat Divisible flexible power cable rated 300/300 V. "Figure 8" construction. Fine copper conductor. Most common types are 2-cores. Used also as speaker cable. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H03VV-F Flexible low voltage power cable. Indoor appliance cable  rated  300/300V. Construction ; Class 5 flexible  fine stranded copper conductor, PVC core insulation. Cores are twisted in layers. PVC outer sheath.  Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H03VVH2-F Flexible Low voltage flat cable with undivisible cores. Construction:  Class5 flexible stranded copper wire conductors. PVC core insulation. Cores laid side to side without twisting.  Outer sheath ov PVC in flat form. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05BQ-F Rubber insulated, polyurethane sheathed power cable rated 300/500V. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05GG-F Harmonised coded flexible low-voltage power cable. Construction  Class5 Fine tinned coppwer wire conductors , rubber insulated , rubber jacket.Rated 300/500 V. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05RNH-F Harmonised 300/500V rubber insulation ,rubber jacket multicore cable for flexible applications.  Construction:Class5 flexible copper conductors, rubber insulated cores, weather and oil resistant rubber overall sheath. Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05RR-F Harmonised 300/500V rubber insulation ,rubber jacket multicore cable for flexible applications. Replaced "NMH" cable. Construction:Class5 flexible copper conductors, rubber insulated cores, rubber overall sheath.  Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05V-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. PVC insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Read more

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hl H05V2-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. Heat resistant PVC insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Resistant up to 1050C. Read more  
hl H05V-R Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. PVC insulated Class II Copper wire conductor. Read more   
hl H05V-U Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. PVC insulated Class I Copper wire conductor.  Up to 10 square mm. Over 10 square mm nominal cross section replaced by H05V-R. Read more  
  H05V2V2-F Harmonised coded Heat Resistant Flexible low voltage power cable Indoor appliance cable.  Rated   300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper  Conductor , PVC (900C) / PVC (900C) construction. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05VV5-F Harmonised coded version of German standard cable "NYSLYÖ". Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper  sonductor , PVC / Oil resistant PVC sheath. construction. Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05VV-F Flexible low voltage power cable Indoor appliance cable.  Rated   300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper  Conductor , PVC / PVC construction. READ MORE

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hl H05VVC4V5-K Flexible measurement and control oil resistant cable for indoor applications. Construction: fine stranded copper conductor, oil resistant PVC insulation. PVC inner sheath over stranded cores. Braided screen of tinned copper wires. Oil resistant PVC outer sheath.  Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05VVH6-F HO5VVH6-F cable also known as "elevator" cable. Harmonised coded flexible flat cable. Rated 300/500V. Suitable conveyor, escalator ,elevators and other applications that require traveling cable. read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05Z-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. Halogen free insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05Z1-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. Halogen free insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 700C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05Z-R Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. LSZH compound insulated Class 2 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05Z-U Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. LSZH compound insulated Class 1 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H05Z1Z1-F Flexible low voltage power cable low smoke fume halogen free Indoor cable.  Rated 300/500V. Construction : Class 5 flexible  fine stranded copper wire conductors. Halogen Free compound core insulation. Cores are twisted in layers. Outer sheath of Halogen Free compound.  Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07BN4-F Harmonised Rubber insulated , Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene sheathed flexible cable. Design voltage 450/750 V. Construction: Class5 flexible tinned copper conductors, rubber insulated cores,cores twisted in layers, overall sheath. see more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07BQ-F Rubber insulated, polyurethane sheathed power cable rated 450/750V. Visit a producer's site Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07RN-F Very fliexible copper conductor, insulated cross linked synthetic rubber and rubber sheath. Rated 450/750 Volt.  Industrial tools, electrical trains, agricultural tools and plants, clear water plants. Replaced "NSH".  Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07V-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. PVC insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Read more

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hl H07V2-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. Heat resistant PVC insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Resistant up to 1050C. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07V-R Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. PVC insulated Class 2 Copper conductor. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07V-U Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. PVC insulated Class 1 Copper conductor.  Up to 10 square mm. Over 10 square mm nominal cross section replaced by H07V-R. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07VV-F Flexible low voltage power cable Indoor applications cable.  Rated   450/750V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper  Conductor , PVC / PVC construction. Visit a producer's site Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07VVH6-F HO5VVH6-F cable also known as "elevator" cable. Harmonised coded flexible flat cable. Rated 450/750V. Suitable conveyor, escalator ,elevators and other applications that require traveling cable. read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07Z-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. Halogen free insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07Z1-K Harmonised coded Flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. Halogen free insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 700C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07Z-R Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. LSZH compound insulated Class 2 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07Z1-R Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. LSZH compound insulated Class 2 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 700C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07Z-U Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. LSZH compound insulated Class 1 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07Z1-U Harmonised coded single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. LSZH compound insulated Class 1 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 700C Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H07ZZ-F Harmonised coded flexible low-voltage power cable with halogen free insulation and sheath. Rated 450/750 V. Read more Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H2 Cores undivisible Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H6 Flat cable non-seperable for lifts Harmonised coding- Europe
hl H8 Helical/ Spiral cable Harmonised coding- Europe
hl Halogen Members of  group 17 in periodic table.  Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.Halogens can be lethally toxic and dangereous. Since early 1990's most countries require use of plastic materials that do not emit toxic Halogen gases in case of fire. For example ;UL  Plenum type cables and "Halogen Free" cables in European market.  
hl HARD DRAWN The conductor is work hardened in the drawing process. Hard drawn refers to the temper of conductors that are not annealed after drawing.1  
hl Harmonised (coding) Harmonised European standard cables, marked as  <HAR>, conform to a standard set out by CENELEC. Harmonised  cables have a single system of design to be used across Europe. There are still national types that each country among Europe use. For example a cable that is certified only in Germany would be certified and marked "VDE". A harmonised cable  that is produced in Germany but also certified for all European markets would be certified and marked as " VDE <HAR>".
A sample harmonised coding scheme.
 

H05VV-F 3g2.5
H: Harmonised (replaced by  "A" instead of " H " if it is a national type )
05: Design voltage "05" means 300/500 V (whereas "01" 100 volts,  "03" for 300/300 V ,"07" for 450/750 V )
V : insulation material  "V" as PVC
V: Sheathing material "V" as pvc
-F : Conductor type ( F: flexible in sample )
3 : number of cores
g: cable has one protective core that color coded yellow with green stripes ( replaced by "x" if there is no protective core)
2,5 : Nominal Cross section in square milimeters (mm2).

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hl HARNESS An arrangement of wires and cables, usually with many breakouts, which have been tied together or pulled into a rubber or plastic sheath, used to interconnect an electric circuit.1
hl HASH MARK STRIPE A noncontinuous helical stripe applied to a conductor for identification.1
hl HBH Indoor telephone wire for subscriber distribution. Solid bare copper conductors, Solid PE core insulation. Insulated pairs are twisted in layers. Spare pair is optional. HFFR compound jacket. VDE
hl HBH-K Indoor telephone wire for subscriber distribution. Solid tinned copper conductors, Solid PE core insulation. Insulated pairs are twisted in layers. Spare pair is optional. HFFR compound jacket. VDE
HD Abbreviation for high density.
hl HDPE High Density Polyethylene
hl HDXLPE High Density Cross-linked Polyethylene
hl HEAT ENDURANCE The time of heat aging that a material can withstand before failing a specific physical test. 1
hl HEAT SEAL A method for sealing a tape-wrap jacket by thermal fusion. 1
hl HEAT SHOCK A test to determine stability of a material by sudden exposure to a high temperature for a short period of time.
hl HEAT SHRINK A material that shrinks when heated. Heat shrink tubing is used for insulation, sealing, and protecting wire connections, terminations, and splices.
hl HEAT SHRINK SPLICE Same as Fusion Splice except the splice is protected within a heat shrink tube.
hl Helical Stripe A continuous spiral stripe applied to the insulation of a conductor for the purpose of circuit identification.
hl HELIX Something spiral in form; a coil formed by winding wire around a uniform tube; a curve traced on a cylinder or cone by the rotation of a point crossing its right sections at a constant oblique angle.
hl HENRY The unit of measure of inductance. It is defined as the inductance of a circuit in which a counter electromotive force of one volt is generated when the current is changing at the rate of one ampere per second. Abbreviation H. 
hl HF/LS/LT Abbreviation for halogen-free, low smoke, low toxicity.
hl HI-POT A test designed to determine the highest potential that can be applied to a conductor without breaking through the insulation.
hl Hertz Hertz is unit of frequency.  1 hertz is equal to 1 cycle per second. Symbol: Hz
hl HF Halogen Free. Any compound that does not emit toxic Halogen gases in case of fire. Harmonised coding- Europe
hl HFFR Halogen Free Flame Retardent Harmonised coding- Europe
hl HIPS High Impact Polystyrene
hl HM4 Halogen -free thermoplastic VDE
hl HOFR CSP Abbreviation for Heat & Oil Resistant & Flame Retardant Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene
hll HSLHCH Halogen free version of  "YSLYCY" cable. Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , Halogen free compound insulation. Cores twisted in layers. Halogen free compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided tinned copper wire screen. Halogen free compound sheath.  VDE
hl HSLH Halogen free version of  "YSLY" cable. Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , Halogen free compound insulation. Cores twisted in layers.  Halogen free compound sheath. VDE
hl HV High Voltage Cable
hl Hz Symbol of hertz
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il I
il I Symbol used to designate current.
il IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
il IACS Abbreviation for International Annealed Copper Standard.
ilil ICEA Abbreviation for Insulated Cable Engineers Association, formerly IPCEA.  Formed in 1925. A non-profit organization that produces technical standards for cable industry. Visit website
il IEEE Abbreviation for Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Formerly American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) and Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). 1
il IMP Abbreviation for impedance.
il IMPACT STRENGTH Test for determining the mechanical punishment a cable can withstand without physical or electrical breakdown by impacting with a given weight, dropped a given distance, in a controlled environment. 1
il IMPEDANCE Impedance is the amount of resistance that a component offers to current flow in a circuit at a specific frequency. Measured in ohms . Symbol is "Z"
il IMPREGNATED CABLE A cable with paper insulation in which the insulating properties of the paper tapes are improved by impregnating them with an insulating compound, such as oil. 1
il IMPULSE STRENGTH The voltage breakdown of insulation under voltage surges on the order of microseconds in duration.1
il INDUCTANCE Tendency of an electric conductor, circuit or citcuit element  that causes an electromotive force to be generated by a change in the current flowing.  Measuring unit henry. Symbol " L".
il INSERTION LOSS  In telecommunications, insertion loss is the loss of signal power  by the insertion of a device in a transmission line or optical fiber. Measured in decibels. Expressed in decibels (dB).
INSULATION That portion which is relied upon in a cable to segregate and protect the conductor from the other conductors, conducting parts, or from ground.1
il INSULATION LEVEL The impulse voltage breakdown of cables and equipment. 1
il INSULATION RESISTANCE The resistance offered by an insulating material to the flow of current resulting from an impressed DC voltage. 1 
il INSULATOR a) A nonconducting substance such as porcelain, plastic, glass, rubber, etc; b) a device made of such material used for separating or supporting conductors to prevent undesired flow of electricity.1
il INTERAXIAL SPACING Center to center conductor spacing in paired wire; center to center spacing between conductors in a flat cable.1
il INTERCOM WIRE Wire used to connect communication instruments, telephones, telegraphs, etc .1
il INTERLACED TAPES Two or more tapes, generally of different composition, applied simultaneously in such a manner that a portion of each tape overlays a portion of the other tape.1
il IPCEA Abbreviation for Insulated Power Cable Engineers Association. Now ICEA. Visit website
il IPE Irradiated polyethylene tape.
il IRON CONSTANTAN A combination of metals used in thermocouple, thermocouple wires, and thermocouple lead wires. The iron wire is positive. The constantan is the negative wire.1 
il IRRADIATION In insulations, the exposure of the material to high energy emissions for the purpose of favorably altering the molecular structure by crosslinking.1  
il ISA Abbreviation for International Society of Automation. Founded in 1945 as Instrument Society of America.  In 2008 changed its' name to International Society of Automation. 
il ISO The International Organization for Standardization
il ISO 9000 A standard and certification program for quality assurance.
il ISO 9001 A standard and certification program for quality assurance. Where ISO9000 defines the quality assurance program and ISO9001 about implentation and improving quality management.
il ISO 14001 Standard and certification system for Enviromental Management System.
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jl J
jl -J At the end of cable code indicates that cable has  Fibreglass Braiding (Harmonised coding- Europe) Harmonised coding- Europe
jl J-BOX Abbreviation for junction box. A box for joining different runs of raceway or cable, plus space for connecting and branching the enclosed conductors.1  
jl JACKET Non-Metallic cover over cable core.  
jl JAN-C-17A Joint Army-Navy specifications covering coaxial cables used for high frequency applications in radio, television, radar, etc.1  
jl JAN-C-76A Joint Army-Navy specifications covering radio hook-up wire. Types SRIR, SRHV, WL, and SRRF. Superseded by MIL-W-76.1   
jl JE-H(st)H...Bd FE180/PH120 Communication and data transmission cable for indoor applications. Used in security and fire alarm systems. FE180 indicates functionality and signal transmission for minimum 180 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 180 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire. Read more. 

