Flats & Building Wires


Flat TPS is more common than circular and is used for fixed wiring of domestic and industrial lighting, power outlets, appliances, and HVAC units. Circular TPS is common in industrial and commercial installations but generally not in domestic installations. It may be more difficult to strip the outer sheathing from circular TPS than from flat TPS.

Each of the current carrying conductors in the “core” is insulated by an individual thermoplastic sheath, coloured to indicate the purpose of the conductor concerned. The protective earth conductor is covered with green/yellow insulation.

Building wires are cables used in construction of almost every residential, industrial, and commercial property in the world.

Electra Cables is well known in the Australian and New Zealand electrical market as the cable on the blue drums. Also equally known for its high quality, durability, and ease of use within several climates in Australia and New Zealand.

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 to the new requirements 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.

Data Sheets (PDF)

TPS - Red, White, Blue

Building Wire

TPS Non-Migratory

TPS Low Smoke