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robpom

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:51 pm Reply with quote

Can anyone advise if a twin and earth cable of approx 13mm overall diameter is 6mm or 10mm cable. it supplies my electric shower which needs replacing and i am not sure what kw rating unit I can stretch to?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:16 pm Reply with quote

robpom wrote:
Can anyone advise if a twin and earth cable of approx 13mm overall diameter is 6mm or 10mm cable. it supplies my electric shower which needs replacing and i am not sure what kw rating unit I can stretch to?
AFAIK 13mm is 6mmT+E. 10mm is about 17mm
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robpom

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:35 pm Reply with quote

andrew2022 wrote:
robpom wrote:
Can anyone advise if a twin and earth cable of approx 13mm overall diameter is 6mm or 10mm cable. it supplies my electric shower which needs replacing and i am not sure what kw rating unit I can stretch to?
AFAIK 13mm is 6mmT+E. 10mm is about 17mm


thanks for the info- I was looking for a website that may give me the info but no joy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:02 pm Reply with quote

robpom wrote:

thanks for the info- I was looking for a website that may give me the info but no joy


TLC does, take this example of 6mm cable as an example, the information you require is shown just below the picture

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CA6Gslash50.html
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:37 pm Reply with quote

6mm has single -trand earth conductor
10mm has multi-strand earth conductor
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:44 pm Reply with quote

GrantD wrote:
6mm has single -trand earth conductor
10mm has multi-strand earth conductor

That may be true of today's cable, but going back in history things were different...

The pre-metric "2.5mm" in my house has three-strand earth (and 7-strand phase and neutral - I think it was called 7/029 in the Good Old Days?)

I also have a reel of 6mm Earth cable that has 84 strands - it's a darned sight easier to work than the current 7-strand stuff! Can you still get the more multi-cored varieties of cable, or has economy wiped them out?

Cheers,

Howard
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:48 pm Reply with quote

HDRW wrote:

I also have a reel of 6mm Earth cable that has 84 strands - it's a darned sight easier to work than the current 7-strand stuff! Can you still get the more multi-cored varieties of cable, or has economy wiped them out?

Cheers,

Howard


we use stranded (loads of strands) 6mm earth at work. it much easier to work with than the earth with 7 strands
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:58 pm Reply with quote

The only time we use stranded is for temporary gen installed etc. Big 5 core flexes, 25/35/50mm etc. Call them 'pythons'. Easy to handle, but still very heavy icon_cool.gif
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