What Electrical Cable is This as Need to Make 13amp Water Heater Extension


Postby oAJAXo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:30 pm

Hi
Can anyone help identify this Electrical cable please?
https://ibb.co/fuhG0k
https://ibb.co/cx53fk


It has the correct live, earth and neutral wires. I believe it to be for domestic 13amp 230v use. I've had the reel for about 4 years and have forgotten but i'm pretty sure . I need to make an extension to a 2.8kw 13amp water heater via an isolation box.

Hope you can help.
Many thanks
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Postby kbrownie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:56 pm

The drum reel label, indicates it is 1.00mm2, so this is only suitable for a maximum 10A load.
So this is not suitable for your desired application.
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Postby ericmark » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:23 am

I looked for manufacturers spec on the cable, but failed to find it, in general cable is either rated 60 degs C standard for flex, 70 degs C standard for twin and earth or 90 degs C often Cross - linked Polyethylene (XLPE) or Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) unfortunately they look the same.

I think this http://www.bbccable.com/uploads/prysmia ... _3183B.pdf is the cable in which case it is 10 amp. Flex is always rated as being in free air, other cables are rated according to how installed.
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Postby oAJAXo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:37 pm

Thank you Both.
Looks like you've prevented a risk. I'll buy some appropriate cable.
Skimping to buy Guinness is one thing but staying alive to drink it is better.
:)
Thanks again.
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