Can I use Armoured cable outside?
Similarly one may ask, does outdoor cable have to be Armoured?
Garden Electrics Regulations and Underground Cables To put cables underground in the garden the regulations state that the cable, preferably SWA or Steel Wired Armoured cable must be covered with a buried warning tape to alert anyone digging in the garden.
Subsequently, question is, where is Armoured cable used? Commonly known as SWA cable, the steel wire armoured cable is a power and auxiliary control cable, designed for use in mains supply electricity. Used for underground systems, cable networks, power networks, outdoor and indoor applications, and cable ducting.
Simply so, when should Armoured cable be used?
In this context, armoured cables are most often used for fixed power installations in industrial applications, such as power distribution in a plantroom, where cables may be damaged by maintenance operations, for example. Clause 522.8.
Can you use PVC cable outside?
Generally, where pvc insulated and sheathed (Twin & Earth) cable is routed externally, it should, where accessible, be protected against impact.