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3 Core 0.75mm Twisted Black/White Zig Zag Braided Flex

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    3 Cores
    Conductor Size 0.75mm




    Applications / Guidance

    How do I know Twisted 0.75mm cable is right for me?


     

    • What is this cable?

    • Pros and Cons

    • How to use this cable

    • What parts can I use with this cable?

    • What is this cable good for?

    • What is this cable not good for?

    • How do I buy this cable?

    • Further Learning

     

     

      

    What is this cable?

     

    This is one of the first products we ever stocked at Lampfix.  It is simple to use once you know how - see the video above. This is the most popular cable we use for bespoke pendants.


    I can tell you the good things, the bad things and show you how to use it.


    By reading this article you learn if this will suit your application.


    Used on table lamps, floor lamps and pendant lights, this cable has 3 individual cores.  


    Each core has 24 copper strands, each of 0.2mm diameter, giving a total cross-sectional area of 0.75mm².  


    Each core also has a coloured PVC double insulation. (Brown for Live, Blue for Neutral, Green/Yellow for Earth).  


    The cores are then braided and then twisted together. 


    This range offers a range of metallic tones to choose from.


    It carries up to 6A (1440 Watts or 1.44 kW at 240 Volts). 


    0.75mm flex is the industry standard for new pendants, table and floor lamps.


    If you are rewiring an antique and the cable holes are narrow, I recommend using 3 core 0.5mm instead.  While it is not industry standard, it is thinner, can take up to to 720 Watts at 240 Volts and is more flexible.  This is legal because antiques are not new to the market. 



     

     

     

    Pros and Cons

     

    Pros

     

    • Long-lasting

    • Quite easy to use

    • Good looking

    • Made in UK

     

    Cons

     

    • This size doesn't always work with antiques

    • not as easy to clean as plastic cable

    • Expensive compared to plastic cable

     


     

    How to use this cable

     

    Watch the video on the picture slider above showing how to use this type of cable.

    We recommend you are competent at electrics to do this. If in doubt you should consult an electrician.

      

     

     

    What parts can I use with cable?

     

    This flex works on:

    - all our lampholders

    - all our ceiling roses.

    Screw Cordgrip Plugs. (Because plugs with push-fit cordgrips don't always grip this cable enough).

     

     


    What is this cable good for?

     

    in the following scenarios:

    • to upgrade existing cable

    • need it with other pendant light parts like the cable and lampholder

    • making table lamps

     

    Here is an article where you can learn more about making your own pendant light.

     

     

    What is this cable not good for?

     

    in the following scenarios:

    • to rewire an antique where cable passages are too narrow. You should select a 0.5mm version instead

     


    How do I buy it?

     

    You can buy 1 or more metres here on this webpage.

    We sell it by the metre. We store it on drums. If you want a small meterage, we'll wind off that amount and bag it for you.

    The price reduces on 10, 25, 50 & 100 metres.

    You can buy on this page or via a local dealer (you can quote us to most electrical wholesalers and lighting shops). Dealers set their own pricing.

    If you are in the market for our products for the long term you could become a dealer/trade buyer. 

    Read our article 'Is Lampfix a good fit for my business?'

    Request your log in where you can view and buy at your own discounted pricing. (contact us)

     

     

     

     

    Further learning

     

    Article: How to make a pendant


    Before starting any electrical work, always switch off at the mains.  If in doubt consult a competent electrician