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Monday, 06 February 2017 12:39

Electrical Cable Explained

31st March 2004 saw the introduction of a new colour code (harmonised across the EU) for power cables . Until 31st March 2006, either the old colours or new colours may be used (but not mixed). Below we give both the old and new cable colours. 

 

The standard UK domestic electricity supply is 230 volts AC.

 

Solid core cables should never be reused - although they can be bent into shape, they are not designed to be flexed and repeated movement can weaken the cores causing then to become weak, overheat or fail.

 

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