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I'm looking at adding an electric lock to our driveway gates

The lock runs on 12v from a lock control module and I can pull an additional length of 1.5mm SWA through the underground conduit from the garage and terminate it into an IP65+ Wiska box using a 20S storm gland - that's all pretty straightforward

My question is really about the flexible cable to run from the Wiska box to to the lock itself - the Wiska box will be on a brick pier and the lock on the gate (it's a pair of swing gates so the lock will be at the gate join), so the cable will flex to 90 degrees every time the gate is opened - the bending can be mitigated with a loop of cable but there will still be repeated stresses

I'd love a recommendation for a suitable external flexible cable (the thinner the better) and gland that will work with the Wiska box - would Hi-Tuff or other NYY-J/NYY-O be suitable?

Thanks
 
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I don't know about its specific suitability for repeated movement, but H07RN-F is very flexible and very tough
Thanks - that looks like good stuff (and fairly cheap too), also seems to work with 20mm compression glands which will fit the Wiska box so it'll be nice and tidy
 
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Don't forget the bootlace ferrules (unless there's something like Wago lever connectors at both ends) :)
I've got plenty of Wagos but I've never really thought about using them outside - I'm guessing from your comment that they'll survive OK in a weatherproof enclosure?
 

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I've got plenty of Wagos but I've never really thought about using them outside - I'm guessing from your comment that they'll survive OK in a weatherproof enclosure?
Yes, they'll be fine, I use them in Wiska boxes all the time when connecting exterior lights. Saves me messing around with bootlace ferrules ;)
 

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I'm looking at adding an electric lock to our driveway gates

The lock runs on 12v from a lock control module and I can pull an additional length of 1.5mm SWA through the underground conduit from the garage and terminate it into an IP65+ Wiska box using a 20S storm gland - that's all pretty straightforward

My question is really about the flexible cable to run from the Wiska box to to the lock itself - the Wiska box will be on a brick pier and the lock on the gate (it's a pair of swing gates so the lock will be at the gate join), so the cable will flex to 90 degrees every time the gate is opened - the bending can be mitigated with a loop of cable but there will still be repeated stresses

I'd love a recommendation for a suitable external flexible cable (the thinner the better) and gland that will work with the Wiska box - would Hi-Tuff or other NYY-J/NYY-O be suitable?

Thanks
Just use Carlin Flex on the gate It’s weather proof and sunlight resistant and very Flexible
 
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