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LV Armoured Cables
XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC (also AWA & LSZH)

Eland Cables is a leading supplier of BASEC-approved low voltage armoured cables manufactured in accordance with British Standard BS5467 and BS6724. This includes PVC sheathed single core cables - XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC - and multicore cables - XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC - with a cable current rating of 0.6/1kV. It also includes low smoke zero halogen single core XLPE/LSZH/AWA/LSZH and multicore XLPE/LSZH/SWA/LSZH with the same voltage rating.

The wider LV armoured cable range also includes power cables NA2XRY & NA2XRH with a voltage rating of 600/1000V and cables with armoured protection for specific applications such as traffic signalling

The range of hard-wearing steel wire armour (SWA) and aluminium wire armour (AWA) XLPE insulated cables is manufactured in accordance with IEC 60502 and is designed for use in applications where there is a risk of mechanical stress and where protection is required against mechanical damage. It is commonly used for the supply of mains electricity and for auxiliary control cables in diverse environments including aerial power networks, outdoors, indoors, underground systems and in cable ducting. The SWA armour means these are direct burial cables - suitable for installation directly into free draining soil as they are protected from damage should be they accidentally hit. These cables are suitable for use clipped directly onto a surface, on a tray, in a basket or in free air.

This range of low voltage armoured cable is often referred to as mains power cable, mains armoured cable, booklet and non-booklet armoured cable. The single core cable is armoured with aluminium wires (AWA) to prevent induced current in the armour. The 3 core cables, 4 core cable, and other multicore versions are armoured with galvanised steel wires (SWA) and are available in a wide range of cores and conductor sizes. This range of XLPE insulated cables is available with a UV-stable PVC outersheath or with low smoke zero halogen (LSZH sheath) properties for applications where the emission of smoke and toxic fumes could create a serious threat to life and sensitive equipment in the event of fire.

CU/XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC cable

XLPE/PVC/AWA/PVC BS5467 cable construction

  British Standard BS5467
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV
Conductor Single core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1)
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Armour AWA
Sheath PVC


As a leading booklet cable supplier, this range of armoured power cable is available with an MDPE outersheath instead of PVC for greater resistance to abrasion and water, It's construction then becomes XLPE/PVC/AWA/MDPE.

XLPE/PVC/SWA/PVC BS 5467 cable construction

  British Standard BS5467
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV
Conductor 2 to 48 core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1)
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
Bedding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Armour SWA
Sheath PVC


This range is also available with an MDPE outersheath, as part of our extensive range and as a leading mains cable supplier.

XLPE/LSZH/AWA/LSZH BS6724 cable construction

  British Standard BS6724
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV
Conductor Single core: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1)
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
Bedding LSZH
Armour AWA
Sheath LSZH


When exposed to fire, the LSZH materials emit very low levels of smoke and non-toxic levels of halogen gas (typically under 0.5% HCl emission)

XLPE/LSZH/SWA/LSZH BS6724 cable construction

  British Standard BS5467
Voltage Rating 0.6/1kV
Conductor 2 to 48 cores: Copper (Cu) (Class 2), Aluminium (Al) (Class 1)
Insulation Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
Bedding LSZH
Armour SWA
Sheath LSZH

XLPE/SWA & XLPE/AWA - PVC & LSZH cable sizes

The sizes below are the most commonly used XLPE booklet, non-booklet and mains armoured cables:
 

 Single core cable  2 core cable  3 core cable  4 core cable  5 core cable
 1 x 1.5mm2  2 x 1.5mm2  3 x 1.5mm2  4 x 1.5mm2  5 x 1.5mm2
 1 x 2.5mm2  2 x 2.5mm2  3 x 2.5mm2  4 x 2.5mm2  5 x 2.5mm2
 1 x 4mm2  2 x 4mm2  3 x 4mm2  4 x 4mm2  5 x 4mm2
 1 x 6mm2  2 x 6mm2  3 x 6mm2  4 x 6mm2  5 x 6mm2
 1 x 10mm2  2 x 10mm2  3 x 10mm2  4 x 10mm2  5 x 10mm2
 1 x 16mm2  2 x 16mm2  3 x 16mm2  4 x 16mm2  5 x 16mm2
 1 x 25mm2  2 x 25mm2  3 x 25mm2  4 x 25mm2  5 x 25mm2
 1 x 35mm2  2 x 35mm2  3 x 35mm2  4 x 35mm2  5 x 35mm2
 1 x 50mm2  2 x 50mm2  3 x 50mm2  4 x 50mm2  5 x 50mm2
 1 x 70mm2  2 x 70mm2  3 x 70mm2  4 x 70mm2  
 1 x 95mm2  2 x 95mm2  3 x 95mm2  4 x 95mm2  
 1 x 120mm2   2 x 120mm2  3 x 120mm2  4 x 120mm2  
 1 x 150mm2  2 x 150mm2  3 x 150mm2  4 x 150mm2  
   2 x 185mm2  3 x 185mm2  4 x 185mm2  
     3 x 240mm2  4 x 240mm2  
     3 x 300mm2  4 x 300mm2  


Multi-core auxiliary control cables are also available with seven cores to 48 cores.

XLPE/SWA & XLPE/AWA Cables

XLPE/SWA & XLPE/AWA - PVC & LSZH CABLE ACCESSORIES

As an XLPE cable supplier, we also have a complementary a range of quality cable accessories including SWA glands, terminations, clips and cleats designed and tested to ensure perfect fit with our cables. See the technical datasheets for more information including BS6724 and BS5467 cable ratings and SWA cable sizes, or discuss your application and specific requirements with our technical engineers.
 

Range of Cables

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Cable Standards and Approvals

BS 5467 Copper Conductor Single Core AWA PVC BASEC 0.6/1kV Cable

BS 5467 Copper Conductor Multi Core SWA PVC BASEC 0.6/1kV Cable
BS 5467, BS EN/IEC 60502-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2

BS 6724 Copper Conductor Single Core AWA PVC BASEC 0.6/1kV Cable

BS 6724 Copper Conductor Multi Core SWA PVC BASEC 0.6/1kV Cable
BS 6724, BS EN/IEC 60502-1, BS EN/IEC 60754-1 and 2, BS EN 50267-2-1 and 2, BS EN/IEC 61034-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2, BS EN/IEC 60332-3-24

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About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.

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Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

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The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

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