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6181Y (Meter Tails) Cable

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Applications Overview

6181Y are flexible general wiring low voltage (LV) double insulated single-core PVC cable with a copper conductor offering light protection against mechanical damage. These are manufactured in accordance with British Standard BS6004 and are suitable for fixed installation with a voltage rating of 300/500V in dry or damp areas, for both domestic building and light industrial wiring. These cables are commonly referred to as double insulated cables, "Meter Tails" cables, or "Smart Meter" cables.
6181Y cables should be installed in an area with low risk of mechanical damage, in a tray, clipped onto a surface, or suspended in free air. 

6181Y (Meter Tails) Cable

6181Y (Meter Tails) cable construction

Conductor 1mm2 to 2.5mm2 : Solid copper (Class 1)
4mm2 and above : Stranded copper (Class 2)
Insulation Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Outersheath PVC Type 6

6181Y cables are normally grey, however other colours are available upon request. As you can see from the cable construction table, these double insulated cables are more accurately insulated and sheathed cables.

These cables have an operating temperature ranging between -15oC and +70oC.

BASEC Approved 6181Y and accessories

Eland Cables supplies BASEC-approved 6181Y (Meter tails / smart meter) cables. We also supply accessories which have been designed and manufactured to for the relevant cable, ensuring easier and safer installations.

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Cable Standards and Approvals

6181Y (Meter Tails) Cable

BS 6004

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The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

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Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

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Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

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