16mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable | Cut To Length | Per Metre

£7.16 Ex. VAT £8.59 Inc. VAT
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Per Metre

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

16mm 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 16mm 3 core steel wire armoured cable, you would simply enter 25 into the quantity box.

  • Garage supply cable
  • Log Cabin supply cable
  • The Railway and Transport industry
  • Underneath roads powering buildings
  • Industrial networks such as power plants and factories
  • Within cable ducting and the roofs of warehouses
  • Large/Fast EV Charger

If you need to asses what size cable it is you require, please follow this link for 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.

Specifications for 16mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable

  • Overall Diameter: 21.6mm
  • Current rating : 94 Amp (Clipped Direct)
  • Conductors: Stranded copper
  • Overall Diameter: 21.6mm
  • 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 16mm 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 BW25 indoor gland pack and for outdoor applications, you require the CW25 outdoor gland pack. The cleat size you’d require would be CC9 cable cleats.

** EVAL; 22/05/24 **

Additional information

Weight 1.0700 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



16mm 3 Core Armoured Cable
16mm 3 Core Armoured Cable is a variant of electrical cable that has a cross-sectional diameter of 16mm as well as a Live and Neutral core within the cable itself. The construction of this cable is commonly identified by the plain annealed stranded copper used for the conductors/cores, cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) for the insulation, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) for both the bedding and sheathing and steel wire for the armour protecting the insulating layers beneath.The steel wire armour also provides a form of mechanical protection, which means that it has higher pulling loads making it suitable for being dispensed from large cable drums. As well as providing mechnical protection, it also ensures that the cable can withstand highly corrosive environments such as being installed underground as well as being attached to outdoor walls and structures using Cable Cleats. 16mm 3 Core Armoured Cable is found in a wide range of industries across the globe. Some examples of the most common ones are:-
– The transport industry- Railway industry- Underneath roads carrying mains electricity to buildings- Cable Ducting within warehouses.
Delivery Information
Here at ArmouredCable.net, we aim to provide a valuable and rewarding service to all of our customers. This means that we hold a large and varied range of stock including Armoured Cable and Accessories. If you require a specific type of cable or accessory but cannot see said item through the website, please feel free to call our sales team on 01244 288138, who will be happy to provide further information and assistance. ArmouredCable.net is located on Zone 1 of Deeside Industrial Park near Chester. If you'd prefer to pick up the items that you have ordered as opposed to getting them delivered, please feel free to do so as all pickups are welcome.16mm 3 Core Armoured Cable available for the best prices online with fast, free delivery on orders over £100 excluding VAT.


Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)

Operating temperature

90°C Maximum

Product Code

16mm x 3 Core 6943X

Sheath / Jacket

UV-resistant PVC

Number of cores / size of cable



BASEC Approved; BS5467, Thermosetting Insulated



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