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XLPE Cable-Current Rating

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XLPE Insulated Armored & Unarmored Cables:

1.1 KV SINGLE CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED CABLES As per IS:7098 (PartI)

UNARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area Diameter Amps
(Sq MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


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1cX4 48 47 45 0.376 0.572
1cX 6 9 48 45 45 60 59 57 0.564 0.858
1cX10 10 62 62 61 80 78 77 0.940 1.430
1cX16 11 81 80 83 104 102 106 1.504 2.288
1cX25 12 99 90 115 130 115 145 2.350 3.575
1cX 35 13 117 110 135 155 140 175 3.290 5.005
1cX50 15 138 125 170 185 165 215 4.700 7.150
1cX70 16 168 155 210 225 200 270 6.580 10.01
1cX 95 18 204 185 255 265 235 330 8.930 13.59
1cX120 20 230 210 300 300 265 380 11.28 17.16
1cX150 22 265 230 342 335 300 430 14.10 21.45
1cX185 24 295 260 385 380 335 495 17.39 26.46
1cX240 27 340 300 450 435 385 590 22.56 34.32
1cX300 30 390 335 519 490 430 670 28.20 42.90
1cX400 33 450 380 605 550 480 780 37.60 57.20
1cX 500 36 500 430 700 610 530 900 47.00 71.50
1cX 630 40 555 485 809 680 590 1020 59.22 90.09
1cX800 47 625 530 935 740 630 1140 75.20 114.40
1cX1000 51 690 570 1065 780 660 1250 94.00 143.00
1.1 KV SINGLE CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED CABLES As per IS:7098 (PartI)

ARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area Diameter Amps
(Sq MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


1cX4 10 48 47 45 0.376 0.572
1cX 6 11 45 45 40 60 59 57 0.56 0.858
1cX10 12 59 62 53 80 78 77 0.94 1.43
1cX16 13 76 80 73 104 102 106 1.50 2.29
1cX25 14 99 90 115 130 115 145 2.35 3.58
1cX 35 15 117 110 140 155 140 175 3.29 5.01
1cX50 17 138 125 170 185 165 215 4.70 7.15
1cX70 19 168 155 210 225 200 270 6.58 10.01
1cX 95 22 204 185 255 265 235 330 8.93 13.59
1cX120 24 230 210 300 300 265 380 11.28 17.16
1cX150 25 265 230 342 335 300 430 14.10 21.45
1cX185 28 295 260 385 380 335 495 17.39 26.46
1cX240 30 340 300 450 435 385 590 22.56 34.32
1cX300 33 390 335 519 490 430 670 28.20 42.90
1cX400 38 450 380 605 550 480 780 37.60 57.20
1cX 500 41 500 430 700 610 530 900 47.00 71.50
1cX 630 46 555 485 809 680 590 1020 59.22 90.09
1cX800 51 625 530 935 740 630 1140 75.20 114.40
1cX1000 56 690 570 1065 780 660 1250 94.00 143.00

1.1 KV Two CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED As per IS:7098(PartI)

UNARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area Diameter Amps
(Sq MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


2cX4 13 34 28 30 44 37 39 0.376 0.572
2cX 6 14 43 37 40 55 47 50 0.564 0.858
2cX10 17 57 48 53 74 61 67 0.940 1.430
2cX16 17 78 61 70 94 78 85 1.50 2.29
2cX25 19 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
2cX35 20 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
2cX50 22 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
2cX70 25 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
2cX95 28 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
2cX120 31 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
2cX150 33 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
2cX185 37 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
2cX240 41 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
2cX300 44 370 305 461 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
2cX400 48 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
2cX500 54 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
2cX630 62 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09

1.1 KV Two CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED As per IS:7098(PartI)

ARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area Diameter Amps
(Sq MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


2cX4 15 34 28 30 44 37 39 0.376 0.572
2cX 6 16 43 37 40 55 47 50 0.564 0.858
2cX10 18 57 48 53 74 61 67 0.940 1.430
2cX16 19 78 61 70 94 78 85 1.50 2.29
2cX25 21 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
2cX35 23 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
2cX50 25 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
2cX70 28 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.1
2cX95 31 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
2cX120 34 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
2cX150 37 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
2cX185 40 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
2cX240 45 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
2cX300 49 370 305 461 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
2cX400 52 0.33 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60
2cX500 60 0.34 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00
2cX630 66 0.36 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22
1.1 KV Three CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED As per IS:7098(PartI)

UNARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area Diameter Amps
(Sq MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


3cX 4 14 34 28 30 44 37 39 0.376 0.572
3cX 6 16 43 37 40 55 47 50 0.564 0.858
3cX 10 18 57 48 53 74 61 67 0.940 1.430
3cX 16 18 78 61 70 94 78 85 1.50 2.29
3cX 25 21 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
3cX 35 22 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
3cX 50 25 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
3cX 70 30 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
3cX 95 32 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
3cX 120 35 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
3cX 150 39 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
3cX 185 43 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
3cX 240 49 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
3cX 300 53 370 305 461 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
3cX 400 59 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
3cX 500 66 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
3cX 630 73 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09

