Current load for flexible cables

Current load for flexible cables; summary from DIN VDE 0100

Standard values of insulated cables at +30°C

Core cross-section [mm²] Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
max. [A] protection [A] max. [A] protection [A] max. [A] protection [A]
 0,14 1,5 - 2 - 3 -
 0,25 3 - 4 - 5 -
 0,34 4,5 - 6 - 8 -
 0,5 7 - 9 - 12 -
 0,75 9 - 12 6 15 10
 1 11 6 15 10 19 10
 1,5 15 10 18 16 24 20
 2,5 20 16 26 20 32 25
 4 25 20 34 25 42 35
 6 33 25 44 35 54 50
  10 45 35 61 50 73 63
  16 61 50 82 63 98 80
  25 83 63 108 80 129 100
  35 103 80 135 100 158 125
  50 132 100 168 125 198 160
  70 165 125 207 160 245 200
  95 197 160 250 200 292 250
120 - - 292 250 344 300
150 - - 335 300 391 350
185 - - 382 350 448 400
240 - - 453 400 528 500
300 - - 523 500 608 600
  • Group 1: Single or multi core cables laid in tubes.
  • Group 2: Multicore, screened, flexible, flat cables.
  • Group 3: Single-core unprotected cables, laid side by side in lenght that equals minimum of the cable ø.

Conversion coefficient of above mentioned standard values at temperature higher than +30°C

Surrounding temperature[°C] Insulation of PVC [%] Insulation of rubber [%]
30 - 35 94 85
35 - 40 87 75
40 - 45 79 65
45 - 50 71 53
50 - 55 61 38

Metal prices (€/100kg)

14.10.2019

Al = 198.47€/100kg
Cu = 535.38€/100kg

11.10.2019

Al = 200.53€/100kg
Cu = 530.93€/100kg

10.10.2019

Al = 200.51€/100kg
Cu = 529.61€/100kg

09.10.2019

Al = 200.62€/100kg
Cu = 528.28€/100kg

08.10.2019

Al = 198.88€/100kg
Cu = 526.01€/100kg

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