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Welcome to ArmouredCable.net

Our websites offers a vast choice of 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 to conform to all quality requirements. Need armoured cable cut to length? Do you require a quote? You can always call our sales team on 01244 288 138.

We are based on the Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester and collections are welcome. It is advised to give us a call beforehand to allocate the stock, as large quantities of SWA cable and its accessories are sold daily.

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Fast nationwide delivery available on all orders at just £5.95. Orders over £100 qualify for Free Delivery with our contracted courier services.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Armoured Cable?

SWA Cable is a hard-wearing cable made up of black PVC sheath, XLPE insulation, copper conductors and steel wire armouring. This type of cable is designed for mains electricity in various applications, including laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other uses externally and internally.

SWA cable is suitable and often used for direct burial, with the armouring providing further protection from external damaged, allowing ease of installation or extraction. The XLPE insulation is resistant to a number of different fluids, chemicals and has good heat stability.

Why Would I Use Steel Wire Armoured 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. Designed and used as mains electricity supply when laying underground, power networks, incoming mains to homes amongst a host of other applications externally and internally.

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 ArmouredCable.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 identify what cable you 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 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 LSZH, LSF, LSOH, Low smoke and fume, low smoke zero halogen, 3 phase lsf.

Frequently used names for SWA cable?

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