New, french standard: XP C

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From March 2014 the new standards XP C were introduced for low voltage installation cables in place of NF C standards.

The new standards affect the following low voltage cable ranges:
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These new standards introduce two new characteristics:

  • Resistance to certain weather conditions: the new characteristics of cladding materials allow these cables to be installed directly outdoors.
  • Cross section color identification for the cables of the series U-1000 R2V, cross sections 1.5mm² to 16mm².

Our U-1000 R2V ranges are already compliant with the new French standards XP C and are certified to LCIE Bureau Veritas.

In 2013, Nexans, ahead of time, has introduced  the sheath color codes and launched the range under the name of DISTINGO®. The color coding has been welcomed by installers as it facilitates the storage and use of these cables.

For more information, download the XPC brochure (in French only).

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