Steel Wire Armoured cable (SWA) is a hard-wearing power cable designed for the supply of mains electricity. There are several armoured electrical cables in which include 0.6/1kV, 11 kV and 33kV Cable. Commonly, SWA Cables is found in underground systems and power networks.
Steel Wire Armour provides mechanical protection, which means the cable can withstand higher stresses, be buried directly, and used in external or underground applications. The armouring is normally connected to earth and can sometimes be used as the circuit protective conductor (“earth wire”) for the equipment supplied by cable.
For over 40 years, Electra Cables has been manufacturing cables that are called for under AS/NZS Standards and are rigorously independently tested for ultimate performance. Electra’s Steel Wire Armour range is 100% Greenstar Certified, with Greenstar Certification being Australia’s only rating system for environmental practices within the building and construction sector.
Electra Cables is one of the largest, if not the largest, stockist of cable in Australasia.