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jl JE-2Y(st)CY PIMF Digital siganl transmission cable for indoor use. Construction:  Soild copper wire conductors insulated with solid PE. Insulated cores are twisted into pairs. Paired cores twisted in layers.Laminated aluminium foil screen with drain wire and and fine strands  tinned copper wire braiding. PVC Jacket. VDE
jl J-HH Halogen free version of JYY cable. Indoor telephone & data transmission wire. Class 1 (soild) bare copper wire conductors, insulated Halogen free compound. Cores are paired. Halogen free compound Jacket  Read more VDE
jl JH(st)CH JH(st)CH cable: Halogen free version of JY(st)CY cable. Indoor signal and data trasnmission wire. Class 1 (soild) bare copper wire conductors, Halogen free compound insulated . Cores are paired. Laminated aluminium foil screen with drain wire and fine strands  tinned copper wire braiding. Halogen free compound jacket. VDE
jl JH(st)H JH(st)H cable: Halogen free version of JY(st)Y cable. Indoor signal and data trasnmission wire. Class 1 (soild) bare copper wire conductors, Halogen free compound insulated . Cores are paired. Laminated aluminium foil screen with drain wire. Halogen free compound jacket. VDE
jl JOULE The unit of measure for energy or work. The international joule is equal to the work required to maintain a current of one ampere for one second in a resistance of one ohm.1  
jl JUMPER Usually a temporary connection. A short length of conductor to connect between terminals, across a break in a circuit, or around an instrument. 1  
jl JUTE FILLER Rope like strands of material used in cables for filling in the voids to form a rounded final cable shape.1  
jl JY(st)CY Indoor signal and data trasnmission wire. Class 1 (soild) bare copper wire conductors,  PVC insulation . Cores are paired. Laminated aluminium foil screen with drain wire and fine strands  tinned copper wire braiding. PVC jacket. VDE
jl JY(st)Y JY(st)Y cable: Indoor signal and data trasnmission wire. Class 1 (soild) bare copper wire conductors, insulated PVC. Cores are paired. Laminated aluminium foil screen with drain wire. PVC jacket . READ MORE

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jl JYY JYY cable :Indoor telephone & data transmission wire.Class 1 (soild) bare copper wire conductors, insulated PVC. Cores are paired. PVC Jacket  Read more VDE
jl JX Combination of Iron and Constantan metals UL
jl -JZ A cable that conductor has one Green/yellow insulated coreand all other cores are same color , number coded.
Sample:  LIYY-JZ 6x1,5  1(one) green/yellow core plus 5 (five) black insulated cores with consecutive numbers printed on core insulation
kl K
kl K Aromatic polyimide tape insulation. UL-Fixture Wire marking UL
kl -K Class 5 stranded fine  copper wire conductor (fixed installation) Harmonised coding- Europe
kl K Cathode UL
kl kHz Abbreviation for kilohertz.
kl KILO A prefix to a unit, denoting a multiple of one thousand (1,000) of that unit. 1
kl KILOHERTZ Unit of frequency. One thousand (1000) Hertz. In another word, one thousand (1,000) cycles per second. Abbreviation kHz.
kl KILOVOLT One thousand (1,000) volts. Abbreviation kV.
kl KILOVOLT AMPERE One thousand (1,000) volts x amperes. Abbreviation kVA
kl KILOWATT A unit of measure of power equal to one thousand (1,000) watts. Abbreviation kW.
kl km Abbreviation for kilometer.
kl KOVAR An alloy of iron, nickel, and cobalt. 1
kl kV Abbreviation for KiloVolt
kl kVA Abbreviation for kilovolt ampere .
kl kW Abbreviation for kilowatt .
kl KX Combination of Chromel and Alumel metals1
kl KYNAR® Trademark of the Pennwalt Corporation for polyvinylidene fluoride. See polyvinylidene fluoride
kl
ll L
ll L Symbol for inductance.
ll LACQUER FINISH A finish applied over braided wire or cable for appearance, for moisture proofing, to reduce friction, and resist abrasion.1 UL
ll LAMINATES A buildup of layers of material to increase thickness as in braid varnished cambric (VCB).1 UL
ll LAN Abbreviation for Local Area Network.
ll LATEX Natural or synthetic rubber material used for insulation. Also given name for non-vulcanized rubber.  
ll LAY Also used as Lay-length. In stranding , it is the distance that a wire strand or cable core take along the axis of stranding while making a full turn around the axis. Usually determined by the standard in ratio to diameter of single strand. it is one important factor to the flexibility of final product.  
ll lbs Abbreviation for pounds. ( 1 pound equals to 454 grams).
ll LDPE Abbreviation Low Density Polyethylene  
ll LEACHING AND NON LEACHING  In a leaching wire, the plasticizer will migrate or leave the vinyl compound when exposed to the heat of baking. The wire so treated becomes brittle and hard. A non leaching wire will retain its plasticizer under extreme temperature conditions and remain flexible after baking. Non leaching wire is desirable for use as motor lead wire. 1  
ll LEAD CURED A cable that is cured or vulcanized in a metallic lead mold. 1  
ll LEAD-IN The cable that connects the active part of an aerial to the transmitter or receiver. 1  
ll LEAKAGE The passage of an electric current along a path other than that intended due to faulty insulation or isolation in a circuit, component, device, or other piece of apparatus. 1  
  LEVEL 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 Underwriters Laboratories' performance designations for unshielded, twisted pair cables. See Category 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. 1  
LF Abbreviation for low frequency.
ll Li- Symbol for Stranded flexible copper conductor. Originates from German word  "litzendraht wire". VDE
ll Li2Y(st)CH PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible bare copper wire insulated with Solid PE. Insulated Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire and Braiding of tinned  copper wire . Halogen free flame retardent ( HFFR ) compound  jacket- gray. VDE
ll Li2Y(st)CY ( RS485) Communication cable specially designed to use in RS485 communication systems.  Indoor applications only.  Construction ;flexible bare copper wire insulated with Solid PE. Insulated Cores twisted into pairs. Pairs. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire and Braiding of tinned  copper wire . PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll Li2Y(st)CY PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible bare copper wire insulated with Solid PE. Insulated Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire and Braiding of tinned  copper wire . PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll Li2Y(st)CY PIMF - (RS232, RS422) Communication cable specially designed to use in RS 232 and RS422 communication systems.  Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded bare copper wire insulated with Solid PE. Insulated Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire and braiding of tinned  copper wire . PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll Li2Y(st)H PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + soild PE core insulation. Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire  + Halogen free flame retardent ( HFFR ) compound  jacket- gray. VDE
ll Li2Y(st)Y PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + soild PE core insulation. Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire  + PVC jacket- gray VDE
ll LiHCH Halogen Free control and signal transmission cable with  screen of braided tinned copper wire . For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded  copper wire conductors  + HHFR compound core insulation, cores twisted in layers + Cable core wrapped in spiral  PES tape + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + HFFR compound jacket- gray (RAL 7001) . VDE
ll LiHCH FE180/PH120 Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + HFFR compound core insulation, cores twisted in layers.PES tape seperator+ special fire resistant tape sprially wrapped. Braiding of tinned  copper wire + HFFR compound  jacket- orange. Complies with E90 system standard. FE180 indicates functionality and signal transmission for minimum 180 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 180 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire READ MORE

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ll LiHCH-TP Halogen Free control and signal transmission cable with  screen of braided tinned copper wire . For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded  copper wire conductors  + HHFR compound core insulation. Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers  + Cable core wrapped in spiral  PES tape + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + HFFR jacket- gray (RAL 7001). VDE
ll LiHH Halogen free control and signal transmission cable for indoor applications.  Construction : Flexible stranded copper wire + PVC core insulation. Cores twisted in layers + PVC jacket  VDE
ll LiHH-TP Halogen free control and signal transmission cable for indoor applications.  Construction ; Flexible stranded copper wire + PVC core insulation. Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers  + PVC jacket- gray( RAL 7032 )  VDE
ll LiHH FE180/PH120 Control and signal transmission cable. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + HFFR compound core insulation, cores twisted in layers. PES tape seperator+ special fire resistant tape sprially wrapped. HFFR compound  jacket- orange. Complies with E90 system standard. FE180 indicates functionality and signal transmission for minimum 180 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 180 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire VDE
ll LiH(st)CH Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + HFFR compound core insulation, cores twisted in layers + Aluminium PES foil screen + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + HFFR compound  jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiH(st)CH-TP Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded copper wire + HFFR compound core insulation. Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers + Aluminium PES foil screen + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + HFFR compound jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiH(st)CH FE180/PH120 Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + HFFR compound core insulation, cores twisted in layers.PES tape seperator+ special fries resistant tape srially applicated. Aluminium-PES foil screen + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + HFFR compound  jacket- orange. Complies with E90 system standard. FE180 indicates functionality and signal transmission for minimum 180 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 180 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire VDE
ll LiH(st)CH PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded copper wire conductors. Halogen free flame retardent core insulation. Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire and Braiding of tinned  copper wire . HFFR compound jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiH(st)H Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded copper wire + HFFR compound core insulation. Cores twisted in layers + Laminated Aluminium foil screen + HFFR compound jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiH(st)H FE180/PH120 Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + HFFR compound core insulation, cores twisted in layers.PES tape seperator+ special fire resistant tape sprially wrapped. Aluminium-PES foil screen . HFFR compound  jacket- orange. Complies with E90 system standard. FE180 indicates functionality and signal transmission for minimum 180 minutes in case of fire.  The functionality for 180 minutes means that fire alarm system, warning system, lifts with evecuation system, safety lighting, emergency lifts in hospitals etc. would be working properly to save lives in case of fire   VDE
ll LiH(st)H-TP Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded copper  wire + HFFR compound core insulation.  Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers  + Laminated Aluminium foil screen (AL-PES) + HFFR compound jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiH(st)H PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded copper wire conductors. Halogen free compound core insulation. Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire  +Halogen free flame retardent ( HFFR ) compound  jacket- gray. VDE
ll LINE VOLTAGE The voltage existing in a cable or circuit.
ll LITZ WIRE Name comes from german word  "litzendraht wire" which means stranded/braided wire. It is a special wire consists of individually insulated thin wire strands  braided or stranded together in a unique form to reduce resistance and skin effect at high frequency.  
ll LiYC2Y Control and signal cable with braided screen of fine copper wire . For outdoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded  copper wire conductors  + PVC core insulation, cores twisted in layers + Cable core wrapped in spiral  PES tape + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + PE jacket- black. VDE
ll LiYCY Control and signal cable with  screen of braided fine copper wire . For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded  copper wire conductors  + PVC core insulation, cores twisted in layers + Cable core wrapped in spiral  PES tape + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + PVC jacket- gray . Read more

