Cables

The Power and Pulse of Connectivity

Cables are the intricate network supporting our digital infrastructure. They deliver essential electricity to power our everyday lives – from work to entertainment, from information transmission to transportation & movement.

Undoubtedly, cables play a fundamental role in maintaining the smooth flow of information and power in our technologically reliant lifestyles in the new era.

Sicagen is a leading supplier of the entire range of Finolex cables.

House Wiring - PVC Insulated Electrical Wires-FR

About

To add to the existing range of electrical wires, Finolex introduces ‘Housegard’ - PVC insulated electrical wires, which offer added safety.

Each wire is manufactured using 99.97% pure, electrolytic grade, bright annealed bare copper with more than 100% conductivity. This copper is manufactured at the group company’s state-of-the-art plant in Goa. Better purity and conductivity of copper ensures greater saving of electrical energy and thus helps to reduce electricity bills. The conductor is made of multiple strands of finely drawn copper wires thereby offering greater flexibility which makes these wires ideal for conduit wiring.

The wires are insulated with PVC compound, specially formulated and manufactured in-house. A special grade PVC resin manufactured by the group company, Finolex Industries Limited, is used to manufacture this compound. This PVC compound has a high oxygen and temperature index. These properties help in restricting the spread of fire even at very high temperatures. This special compound also offers high insulation resistance and dielectric strength. Insulation is applied over the conductor by the process of dual extrusion using state-of-the-art extrusion lines. The outer skin determines the colour identification while the inner layer is pure insulation which provides extra protection.

All wires are subjected to high voltage spark testing to make sure that there are no weak spots in the insulation. These ISI marked wires meet the requirements of IS 694 : 1990. This means extra protection against electrical shocks, short circuits and fires. The wires also have FIA/TAC (Fire Insurance/Tariff Advisory Committee) approval.

The company name, size of wire, voltage grade and logo are printed at regular intervals on the wire to help in easy identification as shown below.

Applications:

Architecture

  • Concealed and conduit wiring
  • Multi-storied high-rise residential and commercial buildings

General Engineering

  • Power & Control
  • Communication

Industrial Engineering

  • Shipboard cables
  • Instrumentation cables
  • Oil & gas industry

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House Wiring - Flame Retardant Low Smoke Electrical Wire (FRLS)

About

For the first time in India, Finolex brings ‘Flamegard’ – Flame Retardant Low Smoke (FRLS) electrical wires. Flamegard is manufactured by using electrolytic grade copper to ensure superior conductivity. Insulated with FRLS PVC compound formulated and manufactured in-house, Flamegard has special flame retardant, low smoke emitting and toxic fumes suppressing properties, in addition to the properties required by IS 694 : 1990.

During a fire, ordinary PVC insulated wires give out thick black smoke and toxic fumes of hydrochloric acid gas. This impairs visibility and hampers rescue operations. FRLSH, on the contrary, not only emits very little smoke and toxic gases, but also retards the spread of fire. It goes through rigorous tests to ensure the highest standards of quality. It is also backed by the Tariff Advisory Committee and Fire Insurance Approval.

For unique identification these wires are provided with an orange stripe, on request.

Applications:

Architecture

  • Concealed and conduit wiring
  • Multi-storied high-rise residential and commercial buildings

General Engineering

  • Power & Control
  • Communication

Industrial Engineering

  • Shipboard cables
  • Instrumentation cables
  • Oil & gas industry

Flat Cables

About

Finolex make three core flat cables are best suited for submersible application and manufactured with conductor using annealed bare copper wires of electrolytic grade, bunched properly to ensure desired flexibility. The conductor is further insulated with thermoset type Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) with uniform thickness with each of the core colours in red, yellow and blue by using most modern machinery and extrusion techniques.

The sheath with uniform thickness of Heat and Moisture Resistant type PVC (Grade ST2) compound formulated and manufactured inhouse, is extruded over these coloured cores in a flat formation. The colour of the sheath is black. The cables undergo stringent quality checks during raw materials, in process and final testing as per the laid down specification and the quality norms. The cables are available with progressive sequential marking, company name, size & voltage printed on sheath.

