Selection of themes
Cable reels are suitable for use in households, in workshops, in your garden or on building sites. Whatever the intended use, brennenstuhl® offers you the best possible cable reel for leisure and work. Sensible extras such as the Cablepilot, the ROL’UP automatic roll-up system and the Bretec® rotary contact comfort for cable reels facilitate your work.
Our building-site cable reels are specially certified for the requirements and use on building sites and offer clever special equipment.
What must your cable reel have? Use the filter options so that we can show you suitable cable reels according to your requirements.
- Cable reels for indoors
- Cable reels for outdoors
- Which cable reel on the construction site or for commercial use?
- Cable reels for the garden
- Which cable reel for camping?
- Why do you have to unroll a cable reel?
- Useful extras for cable reels
- Key to cable quality
- Empty reels or hose reels
Cable reels for indoors
The field of application aims at household use and/or closed, dry rooms. By means of the Schuko sockets, you can supply several devices with power.
Cable boxes and standard cable reels
A cable box distinguishes itself by its compact design and its comfortable handling.
The cable is winded up inside the reel body and thus completely disappears in the box. The cable length varies between 3 and 10 meters. Protection type IP20 (covered) may only be used indoors.
Apart from that, there are more standard cable reels with sheet steel or plastic body for indoors.
Cable reels for outdoors
Suitable are all cable reels with sheet steel or plastic and protection type IP44 (foreign body- and splash water-protected). Supply several devices with power at the same time thanks to the Schuko plug system.
A residual current device, also referred to as safety switch, provides protection against dangerous electrical accidents.
The length of the cable reel, 25m, 40m and 50m, depends on the intended purpose. In this segment, brennenstuhl® only offers products made in Germany. Cable reels for outdoors can also be used indoors.
Which cable reel on the construction site or for commercial use?
For the requirements and the rough conditions on the construction site, we have especially certified cable reels satisfying the requirements according to BGI608 and VDE 0100 part 704. The plastic cable reels with protection type IP44 have been designed for permanent outdoor use.
Do you need more power, e.g. for a circular saw? Then you need a high-voltage current cable reel with CEE connector.
Or do you want to have a really professional solution? Then you will find the right equipment here.
Cable reels for the garden
A garden cable reel differs from a normal cable reel in that it only has one connector instead of a socket insert and a coupling at the other end.
Using this coupling, you can, for example, supply the lawnmower or the electric hedge trimmer with power.
Learn more about this topic:
Why a garden cable reel?
Which cable reel for camping? And what cable length should my cable reel have at the campsite?
When it comes to the camping power supply, there are some requirements for the connection cable that is to ensure the power supply between the power station at the campsite and the motorhome/caravan. All requirements are met by brennenstuhl® camping cable reels.
What is the maximum cable length for my camping cable reel?
The maximum length of 25 m cable (+/-2 m) for connecting the caravan must not be exceeded. Furthermore, the conductor cross-section of the power cable for the connection of the caravan or motorhome must be at least 2.5mm² with a rated current of 16A. In addition, the camping cable drum must be dust and splash-proof (protection class IP44) and have a robust rubber cable H07RN-F (or equivalent). The robust, oil-resistant RN cable on brennenstuhl® camping cable reels is in the signal colour orange to increase awareness of potential tripping hazards caused by the cable lying around.
Camping cable drum with CEE plug
Camping cable reels are generally equipped with a CEE plug to ensure the power supply between the power station on the campsite and the motorhome/caravan. Depending on the purpose, camping cable reels are available with CEE sockets only or combined with CEE sockets and earthing contact sockets. With cable reels, the cable should always be completely unwound when in use.
Everything you need to know about Power Supply during camping can be found in our article.
All camping cable reels at a glance
Why do you have to unroll a cable reel?
It is not recommended to use a cable reel with rolled up cable. In case of excessive load, the core of the cable reel will get extremely hot. For this reason, an installed overheating protection is required, which will trigger before the cable insulation starts to melt.
Get detailed information on this topic here.
Useful extras for brennenstuhl® cable reels
Reciprocating handle allows free hands when transporting, practical suspension and super fast reeling and unreeling.
- Automatic roll-up system ROL’UP
Convenient reeling by pulling briefly instead of long cranking.
- Bretec® rotary contact comfort
Using this rotary contact technique, the cable reel turns without the socket insert turning with it.
- Plug storage
When the cable reel is not in use, the connector can simply be stored in the two small holes in the reciprocating handle.
- Reel brake
At the reel body, there is also a cable holder for fixing the cable during transport.
- Reel step
The fixing aid for your cable reel during reeling.
Put the foot onto the reel step and use your knee to fix the handle in place. Allows for smooth reeling of the cable.
- USB charging function
With the USB charging sockets, which are protected against dust and dirt, electronic devices can be charged directly at the cable drum.
Key to cable quality
H - Harmonised cable
A - Other nationally cable
Nominale Voltage (Volt)
03 - 300 / 300 V
05 - 300 / 500 V
07 - 450 / 750 V
V - PVC
V3 - PVC, cold-resistant to -35°C
R - Natural or synthetic rubber
S - Silicone rubber
B - Synthetic rubber
V - PVC
V3 - PVC cold-resistant to -35°C
R - Natural or synthetic rubber
N - Neoprene
J - Glass fibre
T - Textile
Q - Polyurethane
U - Round, single-wire cable
R - Round, multi-wire cable
K - Fine wire for permanent installation
F - Fine wire for moveable cables
H - Extremely fine wire for moveable cables
Y - Tinsel wire
Number of Wires
G - With green-yellow wire
X - Without green-yellow wire
Diameter of Cable Core
Special shapes/cable name extensions
AT - Country-specific standard for Austria
K35 - Cold-resistant to -35 °C
The right cable for every use
For long-term outside use.
Withstands high mechanical loads and resists abrasion. Resistant to weather, microbes and acid. Cold-resistant to -40 °C. Polyurethane outer sleeve.
For long-term outside use.
Resistant against oils and acids. Inner wire coating made of natural or synthetic rubber. Outer cable casing made of neoprene.
N07: For outside use.
N05: For temporary outside use.
Oil resistant. High mechanical loading capacity. Anti-freezing, remains highly flexible down to -35°C. Outer cable casing made of highly flexible special plastic.
Standard version for normal use in dry conditions and for temporary outside use.
Inner wire coating and outer cable casing made of synthetic rubber. For temporary outside use.
Standard version for normal use in dry conditions.
With insulated inner wire coating and outher cable casing made of flexible PVC.
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