6mm 3 Core Armoured Cable
6mm 3 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 installation as well as being attached to structures or buildings using Cable Cleats. Both indoor and outdoor glands for this armoured SWA cable. This cable is commonly found in a range of installations including;
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi Installs
- Factory Lighting
- Industrial Power Networks
If you need to asses what size cable it is you require, 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.
Specifications for 6mm 3 Core Armoured Cable
- Max Current 6mm armoured cable rating: 53 Amp
- Conductors: Stranded copper
- Insulation: XLPE
- Core identification: 3 core (Brown, Black & Grey)
- 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
- Standard: BS5467: Electric cables.
- Voltage: 600/1000V
- Designed for use in mains supply electricity
Tip on Best Way to Size Your Armoured Cable 6mm 3 core
To give you an example on how to size your cable, we take our 6mm SWA cable rating and forget about this for a moment. This is a result from the free cable calculator we provide. It shows that over a 27 meter run the cable will have 6.83v drop. This is lower than the permissible 3% and would therefore be the correct cable for a 32 amp armoured cable supply over this length. You can try using the cable calculator here if you need any help, feel free to call.
Step 1: How long is the cable run in metres ?
Step 2: How many AMPs do you need ?
Step 3: Select if 3 or 5 % volt drop Required ( 5% for lighting 3% for everything else)
Step 4: Press calculate, you will then be given results like the below table.
|POWER||7.36KW / 32A|
|VOLTAGE DROP||6.83 VOLTS|
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Building Regulation in England covering electrical safety in dwellings;