IDH Guardian™ is now BASEC approved

IDH Guardian™ is designed to meet the requirements of the new 17th Edition Of The IEE Wiring Regulations Clause 522.6.5. The Safe light weight easy to install answer to safety and protection of cables installed in partition walls, ceilings and floors. Basec have approved Guardian™ cables to BS 8436 and IS 273. Approval cert 1 » Approval cert 2 »

Complies with new wiring regs clause 522.6 for cables concealed in a wall or partition at a depth of less than 50mm.

IDH Guardian™ is a new fixed cable concept that has been specifically developed against the ever-changing requirements and pressures placed upon the Electrical Services.

Guardian™, manufactured under IDH’s Quality System certified by BASEC and assessed by LPCB, is constructed with recognised British Standard materials. However, it sets new cable performance standards including impact and nail penetration capabilities. These capabilities have been independently assessed by the national recognised cables division of ERA Technology.

Guardian™ is very user friendly, easy to install lightweight cabling system.

It is a robust yet pliable multi-purpose cable, including a full sized circuit protective Conductor for electrical circuit protection; it uses the latest in Low Smoke, Halogen free material technology. Amongst it’s many benefits, Guardian™ offers greatly reduced electrical interference through the use of an aluminium screen, which also assists in giving the cable a good level of impact resistance.

With the speed and ease of installation when compared to traditional cabling systems, e.g. small armoured cables and cables within a conduit, Guardian™ offers a solution which, in the right applications, will greatly reduce installation times and minimise installed costs.

Guardian™ Construction

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Guardian™ is manufactured under IDH Cables’ Quality Management. BS EN ISO 900I-2000 system which is certified by BASEC & LPCB. Guardian™ Cables are manufactured to I.S.273 and BS8436. Guardian™ Cables have been tested and approved by ERA, ERA and BASEC approved.

Guardian™ Features & Benefits

“Guardian™ when used in the right application can help to save up to 30% on installation time compared to traditional cables”.

Ease & Speed of Installation

Ease & speed of installation including simple termination techniques. Reduced installation times when compared to traditional cabling systems.

Pliable Yet Robust

Offers impact resistance, retains it’s shape when bent and dressed.

Technical Solutions

There are times when it is not possible, or extremely difficult, to use trunking or conduit as a means of offering cable protection as called up in BS7671, ‘Requirements to Electrical Installations’ – IEE Wiring Regulations –16th Edition, e.g. low ceiling voids. Guardian™ by nature of its design can withstand a short circuit fault current – e.g. if a nail or screw should accidentally penetrate the cable and a live phase conductor. It will successfully operate and 40A Type B current breaker, to BS EN 60898, instantaneously.


Lightweight, up to 60% less weight and 20% less space required than traditional small armoured cables. Easy to handle and install, lighter cable tray could be used for multiple layers of cables.

Aluminium Screen

Reduced electrical interference and compatible with EMC requirements.

Installed on Many Surfaces

Can be installed on many surfaces and within different building structures. Flexible in the applications it can be used for.

Full sized CPC

Compliance with BS7671 earthing requirements.

Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

Compatible with expanded Polystyrene thermal insulation. PVC – sheathed cables must be in a conduit when adjacent to polystyrene.

Thin Partition Walls

Under new wiring regulations Guardian™ screened cables can be installed in all locations in thin partition walls. There are restrictions on the location of PVC house wiring cables when used in thin partition walls.

Guardian™ Approvals

With an impressive engineering pedigree stretching over 80 years, ERA has continually adapted to be customer facing and remain at the forefront of innovative development. ERA’s growing capabilities in software systems integration builds on the complements its experience in communications and sensors hardware and software development.

Guardian™ Technical Data

Guardian™ Technical Data

Maximum continuous conductor operating temperature: +90°C
Minimum installation temperature: – 10°C
Minimum bending radius: 6D. Where D is the Nominal Cable Diameter.

Voltage Grade: 600/I000 volts