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Welcome to SWA Cable

This website offers a large selection of SWA cable and all the accessories you will need for your installation. Along with being the most competitive with our cable prices we also pride ourselves on the quality of the products which means all our cables are BASEC approved and meet all BS requirements. All cables are also cut to the length you require for the application. If there is anything you are struggling to find on the website or if it's some information on the products you require please call our sales team on 01244 288138 and they will be happy to deal with your enquiry.

SWA Cable We sell a large range of SWA cable, so if you think our SWA cable prices are good but cannot see what you are after, Please contact us to discuss your SWA cable needs. SWA Cable are based on the Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester and SWA cable pick ups are welcome. SWA cable cut to length fast free delivery on orders over £100.00 cheapest online.


We deliver all over the United Kingdom 6 days a week pickups are also available from our trade counter based in Deeside, North Wales. Free delivery on all orders over £100 and any orders under will be a cost of £5.95.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reasons behind using steel wire armoured cable?

Steel wire armoured cable or SWA Cable is a hardwearing cable made up of Black PVC Sheath, xlpe insulation, copper conductors and steel wire armouring. Armoured cable is designed for mains electricity for laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other applications externally and internally. The SWA Cable is also handy as it allows the user to use the cable for direct burial and the armour enables the cable to withstand higher pulling loads. The XLPE insulation is resistant to a number of different fluids, chemicals and has good heat stability.

What SWA cable do i need?

There are a few different features you need to take into consideration when choosing your steel wire armoured cable for example length of run, voltage drop, current rating but at we have a few tools and information pages which can make this choice a bit easier. For example we have a swa cable calculator which makes it easy for you to choose what cable you will require. And also a current carrying capacity chart giving you all the current ratings of cables.

Can i use the armouring from SWA as an earth?

We dont advise that you use the armouring from the SWA cable as an earth, but up to a certain size power cable it should be fine, if you are using the armouring as an earth it should only be used as an additional earth. The armour should always be earthed at the supply end to ensure it cannot become live if the cable is damaged or under any fault conditions.

Can 3 core steel wire armoured cable be used as 3 phase cable and single phase cable?

3 core steel wire armoured cable can be used as three phase cable or single phase cable you simply will need to identify the cores with the single phase colours if it is a single phase cable you need. The colour of the cores on a 3 core cable will originally be the three phase colours which are brown (live),black(neutral) and grey(earth). Below is what the colours should be converted from if three phase to single phase.

Brown > Brown

Black > Blue

Grey > Green and Yellow

LSF steel wire armoured cable or PVC steel wire armoured cable?

LSF steel wire armoured is generally used in public places or were the cable is specified few examples are Hospitals, Schools amongst other public places. When the LSF sheath is exposed to fire the sheath emits very low levels of smoke and non-toxic fumes. LSF SWA cable is also known as LSOH SWA cable, LSF armoured cable, LSOH armoured cable, Low smoke and fume armoured, low smoke zero halogen steel wire armoured, 3 phase lsf armoured cable.

What other names do people call steel wire armoured cable?

Some of the names people will use to describe steel wire armoured cable are armoured cable, underground cable, mains power cable, 3 phase cable, low voltage cable, direct burial cable amongst a whole host of other names.