Solar installations for self-consumption and in public places require high-quality cables that also provide excellent performance in the event of a fire. Request CPR Cca class solar cables from your usual cable supplier.
SOLAR INSTALLERS REQUIRE Cca CABLES
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An increasing number of solar installers require Cca class cables to comply with the European standard. In public places rooftop installations (supermarkets, hospitals and similar) solar cable feeds the transformers which are located inside the building, never on the roof. Therefore, according to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), minimum fire reaction class required for cables must be Cca.
In self-consumption solar installations throughout Europe, it is also becoming compulsory to require CPR Cca class, to provide maximum safety in the event of a fire.
WHY IS CPR IMPORTANT IN ROOFTOP INSTALLATIONS?
According to the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR), the Cca classification is the highest fire safety regulation for public places. In many European countries, it is already mandatory to install Cca rated cables in public places and in false ceilings or raised floors, following the CPR application.
In Spain, according to the Guide for the CPR implementation published by FACEL, (Spanish Association of Electrical Cable Manufacturers, to which Top Cable belongs): “it is obligatory to install Cca classified cables in public places (page 26) and false ceilings or raised floors (page 27)”.
In the Guide “Basic Considerations for the Application of the CPR to Low-Voltage Energy Cables” (page 10), also published by FACEL, states that “The conductors to be used in the execution of interior electrical installations in residential buildings, homes, work premises and sanitary purposes places, whatever their occupancy capacity, must be non-fire propagating and with reduced smoke emission and opacity. The cables shall be of the minimum fire reaction class Cca-s1b,d1,a1.
Always ask your manufacturer/supplier for the Performance Declarations (DoP) to verify that the CPR certification is appropriate and that the cable meets all the necessary European requirements.
TOPSOLAR Cca CABLE, FROM TOP CABLE
TÜV CERTIFIED CABLE, ACCORDING TO EN 50618
The cable is also TÜV certified according to EN 50618. Both certifications guarantee that Topsolar® H1Z2Z2-K cable is fully functional in both solar photovoltaic farms and in industrial -or residential- rooftop photovoltaic installations.
Topsolar® H1Z2Z2-K cable is resistant to UV rays, ozone, sand abrasion and water absorption, withstanding severe environmental conditions (corrosion, climate and extreme hot and cold environments). It can be installed in places where water is present (AD8, immersion), and its estimated longevity is 30 years.
A SINGLE STOCK OF SOLAR CABLE FOR SOLAR FARMS AND ROOFTOPS
The Topsolar® H1Z2Z2-K cable is available in a wide range of cross-sections (1x4mm2,1x6mm2, etc.) and formats (1000m and 500m reels, and 100m rolls), with a red or black cover.
In addition, given its versatility and certifications, it is suitable for installation on rooftops and also in solar farms, so that a single stock is valid for all solar cable installations.
OTHER PHOTOVOLTAIC CABLES MANUFACTURED BY TOP CABLE
At Top Cable we have a large permanent stock of other cables suitable for photovoltaic environments, such as aluminium and medium voltage cables, and a wide range of auxiliary cables.