1.1 KV Three CORE AL/COPPER COND., PVC INSULATED CABLES As per IS:1554 (PartI)

ARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area Diameter Amps
(Sq MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


3cX 4 18 34 28 30 44 37 39 0.376 0.572
3cX 6 19 43 37 40 55 47 50 0.564 0.858
3cX 10 20 57 48 53 74 61 67 0.940 1.430
3cX 16 20 78 61 70 94 78 85 1.50 2.29
3cX 25 23 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
3cX 35 25 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
3cX 50 29 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
3cX 70 32 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
3cX 95 35 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
3cX 120 39 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
3cX 150 43 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
3cX 185 48 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
3cX 240 53 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
3cX 300 58 370 305 460 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
3cX 400 65 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
3cX 500 72 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
3cX 630 81 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09

1.1 KV Three CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED As per IS:7098(PartI)

UNARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area (Sq Diameter Amps
MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


3.5X25 22 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
3.5X35 24 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
3.5X50 27 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
3.5X70 31 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
3.5X95 34 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
3.5X120 38 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
3.5X150 43 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
3.5X185 46 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
3.5X240 52 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
3.5X300 57 370 305 461 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
3.5X400 65 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
3.5X500 73 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
3.5X630 82 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09

1.1 KV Three & Half CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED As per IS:7098(PartI)

Cross ARMOURED CABLE


sectional
area (Sq Overall Short Circuit Current
MM) Diameter Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
(mm) 1Sec.duration in K.
Amps

Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor Aluminums Copper


Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air
3.5X25 25 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
3.5X35 27 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
3.5X50 30 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
3.5X70 35 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
3.5X95 38 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
3.5X120 42 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
3.5X150 46 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
3.5X185 51 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
3.5X240 56 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
3.5X300 60 370 305 461 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
3.5X400 71 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
3.5X500 79 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
3.5X630 88 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09

1.1 KV Four CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED CABLES As per IS:7098 (PartI)

UNARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area (Sq Diameter Amps
MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


4cX4 17 34 28 30 44 37 39 0.376 0.572
4cX 6 18 43 37 40 55 47 50 0.564 0.858
4cX 10 20 57 48 53 74 61 67 0.940 1.430
4cX16 20 78 61 70 94 78 85 1.50 2.29
4cX 25 24 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
4cX35 26 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
4cX 50 29 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
4cX70 34 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
4cX 95 37 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
4cX 120 41 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
4cX 150 45 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
4cX 185 50 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
4cX 240 56 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
4cX 300 63 370 305 461 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
4cX 400 70 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
4cX 500 79 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
4cX 630 88 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09
1.1 KV Four CORE AL/COPPER COND,XLPE INSULATED CABLES As per IS:7098 (PartI)

ARMOURED CABLE

Short Circuit Current


Cross Rating for
Normal Current Rating in Amps
sectional Overall 1Sec.duration in K.
area (Sq Diameter Amps
MM) (mm)
Aluminums Conductor Copper Conductor
Aluminums Copper

Ground Duct Air Ground Duct Air


4cX4 18 34 28 30 44 37 39 0.376 0.572
4cX 6 19 43 37 40 55 47 50 0.564 0.858
4cX 10 21 57 48 53 74 61 67 0.940 1.430
4cX16 22 78 61 70 94 78 85 1.50 2.29
4cX 25 26 95 80 99 120 100 125 2.35 3.58
4cX35 28 116 94 117 145 120 155 3.29 5.01
4cX 50 32 140 110 140 170 145 190 4.70 7.15
4cX70 37 170 140 176 210 175 235 6.58 10.01
4cX 95 40 200 165 221 250 210 290 8.93 13.59
4cX 120 44 225 185 258 285 240 330 11.28 17.16
4cX 150 49 255 210 294 315 270 375 14.10 21.45
4cX 185 54 285 235 339 355 300 435 17.39 26.46
4cX 240 65 325 270 402 410 350 510 22.56 34.32
4cX 300 68 370 305 460 460 390 590 28.20 42.90
4cX 400 76 435 350 542 520 440 670 37.60 57.20
4cX 500 86 481 405 624 580 480 750 47.00 71.50
4cX 630 94 537 470 723 680 575 875 59.22 90.09
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175 Responses to XLPE Cable-Current Rating

Syed Saif Ahmed says:


May 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Dear Sir / Madam,
Please send me the cable size selection chart for Low voltage & Medium voltage. I will be very great full to you.
Regards
Syed

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
May 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm
I have already given in XLPE, PVC Cable section

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senthil kumar says:
November 20, 2012 at 6:33 am
Hai good morning, You have done a good job. its very useful to me. Thank you

Arul says:
December 17, 2012 at 9:53 am
Ur information is very useful thank you

Prakash Parmar says:


June 2, 2016 at 5:14 am
Dear sir, I Prakash Parmar from Suyog Electricals Ltd, 1 query about XLPE cable current rating base on on which IS
standard & its calculation please provide information

Harish chandera Dubey says:


June 22, 2016 at 10:47 am
Dear sir
please send cable chart 596.8kw mens how much sq mm required AL /CU
regards
Harish
9850985429

jotin says:
July 22, 2016 at 10:01 am
plz send the details for cable sizing for primary and secondary side of 250 KVA transformer

narasimha says:
June 15, 2015 at 1:38 pm
sir i need list of motor hp fuse amps kw cable size gland size please i Will request you send me my mail sir.

