This International Standard specifies the nominal cross-sectional areas, in the range 0,5 mm² to 3500 mm², for conductors in electric power cables and cords of a wide range of types. Requirements for numbers and sizes of wires and resistance values are also included. These conductors include solid, stranded and Milliken, copper, aluminium and aluminium alloy conductors in cables for fixed installations and flexible copper conductors .
The standard does not apply to conductors for telecommunication purposes.
The applicability of this standard to a particular type of cable is as specified in the standard for the type of cable.
Unless indicated to the contrary in a particular clause, this standard relates to the conductors in the finished cable and not to the conductor as made or supplied for inclusion into a cable.
Informative annexes are included giving supplementary information covering temperature correction factors for resistance measurement (Annex B) and dimensional limits of circular conductors (Annex C).