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PVC Insulated Single-core
For normal domestic wiring it is usually only used for certain situations. In those the cable would consist of stranded conductors twisted together and housed in a PVC covering. 10 mm sq. single core,sheathed This is colour coded green and yellow, is used for supplementary equipotential (earth) bonding. 16 mm sq. single core colour coded green and yellow is used for connecting the earth terminal on the consumer unit to the Supply Company’s earth connection. The sizes of these cables may vary according to your supply and earthing system you should always contact a qualified professional or your electricity supplier for there recommended sizes
Sizes:
1.0mm - 400mm
Colours: Red, Black, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Grey, White, Orange, Green/Yellow
PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed Twin-core (flat)
This is often referred to as ‘twin and earth’ and maybe made up of solid conductors or separate strands twisted together .The twisted strand cable is more flexibility and makes it easier to move bend on walls etc. . The phase (live) and neutral are colour coded and PVC insulated. The CPC/earth is not insulated. All three are then sheathed in a protective PVC sheath. Note that insulation must always be provided for the earth conductor when it is exposed to make connections. (This is done using green and yellow sleeving available from most Diy stores) Commonly used for ring main and radial circuits
Sizes: 1.0mm - 16.0mm
Core Colours: Red, Black
Sheath Colours: Grey, White
Three Core and Earth
Three core and earth this is similar to the above two core and earth , but has three conductor, that are normally colour coded red, blue and yellow as well as an CPC/earth. It is mainly used in two way lighting circuits . It provides the necessary additional conductor between the two switches operating the same light fitting
Sizes: 1.0mm - 16.0mm Core Colours: Red, Yellow, Blue
Sheath Colours: Grey, White
Steel Wired Armored
Steel wired armored cable (SWA) This cable is primarily designed for installation in places were good mechanical protection is required this makes it very suitable for external use the cable consist of conductors either solid or stranded these are sheathed in PVC and are color coded then there an sheath of PVC this has galvanized steel amour around it then the final outer sheath is also PVC Commonly used for power supply into sheds, garages, and out buildings
Sizes:
1.5mm - 16.0mm (Circular Stranded Conductors)
25mm - 400mm (Shaped Stranded Conductors)
Core Colours:
Two Core: Red, Black
Three Core: Red, Yellow, Blue
Four Core: Red, Yellow, Blue, Black
Multi-core circular
PVC Insulated Multi-core circular
This cable consists or stranded conductors with PVC insulation then covered with a PVC outer sheath used for light duty purposes only.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 0.75mm
Core Colours:
Two Core: Blue, Brown
Three Core: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown
Four Core: Green/Yellow, Black, Blue, Brown
Sheath Colours: White
6181Y. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Single-core
Surface used wiring where there is little risk of mechanical damage, or in conduit or trunking . Sizes:
1.0mm - 35.0mm (BS5004)
50.0mm - 120mm (BS6346)
Core Colours: Red, Black
Sheath Colours: Grey, Red, Black
6241Y. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Single-core with Circuit protective Conductor
Surface used wiring where there is little risk of mechanical damage, or in conduit or trunking
Sizes: 1.0mm - 1.5mm
Core Colours: Red, Black
Sheath Colours: Grey, White
6193Y. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Three-core (flat)
Surface used wiring where there is little risk of mechanical damage, or in conduit or trunking
Sizes: 1.0mm - 16.0mm
Core Colours: Red, Yellow, Blue
Sheath Colours: Grey, White
2491X, HO5V-K , HO7V-K. PVC Insulated
Single-core .Used for replacement or for applications as defined in Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1975. Statutory Instrument No. 1366. Sizes:
0.5mm - 1.0mm
1.5mm - 70.0mm
Core Colours: Brown, Blue
Sheath Colours: White
2812X, HO3VH-H. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Parallel Twin
Used for replacement or for applications as defined in Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1975. Statutory Instrument No. 1366.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 0.75mm
Colours: White, Transparent
2192Y ,HO3VVH2- . PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Twin-core (flat)
Most often used for light duty purposes only.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 0.75mm
Core Colours: Brown, Blue
Sheath Colours: White
2592Y HO5VVH2-F. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Twin-core (flat)
Most often used for light duty purposes only.
Sizes: 0.75mm
Core Colours: Brown, Blue
Sheath Colours: Not specified
BU BR. PVC Insulated
Single-core To BS6225 1998
Switchgear and control gear winding cable.
Sizes:
BU 1.0mm, 1.5mm & 2.5mm solid
BR 1.0mm - 240mm stranded
BK. PVC Insulated
Single-core
To BS6225 1998
Switchgear and control gear winding cable.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 70mm stranded
2182Y, 2183Y, 2184Y,HO3VV-F. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Multi-core circular Mainly used for light duty purposes only.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 0.75mm
Core Colours:
Two Core: Blue, Brown
Three Core: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown
Four Core: Green/Yellow, Black, Blue, Brown
Sheath Colours: White
2582Y, 2583Y, 2584Y, 2585Y .HO5VV-F. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Multi-core circular Mostly used for wiring of semi-fixed and portable domestic appliances
Sizes: 0.5mm - 16mm
Core Colours:
Three Core: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown
Four Core: Green/Yellow, Black, Blue, Brown
Five Core: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown, Black, Black
Sheath Colours: Not specified
2092Y, 2093Y. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Multi-core circular PVC heat resistant cables
To BS6141 For light duty purposes only.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 0.75mm
Core Colours:
Two Core: Blue, Brown
Three Core: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown
Sheath Colours: White, Black
3092Y, 3093Y , 3094Y. PVC Insulated PVC Sheathed
Multi-core circular PVC heat resistant cables
To BS6141 For wiring of semi-fixed and portable domestic appliances.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 2.5mm Core Colours:
Two Core: Blue, Brown
Three Core: Green/Yellow, Blue, Brown
Three Core: Green/Yellow, Black, Blue, Brown
Sheath Colours: White, Black
6491B, HO7Z-U,HO7Z-R. Halogen Free
Single-core
To BS7211 1998
For use in trunking or conduit.
Sizes: 0.5mm - 400mm
6242B Halogen Free
Twin-core flat with circuit protective conductor with low emissions of smoke or corrosive gases when affected by fire
To BS7211 1998
Mostly used in surface wiring where there is little risk of mechanical damage, or in conduit or trunking.
Sizes: 1.0mm - 16.0mm Core Colours: Red, Black
Sheath Colours: Grey, White