Commonly used for mains electricity due to its hardwearing properties, armoured cable has many applications inside and outside. It can be cut to length and bought by metre, making it a versatile choice. This type of cable goes by many names, including SWA cable, direct burial cable, underground cable and mains power cable.
When are Armoured Cables Used?
Armoured cables can be used in underground power networks or wherever connections need extra protection. This could include industrial settings.
What are the Benefits of SWA Cables?
SWA stands for steel wire armour cables. They’re made from PVC, steel wire, copper conductors and XLPE insulation. These cables are incredibly durable, making them ideal for use with mains electricity. When choosing armoured cable, consider voltage drop, current rating and run length.
There are various kinds of armoured cable available, including armoured wire cable with galvanised Doncaster steel or SWA wire in different lengths and sizes. Find a variety of armoured cables at Toolstation from leading brands like Doncaster Cables. We have a range of BASEC-approved cut-to-length armoured cable available, all priced by metre, as well as a selection of accessories.