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narasimha says:
June 15, 2015 at 1:40 pm
total ratings previous publishing very nice am seened they

Ramachandra laxman says:


July 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Thank you for this cable selection chart. Thank u verymuch. Do u have any information about conductor,s DC current carrying
capacity .Please help me sir, Thank u.

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p.vadivel says:
August 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm
dear sir,
ratinng cable size of 300kva to 450kva trasformer.

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shafeeq says:
August 16, 2011 at 10:12 pm
dear sir,
thanks.can you please give details of selecting UPS and generators rating.

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Ramchandra B Damle says:
October 12, 2011 at 4:25 am
Dear Sir

Will you please furnish me short time ratings of HT XLPE insulated cables e. g. 10% for XXX Hrs., 20% for XXX Hrs. and so on ?

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SHAMAUN HAKIM says:
October 26, 2011 at 1:52 am
Can a 10 guage XPLE insulated copper wire used as leads for oil immersed CTs withstand around 90 deg C continously in
transformer oil? What is the compatability of XPLE wire with transformer oil? What is the specic density of XLPE insulation?

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Gnana Reuben says:
November 2, 2011 at 11:40 am
Can we get the standard from which the XLPE current values are derived / referred.

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paulson says:
November 25, 2011 at 11:09 am
can you tell me the voltage drop calcultaion of 11KV XLPE cable around 600m long

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Use Excel Base Program to Calculate LTMVHT Cable from Electrical Tool Page of This Blog

(1) Cable Designing Program:

DOWNLOAD:

Calculate Voltage drop of Cable.


Calculate Size of Cable.
Calculate Current Capacity of Cable.

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paulson says:
November 30, 2011 at 6:40 am
Mr Jignesh,

what is the dierence between MCCB,ACB and VCB..

I heard that above 630A we should use ACB ,but MCCBs are available till 1600A.

So can you tell me from which rating we have to go for ACB and VCB

Is there any dierence in the operation of MCCB and ACB.

Thanking you,
Paulson

karuppanasamy says:
January 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm
i am engaged in arecanut leaf plate manufacturing activity which need heaters with die of 8000 wafs.what specication of
power cable can i put.

Amit Thakur says:


November 20, 2015 at 10:02 am
Dear Sir,

i what to learn the HT cable sizing. how to calculate it . Can you help me. If you have any excel Sheet kindly shear with
me.

krishan chand says:


December 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm
please send details of
1cable size with current rating data
2 cable gland size & type
3 rating of contractor & over load relay

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
December 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm
This Topic is already covered.Read Electrical Notes Carefully

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nirav shah says:
August 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Dear Jignesh, I am nirav shah from hyderabad. i would like to know what is the dierence between current carrying
capacity for xlpe insulated single core copper exible cables for AC and Dc applications. Benchmark being single core
240sqmm which can carry upto 550amps in AC application.

Udaikiran says:
January 18, 2012 at 7:51 am
Dear Sir,

Details furnished by you are excellent.Sir, i need to buy the unlock version .Did you published any books on cable sizing,busbar
calculation, breaker designing etc?My maid id is udai_kiran1983@yahoo.com

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randy addae junior says:
October 17, 2012 at 9:53 am
please can i get a copy of your book in ghana?

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ramkewal says:
January 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm
sir, i read to this cable size and current rating chart it is very use full for us so i request u please send this chart in my Email
RAMKEWAL

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ramkewal says:
January 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm
i will be hope full with this chart
Thank you.
RAMKEWAL

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Ronald Mutambiranwa says:
February 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Dear Sir / Madam,
Please send me the cable size selection chart for Low voltage & Medium voltage(single phase and three phase indicating amps
each size can carry. I will be very great full to you

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Babji Duvva says:
March 22, 2012 at 10:57 am
can you please provid me for the current rating for 1C X 185 SQ MM copper cables

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
March 22, 2012 at 3:48 pm
It is already Given on the following Post
hfps://electricalnotes.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/xlpecablecurrentrating/

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Babji says:
March 23, 2012 at 4:01 am
sorry i want the current carrying capacity in DC power( 750 V, and 440 V )

Thank you.

