Orange Circular and Power Cables are the most popular in Australia for factory power distribution applications. Orange Circular Cables are Multi Core Cables ranging from 2 Cores + Earth right up to many cores + Earth in a variety of different sizes from 1.5mm and above.
Electra Cables manufacturers all required commodities for the Australian and New Zealand market including XLPE/PVC from 10mm² and larger. Electra also manufactures the largest range of XLPE Single Core Power Cables, starting from 6mm². Electra changed from PVC/PVC to XLPE/PVC (10mm² and above) some years ago due to the larger range of susceptible temperatures with XLPE due to its thermoset material, while PVC is a thermoplastic. This means that the molecules in XLPE are chemically bonded together and are more durable, contributing to the overall stability of the cable when faced with higher temperature situations.
Also, in this range being used for electrical power distribution, armoured cable or steel wire armoured cable (SWA) is a hard-wearing power cable designed for the supply of mains electricity. Such a cable is used commonly for 1kV (low voltage) and includes several other armoured electrical cables / solutions that also are commonly included with the design of 11kV and Medium Voltage applications.
Electra Cables is highly recognised as the manufacturer that saved wholesaling some years ago, when the E.E.S.S. (Electrical Equipment Safety Scheme) was suddenly introduced by the government with minimal warning. Electra swapped stock over (as per the new scope defining Building Wires up to and including 16mm² under the E.E.S.S.), and allowed electrical wholesalers to continue trading at minimal disruption at a cost to Electra of many millions of dollars.
Electra Cables is also a registered “Responsible Supplier” with E.R.A.C. (Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council), and to which all compliant certifications can easily be found via a public search on the E.R.A.C. website.
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 Power Cables are 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.