SWA Cables

At MES we provide a full range of Steel Wire Armoured cables, from 240v up to 22kv and 2.5mm to 240mm2, we hold 1kv cables in stock as a standard and can also source any type of cable to fit your requirements.

We can consult on which variant best suits your application or simply supply to order depending on your needs.

All of our cables are engineered to achieve greater levels of productivity and safety…and to last longer in the rigorous Australian mining & industrial environments.

Application  
For mains, submains and subcircuits unenclosed, enclosed in conduit, buried direct or in underground ducts for buildings and industrial plants where subject to mechanical damage. Suitable for glanding.StandardAS/NZS 5000.1
Voltage600/1000V
ConductorCopper 2.5 - 120mm2
InsulationXLPE, X-90 Red, White, Blue & Green/Yellow
SheathPVC, 5V-90 Orange
Max Operating Temp90ºC

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Our expert team can consult on the best mix of products based on the scope of your project, site or machinery or we’ll happily quote to order. Fill out the form below or contact us on +61 8 9202 6816.

Technical Specifications

CONDUCTOROVERALL DIAMETERAPPROX MASS kg/kmMIN INSTALLED BENDING RADIUS mm
2.57/0.6715.416.3445195
47/0.8516.417.3525210
67/1.0418.319.2725235
107/1.3520.121930255
167/1.7022.323.21205285
257/2.1426.527.61820350
35*7 strands28.229.32185365
50*19 strands31.432.62765405
70*19 strands37.538.94035480
95*19 strands40.842.25000530
120*19 strands44.646.16030585
*Conductors are circular compacted
ConductorCurrent RatingElectrical Characteristics
Nominal Area mm2Unenclosed in AirBuried DirectBuried in DuctsMaximum DC Resistance @20ºC Ohms/kmMaximum DC Resistance @90ºC Ohms/kmEquivalent Star Reactance Ohms/km3 Phase Voltage Drop @90ºC mV/Am(b)
2.52629297.419.450.098816.4
43537374.615.880.09310.2
64546463.083.930.08876.8
106263631.832.330.0844.05
1683110811.151.470.08052.55
251111431070.7270.9270.08081.61
351371721300.5240.6690.07861.17
501682041550.3870.4940.07510.868
702132511930.2680.3430.07410.609
952633022330.1930.2480.07250.45
1203063442700.1530.1970.07130.366
(a) Based on 40°C ambient air temperature and where applicable, burial depth of 0.5m, soil temperature of 25°C and soil resistivity of 1.2°C.m/W.
(b) For single phase voltage drop, multiply by 1.155.
The above information is from the following sources:
AS/NZS 3008.1.1 (tables 14, 30, 35, 42)
AS 1125 (table 2.3) For current ratings with other installation conditions refer to AS/NZS 3008.1.1.
Do not put in direct contact with polystyrene, polyurethane or similar thermal insulation materials
Active/ConductorEarthDiameter under ArmourArmour Wire
Nominal Area mm2NUMBER & DIAMETER OF WIRES No/mmNOMINAL DIAMETER mmMINIMUM INSULATION THICKNESS mmNOMINAL AREA. mm2NUMBER & DIAMETER OF WIRES No/mmMINIMUM INSULATION THICKNESS mmmmNOMINAL DIAMETER mm
2.57/0.673.40.72.57/0.670.610.90.9
47/0.853.90.72.57/0.670.611.60.9
67/1.044.50.72.57/0.670.613.11.25
107/1.355.30.747/0.850.7151.25
167/1.706.30.767/1.040.717.51.25
257/2.146.40.967/1.040.722.21.6
357 strands70.9107/1.350.723.51.6
5019 strands8.11167/1.700.726.71.6
7019 strands9.81.1257/2.140.931.72
9519 strands11.41.1257/2.140.925.62
12019 strands12.91.2357 strands0.939.92