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ll LiYCY-CY Control and signal cable double braiding screen. LÝYCY-CY cable is used in industrial electronic, instrumentation and control engineering applications, sound studios, building inside sound systems, communication systems, security systems and electronic devices. It is suitable for indoor applications  but not suitable for outdoor applications.  Each pair is individually screened with fine tinned copper braiding and sheathed. LÝYCY-CY has general braiding screen underneath overall sheathing to create protection against to electromagnetical interference.  
ll LiYCY-TP Control and signal cable with  screen of braided fine copper wire . For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible stranded  copper wire conductors  + PVC core insulation. Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers + Cable core wrapped in spiral  PES tape + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiY(st)CY Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + PVC core insulation, cores twisted in layers + Aluminium PES foil screen + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiY(st)CY-TP Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. For indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + PVC core insulation. Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers + Aluminium PES foil screen + Braiding of tinned  copper wire + PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiY(st)CY PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + PVC core insulation. Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire and Braiding of tinned  copper wire . PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiY(st)Y Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + PVC core insulation. Cores twisted in layers + Laminated Aluminium foil screen + PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiY(st)Y-TP Control and signal transmission cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + PVC core insulation.  Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers  + Laminated Aluminium foil screen ( AL-PES) + PVC jacket- gray VDE
ll LiY(st)Y PIMF Control and signal cable with enhanced electromagnetic screen. Indoor applications.  Construction ;flexible wire + PVC core insulation. Cores twisted into pairs. Each pair individually screened with PES tape+AL-PES foil and drain wire. Paired and screened pairs twisted in layers. Overall  laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper drain wire  + PVC jacket- gray. VDE
ll LiYY Control and signal transmission cable for indoor applications.  Construction: Flexible stranded copper wire + PVC core insulation. Cores twisted in layers + PVC jacket VDE
ll LiYY-TP Control and signal transmission cable for indoor applications.  Construction: Flexible stranded copper wire + PVC core insulation. Insulated cores paired first then pairs twisted in layers  + PVC jacket- gray( RAL 7032 ) VDE
ll Lg At the end of coding/marking. For Data transmission cables. Indicates cores are paired first then bundled to form a group VDE
ll LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene. Also known as film grade PE. Base of many commercial XLPE that uses dry silane cross linking technology.
ll LME London Metal Exchange VDE
ll LOCAL AREA NETWORK A local area Netwok (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects  devices within a limited area.   Ethernet and Wi-Fi are the two most common technologies in use for local area networks.
ll LONGITUDINAL SHIELD A tape shield, flat or corrugated, applied longitudinally with the axis of the core being shielded.1
ll LOOP RESISTANCE The total resistance of two conductors measured round-trip from one end. 1  
ll LOSS FACTOR The product of the dissipation and dielectric constant of an insulating material.1  
ll LOW FREQUENCY Frequency band between 300-30 KHz.  Abbreviated LF
ll LOW LOSS A cable that has a small amount of power/signal loss when extended over long lengths.
ll LOW NOISE A cable constructed in such a manner as to reduce to a minimum any signals generated by the motion of the cable components in respect to each other. Used to reduce the noise level in coaxial or microphone cable circuits. 1  
ll LOW TENSION Low voltage as applied to ignition cable.1  
ll LSF Low Smoke Fume
ll LSOH Low Smoke "0"(zero) Halogen
ll LSZF Low Smoke Zero Halogen
ll LSF0H Low Smoke Fume Zero Halogen
ll LT Abbreviation for low temperature non contaminating jacket, Type II.1 UL
ll LV Low Voltage ( cable )
ll LW Abbreviation for light wall, 300 volt, electronic hook-up wires to MIL-W-761 UL
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ml M
ml M Multi-wire
ml M- Marine Cables in general
ml mA Abbreviation for milliampere, one-thousandth (10-3) of an ampere.
ml MAG. OX Abbreviation for magnesium oxide.1  
ml MAGNET WIRE Magnet wire a,lso known as enameled wire, is a fine copper or aluminium wire coated with a very thin layer of insulation. It is used in the construction of transformers, inductors, motors, generators, speakers etc. Early samples were all had vitreous enamel insulation as the name suggest. Now, Most of them tough polymer insulated.  
ml MARKER TAPE A tape laid parallel to the conductors under the sheath in a cable, imprinted with the manufacturer’s name and the specification to which the cable is made. 1  
ml MARKER THREAD A colored thread laid parallel and adjacent to the strand in an insulated conductor which identifies the manufacturer and sometimes the specification to which the wire is made.1  
ml MATV Abbreviation for Master Antenna TV.
ml Mbps Abbreviation for megabits per second.
ml MC Abbreviation for megacycle.
ml MCM Abbreviation for thousands of circular mils.
ml MEDIUM FREQUENCY Frequency band between 3 - 0.3 MHz.  
ml MEGA A prefix to a unit, denoting a multiple of one million (1,000,000) of that unit. 1  
ml MEGAHERTZ  Unit of frequency. One million (1.000.000) Hertz. In another word, one million cycles per second. Abbreviation MHz.  
ml MEGAWATT One million (1,000,000) watts. Abbreviation MW.
ml MELAMINE A thermosetting resin chemically known as melamine formaldehyde. It has excellent resistance to acids and alkalies and good resistance to water and solvents. Has high strength, high insulation resistance as compared to plastics. 1  
ml MESA Abbreviation for Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration. 1  
ml Messenger Wire The linear supporting member, usually a high strength steel wire, used as the supporting element of a suspended aerial cable. The messenger may be an integral part of the cable or exterior to it. 1  
ml MF Abbreviation for medium frequency.
ml Mfd Abbreviation for microfarad.
ml MFT Abbreviation for one thousand (1,000) feet.
ml MHD Abbreviation for medium hard drawn copper wire. UL
ml MHz Abbreviation for megahertz
ml MI Terminologic name for mineral insulated cable1  
ml MICA A transparent silicate which separates into layers and has high insulation resistance, high dielectric strength, and high heat resistance.1
ml MICRO A prefix to a unit, denoting a sub­multiple of one-millionth (10-6) of that unit.
ml MICROFARAD Unit of capacitance. One-millionth (10-6) of a farad. Abbreviation µF or Mfd.  
ml MICROMETER Unit of length equal to one-millionth (10-6) of a meter, formerly called micron. Abbreviated µm.  
ml MICROMINIM® Ultra-flexible micro-miniature wire. A trade name of Standard Wire & Cable Co. 1
ml MICROSECOND One-millionth (10-6 ) of a second .1
ml MIGRATION The movement of the non resinous plasticizers in vinyl which takes place at elevated or lowered temperatures. The migrating plasticizer from the jacket will contaminate the polyethylene core of a coaxial cable and thus change its electrical characteristics. 1
ml MIL Abbreviation for one-thousandth (10-3) of an inch (0.001").
ml MIL A unit used in measuring the diameter of wire or thickness of insulation. 1
ml MIL Abbreviation for military specification (mil spec).
ml MIL-C Military cable specification.
ml MILLI A prefix to a unit, denoting a sub­multiple of one-thousandth (10-3) of that unit. Also Latin for "one thousand".1
ml MILLIMETER Unit of measure for linear distance. One millimeter equals one-thousandth (10-3) of a meter. Abbreviation mm.
ml MILLISECOND One-thousandth (10-3) of a second. Abbreviation ms.
ml MIL-SPEC Abbreviation for military specification.
ml MIL-STD Abbreviation for military standard.
ml MIL-W Abbreviation for Military wire specification.
ml MIN Abbreviation for minimum.
ml Minimum Bending Radius Minimum radius of curvature around which a cable could be bent  without any harm or performance loss to cable.
ml MIP Abbreviation for mylene irradiated polymer.
ml mm Abbreviation for millimeter.
ml MMfd Abbreviation for one-trillionth (10-12) of a farad. Commonly referred to as a picofarad1 (pF).
ml Modbus Serial Communications protocol for connecting industrial electronic devices
ml MODAL DISPERSION Pulse spreading due to multiple light rays traveling different distances and speeds through a fiber.1
ml MODE A path of light through a fiber of a fiber optic cable. 1
ml MODE FIELD DIAMETER In single-mode fiber, the region in which light propagates is larger than the glass core diameter. This mode field diameter is a measured value and often listed as a requirement with core diameter in fiber specifications. 1
ml MODES Individual paths in optical waveguides. Single-mode fiber has only one mode, the fundamental mode, while multi-mode fiber has several hundred modes. The upper limit to the number of modes is determined by the core diameter of the waveguide.1
ml MODULUS OF ELASTICITY The ratio of stress to strain in an elastic material.
ml MOISTURE RESISTANCE Ability of a material to resist absorbing moisture from the air or when immersed in water.
ml MOLDED PLUG A connector, male or female, molded on either end of a cord or cable.
ml MONOMER The basic chemical unit used in building a polymer.
ml MP Abbreviation for multipurpose cable. UL
ml MPA Mega Pascal
ml MPG Abbreviation for multipurpose general purpose cable.1 UL
ml MPP Abbreviation for multipurpose plenum cable. 1 UL
ml MPR Abbreviation for multipurpose riser cable. 1 UL
ml MSHA Abbreviation for Mining Safety and Health Administration. 1
ml MT Abbreviation for machine tool wire used for internal wiring of appliances or tools. Solid or stranded conductor. Thermoplastic insulations. 1 UL
ml MTW Abbreviation for machine tool wire, plastic insulated, 600 volt, varies 90° C to 105° C. UL
ml MULTI-CONDUCTOR More than one conductor within a single cable complex.
ml Multi-core cable Cable with two or more cores
ml MULTI-MODE FIBER An optical fiber whose core diameter is large compared with the optical wavelength and thus can contain a large number of modes. 1
ml MULTIPLEX Being or relating to a system of transmitting several messages/signals simultaneously on the same circuit or channel.1
ml mV Symbol for millivolt, an SI unit of electromotive force equal to 10−3 volts.
ml MV Medium Voltage ( cable )
ml MW Symbol of megawatt, one million (106 ) watts.
ml MY Abbreviation for MYLAR®
ml MYLAR® Trade name for DuPont de Numerous Co. polyester material (polyethylene terephtalate) used in the form of a tape. A synthetic compound with high dielectric properties.
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nl N
nl N Symbol of Newton.
nl N Abbreviation for Nichrome
nl N Chloroprene Rubber Harmonised coding- Europe
nl N Nylon jacket. UL-Fixture Wire marking UL
nl N2XH 0,6/1kV Power cable ,Crosslinked insulation with halogen free sheathing cable."N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard VDE
nl N2XY 0,6/1kV Power cable ,Crosslinked insulation with PVC sheathing cable."N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard VDE
nl NANO Nano is a unit prefix. It means one-billionth (10-9) of that unit.  
nl NANOMETER A unit of length in metric system equals to  one billionth (10-9) of a meter.  
nl NANOSECOND  One billionth (10-9) of a second.  
nl NBFU Abbreviation for National Board of Fire Underwriters.
nl NBR Nitrile butadiene rubber, oil-resistant synthetic rubber copolymer
nl NBS Abbreviation for National Bureau of Standards. Former name of National Institute of Standards and Technology. NBS became National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1988.  
nl NC Abbreviation for nickel conductor.
nl NCC Abbreviation for nickel-clad copper wire.
nl NCCCS Abbreviation for nickel-covered copperclad steel wire.
nl NEC Abbreviation for National Electric Code.
nl NEMA Abbreviation for The  Association of National Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers . Visit website  
nl NEOPRENE® A synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene and characterized by superior resistance (as to oils). Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co. 1  
nl NET LOSS  The difference between the attenuation and the gain in any circuit, device, network, or transmission line.  1  
nl NEUTRAL Having no net positive or negative electric charge at earth potential. 1  
nl NEWTON The unit of force named after ISAAC NEWTON.  One newton is the force needed to accelerate one kilogram of mass at the rate of one metre per second square in the direction of the applied force.tion of one meter per second  per second. Symbol of Newton is "N".  
nl NFPA Abbreviation for National Fire Protection Association. Founded in 1896. visit website
nl (N)HMH Halogen Free Flame resistant  power cable. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard VDE
nl NHSLHCH Halogen free version of  "NYSLYCY" cable. Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , Halogen free compound insulation. Cores twisted in layers. Halogen free compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided tinned copper wire screen. Halogen free compound sheath. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard  VDE
nl NHSLH Halogen free version of  "NYSLY" cable. Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , Halogen free compound insulation. Cores twisted in layers.  Halogen free compound sheath. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard  VDE
nl NHXMH Halogen Free Flame resistant  power cable-cross linked insulation. Rated 300/5000 V. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard VDE
nl NI  “Non-Integral,” used for parallel cords such as Type NISPT-1 to denote insulated conductors and jacket are separate. UL-Flexible cord and cable.  1 UL
nl NICKEL-CLAD COPPER WIRE A wire with a layer of nickel on a copper core where the area of the nickel is approximately 30% of the conductor area. The nickel has been rolled and fused to the copper before drawing. It has a very high resistivity and can operate at extremely high temperatures. Abbreviated NCC.  1  
nl NICROME®  Driver Harris Company’s trade name for an alloy of 60% nickel, 16% chromium, and the balance steel. Used exclusively in wire wound resistors and heating elements.  1  
nl NIST Abbreviation for National Institute of Standards and Technology. visit website
nl nm Symbol of  nanometer.
nl NMC Abbreviation for Naval Material Command.
nl NMH Flexible multi core Class 5 copper conductors rubber insulated and sheathed power cable . Rated 300/500 V. Replaced by H05RR-F. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard. VDE
nl NO. Abbreviation for number.
nl NOM.  Abbreviation for nominal.
nl NOMEX® DuPont de Nemours Co. trademark for a temperature resistant, flame-retardant nylon.  
nl NON CONTAMINATING Refers to a type of PVC jacketing material whose plasticizer will not migrate into the dielectric of a coaxial cable and thus avoids contaminating and destroying the dielectric.   1  
nl NONFERROUS In metallurgy, a non-ferrous metal is a metal, including alloys, that does not contain iron (ferrite) in appreciable amounts.2  
nl NON HYGROSCOPIC Insulating material or a cable that does not absorb moisture.  
nl NON MIGRATING Refers to a type of PVC jacketing material whose plasticizer will not migrate into the dielectric of a coaxial cable and thus avoids contaminating and destroying the dielectric.   1  
nl NPC Abbreviation for nickel-plated copper.
nl NPLF Fire alarm cable non-power-limited signaling  cable. UL
nl NPLFP Non power-limited fire protective signaling plenum cable. UL
nl NPLFR Non power-limited fire protective signaling riser cable. UL
nl NRC Abbreviation for Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Visit website
nl NYLON A group of polyamide polymers which are used for wire and cable jacketing. Mechanical and chemical protection 105° C.  
nl NX Combination of Nickel-Chromium-Silicon or Nickel-Silicon-Magnesium. Thermocouple extension conductor. UL
nl NYAFZ Equivalent of H03VH-H  cable. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard. VDE
nl NYIFY Flat indoor power cable rated 300/300V
nl NYM Copper conductor PVC insulated PVC sheathed power cable rated 450/750V. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard VDE
nl NYSLY-Ö Equivalent of "H05VV5-F". Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated  300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper wire conductor , PVC core insulation / Oil resistant PVC sheath. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard.  Read More

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nl NYSLYCY Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , oil resistant PVC. Cores twisted in layers. PVC compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided tinned copper wire screen. Oil resistant PVC sheath- Gray. "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard  VDE
nl NYSLYQY Flexible low voltage power and control cable for industrial use in instrumentation and control Engineering, Fuel Oil Pumps, machinery assembly and production and Assembly Lines. Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , insulated PVC. Cores twisted in layers. PVC compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided galvenized steel wire armour. Oil resistant PVC outer sheath.  "N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard. VDE
nl NYY 0,6/1kV Cu Conductor ,PVC insulated PVC sheathed direct burial  power cable."N" indicates that this cable is according to VDE standard. VDE
ol O
ol O Cable that is Oil resistant. Single “O” means jacket only is oil resistant. UL -Flexible cord and cable. UL
ol OO Cable that is Oil resistant.double “O” means jacket and conductor insulation are oil resistant . UL -Flexible cord and cable. UL
ol -O Cable without Protective conductor Harmonised coding- Europe
ol O.D. Overall diameter
ol OEM Abbreviation for Original Equipment Manufacturer.
ol OFFGASSING Percentage of a specified gas released during the combustion of an insulating or jacketing material.1
ol OFHC Abbreviation for Oxygen-free high conductivity copper. Electrolytically refined to reduce the level of oxygen to 0.001% or below.  It has minimum 100% IACS conductivity.
ol OHM Unit of electrical resistance, named after Georg Simon Ohm.  It is  the electrical resistance between two points of a conductor when a constant potential difference of one volt, applied to these points, produces in the conductor a current of one ampere. Symbol Ω.
ol OHM-300 LEAD WIRE From antenna to TV set connection wire.  Common construction; 18awg/20awg ( 0,82 mm2) twin conductors insulated in flat siamese form.
ol OIL FILLED CABLE Oil filled cable is defined as the cable in which low viscosity oil is kept under pressure either within the cable sheath itself or a containing pipe. The oil in the cable filled the voids in the oil impregnated paper under all conditions of varying loads. In the past, over the years mineral oils are used but recently alkylates (linear decyl benzene and branched nonyl benzene) become popular because of their low viscosity and their ability to absorb water vapours liberated during ageing of cellulose.3
ol OIL FILLED PIPE CABLE A pipe type oil filled cable consists of three separate paper insulated screen cores installed in a steel pipe. The pipe is filled with insulation oil kept at a pressure of 1.38×106 to 1.725×106 N/M2. The high-pressure oil prevents the formation of voids. It also removes heat from the cable. In this type of cable, the conductor oil duct is not required.3
ol Oil Resistant ( cable) An oil resistant cable is that insulation and jacket materials resistant to petrochemicals or to a specific oil.
ol OPEN WIRE Synonymous with overhead line. A conductor that is not surrounded by insulation and is supported separately above ground. 1
ol OPTICAL RECEIVER Unit for converting optical signals into electrical signals. 1
ol OPTICAL TRANSMITTER Unit for converting electrical signals into optical signals. 1
ol OSHA Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Act.
ol OUTGASSING The dissipation of gas from a dielectric evidencing decomposition. 1
ol OVE Certification and testin body for West Germany. Abbreviation for  "Oesterreichischer Verband fur Elektrotechnik."  
ol OVERCOAT A stranded conductor. It  made of tin-coated copper wire strands  stranded together and then covered with overall tin coating.
ol OVERHEAD LINE Synonymous with open wire. A conductor that is not surrounded by insulation and is supported separately above ground. 1
ol OVERLOAD Any current load goes through an electric circuit, device or cable more than rated output.
ol OXIDIZE Combining chemically with oxygen.To change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part or charge (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence; remove one or more electrons from an atom, ion, or molecule.
ol OXYGEN BOMB TEST To determine aging effect, heat, tensile strength, and elongation of wire. The wire is placed in a bomb at 70° C, under 300 psi using pure oxygen gas for a period of 48 to 96 hours.
ol OXYGEN INDEX Percentage of oxygen necessary to support combustion of a specified material.
ol OZONE Also known as "trioxygen". It is an allotrope of oxygen that is much less stable than the diatomic allotrope O2, produced by discharge of electricity into air. Chemical symbol O3 .
öl Ö
öl Oil Resistant VDE0271
pl P
pl P Fluorinated ethylene propylene insulation. UL-Fixture Wire marking UL
pl P Parallel conductor cord. UL -Flexible cord and cable. UL
pl P Steel wire protection VDE
pl PA Polyamid
pl PA 11 Polyamid 11
pl PA 12 Polyamide 12
ðl PA 46 Polyamide 46
pl PA 66 Polyamide 66
pl PAI Polyamide-Imide
pl PAIR Two insulated wires of a single circuit associated together.
pl PAIRING The union of two insulated single conductors through twisting.
pl PAN CURED Method of vulcanizing. Coils of unvulcanized insulated wire are coiled in pans and vulcanized under pressure with live steam. 1  
pl PAP A  direct burial telephone cable with  Copper wire conductors , PE core insulation,  corrugated aluminum shield, PE jacket.  Black jacket color. Various types available.  
pl PAPER INSULATED Insulation used for telephone cable, high voltage cable, and magnet wire. Has high dielectric strength; however, outdated since more comprehensive insulation materials avaiable.  
pl PAR Polyarylate
pl PARA Polyarylamide
pl PARALLEL CABLE Two insulated conductors in parallel in a cable.
pl PATCH CABLE A power cable with plugs or terminals on each end of the conductor or conductors used to connect equipment. 1  
pl PATCH CORD Usually braid covered, with plugs or terminals on each end. Used to connect jacks or blocks in switchboards or analog programming systems. Called a patch cord because it is used to “patch” a circuit. 1  
pl PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
pl PBX Abbreviation for private branch exchange.
pl PC Abbreviation for  Polycarbonate
pl PCTFE Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene
pl PD-PAP Direct burial , outdoor Telephone wire with solid copper conductors, PE core insulation, PE inner sheath , Laminated aluminium foil screen , Black PE jacket. cable
pl PDV Indoor telephone wire for subscriber distribution. Solid bare copper conductors, Solid PE core insulation. Insulated pairs are twisted in layers. Spare pair is optional. PVC jacket. VDE
pl PDV-K Indoor telephone wire for subscriber distribution. Solid tinned copper conductors, Solid PE core insulation. Insulated pairs are twisted in layers. Spare pair is optional. PVC jacket. VDE
pl PE Polyethylene, Also abbreviated as poly and pol.
pl PEAK VOLTAGE The maximum voltage reached during an alternation of frequency.
pl PEEK Polyetheretherketone
pl PEF Abbreviation for polyethylene foam. Also abbreviated as PE Foam.
pl PE FC Abbreviation for polyethylene flooding compound.
pl PEI Polyetherimide
pl PE-III Abbreviation for clear ( transparent) polyethylene.
pl PE-IIIA Abbreviation for high molecular weight, black polyethylene, type IIIA, per MIL-C-17.
pl PEKK Polyetherketoneketone
pl Percent Conductivity Conductivity of a metal or alloy  expressed as a percentage of that of copper.  
pl PERFLUOROALKOXY High temperature compound in the fluorocarbon family of dielectrics. Used at temperatures to 250° C. Abbreviation PFA. Also abbreviated as PFA-XII, per MIL-C-17.1  
pl PESU Polyethersulfone
pl PET Polyethylene Terephtalate
pl PETG Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol
pl pF Abbreviation for picofarad. See picofarad.
pl PFA Polyetheretherketone  Perfluoroalkoxy insulation. UL - General wiring UL
pl PFA-XIII Abbreviation for perfluoroalkoxy resin. See perfluoroalkoxy.
pl PFPE Physical Foam Polyethylene
pl PI Polyimide
pl PIB Abbreviation for polyisobutylene, type B, per MIL-C-17.
pl PICK The distance between two adjacent crossover points of braid filaments. The measurement in picks per inch indicates the degree of coverage. 1  
pl PICO A prefix to a unit, denoting a sub­multiple of one-trillionth (10-12) of that unit.
pl PICOFARAD A unit of measure for capacitance; one-trillionth (10-12) farads. Abbreviation pF.
pl Pig Tail A short wire extending from an electric or electronic device to serve as a jumper or ground connection.
pl pimf Short for "Pair(s) in metal foil". A cable that has metal foil wrapped around pairs.
pl Pipe Type Cable Pressure cable. Pressure medium is a loose rigid metal pipe.1
pl Plasticizer A plasticizer is used to soften plastics and to make it more flexible, to increase its plasticity, to decrease its viscosity, or to decrease friction-lubrication- during its handling in extrusion process. Most commonly used plasticizers are phthalate esters. Majority is used for  PVC  in cable production.
pl PLATED Covered with an thin layer of another metal mechanically, chemically, or electrically.
pl Plenum A building space where environmental air moves but wiring is also allowed.  
pl PLENUM CABLE Cable approved by Underwriters Laboratories for installation in plenums without the need for conduit. Generally the insulation and jackets are fluorocarbon based materials.  
pl PLSJ Rubber insulated, parallel-jacketed, two-conductor, light duty cord for pendent or portable use in damp locations. Rated 300V.
pl PLT Thermoplastic insulated, parallel-jacketed, two-conductor, light duty cord for pendent or portable use in damp locations. Rated 300V.
pl PLTC Abbreviation for parallel tray cable. 1
pl PMP Polymethylpentene
pl P/N Abbreviation for part number.
pl PNR Control cable with Polyethylene or Nylon insulated conductors and polyvinyl chloride
jacket.
pl PO Rayon parallel lamp cord with a stranded copper conductor, separator, rubber insulation, cotton braid, rayon braid overall. Used in dry places on small appliances.1  
pl POL Short for for polyethylene. Also abbreviated PE and poly
pl POLY Abbreviation for polyethylene.
pl POLYALKALENE A polymer, typically polyethylene, made from alkene monomer. Primary insulation compound used in MIL-W-81044. 1  
pl POLYAMIDE A polymeric amide (nylon). Read more about  Polyamid  
pl POLYCHLOROPRENE Polychloroprene rubber  was one of the very first synthetic rubbers produced. It was a material of choice for exterior applications such as profiles used in vehicles, building seals, and cables. Used for jacketing wire and cable that will be subject to rough usage, moisture, oil, greases, solvents, and/or chemicals. May also be used as a low voltage insulating material. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co. 4  
pl POLYESTER Any of a group of polymers that consists basically of repeated units of an ester and are used especially in making fibers or plastics. More specifically, polyethylene tetephthalate which is used extensively in the production of a high strength moisture resistant film used as a cable core wrap. 1  
pl POLYETHYLENE A thermoplastic material, polymerized ethylene. They are basically pure hydrocarbon resins, often with small amounts of other additives to impart needed properties. All members of the polyethylene family are excellent dielectrics. Electrically they are far superior to any other extrudable dielectric in use today. Outstanding electrical properties include high insulation resistance, high dielectric strength, low dielectric constant, low dielectric loss at all frequencies, excellent resistance to cold flow, and good abrasion resistance. One or more members of the polyethylene family also have the following properties: Resistance to sunlight, weather, chemicals, and flame. Polyethylene is widely used for insulation on telephone, signal and control cables, high frequency electronic cables, high voltage and low voltage power cables, line wire, neutral supported secondary and service drop cables. They are suitable for direct earth burial. Temperature ratings vary with type and application from 75° C up. Abbreviation PE, POL, and POLY. 1  
pl POLYIMIDE A relatively high temperature plastic developed for use as a dielectric or jacketing material, Kapton®. Usually laminated to FEP and used as heat sealable tape. It does not burn and has high abrasion resistance. Kapton® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co. 1  
pl POLYMER A polymer is a substance or material consisting of very large molecules, or macromolecules, composed of many repeating subunits. Due to their broad spectrum of properties, both synthetic and natural polymers play essential and ubiquitous roles in everyday life.2
pl POLYOLEFIN A polyolefin is a type of polymer produced from a simple olefin (also called an alkene with the general formula CnH2n) as a monomer. For example, polyethylene is the polyolefin produced by polymerizing the olefin ethylene. Polypropylene is another common polyolefin which is made from the olefin propylene.2  
pl POLYPROPYLENE Polypropylene is a mermber of polyolefin group. As an insulation material its properties similar to PE. Polypropylene is a commodity plastic second most used after PE.  It has the lowest density among the commodity plastics. It is higher tensile strength than PE and heat resistance.  Abbreviation  "PP"  
pl POLYSTYRENE A rigid transparent thermoplastic of good physical and electrical insulating properties used especially in molded products, foams, and sheet materials. Abbreviation PS. 1  
pl POLYSULFONE Polysulfones are a family of high performance thermoplastics. These polymers are known for their toughness and stability at high temperatures.  Due to the high cost of raw materials and processing, polysulfones are used in specialty applications.
They can be used in the temperature range from -100 to +200 °C and are used for electrical equipment, in vehicle construction and medical technology. Abbreviation "PSU"
 
