RS PRO Orange, 0.5 mm² Equipment Wire, 500m

Technical Reference
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Certificate of Compliance
COO (Country of Origin): GB
Product Details

RS PRO Single Core PVC Insulated Equipment Wire

Introducing the range of RS PRO equipment wires, ideal for use across a wide variety of electrical power, lighting and internal wiring applications. The flexible hook up cable can be used for reliable cable connections in a neat and well-organised layout. By using this RS PRO high-quality range of single-core equipment cables, the installation wires can be easily colour coded by using the different sheath colours available in the range, dependant on the installation terminals being used. In addition to this, the robust and carefully manufactured copper conductor ensures optimum reliability and performance, regardless of the application the wires are being used for.

Features and Benefits:

  • This RS PRO single core cable has a 16/0.2 mm core strand with total cable length options of 100 mm or 500 mm

  • Ideal for low voltage multi-purpose cable installations

  • It is a flexible cable with a durable PVC protective sheath and copper conductors, available in multiple colours, ideal for colour-coding cable installations

  • The cable offers good insulation due to the PVC insulation material and installation is easy and efficient thanks to the flexible layout of the cable

  • Operating temperature: -15 °C to +85 °C

  • Conductor resistance (20℃ Ω/km): 38.2 Ω/km

  • Voltage Rating: 1000 V AC max.

  • Overall diameter: 1.65 mm max. (with insulation)


Equipment wire or hook up wire can be used for a wide variety of low voltage and current applications. These can range from domestic household appliances, industrial equipment and factory machine. Due to the reliability of the copper conductors and PVC sheath, these types of wires are usually the preferred choice with any internal wiring system. As an example, these are some common places you would find equipment wire:

  • Circuit boards

  • Computer internals

  • Mobile phones and other battery-operated devices

  • Vehicle lights


RS PRO is our own brand range and brings you a wide range of high-quality, great value products offering you more choice. Trusted by engineers all over the world, every part of every RS PRO product has been rigorously tested against demanding industry standards; they’re only given the RS PRO seal of approval if we’re confident of their exceptional quality, which means you can be confident too.

Standards and Certifications:

Defence Standard 61-12 (Part 6) / BS4808

Attribute Value
Cross Sectional Area 0.5 mm²
Sheath Colour Orange
American Wire Gauge 20 AWG
Core Strands 16/0.2 mm
Insulation Material PVC
Outer Diameter 1.65mm
Length 500m
Voltage Rating 1 kV ac
Conductor Material Annealed Tinned Copper
Wire Style BS4808
Maximum Operating Temperature +85°C
Minimum Operating Temperature -15°C
Insulation Wall Thickness 0.3mm
Cable Type Single Core
3000 In stock - FREE next working day delivery available
Price Each (On a Reel of 500)
£ 0.126
(exc. VAT)
£ 0.151
(inc. VAT)
Per unit
Per Reel*
500 - 500
1000 - 2000
2500 - 4500
5000 +
*price indicative
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