Issued in 1988, the German standard VDE 0812 contains the
specifications for equipment wires and stranded equipment wires
used within telecoms and data processing systems. These flexible
cables are used in electronic control system connections, voice
frequency transmission, and signal and communications in fixed
The scope of VDE 0812 covers popular European alternatives to
American style data cables with cores twisted into pairs to reduce
cross talk. An overall tinned copper wire braid screen in the case
of CY cables, further reduces electromagnetic interference.
Cables manufactured in accordance with VDE 0812 are suitable for
installation in dry and humid rooms, and can be used as a
termination and connection cable in the control, measuring and
signal technology. These cables are not suitable for power supply
or for direct burial. They are widely used in fixed installations
or installation requiring occasional movement and flexibility. They
are ideally suited for use in confined spaces.