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Welcome to ArmouredCable.net

Our websites offers a vast choice of Armoured Cables and all the accessories needed for installation tasks. We are highly competitive on prices and strive to achieve incredible quality of products and customer relations. All of our cables meet British Standard quality and are BASEC rated to conform to all quality requirements. Need armoured cable cut to length? Need an armoured cable quote? You can always call our sales team on 01244 288 138.

We sell a large range of armoured cable, so if you think our SWA cable prices are good but cannot see what you are after, Please contact us to discuss your SWA cable needs. SWA Cable are based on the Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester and SWA cable pick ups are welcome. SWA cable cut to length fast free delivery on orders over £100.00 cheapest online.

Delivery Information

Fast nationwide delivery available on all orders at just £5.95. Orders over £100 qualify for Free Delivery and will arrive the next working day, with our contracted courier services.

Collections available, just visit our store in Deeside, North Wales. Located just off the A55 in Deeside, we're easily accesible and open 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 12pm Saturday.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Armoured Cable?

Steel wire armoured cable or SWA Cable is a hard-wearing cable made up of Black PVC Sheath, xlpe insulation, copper conductors and steel wire armouring. Armoured cable is designed for mains electricity for laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other applications externally and internally. The SWA Cable is also handy as it allows the user to use the cable for direct burial and the armour enables the cable to withstand higher pulling loads. The XLPE insulation is resistant to a number of different fluids, chemicals and has good heat stability.

Why Would I Use SWA Cable?

Steel wire armoured cable or SWA Cable is a hardwearing cable made up of Black PVC Sheath, xlpe insulation, copper conductors and steel wire armouring. Armoured cable is designed for mains electricity for laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other applications externally and internally. The SWA Cable is also handy as it allows the user to use the cable for direct burial and the armour enables the cable to withstand higher pulling loads. The XLPE insulation is resistant to a number of different fluids, chemicals and has good heat stability.

Which Cable Do I Require?

There are a few different features you need to take into consideration when choosing your steel wire armoured cable for example length of run, voltage drop, current rating but at SWACable.net we have a few tools and information pages which can make this choice a bit easier. For example we have a swa cable calculator which makes it easy for you to choose what cable you will require. And also a current carrying capacity chart giving you all the current ratings of cables.

Is it safe to use the armouring as an earth?

We dont advise that you use the armouring from the SWA cable as an earth, but up to a certain size power cable it should be fine, if you are using the armouring as an earth it should only be used as an additional earth. The armour should always be earthed at the supply end to ensure it cannot become live if the cable is damaged or under any fault conditions.

What's the difference between PVC and LSF?

LSF steel wire armoured is generally used in public places or were the cable is specified few examples are Hospitals, Schools amongst other public places. When the LSF sheath is exposed to fire the sheath emits very low levels of smoke and non-toxic fumes. LSF SWA cable is also known as LSOH SWA cable, LSF armoured cable, LSOH armoured cable, Low smoke and fume armoured, low smoke zero halogen steel wire armoured, 3 phase lsf armoured cable.

Frequently used names for SWA cable?

Some of the names people will use to describe steel wire armoured cable are armoured cable, underground cable, mains power cable, 3 phase cable, low voltage cable, direct burial cable amongst a whole host of other names.