pl POLYTETRAFLUORO-ETHYLENE This is modified ETFE, a copolymer of ethylene and tetrafluoroethylene. This is the most thermally stable and chemically resistant carbonaceous insulating compound. It is unaffected by sunlight, moisture, and practically all chemicals. Temperature range is -90° C to 250° C and electrical properties are very constant over the temperature range and a wide range of frequencies. This insulation may be applied by extrusion, taping, dip-coating, and in cases where other material is used, by dispersion coating. Both conventional and ribbon type wires and cables are made as well as magnet wire. This insulation material is used as dielectric, insulation, and extruded jackets. Abbreviation is PTFE. Most common trade name is Teflon®. Teflon® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.1  
pl POLYURETHANE Polyurethane has excellent electrical insulating properties and used successfully in many wire and cable harness assemblies in automotive industry, and household appliances.  It has outstanding resistance to oxygen, ozone, sunlight and general weather conditions as well.  
pl Polyvinylchloride Polyvinylchloride is the most common,by far, thermoplastic used in cable produciton. From the insulation of basic single wire household cable to high voltage power cables, PVC is used in almost every segment and niche in cable production.  One major disadvantage of PVC that it emits Halogen gas in case of fire. Because of this , ýt had been replaced by halogen free compounds in tunnels and public building since mid 1990's. Known as PVC or Vinyl. Abbreviation PVC. Read more  
pl POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE VF2 vinylidene fluoride resin is a crystalline, high molecular weight polymer of VF2 having high dielectric strength as well as abrasion resistant characteristics. This thermoplastic resin, a fluorocarbon, is characterized by good mechanical, electrical, and chemical properties. In primary insulation and in jackets for multi-conductor cables, it has a temperature range of -80° F to 300° F. This material can be extruded, applied as a film or solution, or by dispersion coating. This compound offers excellent resistance to abrasion and cut-through. Radiation cross-linking provides improved heat resistance. Abbreviation PVDF. Known as Kynar®. Kynar® is a trademark of the Pennwalt Corporation.1  
pl POM Polyoxymethylene
pl PORTABLE POWER CABLE Extra flexible, all rubber insulated to allow hard usage. Some cables have additional protection of shielded conductors, metallic or nonmetallic, and can have Neoprene® sheath overall. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.1  
pl POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE The difference in electric potential between two points, equal to the line integral of the electric field strength between points. If a charge is moved from one to the other of the points by any path, the work done is equal to the product of the potential difference per unit length.1  
pl POTTING The sealing of a cable termination or other component with a liquid which thermo-sets into an elastomer or solid compound to exclude moisture .  
pl POWER CABLE A cable of various sizes, various constructions, and insulations used to supply power to a variety of types of equipment.  
pl POWER FACTOR The ratio of resistance, R, to impedance, Z. The ratio of the actual power of an alternating current to apparent power. Mathematically, the cosine of the angle between the voltage applied and the current resulting.  
pl POWER FREQUENCY The frequency at which domestic and industrial mains electricity is supplied and distributed.  
pl POWER LINE See transmission line
pl POWER RATING AC voltage that can be applied between adjacent conductors.
pl POWER RATIO The ratio of power appearing at the load to the input power. Expressed in db, it is equal to 10 log 10 (P1 /P2 ) where P1 is input power and P2 is the power at the load.  
pl PP Polypropylene
pl PPA Polyphthalamide
pl PPE Abbreviation for polypropylene ethylene.
pl PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide
pl PPSU Polyphenylene Sulfone
pl PRESSURE CABLE Oil impregnated, paper insulated conductors. Lead or steel pipe outer covering, in which positive pressure is constantly maintained. Has higher dielectric strength, greater insulation stability, increased current-carrying capacity, and saves space.  
pl PRIMARY INSULATION The first layer of dielectric material applied over a current carrying conductor, whose prime function is to act as electrical insulation.  
pl PRIMARY VOLTAGE Initial or main voltage.
pl Profibus Process Field Bus
pl PROP. Abbreviation for propagation.
pl PS Polystyrene
pl psi Abbreviation for pounds per square inch.
pl PSU Polysulfone
pl PTFE Abbreviation for polytetrafluoroethylene. See polytetrafluoroethylene. Most common trade name is Teflon®. Teflon® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.  
pl PU Abbreviation for polyurethane. See polyurethane.
pl PULLING EYE A device on the end of a cable to which a pulling line is attached for pulling the cable into a conduit or duct.  
pl PULSE CABLE Type of coaxial cable with or without a magnetic core constructed to transmit repeated high voltage pulses without degradation. Usually multi-shielded.  
pl PULSE COMMUNICATIONS Telecommunications involving the transmission of information by means of pulse modulation. Pulse communication is used in systems that operate by means of time-division multiplexing.  
pl PUNCTURE VOLTAGE The value of voltage that causes an insulator to be punctured when it is subjected to a gradually increasing voltage.  
pl PUR Polyurethane Rubber
pl PVC Abbreviation for Polyvinylcholoride  See polyvinylchloride.
pl PVC-I Abbreviation for black polyvinylchloride, contaminating, type I, per MIL-C-17.
pl PVC-II Abbreviation for gray polyvinylchloride, contaminating, type II, per MIL-C-17.
pl PVC-IIA Abbreviation for black polyvinylchloride, contaminating, type IIA, per MIL-C-17.
pl PVC-IV Abbreviation for black polyvinylchloride, contaminating, type IV, per MIL-C-17. PVC-105° C - Specially compounded high temperature polyvinylchloride.  
pl PVD Abbreviation for polyvinylidenefluoride, Kynar®. Also abbreviated PVDF. See polyvinylidenefluoride. Kynar® is a trademark of the Pennwalt Corporation.  
pl PVDC Polyvinylidene Chloride  
pl PVDF Abbreviation for polyvinylidenefluoride, Kynar®. Also abbreviated PVD. See polyvinylidenefluoride. Kynar® is a trademark of the Pennwalt Corporation.  
pl
ql Q
ql Q Polyurethane as sheathing material Harmonised coding- Europe
  QPL Abbreviation for Qualified Products List. A list of Manufacturer's , Suppliers and their  products that have been formally evaluated by the Qualifying Activity and found to be compliant to a specification.  
  QUAD A group of cable cores that is assembly of 4 ( four ) cores stranded together. Also ,a four conductor cable.  
rl R
rl -R Class II  stranded wire Harmonised coding- Europe
rl R Thermoset insulation. UL - General wiring and fixture wire marking UL
rl R Abbreviation for natural or synthetic rubber
rl R Round wire armouring VDE0271
rl RAM EXTRUDER Ram extrusion is a pressing process that allows the continuous production of tube profiles. Specially made of UHMW-PE (ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene) and PTFE. A ram extruder is an extruder where, instead of conventional extrusion screw, a ram is used . The ram extruder was the earliest extruder to be used in the plastics industry. The ram extrusion process is very effective for specific materials like PTFE which are not extruded successfully using screw extruder.  
rl RATED TEMPERATURE The maximum temperature at which an electric component can operate for extended periods without loss of its basic properties.  
rl RATED VOLTAGE The maximum voltage at which an electric component can operate for extended periods without undue degradation or safety hazard.  
rl re Round solid wire VDE
rl RE-2X(ST)H

RE-2X(st)H is XLPE insulated and Halogen free compound sheathed communication and instrumentation cable produced according to BS EN 50288.  RE-2X(st)H cables are multi-core metallic cables designed for analogue or digital signal transmission in instrumentation, analogue and digital communication, process control applications for monitoring and measurement.  RE-2X(st)H is used in oil plants, gas stations, petrochemical and power generation industries and thermal power plants. In case of fire RE-2X(st)H cable does not emit halgoen or any other toxic gas that may be harmful to human life. Maximum operating temperature for fixed installations is 700C degrees. Rated 300V.

