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Construction of an Armoured Cable

Armoured Cable – All You Need To Know

The armoured cable will be made up from the following components, regardless if the cable is a 1.5mm or a 300mm.

Conductor: Class 2 stranded plain copper conductor to BS EN 60228:2005
Core Insulation: XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)
Inner Bedding: PVC
Metal Armouring: SWA (Steel Wire Armour)
Outer Sheath: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Outer Sheath Colour: Black (Carbon loaded for UV stability)
Voltage Rating: 600/100V (This is the cable used in 240V & 415v circuits)