The harmonized cable is manufactured according to the EN (European Norm) 50525 cable standards. These are European standards accepted by member countries of CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization). Manufacturing international cable requires following the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) standard. For example, the IEC 60227 is the accepted global standard for PVC cable.
The ⊲HAR⊳ Mark
When listing a cable type, e.g., H07RN-F, the “H” means it meets the harmonized cable standard (EN 50525-1). Some harmonized cable carries a special marking—the ⊲HAR⊳ mark—, but not all harmonized cable does. The location of the cable manufacturer determines if the HAR mark will be on the cable. The ⊲HAR⊳ mark can only be used by manufacturing members of CENELEC. Manufacturers in countries outside of the CENELEC group can be awarded approval to make the harmonized cable, but cannot use the ⊲HAR⊳ mark. These countries must instead use the ‘H’ in the cable code and must also have approvals from at least one of the European testing agencies following the EN 50525 standards.
Countries outside of Europe use the IEC standard, but may also require other markings on the cable. For example, China requires the IEC standard information and additional cable code information per the Chinese cable standard. Some other international cable standards that are based on the IEC standard may also include deviations for unique sizes (cross-sectional areas), not included in the harmonized cable standards (e.g., 1.25mm2 or 2.00mm2 sizes common in Japan or Taiwan). Harmonized cable and international cable (depending on approvals) can be used in Europe and in other countries throughout the world—except in North America.
Application Information of Harmonized Cord
H05VV-F (PVC Cord) – for use in offices, domestic premises, household appliances. Cooking and heating applications use, provided cable does not contact hot parts or exposed to radiation (NOT SUITABLE FOR OUTDOOR USE).
H05RR-F/H07RN-F (Rubber Cord)- for use when exposed to mechanical stress in dry and damp areas. It can be used as a power supply cable for portable motors, appliances, domestic electric and electrical tools, agricultural and utility water equipment. May be installed on plaster or directly on structural parts of heavy machinery.
- 2 conductor blue, brown
- 3 conductor blue, brown, green/yellow
- 4 conductor blue, brown, gray, green/yellow
- 5 conductor blue, brown, gray, black, green/yellow
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