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 TECHNICAL SECTION
 CPR Cable
Produced in association with
                   Construction Products Regulation
Substandard cable -
the facts
• Substandard cable causes fires in buildings
• 18% of electrical fires are caused by wiring, cables or plugs
• It is illegal to sell or install cable that is not up to standard or not correctly marked
• Up to 20% of cable currently on sale does not conform to regulations
• At least 4 million metres of substandard cable is unaccounted for in
the UK market
   “ALL UNMARKED CABLE TESTED BY THE ACI TO DATE HAS FAILED TEST AGAINST THE RELEVANT STANDARDS”
Substandard, unsafe and counterfeit cable can cost you money and it could cost lives. Prysmian manufactures cable to the latest regulations, including the new Construction Products Regulations, and British Standards for cable.
All cables are approved by BASEC
Once cable is installed it can remain hidden for years,
but the trouble really starts if substandard cable was used in the first place. Undersized conductor is the common method of reducing the manufacturing cost of cable, i.e. not enough copper to operate at the rated current, which results in overheating of the cable. Overheating quickly
deteriorates the insulation and sheathing materials:
they crack and fall off exposing the live conductors at
a high temperature. This is a recipe for a fire, a fire that could start out of sight in a void in living accommodation for instance. Purchase cable you trust from a supplier you trust.
  All cables in this catalogue “ where applicable” conform to the new CPR regulations
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