With its steel wire armour, SWA Cable is particularly useful in external or underground projects. As well as providing effective mechanical protection, the armour enables it to withstand higher pulling loads. SWA’s XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) insulation is resistant to a wide range of chemicals and has good thermal stability.

The versatile SWA BS5467 Cable is commonly used across a whole range of industries including building and construction, and rail and transport. The armoured mains cable is also supplied for transmission, distribution and power networks as well as automation and process control systems.


Standards: BS5467, IEC 60502,BS EN (IEC) 60332-1-2
Sheath Colour: Black (Carbon loaded for UV stability)
Voltage Rating: 600/1000V
Temperature Rating: 0°C to +90°C
Minimum Bending Radius: 1.5mm² – 16mm²: 6 x overall diameter
25mm² and above: 8 x overall diameter
Core Identification: 1 Core: Brown or Blue
2 Cores: Brown, Blue
3 Cores: Brown, Black, Grey
4 Cores: Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
5 Cores: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
Alternative core identification: White Cores with Black numbers