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At We Sell Electrical we are happy to provide you with the best twin and earth cable products at prices that you can afford. Among the ones we currently have are the 6243YH15 3 Core and Earth Cable 1.5 mm X 100M Grey, the 6242YH15 Twin and Earth Cable 1.5 mm X 100M and the 6242YH1 Twin and Earth Cable 1.0 mm X 100M, and we are constantly updating our stock with more high quality twin and earth cables.

What are Twin and Earth Cables?

Twin and earth are terms used to describe a particular kind of flat sheathed mains electricity cable. This cable, also called Flat Tough Plastic Sheathed of Flat TPS in Australia, is made up of a couple of insulated currents that each have conductors and a CPC (central circuit protective = earth) conductor.

In the UK and Ireland, twin and earth cables are frequently used for domestic and commercial fixed wiring, but they are not meant to be used in environments where there are a lot of sunlight or UV rays. In the UK, the CPC does not have any insulation and has a smaller diameter when measured against the main cores. The yellow and green sleeves are separately sold.

The mainland UK regulations currently don’t recognise Flat TPS and Twin and Earth with an insulated and full sized (G/Y) earth conductor, and that could lead to confusion among contractors doing cross border work. However, there are more compact conductor sizes available with a circuit protective conductor (earth) and three conductors that carry current.

These are configurations that are frequently used for various situations like battery-backed emergency lighting and switched light circuits. These cables can also be used in other cases wherein switched and unswitched supplies are required, and run on timers and extractor fans can also use them as well.