XLPE/SWA/PVC BS5467 armoured 1kV multicore cables are designed for fixed power and control use. Also referred to more generally as mains cables, armoured cables, power cables and booklet armoured cables. The steel wire armour provides protection against mechanical damage.
These XLPE/SWA/PVC BS5467 cables are suitable for use indoors, outdoor, running through ducts or for direct burial applications. Often used for mains electricity supply under harsh conditions.
|Construction – XLPE/SWA/PVC BS5467|
|stranded plain annealed copper conductors|
|cross linked polyethylene (XLPE) core insulation|
|extruded polyvinylchloride (PVC) bedding|
|galvanised steel wire armour (SWA)|
|black PVC outer sheath|
|Technical – XLPE/SWA/PVC BS5467|
|conductor make-up:||class 2 (non-flexible stranded), see Stranding/Resistance page|
|bend radius:||1.5mm2 to 16mm2 = 6 x overall diameter|
|25.0mm2 and above = 8 x overall diameter|
|voltage rating:||600/1000V operating|
|current rating:||as per SWA 70°C chart or 90°C chart, see Current Ratings page|
|temperature range:||-15°C to +90°C fixed, minimum bending 0°C|
|construction:||generally according to BS5467|
|flame retardant:||according to IEC 60332-1-2|
|core identification:||2-4 cores = coloured to VDE0293 without earth, see Colour Codes page|
|5 core = either coloured to VDE0293 with earth, see Colour Codes page|
|or alternatively numbered white cores without green/yellow earth|
|7+ cores = numbered white cores without green/yellow earth|
A printable specification is available here: XLPE-SWA-PVC BS5467 1kV armoured power.
A version with low smoke zero halogen sheathing can be found here: XLPE/SWA/LSZH BS6724
For similar unarmoured power cables, with or without electrical screening, return to the PVC Power and General Wiring front page.