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Pitacs 6242Y Grey 1.0mm² Twin & Earth Cable 100m Drum

SKU: TWEC1.0R100

Rigid PVC sheath Brown and blue PVC insulation.

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EX. VAT: £32.44


  • Grey PVC Sheathed Cable
  • Brown & Blue Cores with Bare Earth
  • Solid Core Wire
  • Flat for Easy Installation in Plaster

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Frequently asked questions

Twin and Earth cables, often abbreviated as T&E cables, consist of two insulated conductors (cores) and an uninsulated or bare earth conductor (often a CPC – Circuit Protective Conductor) grouped together in a flat configuration. The conductors are typically made of copper and are encased in a PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) sheath.

Twin and Earth cables are primarily used in fixed wiring installations within buildings, including:

  • Domestic Wiring: For powering lighting circuits, socket outlets, and other household electrical appliances.
  • Commercial Wiring: In offices, shops, and other commercial buildings for similar applications.
  • Lighting Circuits: Connecting light fittings and switches.
  • Power Circuits: Providing power to outlets and appliances.

Advantages include:

  • Ease of Installation: The flat configuration and standardized colors (brown for live, blue for neutral, and green/yellow for earth) make installation straightforward.
  • Cost-Effective: T&E cables are cost-effective and widely available.
  • Suitability: They are suitable for a wide range of electrical applications in both domestic and commercial settings.

Twin and Earth cables are available in various sizes (cross-sectional area) and ratings, typically ranging from 1.0mm² to 16.0mm² for different current-carrying capacities. The size depends on the specific application and the load requirements of the circuit.

Standard Twin and Earth cables are designed for indoor use. For outdoor applications, such as garden lighting or garage installations, special weatherproofing measures or armoured cables may be required to protect against moisture and physical damage.

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