Rogue SWA Warning

by Steve on January 26, 2010

Kaydour Not Basec Alert

Various sizes of multi-core PVC sheathed XLPE SWA cable branded as Kaydour to BS5467 have been found defective by BASEC’s independent testing facility.

Rogue SWA

Some conductors are smaller than that marked on the cables and several serious faults were found including excessive conductor and armouring resistance.

Obviously these cables can cause serious safety problems due to overheating and poor earthing.

The Kaydour SWA cables originate from India and have been distributed in the UK through at least one supplier but it is not known if all cables with the Kaydour marking are suspect.

If you come across these cables I would recommend trying to track down the source if possible.

Cables should tested for resistance and insulation as soon as possible.

If safety concerns are raised BASEC recommended the affected cables are removed and replaced by approved cables.

When buying and installing cables always check for the BASEC mark and never install non approved cables.

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