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Hello, just a little information about Steel Armoured Cable (SWA)
Steel Armoured Cable is protected by a sheath of galvanised steel. This makes it suitable for direct burial, cable ducting or it can be surfaced mounted without any further protection. It can be used for indoors and outdoors.

Steel Armoured Cable (SWA) Cores Colours
2 core = Brown/Blue
3 core = Brown/Black/Grey
4 core = Blue/Brown/Black/Grey
5 core = Green-Yellow/ Blue/Brown/Black/Grey
Alternative core colour - Black numbered

This is a great website which shows you how to make off a steel armoured cable. There are 3 steps shown on this website, very clear and detailed.

Step1: HOW TO USE ARMOURED CABLE

Step2: HOW TO USE ARMOURED CABLE

Step3: HOW TO USE ARMOURED CABLE


Average Prices (taken from Screwfix.com - Where the Trade Buys on 26/10/07)

6943 X 2.5mm 3 core SWA Cable 25m £31.42
6943 X 4.0mm 3 core SWA Cable 25m £39.94
6944 X 1.5mm 4 core SWA Cable 25m £34.97
6944 X 2.5mm 4 core SWA Cable 25m £44.25
6944 X 4.0mm 4 core SWA Cable 25m £51.95


Regards Luke
 
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EasyFox

I don't bother with the banjos (earth tag) & nut when terminating swa, but use these instead.

Pirahna Piranhna Earth Nuts

Ideal if you are needing to keep an IP rating of any enclosure.

And TLC direct are cheaper than SF for most items.

Armoured SWA Cable
 
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