2.5mm x 3 Core SWA Cable Per Metre – A type of mains electrical cable that is suitable for direct burial due to it’s steel wire armour. This cable is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications as well as in cable ducting or tray. Also, with a 31A current rating, it’s perfectly suited for use over short distances to an outhouse, providing mains power to various switches, sockets and lighting circuits.
A few of the other uses for this cable include:
- Factory Lighting
- Electric Gates
- Security Lighting
- Garden Lighting
- LED Garden Lighting
Specifications for 2.5mm x 3 Core SWA Cable Per Metre
- Current rating : 31 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
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 CC6 Cable Cleats to attach the cable to any building or structure and outdoor CW20S 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 BW20S 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.