2.5mm 2 Core SWA Armoured Cable

£1.43 Ex. VAT £1.72 Inc. VAT
  • Current Rating: 36 Amps
  • PVC Outer Sheath
  • Perfect for Lighting Circuits
  • Overall Diameter: 13.6mm
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2.5mm 2 Core Armoured Cable is a type of electrical cable used to supply mains voltage electricity for a variety of uses. As this cable is armoured, it is suitable for underground installations as the galvanised steel wire armour will protect the cores from damage.

If you’re looking to terminate this cable into a junction box or device of any kind, you’ll require CW20S outdoor glands or BW20S indoor glands. To attach the cable to a wall or structure, you’ll require CC6 cable cleats.

This cable is commonly found in a range of installations including the following;

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

If you still need to work out what size cable it is you need, please follow this for our Armoured Cable CalculatorPLEASE 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 2.5mm 2 Core Armoured Cable

  • Overall Diameter: 13.6mm
  • Current rating: 36 Amp
  • Overall Diameter: 13.6mm
  • Conductors: Stranded copper
  • Insulation: XLPE
  • Core identification: 2 Core (Brown & Blue)
  • Bedding: PVC
  • Armour/Protection: SWA (Steel wire armour)
  • Sheath/Jacket: PVC
  • Colour: Black
  • Voltage: 600/1000v
  • Operating temperature: Maximum 90°C, minimum bending 0°C
  • British Standards: BS 5467

Delivery 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. If there is something you need but can’t find among the range on the website, please call our sales team on 01244 288138. Alternatively, you can send an email enquiry to [email protected].

Additional information

Weight 0.3400 kg

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

Approx overall diameter (approximate size)


Approx weight per meter


Armour / Protection

Steel Wire



BS Number





Plain Annealed Stranded Copper

Core identification

Brown & Blue

Current Rating



2.5mm 2 Core Armoured Cable

2.5mm 2 Core Armoured Cable is commonly found supplying mains voltage electricity to powered devices and networks. For example, it could be used to power outdoor buildings such as garden sheds or workshops as well as garden features such as jacuzzi/hot tubs.The cable contains a steel wire armour, meaning it provides a mechanical protection for the insulating layers underneath. This also enables the cable to have higher pulling loads, making it perfectly suitable for dispensing from a cable drum on a building site, etc. It's construction is commonly identified by the plain annealed stranded copper for the cores, the PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) for the bedding and sheathing, armour made from steel wire and XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) for the insulation. The Steel Wire can also be used as a CPC (Circuit Protective Conductor), meaning the armour can be used an earth for the cable. This means that even though the cable doesn't have an earth core (green/yellow), it is still protected, meaning it abides by all health and safety regulations.
Delivery Information

A large and varied range of Armoured Cable is available here at armouredcable.net, therefore if there is a specific type or size that you require that you cannot find among the range we have available through the website, please feel free 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 Estate near Chester, so if you'd prefer to arrange a pickup for any of the Armoured Cable we have available, or any of the other cable accessories or products we supply, please feel free to do so as all pickups are welcome. 2.5mm 2 Core Armoured Cable as well as a large variety of sizes and types of other Armoured Cable, available for some of the best prices online with fast, free delivery on orders over £100 excluding VAT. A charge of £5.95 is required for orders that are under that amount.


Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)

Operating temperature

90°C Maximum

Product Code

6942X 2.5mm

Sheath / Jacket


Number of cores / size of cable



BASEC Approved; BS5467 Thermosetting Insulated