Automotive Cables

Germany Standard

Japanese Standard

American Standard




Code Designation

1. Type of wire (German abbreviations)
FL=automotive wire
FLZ=automotive ignition wire
2. Conductor Materials (excluding electrolytic copper)
M=materials other than E-Cu or electrical resistance alloys
W=resistance wires
3. Characteristics of insulation materials
no abbreviation=Normal thickness
R=reduced insulation thickness
U=ultra thin insulation
S=lncreased insulation
4. Insulation and Sheath Materials
Germany Standard
Y=soft-PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
YW=soft-PVC, heat-resistant, hot-pressure resistant
4Y=PA (polyamide)
6Y=FEP (tetrafluoroethylene hexafluoropropylene)
7Y=ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene)
11Y=TPE-U (thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer)
13Y=TPE-E (thermoplastic polyester elastomer)
2X=XLPE (polyethylene cross-linked)
4G=EVA (ethylene/vinyl acetate)
2G=SiR(Silicone rubber)
Japanese Standard
A= automotive Low Tension Cable
V=polyvinyl Chloride Insulation
S=thin Wall Insulation
SS=extreme Thin Wall Insulation
XX=cross linked Insulation
EB=electric Bond
HEB=heavy Duty Electric Bond
HD=heavy Duty
American Standard
TWP=thin wall, Thermoplastic insulation low-tension cable for Accumulator.
GPT=thermoplastic insulation low-tension cable.
TXL=thin-wall low-tension cables for automobiles.
GXL=cross linked polyolefin insulation low-tension cables for automobiles.
SXL=cross linked polyolefin insulation special purpose low-tension cables for automobiles.
HDT=heavy Duty, Thermoplastic insulation low-tension cable for automobiles.
SGT=starter or Ground, General purpose thermoplastic insulated
5. Shielding
B=screen (film, foil) shield
C=copper wire braiding
6. Special Designs
F=flat cable
Z=Multi-core separable cable
7. Number of Cores and Cross Section
indication of number of cores and cross section (mm2)

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