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DIAMETER OF 10MM CABLE

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by robpom, 31 Mar 2005.

  1. robpom

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    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?
     
  2. andy

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    AFAIK 13mm is 6mmT+E. 10mm is about 17mm
     
  3. robpom

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    thanks for the info- I was looking for a website that may give me the info but no joy
     
  4. Adam_151

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

    Please login (registration is free!) to view this link.
    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CA6Gslash50.html
     
  5. GrantD

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    6mm has single -trand earth conductor
    10mm has multi-strand earth conductor
     
  6. HDRW

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    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
     
  7. andy

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    we use stranded (loads of strands) 6mm earth at work. it much easier to work with than the earth with 7 strands
     
  8. Lectrician

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    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:cool:
     

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