This cable calculator is to be used as a guide only; the cable sizes are worked out using information given from your input, accurate values are essential to give you the correct cable size. The user is to ensure the type of cable is suited to environment and conditions the cable will be exposed to.
This cable calculator is set for Installation method C (Clipped Direct), for cable types BS5467 and BS6724 SWA (Steel wire armoured cable) and is based on the voltage drop selected at 230V single phase and 400V three phase.
If you need any further help with sizing your cable please call one of our team on 01244 288138
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Armoured Cable - SWA Cable
British Standard the cable is constructed to: BS5467
Colour of Sheathing on outside of Cable: Black
Range of Safe Working Temperatures: 0°C to + 90°C
Core Specifications: Single Core – Either Brown or Blue colour coding
Two Cores – Brown & Blue colour coding
Three Cores – Brown, Black & Grey colour coding
Four Cores – Blue, Brown, Black & Grey colour coding
Five Cores – Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown, Black & Grey colour coding.
Minimum Bending Radius: 1.5mm to 16mm – 6 x the overall diameter of the cable.
25mm and above – 8 x the overall diameter of the cable.
We have SWA cutting and coiling machines in our dispatch center, We can supply long lengths over 1000 meters for your large instalations, we also stock lengths up to 1,000 meters in most sizes .