BS 6724 Armoured Power Cables, 600/1000V

Applications

These cables are used for power and control circuits, they can offer excellent protection through the use of a heavy galvanized steel wire armour. The GSWA makes them suitable for use inside and outside buildings or for direct burial in the ground. For installation where fire, smoke emission and toxic fumes create a potential threat to life and equipment.

Construction

Conductor Solid Aluminum or Copper conductor, round stranded or shaped, Class 2 to BS 6460, IEC 60228.
Insulation XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene) Type GP 8 or ethylene propylene rubber (GP 6)
Colour Code 1 Core : Brown
  2 Cores: Brown or Blue
  3 Cores: Brown, Black, Grey
  4 Cores: Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
  5 Cores: Green-yellow, Blue, Brown, Black, Grey
  Above 5 Cores: White Cores with black numbers
Bedding LSOH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)
Armour Single Core: AWA (Aluminum Wire Armour)
  Multi Core: SWA (Steel Wire Armour)
Outer Sheath LSOH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)

Technical Information

Voltage rating 600/1000V
Temperature rating 0°C to + 90°C
Bending radius 1.5mm² to 16mm² : 6 x overall diameter
  25mm² and above : 8 x overall diameter
Flame retardant IEC60332 part 1, BS4066 part 1
Halogen free IEC 60754, EN 50267
Smoke density IEC 61034, EN50268

Cable Parameter

Single-core 600/1000 V cables with circular stranded copper conductor

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Strand Type Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Alum Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
1x50 19/1.78 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.5 17.5 800
1x70 19/2.14 1.1 0.8 1.25 1.5 20.2 990
1x95 19/2.52 1.1 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.3 1280
1x120 37/2.03 1.2 0.8 1.25 1.6 24.2 1550
1x150 37/2.25 1.4 1 1.6 1.7 27.4 1900
1x185 37/2.52 1.6 1 1.6 1.8 30.0 2320
1x240 61/2.25 1.7 1 1.6 1.8 32.8 2930
1x300 61/2.52 1.8 1 1.6 1.9 35.6 3580
1x400 61/2.85 2.0 1.2 2.0 2.0 40.5 4600
1x500 61/3.20 2.2 1.2 2.0 2.1 44.2 5680
1x630 127/2.52 2.4 1.2 2.0 2.2 48.8 7160
1x800 127/2.85 2.6 1.4 2.5 2.4 55.4 9315
1x1000 127/3.20 2.8 1.4 2.5 2.5 60.6 11490

Single-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminum conductor

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Alum Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
1x50 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.5 16.3 460
1x70 1.1 0.8 1.25 1.5 18.7 560
1x95 1.1 0.8 1.25 1.6 20.6 690
1x120 1.2 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.1 800
1x150 1.4 1 1.6 1.7 25.2 970
1x185 1.6 1 1.6 1.8 27.4 1150
1x240 1.7 1 1.6 1.8 29.9 1380
1x300 1.8 1 1.6 1.9 32.4 1640

Two-core 600/1000 V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Strand Type Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
2x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 12.1 320
2x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 13.6 365
2x4 7/0.85 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 14.7 440
2x6 7/1.04 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.9 470
2x10 7/1.35 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.5 18.0 800
2x16 7/1.70 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 20.4 900
2x25 7/2.14 0.9 0.8 1.25 1.6 24.1 1240
2x25* 7/2.14 0.9 0.8 1.25 1.6 20.4 1240
2x35 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 27.7 1710
2x35* 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 23.3 1710
2x50* 19/1.78 1.0 1 1.6 1.8 25.8 1800
2x70* 19/2.14 1.1 1 1.6 1.9 29.0 2320
2x95* 19/2.52 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.0 33.0 3150
2x120* 37/2.03 1.2 1.2 2.0 2.1 36.1 3880
2x150* 37/2.25 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.2 39.3 4820
2x185* 37/2.52 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.4 44.7 5920
2x240* 61/2.25 1.7 1.4 2.5 2.5 49.0 7300
2x300* 61/2.52 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.6 53.5 8770
2x400* 61/2.85 2 1.6 2.5 2.8 59.0 10905

* D-Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Two-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminum conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
2x16 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.1 650
2x25 0.9 0.8 1.25 1.5 22.4 915
2x25* 0.9 0.8 1.25 1.6 18.7 1255
2x35 0.9 1 1.6 1.6 25.7 1255
2x35* 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 21.4 1430
2x50* 1.0 1 1.6 1.8 23.5 1430
2x70* 1.1 1 1.6 1.9 26.3 1780
2x95* 1.1 1.2 2.0 2 30 1950

*Solid shaped conductor (class 1)

Three-core 600/1000 V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Strand Type Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
3x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.3 12.6 340
3x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 14.1 408
3x4 7/0.85 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.3 498
3x6 7/1.04 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 16.6 600
3x10 7/1.35 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.5 915
3x16 7/1.70 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 21.6 1130
3x25 7/2.14 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 26.7 1710
3x25* 7/2.14 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 23.6 1710
3x35 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 29.4 2100
3x35* 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 25.7 2100
3x50* 19/1.78 1.0 1 1.6 1.8 28.5 2450
3x70* 19/2.14 1.1 1 1.6 1.9 32.2 3120
3x95* 19/2.52 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.1 37.0 4310
3x120* 37/2.03 1.2 1.2 2.0 2.2 40.4 5160
3x150* 37/2.25 1.4 1.4 2.5 2.3 45.5 7160
3x185* 37/2.52 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.4 49.8 8600
3x240* 61/2.25 1.7 1.4 2.5 2.6 55.1 10755
3x300* 61/2.52 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.7 60.2 13080
3x400* 61/2.85 2 1.6 2.5 2.9 66.6 15810

*Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Three-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminum conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
3x16 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 20.3 760
3x25 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 22.5 1020
3x25* 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 24.9 1020
3x35 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 24.4 1200
3x35* 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 27.3 1200
3x50* 1.0 1 1.6 1.8 26.8 1380
3x70* 1.1 1 1.6 1.9 30.2 1750
3x95* 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.1 34.8 2420
3x120* 1.2 1.2 2.0 2.2 37.8 2820
3x150* 1.4 1.4 2.5 2.3 42.7 3660
3x185* 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.4 46.7 4350
3x240* 1.7 1.4 2.5 2.6 51.5 5220
3x300* 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.7 56.2 6200

*Solid shaped conductor (class 1)

Four-core 600/1000 V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Strand Type Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
4x1.5 7/0.53 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 13.3 390
4x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.0 470
4x4 7/0.85 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 16.4 580
4x6 7/1.04 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 18.7 805
4x10 7/1.35 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 21.1 1090
4x16 7/1.70 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 23.4 1320
4x25 7/2.14 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 28.9 1840
4x25* 7/2.14 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 26.1 1840
4x35 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 31.9 2310
4x35* 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 28.6 2310
4x50* 19/1.78 1.0 1 1.6 1.9 32.0 2970
4x70* 19/2.14 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.1 37.7 4240
4x95* 19/2.52 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.2 41.7 5400
4x120* 37/2.03 1.2 1.4 2.5 2.3 47.1 7000
4x150* 37/2.25 1.4 1.4 2.5 2.4 51.4 8350
4x185* 37/2.52 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.6 56.6 10130
4x240* 61/2.25 1.7 1.6 2.5 2.7 63.0 12840
4x300* 61/2.52 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.9 68.8 15530
4x400* 61/2.85 2 1.8 3.15 3.2 78.1 19950

* Shaped stranded conductor (class 2)

Four-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminum conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
4x16 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 21.8 980
4x25 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 26.9 1220
4x25* 0.9 1 1.6 1.7 24.6 1220
4x35 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 29.5 1420
4x35* 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 27 1420
4x50* 1.0 1 1.6 1.9 30 1770
4x70* 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.1 35.3 2500
4x95* 1.1 1.2 2.0 2.2 39 2980
4x120* 1.2 1.4 2.5 2.3 44 3950
4x150* 1.4 1.4 2.5 2.4 47.9 4600
4x185* 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.6 52.7 5430
4x240* 1.7 1.6 2.5 2.7 58.5 6660
4x300* 1.8 1.6 2.5 2.9 63.8 7770

*Solid shaped conductor (class 1)

Five-core 600/1000 V cables with stranded copper conductors

BS6724 Cables
Nominal Cross-sectional Area Strand Type Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
5x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 14.3 430
5x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 16.1 545
5x4 7/0.85 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.5 17.8 680
5x6 7/1.04 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 20 840
5x10 7/1.35 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.9 1105
5x16 7/1.70 0.7 1 1.6 1.7 26.6 1450
5x25 7/2.14 0.9 1 1.6 1.8 31.5 2245
5x35 7/2.52 0.9 1 1.6 1.9 34.8 2840
5x50 19/1.78 1.0 1.2 2 2 40.4 3895
5x70 19/2.14 1.1 1.2 2 2.2 46.3 5145

Multi-core 600/1000 V cables with stranded copper conductors

Nominal Cross-sectional Area Strand Type Nominal Insulation Thickness Nominal Bedding Thickness Nominal Steel Wire Armor dia. Nominal Sheath Thickness Approx. Overall Diameter Aprrox Weight
mm² No./mm mm mm mm mm mm kg/km
7x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.4 15.2 500
12x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.4 820
19x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.2 1080
27x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 1 1.6 1.7 26.7 1550
37x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 1 1.6 1.7 29 1850
48x1.5 7/0.53 0.6 1 1.6 1.8 32.7 2250
7x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4 17.1 730
12x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.6 22.4 1020
19x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1 1.6 1.7 26.6 1530
27x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1 1.6 1.8 30.7 1960
37x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1 1.6 1.8 33.8 2450
48x2.5 7/0.67 0.7 1.2 2 2 39.3 3260
7x4 7/0.85 0.7 0.8 1.25 1.5 19.7 840
12x4 7/0.85 0.7 1 1.6 1.6 25.7 1390
19x4 7/0.85 0.7 1 1.6 1.7 29.3 1850
27x4 7/0.85 0.7 1 1.6 1.9 34.4 2350
37x4 7/0.85 0.7 1.2 2 2 39.2 2800
48x4 7/0.85 0.7 1.2 2 2.1 44.1 3250

The number of cores can be ordered upon request.