Following are the advantages offered by XLPE insulated cable over the PVC insulated cables:

  • Higher current rating: It can withstand continuous conductor temperature of 90 °C as against 70 °C for PVC. This means higher current carrying capacity and hence it is possible to use one size lower than that of PVC for the same current. These cables can withstand extreme voltage fluctuations.
  • Higher overload capacity: It can withstand up to 130 °C during emergency overloading as against 120 °C for PVC. Hence, in case of emergency it can sustain for longer period of time compared to PVC.
  • Higher short circuit rating: It can withstand up to 250 °C under short circuit condition as against 160 °C for PVC.
  • Lighter in weight and smaller bending radius: It has lower density than PVC which makes them lighter in weight and hence the bending radius is smaller than that of PVC.
  • Lower Di-electric constant and power factor: It results in saving in power losses which means saving in costs.
  • Better impact, abrasion, corrosion resistance: It is safer than PVC cables against mechanical damage, abrasion & corrosion.
  • Easier jointing and termination: It requires no special skills or equipment for jointing and termination.

Applications:

General Engineering

  • Submersible pump motors
  • Water Supply
  • Sanitation

Communication Cables - Coaxial Cables

About

Finolex co-axial cables offer higher bandwidth, so your customers can receive the maximum number of channels with a high level of picture and sound quality. These cables are uniquely designed for specialised applications. This translates to more happy customers, larger cable TV networks and more profits for the cable operators. The cable is with central conductor of Copper Clad Steel (CCS) which offers high mechanical strength and hence can support longer span without stretching. The cable withstands all mechanical abuses during operations. Due to the principle of skin effect, the copper cladding over steel conductor carries signal without any loss of signal quality.

Applications:

General Engineering

  • Consumer Electronics
  • DTH and CATV networks

Communication Cables - LAN Cables

About

Finolex’s 25 pair Cat-5 LAN cable for indoor application consists of a solid bare annealed copper conductor of 24 AWG (0.5 mm), insulated with High Density Polyethylene compound, colour coded, paired as per colour combinations given in the table. Twenty-five such pairs are twisted together to form a laid-up cable, a nylon binder is applied helically. The cable is jacketed with a special FR PVC compound formulated and manufactured in-house which has high Oxygen and Temperature Index. The colour of the jacket is grey. The cable is ideal for use in vertical backbone structured cabling.

In case of aerial cable, a polyester tape is applied round the 25 pairs, along with a poly laminated aluminium tape applied with an overlap. It is then jacketed along with a stranded galvanized steel wire strength member with a black coloured polyethylene compound. The cable construction forms the ‘Figure 8’ when seen in a cross section. The cable is most suited for outdoor installations.

Applications:

  • Voice & Data transmission
  • Broadband application

Communication Cables - Telephone Cables

About

Finolex twisted paired cables are best suited for telephone cabling applications. The conductor is made of solid annealed, electrolytic grade high conductivity bare copper. The conductor is insulated with special grade high-density polyethylene with different colours. The insulated cores are twisted with uniform lay to form pairs and are bunched together in such a manner so as to minimise cross talk. In 50 and 100 pair cables the units of 10 and 20 pairs respectively are identified with colour binders and stranded to form the laid-up cable. The laid-up cable is further jacketed with a grey colour fire retardant (FR) PVC specially formulated and manufactured in-house, with high oxygen and temperature index.

Applications:

General Engineering

  • Residential & Commercial settings

Communication Cables - Optic Fibre Cables

About

FinOptic-LBLF(G657A1) is a Low Bend Loss Single mode fibre designed for transmission systems over the entire range from 1260 to 1625 nm range. FinOptic-LBLF (G657A1) has excellent bending performance and also result in lower attenuation in challenging applications & it is optimised for use in Fibre To The Home (FTTH) operations. FinOptic-LBLF meets or exceeds ITU Recommendations G657(Category A), IEC 60793-2-50(TypeB1.3)

FinOptic-NZDSF fibre is designed to operate across a window of wavelengths near 1550nm with small amount of dispersion. FinOptic-NZDSF fibre is optimized for use in national long haul backbone networks. Due to its lower dispersion in the 1550nm window it is an ideal and cost effective solution for DWDM operations. FinOptic-NZDSF meets or exceeds ITU Recommendations G655.

FinOptic - LWPF fibre is designed for transmission systems over the entire wavelength range from 1260 to 1625 nm, and is characterized by attenuation at 1380-1386nm band being less than attenuation at 1310 nm. FinOptic-LWPF is optimized for use in metropolitian, local and access networks for long distances due to low attenuation across the entire band and low PMD. It is an ideal & cost effective solution for CWDM operations. It provides outstanding long term reliability due to its immunity to hydrogen aging.FinOptic-LWPF meets or exceeds ITU Recommendations G652(Categories C & D), IEC60793- 1-51, IEC60793-1-52, IEC60793-1-53.

Applications:

General Engineering

  • Fibre to the Home (FTTH) operations
  • DWDM operations
  • CWDM operations
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