Power cables and accessories for medium and low voltage

  • Power accessories for MV and LVFor normal 50Hz transport and distribution, the normal range of High, Medium and Low voltage cables and components can apply, exactly with the same requirements as in the Power Networks.
  • Nexans produces medium-voltage accessories, such as joints and terminations, plug-in connectors and bushings, as well as low-voltage cabinets for aerial and underground applications.

Nexans has delivered MV and LV connectivity for subways, suburban express lines, and tramways in France and Germany, and supplied cable joints for Shanghai’s state-of-the-art Transrapid


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Standard wires & cables <1kV
Indoor energy cables/Wires and cables <1kV

Nexans offers a full range of standard cables up to 1 kV for lighting, heating, air conditioning, etc. in residential and public buildings, with special sheathings designed to survive in harsh conditions.

Rigid” wires and cables are used for fixed installations and can be installed in tubes, mouldings and baseboards.

Flexible” wires and cables power light tools, appliances and moving industrial machines and equipment.

   
Low fire hazard cables 1kV
Indoor energy cables/Wires and cables 1kV

Cables are not dangerous on their own, but they may sometimes cause fires resulting from bad or ageing installations, wrong calculations of sections, and poor-quality cables installed, etc

Due to the use of organic materials for insulation and sheathing and their huge volume in buildings, during fires, cables can also severely contribute to:

  • Increased smoke production which limits visibility and inhibits escape
  • Increased carbon monoxide production, the most lethal gas in fires
  • Release of irritant gases

In order to save people and goods from these risks, Nexans offers halogen-free cables which prevent fire propagation and dramatically reduce the emission of smoke and hazardous, acidic, and irritant gases, thus allowing people time to exit safely.

   
MV underground power cables
Outdoor Energy cables

Our two leading types of medium-voltage cable are XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) and EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber). The former is used worldwide, while the latter is mainly for selected markets.

From a design point of view, medium-voltage cables are of three types:

  • single-core cable,
  • three single-core cables laid-up,
  • three-core cable.

Nexans cables are custom designed to meet your high performance standards.

   
Standard cables and wires 1kV
Indoor energy cables/Wires and cables 1kV

Nexans offers an extensive range of high-quality products within low voltage cables. We develop, manufacture and market the whole product portfolio from standard to customized applications and value-added products dedicated to all types of buildings.

Rigid” wires and cables are used for fixed installations and can be installed in tubes, mouldings and baseboards.

Flexible” wires and cables power light tools, appliances and moving industrial machines and equipment. We offer our customers unique competences within product development, technical expertise and innovative solutions

   
Distribution cables
Outdoor Energy cables/LV underground power cables

Medium and low-voltage cables (1kV to 60 kV) are used in the basic distribution network that brings power from high-voltage substations to cities and remote areas.

To provide this needed power for change, Nexans has been leading the way in new materials and designs for distribution cables and networks. We also master installation techniques in some of the toughest environments imaginable, including submarine, aerial and dense urban conditions.

Accessories, too, are key elements in any powergrid. That is why we custom design joints, terminations and connections to user's specifications. We offer a full range of standard products, and have the logistics to deliver turnkey projects worldwide.