16/0.2mm def-stan 61-12 part 5 PVC signal cable

16/0.2mm def-stan 16-12 part 5 signal cable is designed for high density wiring in process control systems, computers, data processors etc. Optional foil or braid screening provides protection against electronic interference.

Because of the mechanical design of these 16/0.2mm def-stan cables they should not be used for direct connection to mains power supplies.

Signal cables have small conductor sizes and are generally used for wiring between components or within electronic equipment.

Suitable for installation indoors or outdoors in dry or moist areas, not recommended for ducted or direct burial applications.


16-2-*A: unscreened (type A)
16-2-*C: tinned copper wire braid screened (type C)
16-2-*S: aluminium/polyester tape screened (type S)
* indicates number of conductors


Construction – 16/0.2mm def-stan
stranded tinned copper conductors
polyvinylchloride (PVC) core insulation
optional screening
black PVC outer sheath


Technical – 16/0.2mm def-stan
conductor make-up: stranded 16x 0.2mm diameter (0.5mm² area)
bend radius: 7.5 x overall diameter (static)
voltage rating: 440V RMS up to 1600Hz operating
current rating: 2.5 amps
conductor resistance: 40 O/km maximum @ 20°C (nominal per conductor)
temperature range: 0°C to +70°C flexible
construction: according to Bristish Defence Standard 61-12 Part 5
flame retardant: according to EN 50265-2-1, IEC 60332-1
core identification: coloured to British defence standard, see Colour Codes page


A printable PDF specification is available here: 16/0.2mm def-stan 61-12 part 5 PVC signal cable.


A version with low smoke zero halogen sheathing can be found here: 16/0.2mm LSZH

For a smaller (7/0.2mm) version return to the Data, Signal, Structured Wiring front page.


All measurements should be considered nominal and images for illustration purposes only. Although Central Cables Ltd has made every reasonable effort to ensure its accuracy, the information contained herein is subject to error or omission and to change without notice. In no event will Central Cables Ltd be liable for any damages whatsoever, arising in connection with the information described.