SIHF flexible multicore 180°C silicone cable is designed for power and control use in high or low temperature applications where traditional PVC materials would become brittle. If the cable burns an insulating layer of silicone dioxide will remain, rendering the cable short circuit proof.
These SIHF flexible multicore silicone cables are halogen free and suitable for use at constant temperatures up to 180°C. The sheath has low abrasion resistance so ideally should be protected against mechanical damage.
The silicone compound used is more accurately called polymerizedsiloxane or polysiloxanes. It is resistant to vegetable and animal fats, to many types of oil and many diluted acids. There is no decomposition on exposure to alcohol or alkaline solutions.
The term halogen free (interchangeable with the term zero halogen) guarantees that if burnt the cable will produce less than 0.5% HCL (hydrogen chloride) emissions. This provides increased safety in the case of a fire. For a more in-depth explanation of halogen free & zero halogen properties please see our LSZH Control Flex front page.
|Construction – SIHF flexible multicore silicone|
|fine stranded tinned copper conductors|
|silicone rubber core insulation|
|brick red silicone sheath as standard|
|Technical – SIHF flexible multicore silicone|
|conductor make-up:||class 5 (flexible fine stranded), see Stranding/Resistance page|
|bend radius:||15 x overall diameter (O/D) flexing, 6 x O/D fixed|
|voltage rating:||300V/500V operating, 2000V test|
|current rating:||as per silicone single & multicore chart, see Current Ratings page|
|temperature range:||-50°C to +180°C fixed operating, up to +200°C intermittent|
|flame retardant:||according to VDE 0482-332-2-1, IEC 60332-1|
|acid gas emission:||according to IEC 60754-1, IEC 60754-2|
|core identification:||2 cores = coloured to VDE 0293 without earth (green/yellow)|
|3-5 cores = as above with earth (inc. in core count), see Colour Codes page|
|6+ cores = numbered black cores with earth (inc. in core count)|
A printable specification is available here: SIHF flexible multicore 180°C silicone cable.
For screened or armoured versions return to the High Temperature Silicone front page.