Armoured Cable

A hard-wearing armoured cable is essential in harsher environments. If a standard cable is ran through areas such as building sites or a factory, it may increase the chance of power loss or electrical cut outs. Armoured cable can be used for numerous applications which require an uninterrupted and worry free power connection.

What is Steel Wire Armoured Cable?

Steel wire armoured cable (SWA) is a highly reinforced power cable. It will supply a continuous flow of electricity to the intended target, due the galvanized steel overlapping the center cable. Each cable is built up of numerous copper cores, followed by XLPE insulation of the cores. The insulated cores are then protected by a layer of PVC bedding, which is secured by steel wire. Finally a thick outer layer of PVC covers the entirety of the cable.

When is armoured cable required?

The best use of this cable would be if the intended application is likely to be on a rough surface, or is situated in areas where there is high traffic and risk of debris striking the power cable. This would be the most beneficial. As an example, some of the applications for using SWA cable include:

• Underground cabling
• Train tracks
• Outdoor building sites
• Indoor and outdoor power stations
• High risk workshops

What types of armoured cable are available?

In terms of the actual armoured design of these cables, each product is a galvanized SWA cable (Steel Wire Armour). The outer sheath of each cable can vary. However, the more common selections would be a PVC sheathing, rated as LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Hydrogen).

Why should i buy Armoured Cable here?

Due to sensitive nature of the application. A good quality SWA cable is necessary to prolong the life of the established electrical connection. With cables that are BASEC approved to BS5467 standards, we want to make sure of that outcome.

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Description Price Number of Cores Cross Sectional Area Current Rating Reel Length Sheath Material Voltage Rating Outer Diameter Insulation Material Minimum Bend Radius Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Bedding Material BASEC Approval Conductor Resistance
RS Stock No. 777-0484
BrandRS PRO
$162.91
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 29 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 12.8mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 12.1 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0523
BrandRS PRO
$244.68
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 29 A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 12.8mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 12.1 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0532
BrandRS PRO
$444.52
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
5 2.5 mm² 26.5 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 16.7mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 7.41 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0510
BrandRS PRO
$307.68
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 2.5 mm² 33 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 14.9mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 7.41 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0545
BrandRS PRO
$497.78
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 2.6 mm² 33 A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 14.9mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 7.41 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0501
BrandRS PRO
$250.16
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 1.5 mm² 25 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 14mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 12.1 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0541
BrandRS PRO
$497.03
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 1.5 mm² 25 A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 1.5mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 12.1 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0539
BrandRS PRO
$364.36
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 1.5 mm² 25 A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 13.2mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 12.1 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0529
BrandRS PRO
$480.26
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 6 mm² 56 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 18.3mm PEX 15 x D -40°C 90°C PVC - 3.08 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0526
BrandRS PRO
$1,173.12
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 16 mm² 99 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 23.1mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 1.15 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0507
BrandRS PRO
$352.92
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 6 mm² 56 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 17.2mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 3.08 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 823-4914
BrandRS PRO
$1,977.00
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 16 mm² 94 (Non-Metallic Surface) A, 99 (Cable Bridge) A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV 23.1mm XLPE 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC Yes 1.15 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 823-4898
BrandRS PRO
$570.38
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 4 mm² 42 (Non-Metallic Surface) A, 44 (Cable Bridge) A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV 15.2mm XLPE 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC Yes 4.61 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 823-4901
BrandRS PRO
$1,066.47
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 6 mm² 53 (Non-Metallic Surface) A, 56 (Cable Bridge) A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV 18.3mm XLPE 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC Yes 3.08 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0513
BrandRS PRO
$338.81
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 4 mm² 44 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 17.1mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 4.61 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0494
BrandRS PRO
$613.87
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 10 mm² 78 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 18.9mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 1.83 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0517
BrandRS PRO
$789.38
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 10 mm² 78 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 20.2mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 1.83 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 777-0504
BrandRS PRO
$293.38
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 4 mm² 44 A 50m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV, 600 V 15.2mm PEX 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC - 4.61 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 823-4908
BrandRS PRO
$981.71
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 4 mm² 42 (Non-Metallic Surface) A, 44 (Cable Bridge) A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV 17.1mm XLPE 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC Yes 4.61 Ω/km
RS Stock No. 823-4905
BrandRS PRO
$1,495.11
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 10 mm² 73 (Non-Metallic Surface) A, 78 (Cable Bridge) A 100m Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 1 kV 20.2mm XLPE 15 x D -40°C +90°C PVC Yes 1.83 Ω/km
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