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Quickbit Ltd. is a leading discount electrical wholesaler and supplier of electrical solutions. Open to trade and public 6 days a week and always helpful on the telephone, via email, and in store. Upgrading your domestic lighting, installing power to a shed or garage, or even a contractor looking to build a business relationship, Quickbit is the supplier for you.

We assist our customers in the best way we can, finding exactly what they need, and even providing expert opinions from experienced electrician’s in store. Whether you’re looking for the correct armoured cable or just finding the perfect downlights, we can guide you to the right decision efficiently and effortlessly.

Quality service must be accompanied with quality products, which is why we only stock and sell trusted ranges from our favourite suppliers. Bargain prices for high quality products is something you cannot argue with, so why not shop with us today?

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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.