Manojkumar says:
September 11, 2015 at 4:36 am
hi sir will you please tell me the calculation formula fo these & also i want to know the cable size for 11kv tranfomer to the
panel

Manoj Patil says:


September 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm
Dear

Plz confrim the Load and distance of TR. To panel

Regards Manoj Patil On Sep 20, 2015 5:21 PM, Electrical Notes & Articles wrote:

> Manojkumar commented: hi sir will you please tell me the calculation > formula fo these & also i want to know the
cable size for 11kv tranfomer to > the panel

nmr says:
April 1, 2012 at 11:56 am
11kv/433v TFP1000 kva/500kva/750kva the currents on LT side are 1333.3/1000/666.6 amps. what is size of 4 core xlpe
alluminium is used pl tell me.

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
April 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Download Excel base Sheet to decide Cable Size from EXCEL TOOL page.
To decide Cable Size We need two important Data
(1) Load
(2)Distance.

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vamsi says:
August 22, 2012 at 7:17 am
this chart about cables is nice but give us some information about OH cables, and underground cables .

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d s negi says:
October 5, 2012 at 9:22 am
WHAT IS THE BIS IS CODE FOR 11 KV CROSS ARMOURED CABLE

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Azad Anupam says:
October 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm
Very useful.

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Mohammed says:
November 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Dear Jignesh,

Your cable selection table is very helpful. But ive a question to clarify? how do we determine the cable current capacity of cables
running in parallel? for example if my breaker is rated at 1000A, what size of cable conductor should be terminating at the
terminals per phase, can i terminate 2 x 1c x 400 per phase or how do we decide the conductor sizing? as i understand there is a
derating factor of cables when connected in parallel? may be you can ellaborate further and may be send me details on the cable
sizing formulation and other useful data on my email : manjarwalla@gmail.com

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm
Use Equation
% Voltage Drop:=(1.732 X (Full Load Current)X(RCos+j Sin)XLengthX100) / Line Voltage X No of Run X 1000.
Here No of Run cable is Either 1,2 or more in parallel.
You can also use Cable Design sheet of the Excel Tool Page of this Blog

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Mohammed says:
November 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm
Dear Jignesh,
Thank you for your prompt reply. Ive also gone through your cable design excel sheet,wonderful program. On the cable
design program how do you determine the starting and running cos and sin thetha? do you have any thumb rule for
calculating the cable runs in a faster way? for example if my full load current is 1000A as incomer or any feeder load
connected to my panel. As from the program ive to input the the respective KW to afain nearest full load current before i
can get the runs of cables?

B.R.Suryawanshi says:
November 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
Dear Sir,
Plz.tel me this XLPE cables can we use 100% loading? for How much length cables are de rated?
Thanks.

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm
this Rating is as per Standard Cable Catalog and IS. Cable Rating never indicate derating factor. Because Derating Factor
depends upon Your Application.
It is depend upon Type of Laying Cable
=In Air,Land, at 0.500mt depth at 1 meter depth,
=AirLand Temperature,
=in bundle,=In separate,Distance between two Cable, etc.
If Cable Rating is 100 Amp It may be 80 Amp or 90 Amp or 100 Amp depend upon Laying of cable.

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A. A. Mahadik says:
November 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Pl. send me LT cable current carrying capacity charts

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Already available on this Blog . Please Refer Post of PVC Flexible Wire Rating
I have already Put Cable/Wire Rating Starting from 430V to 66KV (Earthed/Unearthed Cable)

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lal bahadur chand says:
December 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm
Varry importent for me this. Site

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shine says:
February 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Good work, its very useful

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hariharan.v says:
March 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm
sir,if i have 7.5kw unit then how can i select cable for that unit with out using chart.give me that formula for me.

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
March 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm
Use Cable Size Program of this Blog. (Formula is given in the Program)

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zahid says:
March 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm
well done sir you have a great job and sacrices for Electrical Engineering.

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Hareesh R says:
April 20, 2013 at 7:53 am
Hi,
I really appreciate your eort to share consolidated information..
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sulaimant says:
May 3, 2013 at 6:33 pm
dear
sir/madem
pleas send me cebel formula for given voltag and
also send me cabel and amp tebal

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
May 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm
Download Cable selection Program from this Blog..here You can nd Formulas and Table also

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hemant kumar says:
May 6, 2017 at 11:07 am
i want to this information sir

Jayaprakash.N says:
May 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm
It is very useful informations Gr8

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Ribhu Gaur says:
May 23, 2013 at 7:39 am
what is the thumb rule for above calcualtions..? please share the formula for approximate current ratings in 1.1 kv XLPE cables .

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kuruvilla says:
June 26, 2013 at 9:38 am
Mr. Jignesh, can you please tell me what size of cable is required for solar installation. My panel rating is Isc=8.5 A, Voc=36.5 V.
Im using two series panels in 3 arrays, basically an 23 system. Thanks. Length one way will be 30 feet from panels to inverter.

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parvejahamad says:
November 3, 2015 at 8:04 am
Electrical Rasio used

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Nasir says:
July 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm
400 volt,528 amp and insulation xlpe ,cable size required

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vinod pol says:
August 1, 2013 at 10:08 am
hiii sir, thanx for this information but sir pls tell me the formula or any thumb rule for calculating of cable/wire size as per given
load..

