Steel Wire Armoured Cable or simply Armoured Cable, is a strengthened, hard-wearing and weatherproof cable. The construction of swa cables consists of Plain Stranded Copper conductor, insulated with Cross-Linked Polyethylene, bedding and sheathing made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). For single-core cable, the armouring beneath the sheath is usually Aluminium (AWA Cable). In cable with multiple… Continue Reading 🢂
The team at Quickbit hope our Armoured Cable Blogs will give you all the information you need. This should assist you in choosing the correct cable for your project. whether it be 2 core, 3 core all the way up to the multi core cables available. From garden lighting and outbuilding supply’s to industrial control project work.
If there is anything you cant find in our Armoured Cable Blogs feel free to drop the office a call on 01244 288138. We will be able to help with any quires you may have, it may be the gland size or cleats you need or maybe just some assistance in sizing your cable.
Cable Cleats are designed to hold the cable in place when attaching it to walls or structures. They are hard-wearing and provide a strong grip on the cable. Avoid buying the wrong size. Our handy guide below provides you with helpful direct links to make sure you get the right size for your electrical cable…. Continue Reading 🢂
As with most electrical applications, SWA Cable is a great choice for supplying power to garages. There are a few things to think about when installing cable including the following; The power you’re pulling through the cable in kW or Amps (check specs for all applications in garage) The length of the run from the… Continue Reading 🢂
What Is The Difference Between PVC SWA Cable and LSF SWA Cable? – PVC SWA Cable is a standard type of Armoured Cable that is uses a PVC sheath. This cable is commonly found in a range of applications from carrying mains power to houses and places of business to being buried underground to provide… Continue Reading 🢂
LSF Armoured Cable 5 Core is a type of Steel Wire Armoured (SWA) Cable, suitable for powered networks. Because of the steel wire armour that mechanically protects the insulating layers beneath, this cable is suitable for outdoor use and underground burial. It can also be attached to walls and structures using Armoured Cable Cleats. The… Continue Reading 🢂
LSF Armoured Cable 4 Core – A variant of Steel Wire Armoured (SWA) cable that contains an LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) sheathing. As such, the sheath makes the cable ideal for installation where smoke emissions and toxic fumes can be potentially life-threatening (in a hospital, for example.) Not only is the cable low smoke… Continue Reading 🢂
LSF Armoured Cable 3 Core – A variant of steel wire armoured cable (SWA) that has an LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) sheath which means it is suitable for installation where smoke emissions and toxic fumes could be potentially life-threatening, such as in hospitals etc. It can also be attached to the outside of buildings and… Continue Reading 🢂
LSF Armoured Cable 2 Core is a type of steel wire armoured cable (SWA). It has an LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) sheath. This makes it suitable for installation where smoke emissions, as well as toxic fumes, could be potentially life-threatening, such as in hospitals etc. The cable is made to BS6724 standard. LSF Armoured… Continue Reading 🢂
Armoured Cable 5 Core is a type of electrical cable identified by its steel wire armour, which is inside the cable itself to protect the insulating layers beneath. It’s a type of mechanical protection, therefore it makes the cable suitable for outdoor use and laying underground. Another use would be using Armoured Cable Cleats to… Continue Reading 🢂
General Information – Armoured Cable 4 Core – A type of electrical cable that’s identified by its steel wire armour that’s there to mechanically protect the insulating layers beneath. This means that the cable is suitable for laying underground and for outdoor usage, such as attaching to walls and buildings using Armoured Cable Cleats. This… Continue Reading 🢂