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EUROPEAN CABLE STRANDING

acc. to VDE 0295 and IEC 60228

Cross
section
mm2
0.14*
0.25*
0.34*
0.50
0.75
1.00
1.50
2.50
4.00
6.00
10.00
16.00
25.00
35.00
50.00
70.00
95.00
120.00
150.00
185.00
240.00
300.00

DIN VDE 0295
class 5/IEC 60228

DIN VDE 0295
class 6/IEC 60228

acc. to
DIN VDE 0812

No. of
wires

No. of
wires

No. of
wires

≈ 14
≈7
≈ 15/17
≈ 23
≈ 30
≈ 27-29
≈ 46
≈ 52
≈ 78
≈ 77
≈ 122
≈ 190
≈ 272
≈ 400
≈ 543
≈ 484
≈ 589
≈ 740
≈ 902
≈ 1220
≈ 1525

max.
wire-ø
mm/mil
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

0.16/ 6.30
0.26/10.24
0.21/ 8.27
0.21/ 8.27
0.21/ 8.27
0.26/10.24
0.26/10.24
0.31/12.20
0.31/12.20
0.41/16.14
0.41/16.14
0.41/16.14
0.41/16.14
0.41/16.14
0.41/16.14
0.51/20.08
0.51/20.08
0.51/20.08
0.51/20.08
0.51/20.08
0.51/20.08

max.
wire-ø
mm/mil

≈ 18
≈ 32
≈ 42
≈ 28
≈ 42
≈ 56
≈ 84
≈ 140
≈ 224
≈ 186
≈ 320
≈ 504
≈ 760
≈ 1083
≈ 703
≈ 988
≈ 1340
≈ 1680
≈ 2122
≈ 1472
≈ 1910

x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

0.11/ 3.94
0.11/ 3.94
0.11/ 3.94
0.16/ 6.30
0.16/ 6.30
0.16/ 6.30
0.16/ 6.30
0.16/ 6.30
0.16/ 6.30
0.21/ 8.27
0.21/ 8.27
0.21/ 8.27
0.21/ 8.27
0.21/ 8.27
0.31/12.20
0.31/12.20
0.31/12.20
0.31/12.20
0.31/12.20
0.41/16.14
0.41/16.14

Nominal
wire-ø
mm/mil

≈ 18 x
≈ 14 x
≈7 x
≈ 15/17 x
≈ 23 x
≈ 30 x
≈ 27-29 x
≈ 46 x

0.11/3.94
0.16/5.91
0.26/9.84
0.21/7.87
0.21/7.87
0.21/7.87
0.26/9.84
0.26/9.84

* with reference to IEC 60228

COMPARISON
EUROPEAN/AMERICAN CABLE STRANDING
Nominal diameter of copper conductor
mm2

0.08
0.14
0.25
0.34

=
=
=
=

AWG/
MCM

mm2

28
26
24
22

0.50
0.75
1.00
1.50

=
=
=
=

AWG/
MCM

mm2

20
19
18
16

2.50
4.00
6.00
10.00

=
=
=
=

AWG/
MCM

mm2

14
12
10
8

16.00
25.00
35.00
50.00

AWG/
MCM

=
=
=
=

6
4
2
1

mm2

70.00
95.00
120.00
150.00

=
=
=
=

AWG/
MCM

mm2

2/0
3/0
4/0
250

185.00
240.00
300.00

AWG/
MCM

=
=
=

350
450
550

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