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Quickbit Electrical Wholesale – Is all about you.
Sure there are plenty of electrical wholesalers in the UK. But there’s only one Quickbit. We are the electrical wholesaler who puts you first. With a 100% commitment to sales support, advice and commitment to product quality.
Shop with confidence
Electricians and contractors around the UK choose Quickbit every day for their electrical supplies. Our brands include Wiska, Red Arrow, CTI, Rolec, CED and many more. We source the very best in everything electrical. Our close relationship with the manufacturer means that if there is a warranty issue, we get it sorted fast. Additionally, if you can’t find it on Quickbit, we’ll see if we can get it in for you.
Support and Advice from experienced electricians!
Do you need a product that you’ve not installed before? Do you need support or guidance on what product will be right for the job? Our team of staff also include experienced electricians to help you make the right choice. Unlike other online retailers where you’ll struggle to get help and support, we offer a multi-channel support service for your convenience.
- Call us – our phone support is open Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
- Send us any support question you need help with. We will get back to you as fast as we can. Simply complete our online contact form.
So regardless of whether you are installing power to your new garage or shed, putting in a new kitchen or outdoor lighting, or creating your ultimate grand design, we’ve got your back every step of the way. We are the electrical wholesaler that has the answers.
Electrical Wholesaler for your needs.
Do you need a specific length of cable? Cable cut to an exact measurement? Many of our cables can be tailored to the size you need. We cut, fit and test your cable in our workshop before we ship it. Tested to stringent UK Quality and safety standards. So whether you need custom size extension lead, black flex cable or SWA armoured cable cut to size, you’ve come to the right place. Each product listing will let you know if you can have it cut to size.
Fast, reliable delivery
As soon as we receive your order, we are determined on getting it out the door fast. Think Superman or the Flash. It’s the reason thousands of electricians buy their electrical wholesale supplies at Quickbit UK.
So come and join the Quickbit family of smart tradesmen and tradeswomen around the country. You’ll be pleased you did.
Frequently Asked Questions
Steel wire armoured cable or SWA Cable is a hard-wearing cable made up of Black PVC Sheath, xlpe insulation, copper conductors and steel wire armouring. Armoured cable is designed for mains electricity for laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other applications externally and internally.
The SWA Cable is also handy as it allows the user to use the cable for direct burial and the armour enables the cable to withstand higher pulling loads.
The XLPE insulation is resistant to a number of different fluids, chemicals and has good heat stability.
Steel wire armoured cable or SWA Cable is a hardwearing cable made up of Black PVC Sheath, xlpe insulation, copper conductors and steel wire armouring. Armoured cable is designed for mains electricity for laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other applications externally and internally.
The SWA Cable is also handy as it allows the user to use the cable for direct burial and the armour enables the cable to withstand higher pulling loads. The XLPE insulation is resistant to a number of different fluids, chemicals and has good heat stability.
There are a few different features you need to take into consideration when choosing your steel wire armoured cable for example length of run, voltage drop, current rating but at SWACable.net we have a few tools and information pages which can make this choice a bit easier. For example we have a swa cable calculator which makes it easy for you to choose what cable you will require. And also a current carrying capacity chart giving you all the current ratings of cables.
We dont advise that you use the armouring from the SWA cable as an earth, but up to a certain size power cable it should be fine, if you are using the armouring as an earth it should only be used as an additional earth. The armour should always be earthed at the supply end to ensure it cannot become live if the cable is damaged or under any fault conditions.
LSF steel wire armoured is generally used in public places or were the cable is specified few examples are Hospitals, Schools amongst other public places. When the LSF sheath is exposed to fire the sheath emits very low levels of smoke and non-toxic fumes.
LSF SWA cable is also known as LSOH SWA cable, LSF armoured cable, LSOH armoured cable, Low smoke and fume armoured, low smoke zero halogen steel wire armoured, 3 phase lsf armoured cable.
Some of the names people will use to describe steel wire armoured cable are armoured cable, underground cable, mains power cable, 3 phase cable, low voltage cable, direct burial cable amongst a whole host of other names.