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Created On: 25 April 2014 09:52 PM
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 25 April 2014 09:52 PM
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peteTLM

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I came across a cable today used in a garden, that was basically a 1.5/1.0 T and E cable, but made with a spun kopex type protection on it, and enclosed within a thick semi transparent yellow polythene sheath.

I remember something from a catalogue in the 80's about this cable, but have never came across it in battle before.

Obviously didnt catch on.

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 25 April 2014 11:49 PM
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kirchoffs

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I only came across it once, i think you're describing pre wired conduit . I'm not sure but i think the manufacture was Arcon? or something very similar.
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 26 April 2014 03:23 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Aercon is think it was. They seem to have gone a bit quiet of late.

Although the OP's description sounds a bit like SY (flex).

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 26 April 2014 09:21 PM
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peteTLM

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Nothing like SY............................it was literaly a metalclad bit of flat twin and earth.................

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 28 April 2014 02:22 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Ah, fair enough - it was the 'spun' and 'semi-transparent' sheath bit that made me think of SY. Anyone got any pictures? (I thought Aercon was more of a softish plastic conduit kind of thing).
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 28 April 2014 02:51 PM
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peteTLM

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/124063849@N02/14049883365/

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 28 April 2014 03:03 PM
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AJJewsbury

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That is a new one to me! (It's a bit like the BX type the Americans use - but not the same).
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 28 April 2014 04:40 PM
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OMS

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I've seen that cable before somewhere - it looks like it was a modular wiring cable I was involved with back in the nineties - but with a yellow sheath. That sheath suggests to me it may not have started life specifically for "mains" power.

Possibly something that came out of the modular market based on a flat T&E composite complete with CCW and oversheath.

It'll come back to me - but it may take a while

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 28 April 2014 06:57 PM
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Thripster

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Not stripped T/E shoved up a washing machine hose is it? Or machine flexible conduit?
 29 April 2014 05:08 PM
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I've seen and fitted loads of it, but without the yellow sheath. It's called metaflex. It was used in loads of factories in the 1970's for connecting machines.

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 29 April 2014 05:11 PM
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 29 April 2014 05:24 PM
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OMS

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I don't think it's metaflex Leckie - it's solid conductor, flat pattern and what looks like continuously corrugated welded sheath and PVC oversheath - rather than circular flexible conduit which is spiral rolled system such as metaflex

I'd be certain this was made by a modular cable supplier for a project - usually with very dubious reference to product standards (often VDE rather than BS EN)

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 29 April 2014 09:07 PM
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leckie

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Ah ha! I've just looked more closely at the picture. As you say OMS it's not round and now I see it has a bare cpc. Metaflex was round with all insulated cores. Looks like the same spiral metal covering though. So ignore my comments, it ain't what I thought it was!
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