Sources for 3 phase cable - 5 core 6A (0.75mm)

  1. puffernutter

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    I need to add another feed in for a pillar drill.

    Where do you source your cable from. I need about 15m, but all I can find is 10m or 50m and I'd rather not join it, or have loads left!

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  2. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler

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  3. hotponyshoes Member

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    Is sy any use? Got a drum of it somewhere I can lop a bit off but I think it might be 1mm?
     
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  4. brightspark

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    hardly think 0,25mm will make any odds :laughing:
     
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  5. Ton-up

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    Our local supplier (Tec Supplies) cuts what you want, might be worth ringing round.
     
  6. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Most good wholesalers will cut SWA to length
     
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  7. MCKDAVID Member

    got tons of solid core 5G 1.5mm² and 2.5mm² sat here doing nothing, run the feed in, and JB at the end then onto flex to the drill...if that's any good to you, pm me an address and I'll throw some over...
     
  8. puffernutter

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    I'm ignorant - sy? It will be run internal to my workshop, so if that's suitable yes please!

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  9. HughF

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    Sy will be perfect, just p clip it to the wall/timbers/whatever... it’s the pvc, galvanised braid, clear pvc stuff.

    If you can settle for yy, I’ve got masses of 5x.75 at work
     
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  10. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    TLC direct ...... will cut to length
     
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  11. puffernutter

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    All, thank you. As ever I have learned a lot from this forum.

    @hotponyshoes, when is it convenient to pop over. Looks like I owe you a few beers...

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  12. heldtogetherwithblutack

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    please read this before making a decision on using SY (or YY, or CY)
    https://www.whyprysmian.co.uk/sy-yy-cy-cable.html
    BASEC is looking to create standards for these types of cable, I'm not up to speed on this and have no idea how far they've got.
    https://www.basec.org.uk/news/2018/...ut-on-a-new-specification-for-control-cables/
    There are literally thousands of google hits on the subject of it's use, you can see it everywhere in commercial and domestic installations, however,
    All I'm saying is, until it's ratified, if ever, I wouldn't entertain the idea of specifying as it could possibly entail a liability claim.
     
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  13. Munkul Member

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    I used to use SWA but now just use SY for most things on the farm. They use SY everywhere at work in cable trays and surface mounted stuff. It's much nicer to route and terminate than SWA, glands are cheaper and more foolproof to install.

    City Electrical Factors is usually where we go, they will do cut lengths no problem so you don't have to buy a full drum.
     
  14. HughF

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    No-one is talking about specifying it, we're talking about someone buying some cable to wire up an outlet from their RPC to a new tool in their workshop... There is no liability involved
     
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  15. hotponyshoes Member

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    Just had a look and the SY is 1.5mm
    Other option is some ho5v2v2-f (heat resistant white flex) in 0.75mm
    Either of those any good?

    @puffernutter
     
  16. MCKDAVID Member

    you can use any size as long as it's bigger (within reason) than original, come up to a JB jut before the drill and connect down to the 0.75mm² there, if it's around 15 metres from source you'd be better off with bigger anyway, potentially less volts drop...
     
  17. puffernutter

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  18. hotponyshoes Member

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    @puffernutter it's in the van with me at the moment, I can drop it at my place late morning if you are in a hurry for it otherwise I will be home about 6:30ish ?
     
  19. puffernutter

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    Sorry, in London today. Are you around tomorrow night?

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  20. hotponyshoes Member

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    Yea I'm around tomorrow after 6 .
    Only thing is the A361 is closed from 6pm-7am at the moment so either take your chance on getting through (they seem to be randomly working on it) or come in via the corsley road.
    I will leave it outside the back door in a bag so if you want to come over earlier and help yourself just watch the gate as the post is a bit broken and the dogs might be outside!
     
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