6mm 2 Core SWA Cable Per Metre is generally used for garden lighting circuits, supplying mains power to outhouses or sheds over longer distances, plus many more! There is a steel wire armour below the outer sheath, making it resistant to damage. This armour can also be used as a secondary Earth (CPC). This cable also adheres to all the relevant British standards, making it perfectly safe.
- Current Rating: 62A (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 Stuart recommends using this cable for powering a small garden workshop. This cable would be perfect for supplying mains power to a variety of permenantly installed power tools, such as pillar drills, ban saws etc. For this job we recommend wiring the cable directly into the mains and then burying the cable underground. The cable will require outdoor CW20 glands for termination, as well as CC7 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.