Complete CPR Cable Product Portfolio – Safety Is Key
RFS today announced it is launching the world’s first RF cables with outstanding fire safety performance compliant to the highest classification criteria in the European Union’s new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) EU 305/2011 which took effect July 1, 2017. The launch underlines RFS’ innovation and dedication to serve its customer base with products that meet international standards for safety and fire resistance.
RFS has expanded its range of transmission line solutions with the release of a premium CPR-compliant RF cable jacket option for its foam-dielectric coaxial cables. The specially developed jacket material meets the stringent fire safety requirements in Europe. The unique CPR series offering is available for a wide variety of RFS CELLFLEX® feeder cables and RADIAFLEX® radiating cables.
All cables with the CPR jacket option have been tested and certified by an external notified body according to EN 50575. In addition, RFS’ manufacturing facility in Hannover, Germany has been audited and meets the highest system 1+ requirements for type approvals, regular production audits, as well as regular sampling and testing of products by the notified body.
The new CPR series features:
- CELLFLEX cables, including LCF12-50CPR and LCF78-50CPR, with the fire protection class B2ca (subclasses B2ca s1 d0 a1)
- RADIAFLEX cables, including RLK78-50CPR and RLK114-50CPR, with the fire protection class Cca (subclasses Cca s1 d0 a1)
RFS CPR cables achieved best-in-class ratings for low smoke emission (s1), zero droplets (d0) and acidity rating (a1), the most important criteria for safe operation of cables in indoor environments.
To complement its broad suite of CPR series transmission line products, RFS offers user-friendly compatibility with its existing range of connectors, factory-assembled RF jumpers, grounding kits and clamps, as well as trimming and preparation tools.
For additional information, including a full list of the new CPR product portfolio, the CPR classification for existing indoor cables, and mandatory Declarations of Performance (DoP), see the RFS leaflet Safety Is Key and the CPR section of the RFS web site.