50mm 5 Core SWA Armoured Cable

  • Current Rating: 187 Amps
  • Gland Size: BW/CW32 (Indoor/Outdoor)
  • Cleat Size: CC14
  • Overall Diameter: 32mm

Per Metre

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

50mm 5 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 50mm 3 core steel wire armoured cable, you would simply enter 25 into the quantity box.

  • Three Phase Industrial Circuits
  • 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

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 50mm 5 Core SWA Armoured Cable

  • Overall Diameter: 32mm
  • Current rating : 187 Amp (Clipped Direct)
  • Conductors: Stranded copper
  • Insulation: XLPE
  • Core identification: 5 core (Brown, Black, Grey, Blue & Green/Yellow)
  • 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 50mm 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 BW32 indoor gland pack and for outdoor applications, you require the CW32 outdoor gland pack. The cleat size you’d require would be CC14 cable cleats.

Additional information

Weight 4.2000 kg

Primarily found in large powered networks, powering multiple devices.

Armour / Protection

Steel Wire


Polyvinyl Chloride

BS Number





Plain Annealed Stranded Copper

Core identification

Brown, black, grey, blue & green/yellow


50mm 5 Core Armoured Cable50mm 5 Core Armoured Cable is a large and specific size of Armoured Cable, primarily found within large powered networks whilst also carrying power to a range of different powered devices. Although this cable can be used for domestic uses such as powering outdoor sheds and greenhouses as well as water features and outdoor lights, due to its size, it is commonly found within more industrial installations such as power stations and large construction sites. The cable is constructed itself from the following; Plain Annealed Stranded Copper for the cores/conductors, XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) for the insulation, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) for the bedding and sheathing & steel wire for the armour protecting the layers beneath.The steel wire armour within the cable also provides a mechanical protection, therefore it enables the cable higher pulling loads, which is useful for when the cable is being dispensed from a large drum.

Delivery Information

ArmouredCable.net supplies and stocks a large and varied range of Armoured Cable. Therefore if you require a specific type or variant of cable that isn't listed on the website, please feel free to give our sales team a call on 01244 288138 for further information and assistance on finding the type you need. ArmouredCable.net is based on Zone 1 of Deeside Industrial Estate near Chester, therefore if you'd prefer to arrange a pick up for Armoured Cable or any of the accessories available through the website rather than having them delivered, please feel free to do so. 50mm 5 Core Armoured Cable cut to length, available for some of the most competitive prices online with fast, free delivery on orders over £100 excluding VAT. Any orders below this amount will be charged £5.95 for delivery.  


Cross-Linked Polyethylene

Operating temperature

90°C Maximum

Product Code

6945X 50mm

Sheath / Jacket

Polyvinyl Chloride

Number of cores / size of cable