2.5mm x 2 Core SWA Cable Per Metre is generally used for lower power garden lighting, outdoor switches & sockets, small outdoor pond pumps etc. This cable has a current rating of 36A, meaning it is able to be used for the same applications as 1.5mm, however it allows overhead. This cable also adheres to all the relevant British standards, making it perfectly safe.
Specifications for 2.5mm 2 Core SWA Cable Per Metre
- Overall Diameter: 13.6mm
- Current Rating: 36A (Clipped Direct)
- Conductors: Stranded Copper
- Insulation: XLPE
- Core identification: 2 core (Brown & Blue)
- Bedding: PVC
- Armour/Protection: SWA
- Sheath/Jacket: PVC
- Colour: Black
- Operating temperature: 0°C – 90°C
- Standard: BS5467
- Voltage: 600/1000V
Our in-house electrician David recommends using this cable for small lighting circuits in a garden. This cable would be perfect for supplying mains power to a set of garden spike lights surrounding a water feature, for example. For this job we recommend wiring the cable directly into the mains and then burying the cable underground. The cable will require outdoor CW20S glands for termination, as well as CC6 cable clips for attaching to any walls or surfaces.
For more information on how to install armoured cable easily and safely, check out this ‘How To’ video on installing Steel Wire Armoured Cable. This is for reference during the cable installation.