PV Cable (Solar Photovoltaic Cable)

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What is PV Cable?

PV Cable (a.k.a Solar Photovoltaic Cable) is a single-conductor cable used to connect the panels of a photovoltaic electric energy system. PV systems, or solar panels, are electric-power production systems that capture sunlight in order to produce electricity through an energy conversion process. Electricity is produced at the panel and wiring is needed to convey the electrical energy back to a collection point or piece of equipment. Photovoltaic cable is a specific kind of wire created for PV applications.

Electricity from renewable energy is the future and solar is one of the purest form. Solar energy is not only sustainable, but also leaves no carbon footprint compared to fossil fuels causing pollution and negative environmental impact. As long as the Sun continues to rise and set everyday, its energy can be harnessed.

PV Cable vs Conventional Cable?

Unlike typical DC cables that come with PVC insulation, PV cables usually have an XLPE insulation with excellent resistance to sun and weather, as well as extreme temperatures. Also, the regular DC cables only last between five and eight years with the best maintenance. This is not suitable for solar panels that are designed to last a very long time.

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Why Tai Sin PV Cables?

Tai Sin PV Cable (also known as H1Z2Z2-K) is certified by TUV Rheinland according to IEC 62930 and EN 50618 standards. It is suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor photovoltaic power supply systems, most commonly in solar farms, roof-top solar and floating platforms. Its highly flexible trait of Tai Sin PV cable allows for easy installation and is compatible with most major connectors for solar panels. Tai Sin PV Cables to be customised with fire-resistant properties, as well as copper wire braided screen for protection against rodent or mechanical impact.

Tai Sin PV Cable
PV Cable

Advantages of Tai Sin PV Cables

  • Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) produces no toxic combustible gases in the event of fire
  • Flame retardant properties reduce flame propagation
  • Electron beam cross-linked compounds produces low to no residual chemical contaminants
  • Ultraviolet (UV), ozone and hydrolysis resistant
  • High flexibility for easy installation
  • Long lifespan of more than 25 years at temperature of up to 90˚C
  • Compatible with most solar panel connectors

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Tai Sin PV Cable Specifications


Conductor: Tinned Annealed Flexible Copper Wire, Class 5
Insulation: Cross-linked Polyolefin (HFFR)
Insulation colour: Black / Natural
Outer sheath: Cross-linked Polyolefin (HFFR) with Anti-Termite Characteristic and UV Resistant
Outer sheath colour: Black or Red / Other colour upon request
Optional: Copper Wire Braided Screen; Fire Resistant option upon request


Operating voltage: 1500Vdc Conductor / Conductor & Earth
Operating temperature: -15°C to +90°C; Max. temp. at conductor +120ºC
Final short circuit temperature: 250°C
Test Voltage: 6.5kV for 5 minutes


Design specification: BS EN50618, IEC62930
Conductor: IEC60228, BS EN60228
Flame retardancy: IEC60332-3-24, BS EN60332-3-24
Low-Smoke Zero-Halogen: IEC61034-2, BS EN61034-2, IEC60754-1, IEC60754-2, BS EN60754-1, BS EN60754-2


Minimum bending radius (mm): 6 x cable overall diameter
Maximum pulling tension: 15N/mm²

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