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Terminating swa picture guide
Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:34 PM
Only 4mm 3c so fill yer boots......
Put boot & clench nut onto cable (Tip: use tape to hold clear of work area).
Mark where you want to terminate the swa with tape.
Use a hacksaw & score the armour, using the tape as a guide.
Use a knife & strip the outer sheath.
Bend the armour back & forth (tip: small groups & bend at 90deg to the score) until the strands snap off.
Score the inner sheath bend back & forth until it splits & seperates, pull clear (Tip:twisting clock wise while pulling it will come off easier).
Score round lower edge of tape & remove outer sheath.
Hold cable cores & rotate this will push out & flair the armour strands.
Offer up to the gland & screw on clench nut.
Push up shroud.
Jobs a goodun
Hope thats of some help to anybody who is learning......
Rest of the pics
CU to go here
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:55 AM
An old panel wirer showed me that tip for cutting the armour.
Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:41 PM
Tell you what, i hope to get as neat as that with my wireing eventuly.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:42 AM
do you guys always have the end stuff already located (in this case the cu) ?????
i have previously 'made off' then located to the box
think i may have made hard work off it !!!!!!
Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:34 AM
you dont really have a choice when your going into a galv box etc though
Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:31 PM
I do the same with the tape to hold it together but use a adjustable plumbers pipe cutter to roll round the armoured to create a score in the steel wire then do the bending, works really well, stops you sawing your fingers off.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:46 PM
Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:50 PM
Photos 7&8, usually the part of making off an SWA gland that drives ma bananas! Very rarely that inner sheath comes off easily. It's usually moulded into the cores and won't pull off!
cheap swa. it has no or very little chalk in
Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:19 PM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:41 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:48 PM
Am a student lecky and was wondering did you wire the swa straight to the MCB with no connector block in an adaptable box?. And just checking, I'm using 4mm swa and I need to connect to a 32A mcb?
Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:16 PM
Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:27 PM
Also if your terminating the swa and it has a bend in it then bend it first and then follow the steps above
Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:15 PM
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Bottom of the page - does upto 95mm apparently.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:10 PM