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 05 September 2013 07:22 PM beaver74 Posts: 378 Joined: 07 February 2007 Does any one have a table with common diameters of cables 1,1.5,4,6 and10mm cheers 05 September 2013 07:40 PM rocknroll Posts: 9564 Joined: 03 October 2005 You could always work it out; Diameter = 2 x (sq rt of(area / pi)) regards ------------------------- "Take nothing but a picture,leave nothing but footprints!"-------------------------"Oh! The drama of it all."-------------------------"You can throw all the philosophy you like at the problem, but at the end of the day it's just basic electrical theory!"------------------------- 05 September 2013 09:56 PM Zuiko Posts: 521 Joined: 14 September 2010 obviously, that will be the diameter of a single conductor; not the cable. 05 September 2013 10:06 PM stateit Posts: 2693 Joined: 15 April 2005 Draka do a book which they send out free, which is online in the link I have given. The tech specs are all in there. About page 100 for 'general cables'. FS Cables also do a similar book which they send out free, which also includes more specialist cables. ------------------------- S Georgehttp://www.sg-electrical.com 05 September 2013 10:53 PM rocknroll Posts: 9564 Joined: 03 October 2005 Well perhaps it time to use a bit of common and ingenuity, get a piece of 6 " x 2" 3mm thick plastic cut a narrow V down it with a band saw and using scrap cable slide them down and mark off where they end, a simple V gauge. <<<<<<<<<<<< regards ------------------------- "Take nothing but a picture,leave nothing but footprints!"-------------------------"Oh! The drama of it all."-------------------------"You can throw all the philosophy you like at the problem, but at the end of the day it's just basic electrical theory!"------------------------- Edited: 06 September 2013 at 12:33 PM by rocknroll 06 September 2013 09:50 AM stateit Posts: 2693 Joined: 15 April 2005 6" x 2" x 3mm? That sums up half the problems in dealing with LABC Inspectors... ------------------------- S Georgehttp://www.sg-electrical.com 06 September 2013 10:01 AM impvan Posts: 922 Joined: 07 September 2005 ...like a pyro gauge then... 06 September 2013 11:25 AM bajb Posts: 593 Joined: 20 November 2002 The TLC site has cable diameters. For example at the top left: http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CA2dot5G.html 06 September 2013 06:45 PM Zuiko Posts: 521 Joined: 14 September 2010 Originally posted by: rocknroll Well perhaps it time to use a bit of common and ingenuity, get a piece of 6 " x 2" 3mm thick plastic cut a narrow V down it with a band saw and using scrap cable slide them down and mark off where they end, a simple V gauge. <<<<<<<<<<<<[IMG][/IMG]regards well if you are going to all that hassle - sorry common sense - of making a superflous gauge why not just measure the cable with a ruler? 06 September 2013 08:47 PM daveparry1 Posts: 7763 Joined: 04 July 2007 Ruler? a micrometer would be more appropriate i'd say, Dave. 06 September 2013 09:56 PM kj scott Posts: 2144 Joined: 02 April 2006 Originally posted by: rocknroll Well perhaps it time to use a bit of common and ingenuity, get a piece of 6 " x 2" 3mm thick plastic cut a narrow V down it with a band saw and using scrap cable slide them down and mark off where they end, a simple V gauge. <<<<<<<<<<<< regards As Dave has said, a micrometer is all that is needed, plus manufacturer's data, such as Prysmian/Delta. 06 September 2013 11:05 PM rocknroll Posts: 9564 Joined: 03 October 2005 Whatever, I wont bother making any suggestions next time. regards ------------------------- "Take nothing but a picture,leave nothing but footprints!"-------------------------"Oh! The drama of it all."-------------------------"You can throw all the philosophy you like at the problem, but at the end of the day it's just basic electrical theory!"------------------------- 07 September 2013 12:05 AM kj scott Posts: 2144 Joined: 02 April 2006 Come on Rock, your contribution is always welcome. 07 September 2013 06:42 AM ebee Posts: 6361 Joined: 02 December 2004 Originally posted by: stateit 6" x 2" x 3mm? That sums up half the problems in dealing with LABC Inspectors... I liked Rocks measures. Like me he is bi-lateral in his thinking even though his famous saying is "We must go metric every inch of the way!". that 6" x 2" x 3mm works out costing less than 13s 7d per square inch if you buy it in 4 metre lengths too. A micrometer or a hernia kaliper or "rack of eye" are also useful just like the V ------------------------- Regards, Ebee (M I S P N)Knotted cables cause Lumpy Lektrik 07 September 2013 06:46 AM ebee Posts: 6361 Joined: 02 December 2004 Here is something I produced a few yonks ago. Cable Sizes CSA Dia (mm) Dia ( Inch) " x/y 1.0 1.1284 0.0443 2/45 1.5 1.382 0.0544 2/37 2.5 1.7841 0.0702 2/29 4.0 0.853 (7 Strands) 0.0336 3/89 6.0 1.0447 (7 Strands) 0.0411 3/73 10.0 1.3487 (7 Strands) 0.0531 5/94 16.0 1.7059 (7 Strands) 0.0672 9/134 25.0 2.1324 (7 Strands) 0.084 9/107 ------------------------- Regards, Ebee (M I S P N)Knotted cables cause Lumpy Lektrik 07 September 2013 08:33 PM keithredpath Posts: 543 Joined: 30 March 2002 I have my own table. EMail me if you want a copy. keith.redpath@blueyonder.co.uk ------------------------- keithredpath 08 September 2013 07:09 AM Jaymack Posts: 5402 Joined: 07 April 2004 Originally posted by: beaver74 Does any one have a table with common diameters of cables Now you have the means of determining sizes from tables, plastic vernier scales are available, and should be OK up to 400V. Also, a box of samples is useful , by collecting over the years. Regards
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