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Typical Cable Diameters

Following outside diameters are for reference only and will vary depending on cable manufacturer. 

600/1000V XLPE Armoured

Overall Diameter (mm)
mm2 1core  2 core  3 core  4 core 
1.5    12.3  12.8  13.5
2.5    13.6  14.1  15.0
4    14.7  15.3  16.4
6    16.9  16.6  18.7
10    18.0  19.5  21.1
16     20.0  21.2  22.9
25    24.1  26.7  28.9
35    27.9  29.6  32.1
50*   17.5  25.8  28.5  32.0
70   20.2  29.0  32.2  37.7
95   22.3  33.1  37.0  41.7
120   24.2  36.1  40.0  47.7
150   27.4  39.3  45.5  51.4
185  30.0  44.7  49.8  56.6
 240  32.8  49.0  55.1  63.0
300  35.6  53.5  60.2  68.8
400  40.4  59.0  66.6  78.1
500  44.2      
630  48.8      
800  55.4      
1000  60.6      

 * - change in class of conductor


1. Required fill factor k (in decimal)
2. Cable diameter d, giving a cable area, a:

a= π 4 d 2
3. Cable total area Ca = sum of area for all cables
4. Minimum duct diameter D:

D= 4 C a πk

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