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Abdul Guar says:
August 23, 2013 at 10:51 am
Thank you for this cable selection chart. Do u have any information about conductor,s DC current carrying capacity .Please mail
me sir, Thank u.

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prabhakar says:
August 29, 2013 at 5:45 am
sir
can u tell me the formula how to calculate the cable sizes corresponding amps..

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mintu kumar pandit says:
September 22, 2013 at 8:15 am
why use mastic tape for 11 kv cable joint,please tell me sir.
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Mintu Kumar Pandit says:
September 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm
Dear sir,
what is the function of cable llers ? please reply.

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Mintu Kumar Pandit says:
September 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm
sir ,
dierence between round shape cable and delta shape cable please me understand

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mintu kumar pandit says:
October 4, 2013 at 10:41 am
whats type of 11kv spout ?

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Anees Mustafa says:
October 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm
electrical infrastructure construction Q&A for exp houseing scheme what are requrment of houesing scheme of all utlates
and what are gape electrical serviese between water ,sewg,gas and other serviese in under ground

krishnamurthy says:
November 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm
How to measure currenraings of armed & unarmed cables

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krishnamurthy says:
November 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm
Dierance between kw,kvar and kva

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Anil Thomas says:
November 16, 2013 at 7:48 am
I want to know that whats the current carrying capacity for 4 runs of 3.5 core 400 Sq.mm Al. armoured XLPE cable in
ground . How it can be calculate. ( please send a copy of tables if any )

which means if 3.5 core 400sq.mm cable carries 370 amps in ground and when it is 2 runs it will not be double of 370. it
will less than double. how it will calculate ???

Please give me a reply


with regards
By Anil

Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm
You are mixing two dierent topic ..
(1) If we laid cable in ground,air or trench its current capacity will be decrease due to surrounding temp.
(2) If we laid cable in group / single its current capacity will be decrease those eect called derating factor of cable..
You nd in Electrical Tool page.
If we run two cable for same phase obviously its capacity would be double

KRISHNAMURTHY says:
November 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm
How to measure capacitance&inductance in A.P.Transco meters and send formula of KW&KVAR&KVA.

KIRAN PATEL says:


November 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm
KIRAN PATEL
dear sir what is service factor in motor and which kind machine in use same motor

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bj vijay says:
November 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm
Hai

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John says:
November 18, 2013 at 10:02 am
Dear Sir,

My doubt might sound silly to you, but I just wanted to clarify it. From the given cable ampacity ratings in the tables above, how
can we calculate the maximum power rating for the respective multicore cables.

Thank you.

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Given Rating are single and Multi core cable..

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John says:
November 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm
For example: for a 4 core 120 sqmm Aluminium conductor cable, what is the maximum power capacity? Should we
multiply the given ampacity with single phase voltage or 3 phase voltage to nd out maximum load it can handle?

Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm
Use Cable Size Calculation sheet of this Blog

Suresh Chaudhary says:


November 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm
Dear Jignesh,
pl suggest me regarding cable rating across laying ground 700 running feet for 750A load bearing at resisdence building there
jurk load AC. Pl give cable size.

Regards,
Suresh Chaudhary

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bikram kaushik says:
November 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm
there is no any power rating of cable.only current rating of cable are mentioned.power rating is concerned to the equipment.

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Shruthi says:
November 27, 2013 at 7:08 am
Dear Jignesh,
Sir whats the formula to select the cables sizes for the particular current ratings?

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
November 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm
Refer Cable Size Excel base program from Electrical Tools Page

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Masoud BuArbyay says:
December 4, 2013 at 8:08 pm
You did good , its very useful

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mohamed says:
December 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm
dear jignesh how to calculate the busbar size in 630amps breaker 3ph ?

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Manoj Patil says:
February 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Dear Sir
Thanks for this information. this is very usefull for us.

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sunil says:
February 13, 2014 at 7:12 am
Dear Sir,

Can you explain that the current rating you have mentioned in Ground ,Air, or duct is quite opposite to what manufacture state
in their product catalogue.

regards

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Perumalkonar says:
February 21, 2014 at 8:27 am
how many runs of 3.5C 240 sq.mm al. conductor xlpe pvc insulted cables to be laid to supply to a circuit which is maximum
current draw is 800 A.

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Jignesh.Parmar says:
February 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm
Distance !!!! Use Excel Cable Size Calculation sheet of this Blog..

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shree raja says:
February 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Yes very use full.thank you.

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venu says:
February 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Sir,

please let me know the current carrying capacity of 3C*2.5 sqmm copper cable in air.

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karan says:
March 10, 2014 at 10:36 am
sir,
if i want to select power cable for 2o hp motor. and i am going to use 3 core alluminium cable.
then what will be the cable size?

