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Hi,

I'm planning to put an RCD socket on my balcony through the wall, which would mean ~1m of the cable will be outdoors (The other end would be plugged in a socket inside).
Now I have the perfect length cable lying around (PK TSE HAR H05VV-F 3x1.5 PX95), however after some research I found that H05VV-F cables are not suitable for outdoor use. I couldn't find the reason about that though - the cable looks pretty solid to me.

I guess my question is, could you help me understand what the danger of using it in my case would be?
Would it make any difference if I put it in some trunking?
If there's a good reason not to use it at all, what would be the right cable to buy for this?

And one side question - does that fall into the category of an electrical installation that must be certified by a qualified electrician?
 
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