 
rl RE-2X(ST)Y-fl

RE-2X(st)Y-fl is XLPE insulated and PVC sheathed communication and instrumentation cable produced according to BS EN 50288.  RE-2X(st)Y-fl cables are multi-core metallic cables designed for analogue or digital signal transmission in instrumentation, analogue and digital communication, process control applications for monitoring and measurement.  RE-2X(st)Y-fl is used in oil plants, gas stations, petrochemical and power generation industries and thermal power plants. Maximum operating temperature for fixed installations is 700C degrees. Rated 300V. Insulation resistance is >5000MΩxkm

 
rl RE-2Y(ST)Y-fl RE-2Y(st)Y-fl is PE insulated and PVC sheathed communication and instrumentation cable produced according to BS EN 50288-7.  RE-2Y(st)Y-fl cables are multi-core metallic cables designed for analogue or digital signal transmission in instrumentation, analogue and digital communication, process control applications for monitoring and measurement.  RE-2Y(st)Y-fl is used in oil plants, gas stations, petrochemical and power generation industries and thermal power plants. Maximum operating temperature for fixed installations is 750C degrees. Rated 300V.  
rl REACTANCE The opposition offered to the flow of alternating current by the inductance or capacitance of a component or circuit.  
rl Redraw The drawing of wire which has already been drawn to an intermediate size, through a series of dies, to reach a desired wire size.  
rl REEL A round, wheel-shaped object with 2(two) flanges used for winding wire and cable. It can be used for storage or transit.  It can be made of various materials. Usually metal ones used within the production facilities while wooden, cartoon and plastic reels used for delivery.  
rl REFLECTION LOSS The part of a signal which is lost due to reflection of power at a line discontinuity.
rl REFLOW SOLDERING The process of connecting two solder coated conductive surfaces by remelting of the solder to cause fusion. 1  
rl REFRACTIVE INDEX The ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to the speed of light in a material. Also called Index of Refraction.  
rl REFRACTION The bending of a beam of light at an interface between two dissimilar media or in a medium whose refractive index is a continuous function of position (graded index medium).  
rl REPEATER A device that receives signals in one circuit and automatically delivers corresponding signals to one or more other circuits, usually amplifying the signal.  
rl RESIN A solid or semi-solid organic substance, originally of plant origin but largely synthesized now. It may be clear, yellowish, or brown, ranging from transparent to translucent; typically a nonconductor of electricity and soluble in organic solvents but not in water. Consequently, resins are widely used in insulating, potting, and encapsulating. Resins are broadly classified as thermoplastic or thermosetting according to whether they soften or harden with the application of heat.1  
rl RESISTANCE The tendency of a material to resist the passage of an electric current and to convert electrical energy into heat energy. Symbol R. It is the ratio of the applied potential difference across a conductor to the current flowing through it (see Ohm’s law). If the current is an alternating current, the resistance, measured in ohms, is the real part of electrical impedance, Z, given by the formula:
Z = R +iX
where i equals and X is the reactance. 1
 
rl RESISTANCE WIRE Wire constructed from a material that has a high resistivity and low temperature coefficient of resistance. It is used for accurate wire-wound resistors.  
rl RESISTIVITY An intrinsic property of a material equal to the resistance per unit length and unit cross sectional area. Reciprocal of conductivity. The lower the resistivity of a material the better conductor it is. Materials can be classified as conductors, semiconductors, or insulators according to their resistivity. Conductors have a resistivity of 10-6 to 10-8 ohms per meter, semi-conductors have a resistivity of 10-6 to 10-7 ohms per meter, and insulators have a resistivity of 10-7 to 10-23 ohms per meter. 1  
rl RESPOOL To rerun material from one package spool to another for various purposes, such as to verify lengths, inspect for defects, or to a specified packaging by customer.  
rl RE-T2X(ST)H RE-T2X(st)H is a mica tape applicated ,XLPE insulated and Halogen free compound sheathed communication and instrumentation cable produced according to BS EN 50288-7.  RE-T2X(st)H cables are multi-core metallic cables designed for analogue or digital signal transmission in instrumentation and communication, process control applications for monitoring and measurement.  RE-T2X(st)H is used in oil plants, gas stations, petrochemical and power generation industries and thermal power plants. No direct burial. RE-T2X(st)H is used in applications where circuit integrity is required in the event of fire. In case of fire. RE-T2X(st)H cable does not emit halgoen or any other toxic gas that may be harmful to human life. Maximum operating temperature for fixed installations is 900C degrees.  
rl RETRACTILE CORD A cord in which the insulation and/or jacket has been specially treated so that it will return to its original contracted form from an extended condition.  
rl RE-Y(ST)Y-fl RE-Y(st)Y-fl is PVC insulated and PVC sheathed communication and instrumentation cable produced according to BS EN 50288-7.  RE-Y(st)Y-fl cables are multi-core metallic cables designed for analogue or digital signal transmission in instrumentation, analogue and digital communication, process control applications for monitoring and measurement.  RE-Y(st)Y-fl is used in oil plants, petrochemical and power generation industries and thermal power plants. Maximum operating temperature is 750C degrees. Rated 300V.  
rl RF Tinned copper conductors, rubber insulation, cotton braid saturated with moisture resisting, flame-retarding compound, smoothly finished in white, black, red, green, blue, and yellow for identification. The lubricated surface finish of the wire permits easy pulling through conduits.  
rl RF Radio Frequency
rl RF CONNECTOR Connector used for connecting or terminating coaxial cable.
rl RFI Abbreviation for radio frequency interference.
rl RG Either "Radio Goverment" or "Radio Grade" - As Refers to Coaxial cable,and categorizing coaxial cable types
rl RG/U Radio Government / General Utility cable
rl RG 11/ U Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper conductor, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated metal foil screen with metal braiding , PVC, LDPE or HFFR compound jacket.  Various types are also avaiable depending of application and enviroment conditions.Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-4 Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. PVC Jacket  for indoor applications. , LDPE for outdoor usage. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-4 CCS Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: CCS conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. PVC Jacket  for indoor applications. , LDPE for outdoor usage. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-4 CCS HF Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: CCS conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket  indoor installations with safety concerns. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-4 HF Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket  indoor installations with safety concerns. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-4 PE Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. LDPE for outdoor usage. Impedance: 75 Ω.  
rl RG 11/ U-6

Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications. Impedance: 75 Ω

 
rl RG 11/ U-6 CCS Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid CCS conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-6 HF Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket. Indoor installations only with safety concerns in case of fire. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-6 CCS HF Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid CCS conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket. Indoor installations only with safety concerns in case of fire. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 11/ U-6 PE Main distribution cable for CATV , CCTV, MATV and satellite antenna systems. Common construction: solid copper wire conductor diameter 1.63mm, Foam PE dielectric insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. LDPE jacket for outdoor use. Impedance: 75 Ω  
rl RG 213/ U 50 Ω coaxial  flexible connection cable for Medicine , measuring devices , military applications, etc.  Commercial grade and Mil spec versions may have slight difference. Common construction : stranded analead copper conductor , Solid PE insulation , Braiding of fine copper strands, PVC Jacket-Black  
rl RG59 U 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Various screen and jacket versions avaiable.  
rl RG59 U-4 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications.  
rl RG59 U-4 CCS 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications.  
rl RG59 U-4 CCS HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket. Indoor installations only with safety concerns in case of fire.  
rl RG59 U-4 HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket. Indoor installations only with safety concerns in case of fire.    
rl RG59 U-6 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications.  
rl RG59 U-6 CCS 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications.  
rl RG59 U-6 CCS HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket. Indoor installations only with safety concerns in case of fire.  
rl RG59 U-6 HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as hook-up wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 0,80mm diameter inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with annelead copper braiding. HFFR compound jacket. Indoor installations only with safety concerns in case of fire.  
  RG6 U 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 1,02mm diameter inner conductor size. CCS version is also possible. Cellular PE core insulation. Various screen and jacket versions avaiable.  
rl RG6 U-4 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper wire  braiding. PVC jacket, for indoor applications only.  
rl RG6 U-4 CCS 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper wire  braiding. PVC jacket, for indoor applications only.  
rl RG6 U-4 CCS HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper wire  braiding. HFFR compound jacket, indoor installations with security concerns in case of fire.  
  RG6 U-4 HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated Aluminium foil screen with tinned copper wire  braiding. HFFR compound jacket, indoor installations with security concerns in case of fire.  
rl RG6 U-6 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with bare copper wire  braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications only. READ MORE

