1.5mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable

£1.05 Ex. VAT £1.26 Inc. VAT
  • Current Rating: 23 Amps
  • Perfect For Lighting Circuits
  • Galvanised Steel Wire Armour
  • Overall Diameter: 12.6mm
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Per Metre

This product is sold by the length. Simply select the number of metres you'd like to purchase.

1.5mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable is a type of electrical cable that has a PVC outer sheath and a steel wire armour below. This protects the cores inside the cable which makes it suitable for direct burial into the ground.

We often get asked what length we supply our cable in, this is very simple; we can cut your cable to any length you need. For instance, if you need a 25m coil of 1.5mm 3 core steel wire armoured cable, you would simply enter 25 into the quantity box.

This cable is suitable for a variety of uses, including the following;

  • Factory Lighting
  • Electric Gates
  • Security Lighting
  • Garden Lighting
  • LED Garden Lighting

If you require an estimate size of cable based on your application, check out our Armoured Cable Calculator.

PLEASE NOTE; this is an approximation, if you don’t know what cable size it is you require, please contact a qualified electrician so they can consult the regulations and confirm. The information you need is what type of circuit it is, either being single-phase or three-phase, the power running through the cable in kW or Amps and the length of the run.

Specifications for 1.5mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable

  • Overall Diameter: 12.6mm
  • Current rating : 23 Amp (Clipped Direct)
  • Conductors: Stranded copper
  • Overall Diameter: 12.6mm
  • Insulation: XLPE
  • Core identification: 3 core (Brown, Black & Grey)
  • Bedding: PVC
  • Armour/Protection: SWA (Steel wire armour)
  • Sheath/Jacket: PVC
  • Colour: Black
  • Operating temperature: Maximum 90°C, minimum bending 0°C
  • Bending Radius: Fixed 6 x overall diameter
  • British Standards: BS 5467
  • Voltage: 600/1000V (Higher voltage cables are available; please call 01244 288138 for more information)

Further Information

Here at ArmouredCable.net, we stock and supply a large range of cable and accessories to suit. For this 1.5mm cable, we also hold the glands and cleats to suit it, therefore you’re able to complete the job. For indoor requirements, you’d require the BW20S indoor gland pack and for outdoor applications, you require the CW20S outdoor gland pack. The cleat size you’d require would be CC5 cable cleats.

** EVAL; 03/04/24 **

Additional information

Weight 0.3100 kg

Primarily found within powered networks and providing mains electricity to powered devices.

Approx overall diameter (approximate size)


Approx weight per meter


Armour / Protection

Galvanised Steel Wire Armour



BS Number





Plain Annealed Stranded Copper

Core identification

Brown, Black & Grey

Current Rating



1.5mm 3 Core Armoured Cable
1.5mm 3 Core Armoured Cable is a form of electrical cable, primarily found in electrical installations such as powered devices and networks, powering outdoor features such as lighting and jacuzzis, as well as industrial installations. 3 Core Cable contains brown, black & grey coloured cores. It's construction is commonly identified as steel for the wire armour, PVC for the outer sheathing and bedding, XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) for the insulation and plain annealed stranded copper for the cores. As the cable contains a steel wire armour, this not only provides a form of mechanical protection, but can also be used an earth for the cable.
Delivery Information
Here at armouredcable.net, we stock and supply a large range of Armoured Cable as to suit any requirement or installation. If there is a specific size of type of cable that you require but cannot see among the range we have available through the website, you are welcome to give our sales team a call on 01244 288138, who will be happy to provide further information and assistance. armouredcable.net is based on Zone 1 of Deeside Industrial Park near Chester, so if you'd prefer to arrange a pick up for any of the armoured cable or accessories that we supply, please feel free to do so as all pick ups are welcome.1.5mm 3 Core Armoured Cable available for some of the best prices online with fast, free delivery on orders over £100 excluding VAT or £5.95 on orders under that amount.


Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)

Operating temperature

90°C Maximum

Product Code

6943X 1.5mm

Sheath / Jacket

UV-resistant PVC

Number of cores / size of cable

3 Core / 1.5mm


BASEC Approved; BS5467 Thermosetting Insulated



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