Technical characteristics of ШВВП cord

ShVVP cord is very popular today and is very often used at home. This is due to the relatively low price of the conductor and at the same time, good workmanship. Next, we will consider in detail the technical characteristics of ballscrews, decoding of markings and, what is equally important, the scope of application in everyday life.

How to decipher the marking?


So, first of all, let's talk about what does the abbreviation ShVVP mean: wire or cable? Very many people when searching for information about this conductor associate it with these consoles.Insulation designation

In fact, the abbreviation stands for:

  • W - cord;
  • In - a sheath of veins from polyvinyl chloride;
  • B - the outer shell of polyvinyl chloride;
  • P is flat.

As you can see, this type of conductor cannot be called either a cable or a wire. So that in the future you can immediately determine the type of conductor in front of you by abbreviation, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with decoding the marking of wires and cables!

Design Features

After you have learned the decoding of the marking of the ball screw, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with its main structural features.Appearance of an electric three-core cord

So, this electric cord has the following design:

  1. Current-carrying conductors are copper, round cross section, multiwire (clearly visible in the photo).
  2. Number of cores 2 or 3.
  3. The arrangement of the wires is parallel to each other.
  4. Color marking complies with GOST standards: zero is blue, phase is brown. If the cord is three-core (for example, ШВВП 3 * 1,5), the insulation of the third core is painted in yellow-green color and is used as grounding.

main parameters

The main operational indicators, in other words, the technical characteristics of the ballscrew, are represented by the following values:

  • rated voltage - 220/380 Volts;
  • rated frequency of alternating current oscillations - 50 Hz;
  • peak voltage (up to 15 minutes) - 2000 Volts;
  • core section 0.35 to 2.5 mm2;
  • service life from 6 to 15 years;
  • Warranty period of operation 2 years;
  • electrical resistivity per 1 km of the cord - not more than 270 Ohms;
  • operating temperature (working) - from -40 to +40aboutWITH;
  • installation is allowed at an ambient temperature from -10 to +30aboutWITH;
  • minimum permissible bending radius of conductors - 30 mm2;
  • permissible current load (long-term current) - depends on the cross-section of the cores (for example, with a size of 2 * 0.75 mm2 is 6 Amps).
  • weight from 0.026 to 0.049 kg per 1 meter of length.

As you can see, the characteristics of ballscrews make it possible to use this cord for electrical work, both outdoors and indoors. About where this type of conductor is used in relation to the house, we will talk further.

Application area

Due to the fact that the cross-section of the cores of the ball screw is usually less than 2.5 mm2, it cannot be used to connect powerful electrical appliances.Despite the fact that the maximum cross-section of the wires allows you to connect some electrical appliances with a power of 1-2 kW using a ball screw, most often at home use the following cord sizes: 2 * 0.5; 2 * 0.75; 2 * 1.5; 3 * 0.75; 3 * 1.5.Connection of spotlights

Typically, the scope of the ball screw is as follows:

  1. Used to connect low-power appliances: kettle, table lamp, radio equipment, etc. Some craftsmen make “carrying” with the help of this electric wire. If you suddenly decided do-it-yourself extension cord, better choose a more reliable analogue - PVA wire.
  2. It is used in the installation of lighting, both outdoor and indoor. In my practice, I have often met a cord with such a marking, which connects LED strips to the power supply.

As you can see, the use of ball screw is not always appropriate, which is associated with a small cross section. At home, we recommend using a cord with this marking not for all wiring, but only when installing lighting in rooms!


Well, the last thing you should tell about is what are the manufacturers of the ball screw. Today, such plants as Verkhneoksky Cable Plant, Sevkabel, Energokabel, Telecommunication Cable and other leading companies are engaged in the production of this conductor.Packed Bay Photo

In terms of quality, according to customer reviews, this 4 manufacturers rarely fail. If you suddenly doubted the quality of the product, we recommend it yourself determine cable cross-sectionto ensure compliance with GOST standards!

Video review of cord check

That's all I wanted to tell you about the purpose and technical characteristics of ballscrew. We hope that the description provided was interesting and useful for you. We also recommend that you read the article - how to find a wire in the wall!

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