Cable Sizes & current carrying capacity

Cable Sizes & current carrying capacity (stranded copper conductors) BS 5467 XLPE Insulation

Conductor area (mm²)

Current carrying capacity (A)
for cables “clipped direct”

Overall diameter (mm)

2 core
70°C PVC

3 or 4 core
70°C PVC

2 core
90°C XLPE

3 or 4 core
90°C XLPE

2 core

3 core

4 core

1.5

21

18

27

23

12.1

12.8

13.3

2.5

28

25

36

31

13.6

14.1

15.0

4

38

33

49

42

14.7

15.3

16.4

6

49

42

62

53

15.9

16.6

18.7

10

67

58

85

73

18.0

19.5

21.1

16

89

77

110

94

20.4

21.6

23.4

 

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