70mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable | Cut To Length | Per Metre

  • Current Rating: 238 Amps
  • Gland Size: BW/CW32 (Indoor/Outdoor)
  • Cleat Size: CC14
  • Overall Diameter: 32.2mm

Per Metre

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

70mm 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 70mm 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

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 70mm 3 Core SWA Armoured Cable

  • Overall Diameter: 32.2mm
  • Current rating : 238 Amp (Clipped Direct)
  • 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
  • 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 70mm 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 3.1200 kg

Primarily used within large powered networks and can power multiple devices covering a large range of industries.

Approx overall diameter (approximate size)


Approx weight per meter


Armour / Protection

Steel wire


Polyvinyl Chloride

BS Number





Plain Annealed Stranded Copper

Core identification

Brown, blue & grey

Current Rating



70mm 3 Core Armoured Cable

70mm 3 Core Armoured Cable is a size and type of steel wire armoured cable. Primarily found in large powered networks and underneath roadways supplying mains electricity to large buildings. It can also be found within the transport industry, specifically railways powering the trains and buildings located beside the tracks. Due to the size of this cable, it is perfectly suitable for large amounts of power running through it on a daily basis, 24 hours a day. Please bear in mind that this cable only has two cores; a live and a neutral. There is no seperate earth core, meaning that the steel wire armour is relied upon to be a CPC (Circuit Protective Conductor) or natural earth for the cable. Although this is usually recommended on small sizes of armoured cable, it isn't recommended when putting a lot of power through the cable, which would ordinarily be the case with this size of cable. The best solution to this issue would be to buy a length of earth cable that matches the length of the Armoured Cable. This would negate the steel wire from being used as an earth, meaning it is a safer alternative. 70mm 3 Core Armoured Cable is constructed from the following materials;
– Plain Annealed Stranded Copper for the cores
– Cross-Linked Polyethylene for the Insulation
– PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) for the bedding and sheathing
– Steel Wire for the armour protecting the insulating layers beneath.
Delivery Information
A large and varied range of Armoured Cable is stocked and supplied at great prices here at ArmouredCable.net. If there is a specific type or size that you require but cannot find among the range we have available through the website, please give our sales team a call on 01244 288138 for further information and assistance.  ArmouredCable.net is based on Zone 1 of Deeside Industrial Park near Chester, so if you’d prefer to pick up your items instead of having them delivered, please feel free to do so.70mm 3 Core Armoured Cable available for some of the most competitive prices online with fast, free delivery on orders over £100 excluding VAT.


Cross-Linked Polyethylene

Operating temperature

90°C Maximum

Product Code

6943X 70mm

Sheath / Jacket

Polyvinyl Chloride

Number of cores / size of cable