The size of the conductors within in the cable are 16mm2 CSA (Cross-Sectional Area). The larger the CSA the more current will be allowed to pass through the cable safely. SWA cable can come in number of sizes.
SWA= Steel Wired Armoured, this is what is known as a mechanical protected cable as steel braids run inside the cable between the PVC outer sheath and the cable conductors, preventing damage to the cable. Hench the term mechancical protection
This type of cable when used in a domestic install, would likely to be used in workshop areas like garages or outside cabling to garages, ponds, garden furniture etc...
DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!