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brijmohan says:
April 25, 2014 at 12:40 pm
sir
3.5core 50 sqmm ki cabel par fes kitana amp legislative

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manoj singh says:
April 15, 2014 at 7:58 am
sir,
if i want to select 50sq cable for 11kv. and i am going to use 3 core cable.
then what will be the cable size?

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Fetsum Asayehegn says:
April 16, 2014 at 9:32 am
your table is very useful, thank you and I need the cable size of 22 kw, 3ph, 380volt for my deep well pump motor at a deep
distance of 300 metrrs
Thank you & best regards,
Fetsum

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PETER BIBIN M J says:
July 23, 2014 at 5:38 am
thanks for this great cable chart

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Fadi says:
July 27, 2014 at 6:23 am
Hi

Can I know how many runs of single core 630 mm are required for a 1000 KVA transformer ?

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Teshome says:
August 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm
Dear Sir;
I would like to say thank you so much for the access you made open to get the size of power cables.
Teshome, from Ethiopia

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shadab uddin says:
September 8, 2014 at 6:05 am
Dear sir/ Madam
Please send me the cable size selection chart & amps details

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J.P.Nandaniya says:
September 13, 2014 at 6:03 am
Dear Sir,
Kindly give me chart for motor hp kw c relay contactor mccb current carring capacity for all and cu and gland size.

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fawad says:
September 16, 2014 at 2:23 am
hi. i have nd question about how to nd current of 132kv,1200mm^2 cross sec area,in at formation with 400 mm disc presnt
btween them,,is there any formuala ,so guide me plzzzzz,thnkxxxx

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satish says:
September 19, 2014 at 10:56 am
Hi Here 40 kw load 3 ph 415 v and length is 1 km so kindly suggest me which size of aluminum
cable to be laid in ground

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Virendra Singh says:
September 20, 2014 at 1:24 am
Hello, what 33 KV cable size should I select for a 2000 KW Load on LT side. Transformer is 2.5 MVA, 33/0.433 KV.

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sunil kumar says:
November 9, 2014 at 6:54 am

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Engineer Habeeb says:
December 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm
You are such a wonderful Engineer, for the great opportunity you have given to people

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nishantsharma111 says:
December 22, 2014 at 10:00 am
UR NOTES IS SUCH WONDERFULL THANK U SO MUCH

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Swapnil Mohite says:
December 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm
Dear Sir,
will you please suggest me from which website i can download Excel Base Program to Calculate LTMVHT Cable from Electrical
tools.

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venkatesh says:
December 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm
Sir Thanks For your Valuble Information,I want know the Formula for To Measure Current For Any cable
Ex:1x16sq.mm,3x4sqmm,316 sqmm

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Jamshed says:
January 5, 2015 at 7:49 am
Sir Thanks For your Valuble Information,I want know the Formula for To Measure Current For Any cable
Ex:1x16sq.mm,3x4sqmm,316 sqmm

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SARTHAK says:
January 9, 2015 at 9:21 am
CAN YOU TELL ME WHEN WE TAKE A 51MM COOPER CABLE THEN THIS COOPER CABLE HOW MUCH TAKE A LOAD
IN HP

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ali says:
February 9, 2015 at 10:23 am
please can you tell me if total load is 140 Amp and length is 250 Meter. how much XLPE cable size and how much voltage drop.
how i can calculate.

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Siddhartha says:
February 16, 2015 at 7:57 am
please advice which minimum width of 3 core xlpe cable should used for 7 KM long transmission with connected load of 3000

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RAM says:
February 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm
Sir
How much load can be layed on 1 kv line. Please give kv and load relation.

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sanjay says:
February 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Sir
whats the advantage of using 4 core cable over 3.5 core cable ? And then, what chang
Powar pf 1

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Suresh says:
March 15, 2015 at 6:15 am
sir,
Detail of Transformer primary & secondary testing please said me

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Obk. says:
March 16, 2015 at 9:58 am
Hello Sir.
Can a 4C 150mm armoured cable sustain 595A or a total power of 398Kva? If not, what cable size would be ideal? I seek for
expert advice. Thanks.

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Karan says:
March 24, 2015 at 2:45 am
Very good can I get this document through mail
Its very useful for me

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Mohammad ladlay says:
March 26, 2015 at 6:09 am
Thank you for this cable selection chart.
Thank u verymuch.

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mike says:
March 27, 2015 at 7:24 am
sir can you help me to size the cables for 5000A,3Phase,415Volts and the size of the cables for 2500KVA,415V, 3Phase diesel
generator please help me for this

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Ansh says:
March 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm
hello Sir,
Im Ansh from lucknow , i wanted to know when cable insulation test carried out on one end RN other end of cables RN are
shorted or not & why.???

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chauhan Devnarayan says:
April 2, 2015 at 6:52 am
Sir i
i want to know how to select copper and aluminium busar on current capacity

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shibu says:
April 22, 2015 at 7:27 am
Hai
can you please tell me how to make the GRCGroup rating cables,
Regards
Shibu

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Harekrishna Parida says:
April 23, 2015 at 5:16 am
Dear Sir,
Kindly share What is the standard parameters to be maintained daily in a transformer for both dry type and oil type & What is
dielectric strength?

