16mm x 3 Core SWA Cable Per Metre

£6.25 Ex. VAT £7.50 Inc. VAT
  • 94A Current Rating (Clipped Direct)
  • Perfect for direct burial
  • Galvanised Steel Wire Armour
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Per Metre

This product is sold by the length. Simply select the number of metres you'd like to purchase.

16mm x 3 Core SWA Cable Per Metre – A type of mains electrical cable which has a steel wire armour below the sheathing, making it very resistant to damage and chemicals. This cable is also flexible for it’s size, making it relatively easy to maneuvre into position.
A few of the uses for this cable include:

  • Garage supply cable
  • Log Cabin supply cable
  • The Railway and Transport industry
  • Underneath roads powering buildings
  • Industrial networks such as power plants and factories
  • Within cable ducting and the roofs of warehouses
  • Large/Fast EV Charger

If you’re unsure what size cable you require, check out our Armoured Cable Calculator. PLEASE NOTE: this calculator provides an estimate, so if you’re not sure which cable size you need, remember to consult the electrician doing the install so that they can check the regulations and confirm.

Specifications for 16mm x 3 Core SWA Cable Per Metre

  • Current rating : 94 Amp (Clipped Direct)
  • Conductors: Stranded copper
  • Insulation: XLPE
  • Core identification: 3 core (Brown, Black & Grey)
  • Bedding: PVC
  • Armour/Protection: SWA (Steel wire armour)
  • Sheath/Jacket: PVC
  • Colour: Black
  • Voltage: 600/1000v
  • Operating temperature: Maximum 90°C, minimum bending 0°C
  • Standard: BS5467: Electric cables.
  • Voltage: 600/1000V
  • Designed for use in mains supply electricity

Further Information

Our in-house electrician Stuart recommends using this cable for outdoor garden lighting installations. As the cable is armoured, it is also protected from damage whilst being buried for added peace of mind.
Remember to use CC9 Cable Cleats to attach the cable to any building or structure and outdoor CW25 glands to terminate the stripped ends into the required equipment. This also provides a clean and tidy installation as well as protecting the cable from any knocks or scrapes. Remember that indoor BW25 brass cable glands are also available for this cable size.

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.

Additional information

Weight 1.0000 kg

Designed for use in mains supply electricity. These cables are provided with mechanical protection are therefore suitable for external use and direct burial.

Approx overall diameter (approximate size)


Approx weight per meter

1.07 Kg

Armour / Protection

SWA (Single wire armour)


PVC (Polyvinyl-Chloride)

BS Number





Plain annealed stranded copper

Core identification

3 core (Brown, Black & Grey)

Current Rating



SWA Cable 3 Core 16mm
We sell a large range of SWA Cable 3 Core 16mm, so if cannot find the SWA Cable 3 Core 16mm you require, please contact our Sales Team on 01244 288138 for further information and assistance. SWAcable.net are based on the Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester, so if you'd prefer to pick up your SWA Cable 3 Core 16mm as opposed to having it delivered, please feel free to do so. SWA Cable 3 Core 16mm at the best prices online, cut to length with fast, free delivery on orders over £100.00.SWA Cable 3 Core 16mm or Armoured XLPE mains cable to British Standard BS5467 suitable for power networks
SWA cable 3 core 16mm specification as follows ;


XLPE (Cross linked polyethylene)

Operating temperature

Maximum 90C, minimum bending 0C

Product Code

6943X SWA Cable 3 core 16mm

Sheath / Jacket

PVC (Polyvinyl-Chloride)

Number of cores / size of cable

SWA Cable 3 core 16mm

Sort Code



BS5467: Electric cables. Thermosetting insulated, armoured cables for voltages of 600/1000V and 1900/3300V


600 / 1000V