||Specifies the construction, dimensions and test requirements of
power cables with extruded solid insulation from 6 kV up to 30 kV
for fixed installations such as distribution networks or industrial
When determining applications, it is recommended that the possible
risk of radial water ingress is considered. Cable designs with
barriers claimed to prevent longitudinal water penetration and an
associated test are included in this part of IEC 60502.
Cables for special installation and service conditions are not
included, for example cables for overhead networks, the mining
industry, nuclear power plants (in and around the containment area)
nor for submarine use or shipboard application.
Significant technical changes with respect to the first edition have
been made. The changes relate to possible water ingress, large
conductor sizes, partial discharge requirements, insulation and
oversheath thickness requirements, range of type approval,
electrical tests after installation and tabulated current ratings.
This English-language version is derived from the original bilingual
publication by leaving out all French-language pages. Missing page
numbers correspond to the French-language pages.