RS PRO 5 Core Armoured Cable With Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Sheath , SWA Galvanised Steel Wire

  • RS Stock No. 185-4003
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
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Product Details

RS PRO 5 Core Steel Wire Armoured Cable, XLPE Insulated, PVC Sheathed

From our trusted and reliable own brand RS PRO, this range of steel wire armoured (SWA) cables are perfect for heavy duty applications that require the most durable wiring, providing excellent insulation and protection both indoors and outdoors as well as underground. This range of RS PRO SWA cables feature plain annealed copper conductors with XLPE thermosetting insulation, offering enhanced reliability and performance in the toughest conditions. The galvanised steel wire armoured construction of the cables also benefits from PVC bedding and sheathing, ensuring the cable is protected against damage from pinching or physical impact.

Features and Benefits

  • Galvanised steel wire armour for optimum protection against damage and impact

  • Thermosetting XLPE insulation offering excellent dielectric strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures

  • PVC bedding and sheathing to protect the cable in a wide range of environments

  • Wide operating temperature range providing flexibility

  • Available in a wide range of sizes and cores

  • Suitable for use in underground heavy duty applications both indoors and outdoors


Steel wire armoured cables (SWA) allow a continuous flow of electricity to be carried in the harshest of environments, including underground making them highly versatile and reliable. As a result, steel wired armour cables are perfect for heavy duty applications where cables may be exposed to physical damage or impact as they feature a robust construction with a galvanised steel wire armour to protect the cores, offering exceptional protection and durability. SAW cables are commonly used to supply mains electricity indoors and outdoors in areas such as:

  • Underground systems

  • Power Networks

  • Construction

  • Railways


  • BS EN 60228

  • BS 7655-1.3

  • BS 7655-4.2


How is armoured cable installed?

Steel wire armoured cables are designed to be installed in air, clipped to surface, on cable tray/ ladder work, embedded in concrete and buried direct or in ducting underground. SWA is a versatile choice for industrial and heavy duty applications, ensuring the electricity supply remains reliable and protected in a wide range of environments.

Can this be used underground?

Yes, this SWA cable from RS PRO is suitable for underground applications with free draining soil. However, care should be taken to prevent the cable being submerged in liquid.


RS PRO is our own brand range and brings you a wide selection of high-quality, great value products offering you more choice. Trusted by engineers all over the world, every part of every RS PRO product has been rigorously tested against demanding industry standards they’re only given the RS PRO seal of approval if we’re confident of their exceptional quality, which means you can be confident too.

Attribute Value
Number of Cores 5
Cross Sectional Area 1.5 mm²
Sheath Material Polyvinyl Chloride PVC
Voltage Rating 1 kV, 600 V
Outer Diameter 12.8mm
Armour Construction Galvanised Steel Wire
Insulation Material XLPE
Minimum Bend Radius 8
Minimum Operating Temperature -15°C
Maximum Operating Temperature +90°C
Bedding Material PVC
Conductor Strand Type Stranded
Conductor Material Copper
Cable Shape Multicore
2 In stock for delivery within 7 working day(s) (Global Stock)
Price (ex. GST) 1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
$ 219.31
(exc. GST)
$ 241.24
(inc. GST)
Per Reel
Per Metre*
1 +
*price indicative
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