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Vishal Jayprakash Mistry says:
April 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm
Respected Sir, Thanks For Supporting For Electrical Engineer
Sir i have Question to you sir
Can you give suitable CU. & Al. Cable Size of dierent rating starter like DOL & Stardelta Starter from above cable chart.

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SEBIN says:
April 27, 2015 at 4:49 am
Dear sir,
i want to know will there be any change inside the conductor when the cable inssulation viltage is .4/.6kV

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Kanchan says:
April 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm
Dear Sir,
Thanks for the useful chart can u please guide me if these ratings are available in some standard or u have calculated the same
using IEC 60287.
Regards

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Abhishek Kumar says:
May 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm
Dear sir,
Kindly give me how to test six nos of leads of motors to connect in delta.No identication.
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jayakumar says:
May 9, 2015 at 6:19 am
Dear sir,
how to messring of current rate of contecter or cables

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manjunath patil says:
May 17, 2015 at 9:12 am
tell me the standard formula to calculate current carrying capacity of cable

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John Lima says:
May 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Sir,
I require 4 core. rubberised cable for 200 HP 3phase motor 380/460 volts 226 amps if possible starter details.

Regards.
John

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J Prasad says:
May 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm
KINDLY SEND ME 33KV XLPE CABLE Current Rating Equivalent to Dog & panther conductor

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NILABJA BHATTACHARYA says:
June 1, 2015 at 12:09 pm
Hello Sir,

Please tell me how to calculate the voltage drop of a 4C, 25 Sq. mm. Armoured Aluminium XLPE 1.1kv rating cable for 80M
length having current rating of 200A.

If possible please involve the calculation also in reply.

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omar says:
June 2, 2015 at 8:39 am
kindly if I need underground cable I will consider current carrying from above table & proceed or should be multiply with
derating factors also . ??? can you help me.

our site condition :

ground temp. 35C >>>> factor = 0.89 as per IEC standard tables .
grouping factor >>>>>> 0.75 as per IEC standard tables .
depth laying factor >>>> 1.0 as per IEC standard tables .
soil thermal resistivity factor >>>> 1.17 as per IEC standard tables .

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Sivakumar says:
June 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm
Super

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Sivakumar says:
June 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm
Pls send me the LT &HT cable amps rating

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Sivakumar says:
June 8, 2015 at 5:03 am
Electrical notes are good. Pls send the transformer yard drawings

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Faizur Rehman says:
June 9, 2015 at 7:36 am
hI,
Main CutOut: 250 Amps
3 Phases

Red : 163 Amps Incoming Main Load from Qatar Govt. is 105 KW
Yellow : 156 Amps Cable size 95 mm
Blue : 105 Amps

Please let me know the Total Existing Load and alos tell me remedy to tripping o Problem.

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Rajesh says:
June 16, 2015 at 7:10 am
Its very useful data. Highly appreciate you eorts. Thanks

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gouse says:
July 12, 2015 at 6:00 am
Sir 3*400sqmm ug cable is laid in trench but cable termination is gefing heating tell me reason

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vanrajsinh says:
July 30, 2015 at 9:43 am
Dear sir u help me to amp to cable size formula & table send me my email id

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venkatesh says:
August 3, 2015 at 11:07 am
Sir
thanks for info
can u provide any data regarding voltage drop by its length

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azad says:
August 5, 2015 at 8:58 am
Either the termination is lose or the connected load is more than your estimated load

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Edwin Iraola says:
August 18, 2015 at 10:12 am
SIr,

Can you help about how much the maximum outer diameter of can cable can be run in 50 mm 110 mm 160 mm 250 mm dia duct

Thank you

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Jesper Moeller says:


September 25, 2015 at 9:11 am
Sir, why cant I nd a Multi core cable 3.5 x 240 mm2 ?

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K Soma Sekhar says:
October 17, 2015 at 4:14 am
For 140A load (Gas Analyser Heat Tracing System), 3cx150 sq mm 1.1kV Armoured Aluminium cable shall be sucient?? Cable
to be laid in Air.

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vineet kumar vishwakarma says:
November 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm
can you tell me , the size of fuse wire which can be used in 25 kva 3 phase distribution transformer 11/.4kv

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prabu says:
December 7, 2015 at 2:37 am
dear sir,

how to calculate the maximum output amps for 4c x 240sqmm size?

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Siva Prasad K says:
December 22, 2015 at 9:28 am
can anyone pls help me by sending the current carrying capacity of 3.535 Sq.mm aluminium cable ?

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R K Patel says:
December 26, 2015 at 10:07 am
Sir, request you to please send excel based calculation sheet for selection

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kandavel says:
January 2, 2016 at 8:45 am
Dear Sir
I would like to know the amperes details of 1c,600 SQMM COPPER CABLE

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ramjas says:
January 6, 2016 at 11:47 am
Dear sir ,

cable more type example armored , unarmored , exible , how calculate running meter weight.
have any formula.

