Ship Electrical Cable / Marine Shipboard Power Cables

  • IEC / JIS / DIN / BS / NEK Standards
  • Rating Voltage up to 26/35kV
  • Approved by ABS, BV, DNV-GL, LR, NK, RINA
  • Flame Retardant & Fire Resistant Cable
  • Low Smoke and Halogen Free Cable

Honest Cable Owns A Complete Range of Type Approval Certificates

Why Choose Us

Professional Team
Honest Cable team can reply to your inquiry in 2 hours on working time and in 24 hours during closing time. Welcome to call us for urgent shipboard power cable project.
Flexible Payment Options
The payment terms include T/T, L/C or O/A. Honest shipboard power cables are inspected by us or third party. We guarantee a full refund to clients if the cables are not approved.
Quick Delivery
We have a large stock of shipboard power cables of different specification and can deliver to you in 5 days. The delivery time will be 10-30 days for custom-made ship electrical cable.
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Honest cable warranty is 12 months from the delivery date. Any problems will be solved in 1 working day and solution will be provided in 3 working days.

Your Professional Ship Electrical Cable Manufacturer & Supplier

Ship electrical cable is also named shipboard power cable. It is produced according to IEC, BS, JIS, DIN or NEK standards.

Ship electrical cable is designed for electrical power supply on shipboard. It features low smoke (IEC 61034), halogen-free (IEC 60754), flame retardant (IEC 60332-3-22).

Honest ship electrical cable includes ship MV cable, CJ86/SC, CJPF96/SC, TFOI cable, LKM-HF, MGCH cable, BS6883 cable and JIS cable.

All cable types are approved by ABS, BV, CCS, Lloyd’s Register, DNV-GL, NK, RINA, and RS classification societies.

Ship Electrical Cable: The Complete FAQ Guide

What is Ship Electrical Cable?

Ship electrical cable is a type of cable found in ships whose function is to supply electricity to electrical equipment within the ship.

Ship electrical cable

Ship electrical cable

How many Types of Ship Electrical Cables are there?

There are five types of ship electrical cables, including:

  • Coaxial ship electrical cables
  • Ribbon ship electrical cables
  • Twisted ship electrical cables
  • Shielded ship electrical cables
  • Screened ship electrical cables

What is Ship Electrical Cable used for?

The function of a offshore electrical cable is to supply power onboard a ship vessel.

How does Ship Electrical Cable compare to Normal Cables?

Ship electrical cables have extra insulation material and jacket which lack a normal cable.

The insulation material and jacket offer protection to the cable

Ship electrical cables have a wide application area in the ship than normal cables.

The voltage requirements for ship electrical cables is higher when you compare to normal cables.

The certification standards for ship electrical cables are different from those of normal cables.

What is the Best Conductor Material for Ship Electrical Cable?

The best conductor material for ship electrical cable include:

Offshore power cable

Offshore power cable

· Copper

The properties of copper that make it the best conductor for ship electrical cable include it being relatively cheaper than silver.

It also has high malleability and good conductivity.

It is, however costly when you compare to fiber and also subject to corrosion.

A Ship Electrical Cable uses which insulation material?

The insulation material used in Ship electrical cable can be:

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a common insulation material for a ship electrical cable. It is relatively cheaper and durable. However, the chlorine present makes it a health hazard in case of fire.
  • Polyethene (PE) has a low dielectric loss when you compare to PVC. However, it is moisture sensitive in case of voltage stress.
  • Cross-linked polyethene (XLPE) consists of different linked polyethene. This prevents the melting of the polymer as an insulation material. XLPE is ideal for use in high-temperature applications.
  • Ethylene Propylene (EPR) is a flexible insulation material when you compare to PE and XLPE. However, it has a high dielectric loss when you compare to the two. Its operating temperature is between 90C and 100C.

What is the Voltage Range for Ship Electrical Cable?

The voltage range for ship electrical cable is up to up to 26/35kV.

Is Ship Electrical Cable the same as Marine Power Cable?

Yes. Ship electrical cable is also known as marine power cable.

What are the Recommended Standards for Ship Electrical Cable?

The recommended standards for ship electrical cables include:

  • IEC 60092 standards. they explain the standards for installation of these cables for voltages of up to 15kV
  • JIS C 3410 standards is a Japanese standards requirement which has its international standard equivalents.
  • DIN 89158?159/160 standards explain the quality aspects of the ship electrical cables.
  • BS 6883 & BS 7917 describes the quality specifications for fixed wiring of the ship electrical cables. It also offers the testing methods for these cables.
  • VG 95218 standards specify the quality of cables that you can use for fixed installation.
  • UL 1309 standards explain the requirements for distribution, signal and control cables
  • IEE 1580 standards specify the quality of ship electrical cables for use in harsh environments.

What are the Characteristics of Ship Electrical Cable?

The characteristics of ship electrical cables include:

  • The fire retardant feature minimizes fire from burning the cables.
  • Low smoke. These cables emit low smoke in case of the occurrence of fire, which helps in containing it.
  • High electrical conductivity. They easily conduct electricity that enables them to work efficiently
  • Abrasion-resistant helps in making them tough against wear and tear that might expose the wires.
  • Halogen-free. These cables don’t have any elements of the halogen group, such as chorine.
  • These cables are lightweight, which enhances its usability.
  • High resistance to temperature change ensures that you can use these cables in a high temperature environment.

How do you Select Ship Electrical Cable?

The following are factors that you need to consider when selecting a ship electrical cable:

  • The type of electrical equipment.
  • The voltage requirements for the electrical equipment
  • The type of conductor on the ship electrical cable
  • The type of insulation material for the ship electrical cable
  • The flexibility of the ship electrical cable.
  • The certification and standard requirements for ship electrical cables.

Is there Specific Color Coding for Ship Electrical Cable?

Yes, there is a specific color coding for ship electrical cable.

This entails:

High voltage cable

 High voltage cable

  • Red which is for positive mains
  • Green/ green with yellow stripes fir bonding wires
  • Brown for generator armature to the regulator
  • Grey connects switches and fuses to the lightning system.
  • Pink connects the gauge to the fuel gauge sender
  • Purple connects the electrical instruments to the ignition switch
  • Brown with yellow stripes connects the unfused positive mains
  • Tan connects the gauge to the water temperature sender.
  • Blue stripe connects tilt and trim circuits.

What is Ship Electrical Cable Core?

A ship electrical cable core refers to the electrical conductors present in a cable.

What is the difference between Ship Electrical Cable and Instrumentation Cable?

The main difference between ship electrical cable and instrumentation cable is in their applications.

Instrumentation cable

 Instrumentation cable

Ship electrical cable is used to power up the electrical applications in a ship.

An instrumentation cable is used to control electrical equipment in a ship.

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