 
rl RG6 U-6 CCS 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with bare copper wire  braiding. PVC jacket for indoor applications only.  
rl RG6 U-6 CCS HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid CCS wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with bare copper wire  braiding. HFFR compound jacket, indoor installations with security concerns in case of fire.  
  RG6 U-6 HF 75 Ω Coaxial cable as distribution and drop wire for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems.  Common construction : Solid copper wire 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with bare copper wire  braiding. HFFR compound jacket, indoor installations with security concerns in case of fire.  
rl RG6 Trishield 75 Ω drop cable for CATV, CCTV, SATV systems. Common construction : Solid 1,02mm inner conductor size. Cellular PE core insulation. Laminated copper foil screen with bare copper wire  braiding. Additional Laminated copper foil screen underneath PVC jacket.  
rl RHRW Tinned copper conductors, rubber insulation, saturated braid, flame and moisture resistant finish for moist locations.  
rl RHW  75° C rubber insulated. Heat and moisture resistant insulation with an outer cover of moisture resistant, flame-retardant and a nonmetallic covering. Generally used in wet locations.  
rl RIBBON CABLE A flat cable with individually insulated conductors processed together in a parallel position. Insulation color  may be same for all cores , or each individual conductor may be of a different color. Conductors may be either solid or stranded.
rl RIDGE MARKER One or more ridges running laterally along the outer surface of plastic wire for purposes of identification.
rl RIGID COAXIAL CABLE Non flexible coaxial cable, usually a metal tube armored coaxial cable.
rl RIGID WAVEGUIDE A type of coaxial cable. A metal form (usually an extrusion) using air as a dielectric.
rl RIM Helix Abbreviation for resin insulated magnet wire.
rl RIP CORD A parallel construction of two or more insulated conductors which may be easily separated leaving the insulation of the conductors undisturbed.
rl RISER A UL designation for cable approved to go from one floor to another floor in a multistory building.
rl rm Round stranded wire
rl RMS Abbreviation for Root Mean Square. It is a means of expressing AC voltage in terms of DC. It is approximately 80% of AC peak voltage.
rl RoHS RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. For the complete directive, see Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament. The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
rl ROPE LAY STRAND A conductor made of multiple groups of filaments. A 7 x 19 rope lay strand has 19 wires laid into a group and then 7 such groups laid cabled into a conductor.
rl RR An all rubber nonmetallic underground cable suitable for direct burial in the earth or in conduit. It has heat and moisture resistant insulation and an outer Neoprene® jacket. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.
rl RUB Abbreviation for rubber.
rl RX Combination of Copper and any Alloy UL
rl
sl S
sl S Silicone Rubber Harmonised coding- Europe
sl S Extra hard usage Flexible Cord. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking UL
sl S Heavy duty, rubber-insulated portable cord . Stranded copper conductors with separator and individual rubber insulation. Two or more color coded conductors cabled with filler wrapped with separator and rubber jacketed overall. 600V. UL
sl -S Steel Braiding
sl S/F/S Triple extrusion. Skin of solid polyolefin ( common Polyethylene ) insulation + foam polyolefin+ Skin of solid polyolefin ( common Polyethylene ). Foam polyolefin does not stick to the conductor very well.  First layer underneath foam Polyolefin  improves capacitance and impedance values. 
sl SA Abbreviation for silver-covered any alloy wire UL
sl SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile
sl SATV Satellite Antennna Television
sl SC Abbreviation for silver-covered copper wire. Also abbreviated as SCC.
sl SCB Abbreviation for silver-plated cadmium bronze wire.
sl SCBerC Abbreviation for silver-plated berylliumcopper alloy wire.
sl SCC Abbreviation for silver coated copper wire
sl SCCA Abbreviation for Silver-plated copper clad aluminium wire
sl SCCad Br Abbreviation for silver-plated cadmium bronze wire.
sl SCCAL Abbreviation for silver-plated copper-clad aluminum wire. Also abbreviated SCCA.
sl SCCS Abbreviation for silver-plated copper-clad steel wire . Also abbreviated as SCS.
sl SCHSCA Silver-coated high strength copper alloy wire.
sl SCPE Semi-conducting polyethylene.
sl SCS Abbreviation for silver-covered copper-clad steel. Also abbreviated as SCCS.
sl SCW Abbreviation for silver-plated Copperweld® conductor. Copperweld® is a trademark of the Copperweld Steel Company.
sl SD Abbreviation for soft drawn wire which means annelead wire.
sl se Sector shape solid conductor VDE
sl SECONDARY INSULATION A high abrasion resistant dielectric insulation that is placed over primary insulation to protect it from wear and abrasion.
sl SECTOR STRAND Sector strand also known as sector shape conductor.  Purpose of sector shape is to get better proportioned final structure and roundness.  By using sector shaped wire; isolation, jacket thickness and final diameter of finished cable is reduced.  On top of that , a cable that has sector shaped conductors does not need a blind core. In sector stranding a group of wires stranded in triangular shape. Same shape repeated for core insulation. Top angle of the triangle depends on the number of cores in final product.
sl SEGMENTAL CONDUCTOR Segmental conductors used for single core cables.  A stranded conductor consisting of three or more individually sector shaped elements. Each stranded element is wrapped with paper tapes to reduce resistance in AC circuits.
sl SELF-EXTINGUISHING The characteristic of a material whose flame is extinguished after the igniting flame is removed.
sl SELF-SUPPORTING AERIAL CABLE A cable that is produced with a messenger wire that supports the weight of the cable from pole to pole.
sl SELF-SUPPORTING CABLE Any assemblage of conductors which incorporates a steel rope or steel sheath for added tensile strength, thus enabling it to be suspended between widely spaced supports.
sl SEMI-CONDUCTING JACKET A jacket having a sufficiently low resistance so that its outer surface can be kept at substantially ground potential.
sl SEMI-CONDUCTOR Any of a class of solids whose electrical conductivity is between that of a conductor and that of an insulator in being nearly as great as that of a metal at high temperatures and nearly absent at Low temperatures.
sl Semi-Conducting Tape A tape of such resistance that when applied between two elements of a cable, the adjacent surfaces of the two elements will maintain substantially the same potential.
sl SEMI-RIGID Rigid to some degree or in some part.
sl SEMKO Approval Agency for SWEDEN
sl SEPARATOR Seperator could be placed in a cable for several reasons. There are 3 (three) common seperator applications are  (a) between conductor and insulation (b) between cable core and jacket (c ) Between insulated cores or pairs as in Category 6 LAN cable.
sl SERVE OF A CABLE A filament or group of filaments such as fibers or wires, wound around a central core.
sl SF Fixture wire, silicone rubber insulated. Can be solid or stranded. UL
sl SHEATH The combination of a metallic shield and an extruded plastic jacket applied as the outermost covering on a cable. In the absence of a shield, the extruded jacket may be designated as a sheath.5
sl SHF Abbreviation for super high frequency.
sl SHIELD In cables, a metallic layer placed around a conductor or group of conductors to prevent electrostatic or electromagnetic interference between the enclosed wires and external fields. 1
sl SHIELD COVERAGE (PERCENTAGE) The physical area of a cable that is actually covered by the shielding material and is expressed in percent.
sl SHIELDED CONDUCTOR An insulated conductor which has been shielded by a copper braid or tape, aluminum foil, copper foil, or a semi-conductive vinyl. The purpose is to confine the electrical field.1
sl SHIELDED MULTI-CONDUCTOR CABLE A cable with a multiplicity of conductors with a metallic or nonmetallic shield over the cable core.1
sl SHORTS In Length, cable that is shorter than standard delivery length.
sl SIGNAL CABLE A cable designed to carry current of usually less than one ampere per conductor to operate signal circuit devices.
sl SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO At any point in an electronic circuit, device, or transmission system, the ratio of one parameter of a desired signal to the same or corresponding parameter of the noise. In broadcast communication the signal-to-noise ratio is often quoted in decibels and the noise parameter taken as its root mean square value.1
sl SIL/DAC-VI Abbreviation for Dacron braid over silicon rubber, Type VI, per MIL-C-17.1 MIL-C-17
sl SILICONE A thermoplastic elastomer insulation with excellent heat resistance.
sl SILICONEIMPREGNATED The complete saturation of insulating tapes or braids with a silicone varnish  compound. The process may be performed under a vacuum. The compound serves as a heat and flameretardant as well as a binder.1
sl SINTERED Produced by or subjected to sintering (the process of coalescing a powdered material into a solid or porous mass by means of heating without liquefaction).2
sl SIS XLPE  insulated switchboard or panelboard wire.  Conductor is bare or tinned copper wire. UL
sl SJ Hard usage Flexible Cord. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. ( S= Service Cord , J= Junior) UL
sl SJ SJ cable is used in portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors, and associated machinery. Flexible stranded copper wire conductors according to ASTM B-174.  Rubber insulation and rubber jacket. Rated 300 V. UL
sl SJO SJO stands for Junior service cord oil resistant. SJO cable (cord)  is used in portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors, and associated machinery. Flexible stranded copper wire conductors according to ASTM B-174.  Rubber insulation and Neoprene® jacket. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co. UL
sl SJT SJT stands for Junior service cord Thermoplastic insulation( most common PVC ) . SJT cable (cord)  is used in heavy tools, equipment, portable lights, and power extensions. Approved for outdoor use. Flexible stranded copper wire conductors according to ASTM B-174.  Cores are PVC insulated and PVC jacket. Maximum operating temperature 1050C. Rated 300V UL
sl SJTO SJTO stands for Junior service cord Thermoplastic insulation ,oil resistant.  SJTO cable (cord)  is used in  portable tools, motors, floor maintenance equipment, hospital equipment, sound equipment, washing machines, portable lights, lamps and other similar  applications that require flexibility and durability  . Flexible stranded copper wire conductors according to ASTM B-174.  Cores are PVC insulated and oil, water and moisture resistant PVC jacket.  Maximum operating temperature 600C. Rated 300V UL
sl SKELETON BRAID Widely separated braid of fiber, copper, or steel may be used to hold core together, for reinforcing jacket or for shielding. 1
sl SKIN EFFECT Alternative current has tendency to travel only on the surface of a conductor as frequency increases.
sl SLEEVING A braided,knitted ,woven tube or extruded tube used over wires or cores as insulation.
sl sm Sector shape stranded conductor VDE
sl SMA Styrene Maleic Anhydride
sl SMMA Styrene Methyl Methacrylate
sl SNCCS Abbreviation for silver-plated nickel-covered copper-clad steel.
sl SO SO stands for Service cord oil resistant. The most popular and versatile portable electrical cord.  It is a multi-conductor flexible cable  used in portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors, in commercial, residential and industrial facilities as well as mines and marinas. Rated 600V UL
sl SOLDER A metal or metallic alloy used when melted to join metallic surfaces.
sl SOLDERABLE NYLON LITZ Litz wire made up of soldereze strands with a nylon serve overall.1
sl SOLDEREZE Magnet wire insulated with polyurethane base enamel. 1
sl SOLID CONDUCTOR A conductor composed of one wire.
sl SP-1 Lamp cord, All rubber, parallel-jacketed, two-conductor, light duty cord for pendant or portable use. 300 V. Insulation thickness 0,030 inches. UL
sl SP-2 Similar to SP-1 with insulation thickness 0,045 inches.  Used for household appliances. Rated 300 V UL
sl SP-3 Similar to SP-1 with insulation thickness between  0,06 to 0,11 inches . Used for refrigerators or room air conditioners. It also may have a third conductor for grounding purposes. Rated 300 V UL
sl SPACE FACTOR Given values in coil winding for amount of space available.1
sl SPARK TEST A test given to wire or cable to determine if there are defects in the insulation. A semi-destructive test, in that it will find weak spots in insulation by a spark breaking through thin spots or pinholes in the jacket when a high voltage potential from the conductor to an outside source is applied. Where these sparks emanate, the cable is cut, thus shortening the cable. This test should only be run once on a wire or cable. 1
sl SPC Abbreviation for silver-plated copper.
sl SPECIFIC GRAVITY The ratio of the weight of any volume of substance to a weight of an equal volume of some substance taken as a standard, usually water for liquids and hydrogen for gases.5
sl SPECIFIC INDUCTIVE CAPACITY The factor by which the electric field strength in a vacuum exceeds that in the dielectric material  for the same distribution of charge. It is also called as electric permittivity or simply permittivity.  Symbol K.
sl SPHINCTER RING A high ratio heat shrinkable strain relief grommet that can be placed over the  cable assembly after the assembly is fabricated.1
sl SPIRAL SHIELD A metallic shield of fine stranded wires applied spirally rather than braided.
sl SPIRAL WRAP The helical wrap of a material over a core.
sl SPOOL A round, wheel-shaped object with 2(two) flanges used for winding wire and cable. It can be used for storage or transit.  It can be made of various materials such as plastic, paper, or metal.
sl SP SHIELD Abbreviation for silver-plated shield.
sl SPT-1 Lamp cord, PVC Insulated, parallel-jacketed, two-conductor, light duty cord for pendant or portable use. With or without  a third core fro grounding puposes.300 V. Insulation thickness 0,030 inches. UL
sl SPT-2 Lamp cord, PVC Insulated, parallel-jacketed, two-conductor, light duty cord for pendant or portable use. With or without  a third core fro grounding puposes.300 V. Insulation thickness 0,045 inches. UL
sl SPT-3 Lamp cord, PVC Insulated, parallel-jacketed, two-conductor, light duty cord for pendant or portable use. With or without  a third core fro grounding puposes.300 V. Insulation thickness 0,060 to 0,11 inches. UL
sl sq. Abbreviation for square.
sl SRL Abbreviation for structural return loss.
sl SRML Abbreviation for silicone rubber motor lead cable.
sl SRP Self-reinforced Polyphenylene
sl SS Abbreviation for stainless steel.
sl SSPE Abbreviation for semi-solid polyethylene.
sl SS Poly Abbreviation for semi-solid polyethylene.
sl SSPS Abbreviation for semi-solid polystyrene.
sl SSTFE Abbreviation for semi-solid tetrafluorethylene.
sl ST ST stands for Service cord Thermoplastic insulation( most common PVC ) . ST cable (cord)  is used in heavy tools, equipment, portable lights, and power extensions. Approved for outdoor use. Flexible stranded copper wire conductors according to ASTM B-174.  Cores are PVC insulated and PVC jacket. Maximum operating temperature 1050C. Rated 600V
sl st Static screen  -( common use  -(st)-) sample LiY(st)Y According to VDE
sl STABILITY FACTOR The difference between the percentage power factor at 80 volts/mil and at 40 volts/mil measured on wire immersed in water at 75° C for a specific time.  
sl STANDING WAVE RATIO In a transmission line, waveguide or analogous system, a figure of merit used to express the efficiency of the system in transmitting power. Abbreviated as SWR  
sl STP Shielded Twisted Pair ( ref. LAN CABLES)  
sl STRAND A single uninsulated wire or one of the wires in a multi-stranded conductor.
sl STRANDED CONDUCTOR A conductor composed of individual groups of wires twisted together to form an entire unit.5
sl STRENGTH MEMBER Included in a cable configuration for purposes of adding tensile strength only. Does not conduct any power or signal.1
sl STRIP INSULATIONS Strip process insulation consists of one or more longitudinal strips of unvulcanized thermosetting material folded around a conductor and vulcanized after application.1
sl SUBMARINE CABLE Cable that is used underwater for power or communication.
sl SUGGESTED WORKING VOLTAGE  AC voltage that can be applied between adjacent conductors.
sl SUPER HIGH FREQUENCY Frequency between 3-30 GHZ. ITU (International Telecommunication Union) band number 10. Abbreviated SHF. Used in microwave devices, wireless LAN, DSRC, most modern radars, communications satellites, cable and satellite television broadcasting, satellite radio
sl SV Not hard usage Flexible Cord. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
sl SV Vacuum cleaner cord. Stranded tinned copper conductors. Rubber insulation and jacket.Rated 300 volt.
sl SVO Vacuum cleaner cord. Stranded tinned copper conductors. Rubber insulation and oil resistant rubber jacket. Rated 300 volt.
sl SVT Vacuum cleaner cord. Stranded tinned copper conductors. PVC insulation and jacket.Rated 300 volt.
sl SWA Steel Wire Armouring
sl SWEEP TEST A method to determine the frequency response of a cable by generating an RF voltage whose frequency is varied at a rapid constant rate over a given range. A test commonly made on coaxial cables.1
sl SWEPT COAX Coaxial cable which has been checked by the sweep test and certified by the manufacturer.1
sl SWG Standard Wire Gauge (also known as British wire gauge)
sl SWITCHBOARD WIRE High temperature insulated wire such as TA or AVB, used to wire switchboards and control apparatus. It is heat, flame, and corrosive vapor resistant. 1
sl SX Combination of Copper and any Alloy UL
sl SYN. RUB. Abbreviation for synthetic conductive rubber.1
sl SYNTH Abbreviation for synthetic1
sl
tl T
tl T As the first letter — Tinsel cord. Single flattened 27 AWG conductor wound around insulating core, for very low current, highly flexible application. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
tl T As first letter in cable marking  - Thermoplastic insulation. UL-General wiring and fixture wire marking UL
tl T After the first letter — Thermoplastic insulation and jacket. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
tl -T Textile Braiding Harmonised coding- Europe
tl TA The UL designation for switchboard wire insulated with thermoplastic and a high temperature barrier. UL
tl TAGT Stranded nickel-clad copper conductor insulated with fused PTFE tape, high temperature barrier, and PTFE impregnated glass braid. 600 volt, 250° C rating.1 UL
tl Take-Up The process of accumulating wire or cable onto a reel, bobbin, or some other type of pack. Also, the device for pulling wire or cable through a piece of equipment or machine.5
tl TANK TEST A voltage dielectric test in which the test sample is submerged in water and voltage is applied between the conductor and water as ground. 1
tl TC Abbreviation for tinned copper wire.
tl TC Type TC power and control tray cable. UL
tl TCCS Abbreviation for tinned copper-clad steel.
tl TCW Abbreviation for tinned Copperweld®. Copperweld® is a trademark of the Copperweld Steel Company.
tl TEFLON® Teflon® is DuPont de Nemours Co.'s trade name for their family of fluorocarbon resins including Teflon® TFE (tetrafluoroethylene), Teflon® FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene), and Teflon® PFA (perfluoroalkoxy).
tl TELEMETRY CABLE Cable used for the transmission of information from instruments to the peripheral recording equipment.
tl TELEPHONE WIRE This is a general term referring to many different types of communication wire. It refers to a class of wires and cables rather than a specific type.1
tl TELLURIUM CURE A curing process similar to selenium cure, except a different element is used.1
tl TEMP. Abbreviation for temperature.
tl TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF RESISTANCE The resistance-change factor per degree Celsius of temperature change is called the temperature coefficient of resistance. This factor is represented by the Greek lower-case letter “alpha” (α). A positive coefficient for a material means that its resistance increases with an increase in temperature.
tl TEMPERATURE RATING The maximum temperature at which an insulating material may be used in continuous operation without loss of its basic properties.
tl TENSILE STRENGTH The pull stress required to break a given specimen. Measured in pounds per square inch. Also referred to as Ultimate Tensile Strength.5
tl TEST REPORTS The permanent records made by a wire manufacturer of the tests performed on a batch of wire to a specification.
tl TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE A fluorocarbon resin. Abbreviation TFE.
