HOME / Testing and Certification / Product Areas / Tools & Outdoor Equipment / Wire & Cables Wire & Cable Overview Bring your wire and cable products to markets across the world Did You Know? High demand for electrification of homes, increased investment in power distribution, and growth in the household sector in developing countries have all driven huge growth for the power cable segment. Wind turbines and solar systems require significant amounts of wire and cable that must perform under challenging weather conditions and extreme temperatures. From building, machine, and appliance wires to fiber optic cables, quality and reliability are crucial in every wire and cable application. Customers have to know that the products they buy and use have been thoroughly tested. But before your products can even reach your target customer, they have to meet the compliance requirements of that market. CSA Group offers testing and certification services that help you gain access to your target market, throughout North America and across the globe. Furthermore, when buyers see the CSA Group mark on your wires and cables, they’ll know that you ensured thorough testing for performance. Our mark is widely recognized and accepted by safety inspectors, code officials and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), safety experts and workplace committees, leading product manufacturers, and major product distributors and retailers. Top reasons to trust CSA Group for your wire and cable testing, inspection, and certification services: Commitment to convenience: Wherever you manufacture or sell your products, our technical experts are there—throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, we come to you Knowledge and experience: CSA Group has developed wire and cable standards for years, and it comes through in the way we conduct testing and certification Process simplification: We want our customers to understand the process of meeting local market requirements, so we’re committed explaining each step Fast, responsive service: CSA Group understands the importance of gaining access to target markets in the fastest manner possible—that’s why efficiency is built into our response, testing, and certification process Extensive testing: The key standards we test against include Harmonized UL/CSA standards for North America, CB Scheme, and IEC Our testing, certification, and standards solutions include: Appliance wiring (AWM) Armoured cable (AC90, ACG90, ACWU90, ACGWU90) Building wire (NMD90, NMWU) Communication cables (CMP, CMR, CMG, CM and CMX coaxial cables) Equipment and lead wire (TEW, TEWN, SEW, CL.) Flexible cords (SJTOW, SJOW, STOW, SOW, etc.) (Machine tool wire (MTW) Optical fiber cables (OFN, OFNH, OFNG, OFNR, etc.) Thermoplastic wires and cables (T90, TWN75, TWU, etc.)Thermoset wires and cables (RW90, RWU, SIS, etc.) Products Certified Testing, certifying and putting a mark recognized for quality on your wire and cable products – all over the world Whatever kind of wire or cable you produce and wherever you manufacture it, CSA Group can test it in a way that’s thorough and efficient, and delivers the absolute highest quality. Appliance wiring Make sure buyers know your appliance wiring has been rigorously tested for safety, reliability, and performance—the CSA mark stands for quality across the world. Armored cable Have your armored cable tested and certified by industry-leading experts who go out of their way to serve you better and meet your business needs. Communications cable Being tested and certified by CSA Group will tell buyers that your cable meets high performance and quality standards for their communications project. Optical fiber cables For cables as in-demand as optical fiber cables, being first to a market matters—and CSA Group performs testing and certification in a way that gets you there fast. Thermoplastic and thermoset wires and cables Have your thermoplastic and thermoset wires and cables tested and certified with CSA Group’s trademark blend of extensive expertise, efficiency, accessibility, and responsiveness. Photovoltaic cable As renewable energy markets grow, photovoltaic solutions become more and more in-demand. Gain access to more markets across the globe with a mark universally recognized for quality. Infographic A Simple Guide to Certification The right certification mark on your product can open doors to markets you seek in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. His illustration can help you determine where certification fits into your product cycle. View Infographic See All White Papers and Infographics A Simple Guide to Certification View Infographic Shop Standards Explore standards for a wide range of industries Standards offer enormous quality, safety, and sustainability benefits. No matter where you manufacture or sell your products, standards play a critical role. Shop Standards Services We offer expert services and custom solutions that help speed your product to market while ensuring compliance and safety. Get your wire and cable products tested, inspected, and certified for compliance and global market access Testing Transform your innovations into quality products that meet critical requirements with our expert testing services. Certification Launch new products, and boost customer confidence in North America and beyond with our global certification solutions. Marks & Labels Get the marks you need to access and enter your target market in North America with confidence. Value-Added Services Save time and gain efficiencies with access to our customer portal, online products listings, and more.