Table 4F1A

60°C Thermosetting Insulated Flexible Cables with Sheath, Non-Armoured

Current-carrying Capacity (amperes):

Ambient Temperature: 30°C
Conductor Operating Temperature: 60°C

Conductor cross-sectional area Single-phase a.c. or d.c. Three-phase a.c. Single-phase a.c. or d.c.
1 two-core cable, with or without protective conductor 1 three-core, four-core or five-core 2 single-core cable
1 2 3 4
(mm2) (A) (A) (A)
4 30 26
6 39 34
10 51 47
16 73 63
25 97 83
35 102 140
50 124 175
70 158 216
95 192 258


  1. The current ratings tabulated are for cables in free air but may also be used for cables resting on a surface. If the cable is to be wound on a drum on load the ratings should be reduced in accordance with Note 2 below and for cables which may be covered, Note 3 below.
  2. Flexible cables wound on reeling drums The current ratings of cables used on reeling drums are to be reduced by the following factors: a) Radial type drum b) Ventilated cylindrical type drum ventilated: 85% 1 layer of cable: 85% unventilated: 75% 2 layers of cable: 65% 3 layers of cable: 45% 4 layers of cable: 35%A radial type drum is one where spiral layers of cable are accommodated between closely spaced flanges; if fitted with solid flanges the ratings given above should be reduced and the drum is described as non-ventilated. If the flanges have suitable apertures the drum is described as ventilated. A ventilated cylindrical cable drum is one where layers of cable are accommodated between widely spaced flanges and the drum and end flanges have suitable ventilating apertures.
  3. Where cable may be covered over or coiled up whilst on load, or the air movement over the cable restricted, the current rating should be reduced. It is not possible to specify the amount of reduction but the table of rating factors for reeling drums can be used as a guide.

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