Submersible Cable

  • Type: JHS, JHSB
  • CE Certificate
  • Waterproof & Flexible Cable

The submersible cable features extra flexible, waterproof and flame retardant. It is suitable for various types of lead wire of the submersible motor.

It is intended for application in submersible pumps and irrigation equipment for wiring between equipment located at water wellheads and motors of submersible pumps installed in deep wells.

Conductor: flexible copper wire, Class 5
Insulation: EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber)
Outer sheath: CPE (Chlorinated Polyethylene Rubber)

Submersible Cable

CE Certificate

Submersible Cable: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

What is Submersible Cable?

Submersible cable is a type of cable that transmits electrical current to pumps that are underwater water or in wet conditions.

Submersible cable

Submersible cable

What is Submersible Cable used for?

The function of submersible cables is to transmit electricity to submerged electrical equipment.

This ensures the effective working of the equipment by minimizing power supply interruption.

Where can you use Submersible Cable?

You can use submersible cables in the following applications:

  • Dewatering tanks
  • Submerged deep wells
  • Underwater pumps

How does 2 Wire and 3 Wire Submersible Cable Compare?

A 2-wire submersible cable does not have a neutral wire.

A 3-wire submersible cable contains a neutral wire.

What is the difference between Flat and Round Submersible Cable?

  • The wires inside a round submersible cable are round and individually insulated. Wires inside a flat submersible cable are flat, and each is insulated.
  • The function of round submersible cable is to reduce the total surface area. The flat submersible cable function is to reduce the cable’s thickness of one direction.
  • Flat submersible cable does not untwist itself. Round submersible cable untwist itself.
  • Round submersible cable is typical in industrial applications like pumps. Flat submersible cable is common in the service provision industries, such as the medical industries.

What are the Characteristics of Submersible Cable?

Submersible cable

Submersible cable

The characteristics of submersible cables include:

  • Resilient to abrasion feature minimizes exposure of the cable wires through cutting or wear and tear.
  • Moisture and waterproof ensure that the cables don’t react with water, which may affect its performance.
  • Fire retardant feature minimizes chances of occurrence of fire within these cables.
  • High electrical conductivity facilitates the transmission of electricity, which enhances the performance of the electrical equipment.
  • High-quality insulation material for maximum usage of your submersible cables
  • Temperature resistance enhances its usability in applications with high temperatures.

Are there Special Conductors for Submersible Cable?

The main conductors for submersible cables include:

· Copper Material

Copper is the best conductor material for submersible cable due to its high conductivity rate.

Copper easily bends due to its malleability.

This makes it the best alternative to use in submersible cables.

Also, copper has a high heat resistance, which eliminates overloading issues.

However, copper is limited as a conductor since it has a high probability of electromagnetic interference.

What are the Benefits of Submersible Cables?

The benefits of submersible cables include:

  • They work efficiently in harsh environmental climates such as in wet areas.
  • They ensure the effective performance of the electrical equipment
  • They have a high-temperature resistance, which allows for their use in high-temperature applications.

How does EPDM and PP Insulation Material for Submersible Cable Compare?

Both EPDM and PP insulation material offer excellent resistivity against factors such as heat, high temperature, abrasion and weather conditions.

PP insulation material offers a tough resistance to chemicals when you compare to EPDM insulation material.

EPDM insulation has a lower thermal expansion when you compare to PP insulation material.

This increases the applicational area for submersible cable insulated using EPDM.

PP has poor bonding properties when you compare to EPDM, which makes it hard to paint.

The resistance of PP insulation material to electricity is higher when you compare to EPDM insulation material.

This makes it an excellent insulation material for high voltage electrical equipment.

How do you Select Submersible Cable?

Consider the following factors when selecting submersible cables:

  • Environmental conditions such as the acidity levels.
  • Flexibility of the submersible cables.
  • Electricity requirements of the electrical equipment.
  • Certification standard requirements for the submersible cables.
  • Type of submersible cable which can either be round or flat submersible cables.
  • Voltage requirements of the electrical equipment
  • Type of insulation material of the submersible cable

How does Submersible Cable Structure look like?

The structure of the submersible cables includes:

  • Three wires can either be flat or round. These wires are live, neutral and earth.
  • Wire insulation material that covers the wires. Each wire has its specific colour-coding.
  • A submersible cable jacket that covers the three wires.

Submersible cable structure

Submersible cable structure

What is Submersible Cable Color Coding?

Submersible cable color coding is a reference of colors that are used to differentiate the different types of wires present within the cable.

These wires are live, earth and neutral.

Are there Drawbacks of Submersible Cables?

Yes; submersible cables have various drawbacks which include:

  • They are expensive when you compare to non-submersible cables.
  • Their structure minimizes their applicational areas. You are limited to a harsh environment.
  • The installation process is technical, which requires qualified personnel.

What Types of Submersible Cables are there?

The main types of submersible cables include:

  • PVC 3 core flat and PVC 4 flat submersible cables. They are common in deep well-submerged pumps.
  • PVC 3 core round and PVC 4 core round submersible cables. They are common in high acidity environment such as sewerage.
  • Rubber 3 core and rubber four core flat submersible cables are ideal for pumps submerged to a depth of 500 meters.
  • Rubber 3 core and rubber 4 core round submersible cables. They offer a better alternative than flat submersible cables regardless of the pump depth location.
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