tl TEW Nomenclature for appliance wire by Canadian Standards Association (CSA), plastic insulated, solid or stranded conductor, 600 volt.1 cable, CSA
tl TEXTILE BRAID  Any braid made from threads of cotton, silk, or synthetic fibers.
tl TF The UL designation for fixture wire, solid copper wire conductor, insulated with premimum grade thermoplastic. UL, cable
tl TFE Polytetrafluoroethylene. UL- General wiring UL
tl TFF The UL designation for fixture wire, stranded flexible copper wire conductor, insulated with premimum grade thermoplastic. UL, cable
tl TG PTFE tape with overall glass braid, stranded nickel-clad copper conductor. UL
tl TGGT TGGT sttands for  Teflon/ Glass/Glass/ Teflon. Conductor: Flexible stranded Nickel coated copper wire.  TGGT Wire is may be used for in both industrial and commercial ovens and other cooking and drying equipment. It can also be used in commercial and industrial drying equipment. In damp and dry locations resistant to severe temperature environments. Rated 600V,  temperature rating is 2500C. UL, Cable
tl THERMAL RATING The maximum and/or minimum temperature at which a material will perform its function without undue degradation.
tl THERMAL RESISTANCE The resistance of a substance to conductivity of heat.
tl THERMAL SHOCK A test to determine the ability of a material to withstand heat and cold by subjecting it to rapid and wide changes in temperature.
tl THERMOCOUPLE A union of dissimilar metals in which a voltage is generated due to a change in temperature.
tl THERMOCOUPLE EXTENSION Same as thermocouple lead wire.
tl THERMOCOUPLE LEAD WIRE An insulated pair of wires used from the couple to a junction box.
tl THERMOCOUPLE WIRE Wire drawn from special metals or alloys and calibrated to established specifications such as for the U.S. Bureau of Standards or Instruments Society of American standards. 1
tl THERMOPLASTIC A Plastic polymer material which becomes soft by heating and soldifies upon cooling. It can be molded or shaped in softened state. Process can be repeated. PVC, PE and PP are samples of thermoplastic materials.
tl THERMOSET A material which hardens or sets when heat is applied, and which, once set, cannot be re-softened by heating. The application of heat is called “curing”.1
tl THERMOSTAT WIRE Single or multi-conductor wire, bare soft solid copper conductor, usually PVC insulated. May be twisted and/or jacketed. May have enameled or nylon covered conductors and may have a metal armor covering. May also have a high temperature barrier insulation. It is used to transmit electrical signals between the thermostat and the heating or cooling unit. 1
tl THHN THHN stands for  Thermoplastic High Heat Nylon. General purpose installation and building wire, Temperature rating  90° C. Voltage rating 600 volt. Used in dry locations.
tl THINNET Thin coaxial cable used for 10Base2 installations of Ethernet networking. Thinnet cable is RG58 type coaxial cable that has 50 ohms impedance value.
tl THW Single conductor building wire, thermoplastic insulated, heat, flame, and moisture resistant, 75° C. Used in feeder and branch circuits, and internal secondary industrial distribution.
tl THWN Single conductor building wire, thermoplastic insulated, with Nylon overall jacket.  Heat, flame, and moisture resistant, 75° C. Used for installation in conduit, machine tools, controlled circuits, or other general purpose wiring. Used in dry and wet locations.
tl TIA Telecommunications Industry Association
tl TINNED COPPER Tin coated copper wire conductor. Abbreviated as TC.
tl TINSEL CORD Extra flexible cord made with tinsel conductors to give the ultimate in flexibility. Used mostly in the communications field on headsets, handsets, and anywhere that repeated flexibility is necessary. 1
tl TINSEL WIRE A low voltage, stranded wire where each strand is a very thin conductor ribbon spirally wrapped around a textile yarn. Insulation is generally a textile braid. Intended usage is for severe flexing.5
tl TOKEN RING Token Ring is a computer networking technology used to build local area networks. It uses a special three-byte frame called a token that travels around a logical ring of workstations or servers.2
tl TOPCOAT Bare (untinned) copper wire, stranded, then coated with pure tin.
tl T.O.T.M Trioctyl Trimellitate, plasticizer resistant to heat
tl TPDDI Abbreviation for twisted pair distributed data interface.
tl TPE Abbreviation for Thermoplastic elastomer
tl TSE Turkish Standard Institute
tl TP Twisted pair
tl TP-PMD Abbreviation for twisted pair physical medium dependent.
tl TPU Thermoplastic Polyurethane for insulation and sheathing.
tl TR Abbreviation for (certified) test reports.  
tl TRACER STRIPE When color coding cores or bundles in a cable construcion, more than one stripe may be needed.  In this case , first or widest stripe is called  the base stripe , the others, called tracer stripes.  
tl TRANSMISSION LINE Synonymous with power line. A signal-carrying circuit with controlled electrical characteristics used to transmit high-frequency or narrow-pulse signals  
tl TRAP WIRE A low voltage wire used at hinge points, where severe flexing occurs, usually in burglar alarm systems. It is made with tinsel conductor to withstand the repeated flexing. 1  
tl TRAY A cable tray is a unit or assembly of units or sections and associated fittings, made of noncombustible materials forming a rigid structural system used to support cables.5  
tl TRAY CABLE A factory assembled multi-conductor control, signal, and power cable specifically approved under the National Electrical Code and/or the Canadian Electrical Code for installation in trays.  
tl TRIAD A group of three insulated conductors twisted together with or without a sheath overall. Usually color coded for identification. Also called a triplex.1  
tl TRIAXIAL A cable construction having three coincident axes, such as conductor, first shield and second shield, all insulated from one another.5  
tl TRIPLEX A group of three insulated conductors twisted and/or sheathed or held together mechanically. Usually color coded or ridge marked. Also called triad.  
tl Tri-rated Tri-rated cable. Flexible single core cable laso known as BS6231.  Replaced by Harmonised coding see H05V2-K/H07V2-K BS
tl TUBING A tube of extruded non supporting plastic or metallic material.
tl TV CAMERA CABLE A portable, flexible cable consisting of several coaxial cables and other conductors cabled together, overall shield and usually Neoprene® jacketed. It is used to carry signals between the camera and transmitter and plate and heater currents to the camera. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.1
tl TW The UL designation for thermoplastic insulated wire for use in conduit, underground, and wet locations. It is a common building wire having a bare soft copper conductor, which may be either solid or stranded. UL, cable
tl TWINAX A shielded coaxial cable with two central conductors. Also called twinaxial.
tl TWINAXIAL A shielded coaxial cable with two central conductors. Also called twinax.
tl TWIN CABLE A pair of insulated conductors of 8 AWG or larger, twisted or laid parallel and/or sheathed or held together mechanically under a common covering.
tl TWIN WIRE  A pair of insulated conductors of 9 AWG or smaller, twisted or bonded together and not identifiable from each other.
tl TWISTED PAIR Two insulated conductors twisted together without a common covering
tl TX Combination of Copper and Constantan metals UL
tl
ul U    
ul -U Solid Conductor Harmonised coding
ul U Cable that is suitable for Underground use. UL-General wiring UL
ul UF Underground feeder cable. Soft stranded copper wire conductor with PVC insulation and Nylon cover. UL
ul UG The two letter designation that proceeds the number on connectors for coaxial cable. It means Universal Government.  1 UL
ul UHF Abbreviation for ultra high frequency
ul UHMWPE Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
ul UL Abbreviation for  Underwriters Laboratories, standard and certification body. Certification
ul UL APPROVED A product that has been tested and approved to Underwriters Laboratories standards.
ul ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY Frequency between 300 MHz – 3 GHz  and wavelength between 1 m – 10 cm.
ul UNBALANCED CIRCUIT A transmission line in which voltage on the two conductors are unequal with respect to ground.
ul UNILAY CONDUCTOR A conductor constructed with a central core surrounded by more than one layer of helically-laid wires, with all layers having a common length and direction of lay.5
ul UNSINTERED Means uncured. This word is usually used to differentiate between cured and uncured PTFE tape where sintered means cured.
ul UNSWEEPT Coaxial cable that has not had a sweep test
ul USASI Abbreviation for United States of American Standards Institute. In 1969, USASI reorganized in to the ANSI.
ul USE Neoprene® jacketed underground service entrance cable. Neoprene® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.
ul UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
ul UV Abbreviation for ultraviolet light.
ul
vl V    
vl V Stainless Steel Braiding VDE
vl V PVC Harmonised coding- Europe
vl V Abbreviation for voltage
vl V2 PVC (+90 celcius) Harmonised coding- Europe
vl V3 PVC cold resistant Harmonised coding- Europe
vl V5 PVC with enhanced oil resistance Harmonised coding- Europe
vl VA Abbreviation for volt-ampere.
vl VDE Verband Deutscher Elektroingenieure Germany
vl VEL.  Abbreviation for velocity.
vl VELOCITY OF PROPAGATION The speed of an electrical signal down a length of cable compared to speed in free space expressed as a percent. It is the reciprocal of the square root of the dielectric constant of the cable insulation.5  
vl VERTICAL RISER CABLE Steel wire armored power cable for vertical runs in a building. 1  
vl VERY HIGH FREQUENCY Frequency band between 30–300 MHz. Abbreviation VHF
vl VERY LOW FREQUENCY Frequency band between 3–30 kHz. Abbreviation VLF.
vl VHF Abbreviation for very high frequency.
vl VIDEO PAIR CABLE  A transmission cable containing low loss pairs with an impedance of 125 ohms. Used for TV pick ups, closed circuit TV, telephone carrier circuits, etc.  
vl VLF Abbreviation for very low frequency.
vl VOLT Unit of electromotive force. One volt is the amount of pressure that will cause one ampere of current to flow through one ohm resistance. Abbreviation V.  
vl VOLTAGE The term most often used in place of electromotive force, potential, potential difference, or voltage drop to designate the electric pressure that exists between two points and is capable of producing a current when a close circuit is connected between two points.  
vl VOLTAGE BREAKDOWN A test to determine maximum voltage of insulated wire before electrical current leakage through insulation occurs.  
vl VOLTAGE RATING The highest voltage which may be applied to a wire or cable for continuous service. It is determinded by  applied standards or specifications. It is printed on cable and lables.  
vl VOLUME RESISTIVITY The electrical resistance between opposite faces of a 1 (one) centimeter cube of insulating material, commonly expressed in ohms-centimeter.  
vl VSWR Abbreviation for Voltage Standing Wave Ratio.
vl VTLB Equivalent of H03VV-F cable BELGIUM
vl VTLmB Equivalent of H03VH-H cable BELGIUM
vl VW-1 UL Vertical flame test for wire and cable. . Formerly known as FR-1. UL
vl
wl W
wl W Cable that is moisture resistant. UL-General wiring UL
wl W As the Last letter — Suitable for use in wet locations and sunlight resistant.UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
wl W As the only letter — Portable Power Cable. According to UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
wl W Abbreviation for watt.
wl -W Resisstant to heat and corrosion VDE0271
wl WALL THICKNESS Refers to insulation thickness  over conductor or jacket thickness that has been applied.
wl WATER ABSORPTION A test to determine the water absorbed by a material after a given immersion time. It is given as the ratio of the weight or water absorbed by a material to the weight of the dry material.
wl WATER BLOCKED CABLE A multi-conductor cable allows no longitudinal water flow through. Tested is done under water pressure.
wl WATT The unit of measure of electric power. One watt is equivalent to the power represented by one ampere of current under a pressure of one volt in a DC circuit. Abbreviation W.
wl WAVEGUIDE A transmission line that consists of a suitably shaped hollow conductor, which may be filled with a dielectric material, and that is used to guide ultrahigh frequency electromagnetic waves propagated along its length. The most common shapes of waveguide are rectangular and cylindrical; the most common dielectric is air. A cylindrical waveguide is sometimes known as a wave duct; one that contains a solid rod of dielectric is a uniconductor waveguide. If a wide range of frequencies is to be transmitted, a ridged waveguide may be used. The presence of the ridges extends the possible range of frequencies that may be propagated in a particular transmission mode but the transmission is greater than in the equivalent rectangular waveguide.1
wl WAVELENGTH The distance, measured in the direction of propagation, of a repetitive electrical pulse or waveform between two successive points.
wl WICKING The longitudinal flow of a liquid in a wire or multi -conductor cable due to capillary action.
wl WIRE A slender rod or filament of drawn metal. The term is a generally used one, which may refer to any single conductor. If larger than 9 AWG or multiple conductors, it is usually referred to as a cable. 1
wl WIRE BRAID Flexible wire constructed of small size strands woven together in tubular form. Used for shielding or connections where constant flexing is required.
wl WIRE GAUGE The American Wire Gauge, originally called Brown & Sharpe Gauge. A system of numerical wire sizes starting with the lowest numbers for the largest sizes. Gauge sizes are each 20.6% apart based on cross sectional area. Abbreviation AWG.1
wl WOLLASTON WIRE Extremely fine platinum wire that is used for electroscope wires, micro fuses, and hot-wire instruments. It is produced by coating platinum wire with a sheath of silver, drawing them together into a relatively fine uniform diameter wire, and then dissolving the silver with a suitable acid. Diameters to about one micrometer may be produced by this method.1
wl WOVEN CABLES A method of producing a flat or ribbon type cable by holding the conductors together with thread as a result of a weaving process.1
wl WRAPPER An insulating barrier applied as a sheet or tape wrapped around a coil periphery
xl X
xl X Cross-linked polymer insulation. UL-General wiring  and UL-Fixture Wire marking UL
xl X Cable that has no protective conductor  (3 x 2,5) Harmonised coding- Europe
xl X Symbol for reactance.
xl X-100 Symbol of Fluorinated ethylene propylene insulation UL
xl XETFE Abbreviation for cross-linked extruded, modified ethylene tetrafluoroethylene copolymer.  
xl X GUIDE A transmission line that is used for the propagation of surface waves and consists of a length of dielectric material with a X-shaped cross section. 1  
xl XHHW XHHW stands for Cross-linked High Heat resistant, water resistant. Aluminium or Copper stranded conductors. Cross-linked polyethylene insulation. Max operating temperature 90° C in dry locations and 75° C in wet locations.  Rated 600V. Sizes 2 AWG and larger are sunlight resistant.  
xl XL Abbreviation for cross-linked insulation.
xl XLAP Abbreviation for cross-linked extruded alkane-imide polymer.
xl XLETFE Abbreviation for cross-linked ethylene tetrafluoroethylene copolymer.
xl XLP Abbreviation for cross-linked polyethylene.
xl XLPA Abbreviation for cross-linked extruded polyalkene.
xl XLPE Cross Linked Polyethylene
xl XL POLYOLEFIN Abbreviation for Cross-linked polyolefin.
xl XLPVF  Abbreviation for cross-linked extruded polyvinylidene fluoride.
xl XTW Parallel cord for decorative lighting strings. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
yl Y
yl Y Polyvinylchloride (PVC) as sheathing material VDE-0271
yl YK Cold resistant PVC insulation VDE
yl YOE Oil Resistant PVC VDE
yl YSLYCY Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , oil resistant PVC. Cores twisted in layers. PVC compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided tinned copper wire screen. Oil resistant PVC sheath- Gray. VDE
yl YSLYCY-JZ Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use. Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , oil resistant PVC. Cores are insulated with black with consecutive numbers and a green/yellow earth core. Isulated cores twisted in layers. PVC compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided tinned copper wire screen. Oil resistant PVC sheath- Gray.  VDE
yl YSLY Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated  300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper wire conductor , PVC core insulation. cores twisted in layers. PVC sheath- GRAY. VDE
yl YSLY-JZ Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated  300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper wire conductor , PVC core insulation. Cores are insulated with black with consecutive numbers and a green/yellow earth core. Cores twisted in layers. PVC sheath- GRAY. VDE
yl YSLY-Ö Equivalent of "H05VV5-F". Flexible low voltage power and control cable for indoor residential and industrial use.  Rated  300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper wire conductor , PVC core insulation / Oil resistant PVC sheath. VDE
yl YSLYQY Flexible low voltage power and control cable for industrial use in instrumentation and control Engineering, Fuel Oil Pumps, machinery assembly and production and Assembly Lines. Rated   300/500V. Construction: Class 5 flexible  fine copper  conductor , insulated PVC. Cores twisted in layers. PVC compound inner sheath over twisted cores. Braided galvenized steel wire armour. Oil resistant PVC outer sheath.  VDE
yl YVV Direct Burial underground cable. Bare Copper conductor/ PVC insulation/PVC sheath construction. Rated  0,6/1kV. Equivalent of "NYY" cable
yl YW Heat Resistant PVC VDE
yl YZwL Equivalent of H03VH-H  cable. Flat Divisible flexible power cable rated 300/300 V. "Figure 8" construction. Fine copper conductor. Most common types are 2-cores. Used also as speaker cable.
zl Z    
zl Z Symbol for impedance.
zl Z Modified ethylene tetrafluoroethylene insulation  UL-General wiring UL
zl Z1 Halogen free insulation Harmonised coding- Europe
ZIP CORD Parallel cable that can be easily separated into two pieaces by pulling apart.
1l 1
1l 11Y Symbol that indicates TPU insulation in a cable. VDE
1l -1, -2, -3 Insulation thickness for parallel cords, thinnest to thickest. Actual insulation thickness varies with cord type and AWG size Wire and Cable Marking and Application Guide UL and the UL logo are trademarks of UL LLC © 2016 28. UL -Flexible cord and cable marking. UL
1l 12Y Symbol that indicates TPE insulation in a cable. VDE
2l 2
2l 218-Y British Equivalent of  harmonised H03VV-F cable. Flexible low voltage power cable. Indoor appliance cable  rated  300/300V. Read more UK ( BS)
2l 2192Y British Equivalent of  harmonised H03VVH2-F cable. Flexible Low voltage flat cable with undivisible cores. Read more UK ( BS)
2l 2491B British single core flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  300/500V. Halogen free insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C. British Equivalent of  harmonised H05Z-K UK ( BS)
2l 2S Abbreviation for silver-plated copper double shield. UL
2l 2SC Abbreviation for two silver-plated copper shields. UL
2l 2TC Abbreviation for tin coated copper double shield. UL
2l 2Y Symbol that indicates  Polyethylene ( PE )  insulation VDE0271
2l 2X Symbol that indicates  Cross Linked PE  insulation VDE0271
3l 3
3l 309-Y Equivalent of  Harmonised H05V2V2-F cable UK ( BS)
3l 318-B Equivalent of  H05Z1Z1-F cable. Flexible low voltage power cable low smoke fume halogen free Indoor cable.  Rated 300/500V. Class 5 flexible  fine copper  Conductor , HF / HF construction. Read more UK ( BS)
3l 318-Y Equivalent of  Harmonised H05VV-F cable UK ( BS)
3l 318-TRS Equivalent of  H05RR-F cable. Rated 300/500V. Rubber insulation , rubber jacket multicore cable for flexible applications. Construction:Class5 flexible copper conductors, rubber insulated cores, rubber overall sheath.  Read more UK ( BS)
3l 3TC Abbreviation for tin coated copper triplex shield.
3l
4l 4
4l 4TC Abbreviation for tin coated copper quadrople shield.
3l
6l 6
6l 6381TQ Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene sheathed flexible cable. Design voltage 450/750 V. Equivalent of <HAR> H07BN4-F UK ( BS)
6l 6491X British flexible single core cable. Equivalent of  H05V-K/ H07V-K UK ( BS)
6l 6491B British single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. LSZH compound insulated Class 2 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C. Equivalent of  Harmonised H07Z-R cable UK ( BS)
3l 6701B British flexible Single core hook-up wire. Rated  450/750V. Halogen free insulated Class5 Copper conductor. Maximum operating temperature 900C.  British Equivalent of  harmonised H07Z-K UK ( BS)
Referances:

