2.5mm orange cable.... Where to buy

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  1. dippingatoe

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    Where is the best place to buy top quality 2.5mm orange cabling for hook up purposes?

    Many thanks
     
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    Look-up 'electrical wholesalers' in your area----maybe you will have to buy a whole roll----they would also sell the plugs.
    Nigel
     
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    Ebay is your friend

    You will struggle to buy cheaper, I'm in the building trade and can't get it as cheap
     
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    Sadly I have tried the local wholesalers, screw fix, eBay and amazon and so far drawn a blank :(
     
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    Try machine mart I've seen it there
     
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    I knew that as soon as I put that there would be a flood of posts proving me wrong :LOL:
     
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    Now - how come you lot could find all those. I tried and just came up with 1.5mm :(

    Thanks all :)
     
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    Do you need 2.5mm?

    Most sits are limited to 6A or 10A anyway.

    Peter
     
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    Very few that we go on - most are 16amp best to have the maximum capability won't hurt going down to 10 amp or 6amp but get 1.5 sq and you will be in probs. on 16amp
     
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    Given that my link is to a 25 metre 2.5 with plugs and delivery for only £28.50 why would anyone want 1.5mm? that does not meet BS 7671 and probably no cheaper.

    it is very likely that the earth loop impedance of 1.5 over 25 metres is not low enough for a 16 amp protective device to operate fast enough
     
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    Hi all,

    is there any reason not to use say 2.5mm blue arctic cable? as I can get it for £44 for a 100m roll,

    I have just been given enough fittings to make up 3 leads of varying lenghts plus a RCD protected hookup point to connect just outside the garage.

    Andy
     
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    No you won't. 1.5mm flex is rated at 16A.

    I do accept the reasons for preferring 2.5mm though (y)
     
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    1.5 is rated at more than 16 amp but it does not meet earth loop impedance requirements at 25 metres long. See post above
     
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    OK point taken.
     
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