Which cables are suited to safety-related installations?
Electrical cable systems for safety-related installations or equipment have to comply with special fire safety requirements.
Many European countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland consider that circuit integrity is guaranteed only by a system audit conforming (or similar) to DIN 4102-12 – i.e. the testing of cables and installation system in a fire chamber.
The fibre-optic cables marketed as having “functional integrity” conforming to IEC or EN do not meet these requirements.
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