1 : http://www.standard-wire.com/downloads/Glossary_of_Wire_Cable_Terminology.pdf

2 : Wikipedia.com

 3: https://circuitglobe.com/

4: https://www.sciencedirect.com/

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1x1, H05V-U 1x1.5, H05V-U 1x2.5, H05V-U 1x4, H05V-U 1x6, 1x0.50 H05V-U, 1x0.75 H05V-U, 1x1 H05V-U, 1x1.5 H05V-U, 1x2.5 H05V-U, 1x4 H05V-U, 1x6 H05V-U, 1x10 H0, H05VV-F, what is H05VV-F, what is H05VV-F cable, H05VV-F cable, H05VV-F 2x1.5, H05VV-F 3x1.5, H05VV-F 3x2.5, H05VV-F 3g1.5, H05VV-F 3g2.5, H05VV-F 3g4, H05VV-F 3x4, 2x1.5 H05VV-F, 3x1.5 H05VV-F, 3x2.5 H05VV-F, 3g1.5 H05VV-F, 3g2.5 H05VV-F, 3g4 H05VV-F, 3x,H05V2V2-F, what is H05V2V2-F, what is H05V2V2-F cable, H05V2V2-F cable, H05V2V2-F 2x1.5, H05V2V2-F 3x1.5, H05V2V2-F 3x2.5, H05V2V2-F 3g1.5, H05V2V2-F 3g2.5, H05V2V2-F 3g4, H05V2V2-F 3x4, 2x1.5 H05V2V2-F, 3x1.5 H05V2V2-F, 3x2.5 H05V2V2-F, 3g1.5 H05V2V2-F,,H05VVH6-F, what is H05VVH6-F, what is H05VVH6-F cable, H05VVH6-F cable, H05VVH6-F 16x0.50, H05VVH6-F 16x0.75, H05VVH6-F 16x1, H05VVH6-F 16x1.5, H05VVH6-F 16x1.5, H05VVH6-F 24x0.75, H05VVH6-F 24x1, 16x0.50 H05VVH6-F, 16x0.75 H05VVH6-F, 16x1 H05VVH6-F, 16x1, H05V-K, what is H05V-K, what is H05V-K cable, H05V-K cable, H05V-K 1x0.50, H05V-K 1x0.75, H05V-K 1x1, H05V-K 1x1.5, H05V-K 1x2.5, H05V-K 1x4, H05V-K 1x6, 1x0.50 H05V-K, 1x0.75 H05V-K, 1x1 H05V-K, 1x1.5 H05V-K, 1x2.5 H05V-K, 1x4 H05V-K, 1x6 H05V-K, 1x10 H0, H05Z-K, what is H05Z-K, what is H05Z-K cable, H05Z-K cable, H05Z-K 1x0.50, H05Z-K 1x0.75, H05Z-K 1x1, H05Z-K 1x1.5, H05Z-K 1x2.5, H05Z-K 1x4, H05Z-K 1x6, 1x0.50 H05Z-K, 1x0.75 H05Z-K, 1x1 H05Z-K, 1x1.5 H05Z-K, 1x2.5 H05Z-K, 1x4 H05Z-K, 1x6 H05Z-K, 1x10 H0, H05Z-R, what is H05Z-R, what is H05Z-R cable, H05Z-R cable, H05Z-R 1x0.50, H05Z-R 1x0.75, H05Z-R 1x1, H05Z-R 1x1.5, H05Z-R 1x2.5, H05Z-R 1x4, H05Z-R 1x6, 1x0.50 H05Z-R, 1x0.75 H05Z-R, 1x1 H05Z-R, 1x1.5 H05Z-R, 1x2.5 H05Z-R, 1x4 H05Z-R, 1x6 H05Z-R, 1x10 H0, H05Z-U, what is H05Z-U, what is H05Z-U cable, H05Z-U cable, H05Z-U 1x0.50, H05Z-U 1x0.75, H05Z-U 1x1, H05Z-U 1x1.5, H05Z-U 1x2.5, H05Z-U 1x4, H05Z-U 1x6, 1x0.50 H05Z-U, 1x0.75 H05Z-U, 1x1 H05Z-U, 1x1.5 H05Z-U, 1x2.5 H05Z-U, 1x4 H05Z-U, 1x6 H05Z-U, 1x10 H0,H05Z1Z1-F, what is H05Z1Z1-F, what is H05Z1Z1-F cable, H05Z1Z1-F cable, H05Z1Z1-F 2x1.5, H05Z1Z1-F 3x1.5, H05Z1Z1-F 3x2.5, H05Z1Z1-F 3g1.5, H05Z1Z1-F 3g2.5, H05Z1Z1-F 3g4, H05Z1Z1-F 3x4, 2x1.5 H05Z1Z1-F, 3x1.5 H05Z1Z1-F, 3x2.5 H05Z1Z1-F, 3g1.5 H05Z1Z1-F,,H07BN4-F, what is H07BN4-F, what is H07BN4-F cable, H07BN4-F cable, H07BN4-F 3x1.5, H07BN4-F 3x2.5, H07BN4-F 4x6, H07BN4-F 5g10, H07BN4-F 3g2.5, H07BN4-F 3g4, H07BN4-F 2x10, 3x1.5 H07BN4-F, 3x2.5 H07BN4-F, 4x6 H07BN4-F, 5g10 H07BN4-F, 3g2.5 H07BN4-F, 3g4, H07BQ-F, what is H07BQ-F, what is H07BQ-F cable, H07BQ-F cable, H07BQ-F 3x1.5, H07BQ-F 3x2.5, H07BQ-F 4x6, H07BQ-F 5g10, H07BQ-F 3g2.5, H07BQ-F 3g4, H07BQ-F 2x10, 3x1.5 H07BQ-F, 3x2.5 H07BQ-F, 4x6 H07BQ-F, 5g10 H07BQ-F, 3g2.5 H07BQ-F, 3g4 H07BQ-F, 2x10 H0, H07RN-F, what is H07RN-F, what is H07RN-F cable, H07RN-F cable, H07RN-F 3x1.5, H07RN-F 3x2.5, H07RN-F 4x6, H07RN-F 5g10, H07RN-F 3g2.5, H07RN-F 3g4, H07RN-F 2x10, 3x1.5 H07RN-F, 3x2.5 H07RN-F, 4x6 H07RN-F, 5g10 H07RN-F, 3g2.5 H07RN-F, 3g4 H07RN-F, H07V-K, what is H07V-K, what is H07V-K cable, H07V-K cable, H07V-K 1x16, H07V-K 1x25, H07V-K 1x1, H07V-K 1x1.5, H07V-K 1x2.5, H07V-K 1x4, H07V-K 1x6, 1x16 H07V-K, 1x25 H07V-K, 1x35 H07V-K, 1x1.5 H07V-K, 1x2.5 H07V-K, 1x4 H07V-K, 1x6 H07V-K, 1x10 H07V-K, H, H07V2-K, what is H07V2-K, what is H07V2-K cable, H07V2-K cable, H07V2-K 1x16, H07V2-K 1x25, H07V2-K 1x1, H07V2-K 1x1.5, H07V2-K 1x2.5, H07V2-K 1x4, H07V2-K 1x6, 1x16 H07V2-K, 1x25 H07V2-K, 1x35 H07V2-K, 1x1.5 H07V2-K, 1x2.5 H07V2-K, 1x4 H07V2-K, 1x6 H07V2,H07V-R, what is H07V-R, what is H07V-R cable, H07V-R cable, H07V-R 1x1.5, H07V-R 1x2.5, H07V-R 1x4, H07V-R 1x6, H07V-R 1x10, H07V-R 1x16, H07V-R 1x25, 1x1.5 H07V-R, 1x2.5 H07V-R, 1x4 H07V-R, 1x6 H07V-R, 1x10 H07V-R, 1x16 H07V-R, 1x25 H07V-R, 1x35 H07V-R,,H07V-U, what is H07V-U, what is H07V-U cable, H07V-U cable, H07V-U 1x1.5, H07V-U 1x2.5, H07V-U 1x4, H07V-U 1x6, H07V-U 1x10, 1x1.5 H07V-U, 1x2.5 H07V-U, 1x4 H07V-U, 1x6 H07V-U, 1x10 H07V-U, H07VVH6-F, what is H07VVH6-F, what is H07VVH6-F cable, H07VVH6-F cable, H07VVH6-F 16x0.50, H07VVH6-F 16x0.75, H07VVH6-F 16x1, H07VVH6-F 16x1.5, H07VVH6-F 16x1.5, H07VVH6-F 24x0.75, H07VVH6-F 24x1, 16x0.50 H07VVH6-F, 16x0.75 H07VVH6-F, 16x1 H07VVH6-F, 16x1, H07VV-F, what is H07VV-F, what is H07VV-F cable, H07VV-F cable, H07VV-F 2x1.5, H07VV-F 3x1.5, H07VV-F 3x2.5, H07VV-F 3g1.5, H07VV-F 3g2.5, H07VV-F 3g4, H07VV-F 3x4, 2x1.5 H07VV-F, 3x1.5 H07VV-F, 3x2.5 H07VV-F, 3g1.5 H07VV-F, 3g2.5 H07VV-F, 3g4 H07VV-F, 3x, H07Z-K, what is H07Z-K, what is H07Z-K cable, H07Z-K cable, H07Z-K 1x16, H07Z-K 1x25, H07Z-K 1x1, H07Z-K 1x1.5, H07Z-K 1x2.5, H07Z-K 1x4, H07Z-K 1x6, 1x16 H07Z-K, 1x25 H07Z-K, 1x35 H07Z-K, 1x1.5 H07Z-K, 1x2.5 H07Z-K, 1x4 H07Z-K, 1x6 H07Z-K, 1x10 H07Z-K, H, H07Z1-K, what is H07Z1-K, what is H07Z1-K cable, H07Z1-K cable, H07Z1-K 1x16, H07Z1-K 1x25, H07Z1-K 1x1, H07Z1-K 1x1.5, H07Z1-K 1x2.5, H07Z1-K 1x4, H07Z1-K 1x6, 1x16 H07Z1-K, 1x25 H07Z1-K, 1x35 H07Z1-K, 1x1.5 H07Z1-K, 1x2.5 H07Z1-K, 1x4 H07Z1-K, 1x6 H07Z1,H07Z-R, what is H07Z-R, what is H07Z-R cable, H07Z-R cable, H07Z-R 1x1.5, H07Z-R 1x2.5, H07Z-R 1x4, H07Z-R 1x6, H07Z-R 1x10, H07Z-R 1x16, H07Z-R 1x25, 1x1.5 H07Z-R, 1x2.5 H07Z-R, 1x4 H07Z-R, 1x6 H07Z-R, 1x10 H07Z-R, 1x16 H07Z-R, 1x25 H07Z-R, 1x35 H07Z-R,,H07Z1-R, what is H07Z1-R, what is H07Z1-R cable, H07Z1-R cable, H07Z1-R 1x1.5, H07Z1-R 1x2.5, H07Z1-R 1x4, H07Z1-R 1x6, H07Z1-R 1x10, H07Z1-R 1x16, H07Z1-R 1x25, 1x1.5 H07Z1-R, 1x2.5 H07Z1-R, 1x4 H07Z1-R, 1x6 H07Z1-R, 1x10 H07Z1-R, 1x16 H07Z1-R, 1x25 H07Z, H07Z-U, what is H07Z-U, what is H07Z-U cable, H07Z-U cable, H07Z-U 1x1.5, H07Z-U 1x2.5, H07Z-U 1x4, H07Z-U 1x6, H07Z-U 1x10, 1x1.5 H07Z-U, 1x2.5 H07Z-U, 1x4 H07Z-U, 1x6 H07Z-U, 1x10 H07Z-U, H07Z1-U, what is H07Z1-U, what is H07Z1-U cable, H07Z1-U cable, H07Z1-U 1x1.5, H07Z1-U 1x2.5, H07Z1-U 1x4, H07Z1-U 1x6, H07Z1-U 1x10, 1x1.5 H07Z1-U, 1x2.5 H07Z1-U, 1x4 H07Z1-U, 1x6 H07Z1-U, 1x10 H07Z1-U, H07ZZ-F, what is H07ZZ-F, what is H07ZZ-F cable, H07ZZ-F cable, H07ZZ-F 2x1.5, H07ZZ-F 3x1.5, H07ZZ-F 3x2.5, H07ZZ-F 3g1.5, H07ZZ-F 3g2.5, H07ZZ-F 3g4, H07ZZ-F 3x4, 2x1.5 H07ZZ-F, 3x1.5 H07ZZ-F, 3x2.5 H07ZZ-F, 3g1.5 H07ZZ-F, 3g2.5 H07ZZ-F, 3g4 H07ZZ-F, 3x, H2, what is H2, what is H2 cable, H2 cable,H6, what is H6, what is H6 cable, H6 cable,H8, what is H8, H8 calbe, H8 harmonised, H8 harmonised symbol, Halogen, what is Halogen, HARD DRAWN, what is HARD DRAWN, what is HARD DRAWN wire, HARD DRAWN wire, Harmonised coding, what is Harmonised, what is Harmonised cable, Harmonised cable, HARNESS, what is HARNESS, what is HARNESS cable, HARNESS cable, harnessed, harnessed cable, harnessed wire,HDPE, what is HDPE,HDXLPE, what is HDXLPE, HF, what is HF, HFFR, what is HFFR, HIPS, what is HIPS, HV, what is HV,IEC, what is IEC,JHH, what is JHH, what is JHH cable, JHH cable, 2x0.40 JHH cable, 2x0.60 JHH cable, JH(st)CH, what is JH(st)CH, what is JH(st)CH cable, JH(st)CH cable, JH(st)CH 1x2x0.80+0.80, JH(st)CH 1x2x0.80, JH(st)CH 2x2x0.80, JH(st)CH 4x2x0.80, JH(st)CH 6x2x0.80, JH(st)CH 1x2x0.60, JH(st)CH 4x2x0.60, 1x2x0.80+0.80 JH(st)CH, 1x2x0.80 JH(st)CH, 2x2x0., JH(st)H, what is JH(st)H, what is JH(st)H cable, JH(st)H cable, JH(st)H 1x2x0.80+0.80, JH(st)H 1x2x0.80, JH(st)H 2x2x0.80, JH(st)H 4x2x0.80, JH(st)H 6x2x0.80, JH(st)H 1x2x0.60, JH(st)H 4x2x0.60, 1x2x0.80+0.80 JH(st)H, 1x2x0.80 JH(st)H, 2x2x0.80 JH(st)H, JY(st)Y, what is JY(st)Y, what is JY(st)Y cable, JY(st)Y cable, JY(st)Y 1x2x0.80+0.80, JY(st)Y 1x2x0.80, JY(st)Y 2x2x0.80, JY(st)Y 4x2x0.80, JY(st)Y 6x2x0.80, JY(st)Y 1x2x0.60, JY(st)Y 4x2x0.60, 1x2x0.80+0.80 JY(st)Y, 1x2x0.80 JY(st)Y, 2x2x0.80 JY(st)Y, 4, -JZ, what is -JZ,Li-, what is Li-, LiYY, what is LiYY, what is LiYY cable, LiYY cable, LiYY 4x0.22, LiYY 6x0.22, LiYY 8x0.22, LiYY 12x0.34, LiYY 4x0.50, LiYY 6x0.50, LiYY 8x0.50, 4x0.22,LiYY, 6x0.22 LiYY, 8x0.22 LiYY, 12x0.34 LiYY, 4x0.50 LiYY, 6x0.50 LiYY, 8x0.50 LiYY, 3x0.75 LiYY, LiYY 3, LDPE , what is LDPE, Lg, what is Lg, LLDPE, what is LLDPE, LME, what is LME,LSF, what is LSF,LSOH, what is LSOH, LSZF, what is LSZF, LSF0H, what 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