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Wireless communications cables comply with EU CPR

15th August 2017
Alice Matthews
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Global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems providing total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), now offers a comprehensive range of RADIAFLEX radiating cables and CELLFLEX feeder cables that are certified as compliant with the European Union’s (EU’s) Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The RFS cables meet the requirements of the following European standard for fire performance in cables to comply with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011: EN 50575.

The EN 50575 standard requires more stringent fire safety measurements and testing than earlier standards for low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) cables. The RFS cables are already designated as LSZH cables and meet three International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for fire safety in cables:

  • IEC 60332: Flame spread
  • IEC 60754: Smoke acidity
  • IEC 61034: Smoke emission

RFS’ compliance with the EU regulation reflects the company’s dedication to providing its customers with products that meet international standards for safety and fire resistance. “RFS made it a top priority to meet the new criteria and complete the required certification tests so we can offer a range of CPR-compliant RADIAFLEX and CELLFLEX cables when the EU regulation takes effect,” said Andreas Bergmeister, Product Manager Indoor Solutions, Cables Business Unit, RFS.

Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 took effect on 1st July 2017. The regulation makes it mandatory for any product marketed as a construction product in the EU to comply with a harmonised set of rules for expressing performance characteristics. The rules make it easier for product purchasers to compare specifications from different manufacturers in different countries, and to ensure that products meet stringent fire safety standards. RFS wireless communications cables that comply with the EU regulation are marked according to their compliance class.

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