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ramjas says:
January 6, 2016 at 11:54 am
Dear sir ,

We have more type cable , armored , unarmored,exible,instrumentation.


how calculate running mtr weight.
you have any formula.

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Prashant Jadhav says:
January 13, 2016 at 8:58 am
Dear sir,

We have got new project. please let us know which cable use to 200KV UPS input

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rk says:
February 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm
give details as below..

which size of cables are use in underground network ?


Total load is 200kw

as early as possible

thanks

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M.B.Parthasarathy says:
February 13, 2016 at 10:33 am
Why do electricity board keep R N Y B phase wiring in street post and not in R Y B N in order?

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Junad ur Rehman says:
February 17, 2016 at 5:30 am
Sir..!
Can you tell me the cable size in mm..
If i have to pass 500 amps of normal current and a surges of 100 amps could come to it..
Voltage is 440 V .
Cable length i need is 100 feet 1 side (single core) .

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hari says:
February 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm
please provide the cable sizing for 1000kva DG setwe got information that 4 run of 240 sq mm cable ,single core for each phase
is required.Is it like that?why?what is the calculation?

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AJU says:
March 1, 2016 at 6:00 am
Sir,

How will calculate the cable size if load A and distance between load and source are known?

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sanjeev dhiman says:
April 26, 2016 at 9:19 am
sir plz dene. cable size increses current also increase in small dia cables but when dia increase but current not increase with dia .
dene this

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Navin says:
April 28, 2016 at 3:55 am
Dear Sir kindly help in cable selection on AC side for a solar roof top system.
1).10kw pv system for a two oried villa

2).30 kw pv system for a 12 oried apartment.


Both the above cases ACDB is mounted on the roof.

Also please send me the cable selection chart

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Arunpuri says:
May 11, 2016 at 6:22 am
Thanks!!

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Maulik says:
June 8, 2016 at 12:53 pm
Sir,

We have wrongly purchased 3 core x 300 sq mm Aluminium armoured cable for main Incomer. What will be the solution to
convert this cable in 3.5 Core x 300 Sq mm cable. Please help.

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shiva s. h. says:
July 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm
sir, for 690 volt vfd application motor is it suitable for 1.1kv xlp cable or shall we required any special cable

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rakesh_19781978@redimail.com says:
July 30, 2016 at 8:05 am
sir,
Please tell me if 2x3x400 sqmm XLPE cable maximum current carrying capacity will be same for 11kv,33kv and 66kv voltage
level?
What is the maximum current carrying capacity?

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rakesh_19781978@redimail.com says:
July 30, 2016 at 8:41 am
sir,
Please tell me if 2x3x400 sqmm XLPE cable maximum current carrying capacity is same for 11KV,33KV,66KV?
what is the max current carrying capacity for 4km cable?

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anil says:
August 10, 2016 at 8:39 am
Thanks for providing such a list.
May I know the actual dierence between LT & HT?
And what is the standard of choosing the LT power cable?

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Mohd Ahmad says:
August 20, 2016 at 5:42 am
thanks for its

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Nitesh says:
August 22, 2016 at 4:21 am
10sqmm4core xlpe ug cable is ideal for a three oor building with total capacity of 15kilowaf?

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kishorv1kishor says:
February 1, 2017 at 7:38 am
Dear sir.
I am working as Sr. section Engineer in Western Railway zone of Indian Railway.I have to scrutinise technically all material for
traction distribution(Electrical branch) which is purchased by Railway.During Technically scrutiny I am facing a problem
regarding type test certicate provided by rm for IS 7098 part II(2011)or partI(1988).How can I considered category of cable i.e.
01, C1 or C2

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papadopoulos Thanasis says:
February 18, 2017 at 5:26 am
please I want to know what cable diameter I can use for one motor 450 volt 3 ph 60 hz 237 A in one distance 295 meter , the cable
passing from pipe with other cable together.

Thanks

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Md. Keafayet Ullah says:
April 18, 2017 at 6:33 pm
How can I use cable size for 440 kW load? Please suggest Me?

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NIDHI BHUSHAN says:
May 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm
how to select HT cables ?

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Ravikant Goswami says:
May 4, 2017 at 4:33 am
2R*3.5C*240sqmm XLPE, Aluminium cable current carriynig capacity for 630Amp Incomer Feeder panel?

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hemant kumar says:
May 6, 2017 at 11:20 am
please i want to note chemical electrical earthing and were use & its advantages anther earthing system , how many cost of
instalation of one chemical earthing

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Rajesh Thapa says:
May 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm
Can any one tell / explain the purpose of using 1.0 kV grade and 1.1 kV grade rating of PVC/XLPE insulated cable for low voltage
since I am confused with it as some says 1.0 kV n some 1.1 kV. Logically how do we calculate? or it is dier from country to
country?
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