SINGLE PHASE SWA CABLE
Suitable for street and garden lighting
Starting at £1.49
This cable calculator is to be used as a guide only; the cable sizes are worked out using information given from your input, accurate values are essential to give you the correct cable size. The user is to ensure the type of cable is suited to environment and conditions the cable will be exposed to.
This cable calculator is set for Installation method C (Clipped Direct), for cable types BS5467 and BS6724 SWA (Steel wire armoured cable) and is based on the voltage drop selected at 230V single phase and 400V three phase.
If you need any further help with sizing your cable please call one of our team on 01244 288138
Welcome to swacable.net
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 stock and supply a large range of SWA Cable, available to suit any of your requirements for some of the best prices available online. If there is a specific type of cable you require but cannot find among the range we have available, please give our sales team a call on 01244 288138, who will be happy to help.
We deliver all over the United Kingdom 5 days a week (Saturday Deliverys available, please call 01244 288138 for more details). Collections are also available from our warehouse based in Deeside, North Wales.
Frequently Asked Questions
Steel wire armoured cable or SWA Cable is a hard-wearing 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.
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.
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 SWACable.net 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.
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.
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.
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.