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TABLE 6: BOREHOLE DROP CABLE SIZING

MOTOR SIZE

FULL
MINIMUM
LOAD
CABLE
CURRENT
SIZE

CABLE DIMENSION
2

1.5mm

ONE PHASE

THREE PHASE

2.5mm

4mm

6mm

10mm

16mm

MAXIMUM LENGTHS FOR SUBMERSIBLE BOREHOLE


CABLE (m)
180

(kW)

(HP)

(A)

(mm )

0.37

0.5

3.5

1.5

0.55
0.75

0.75
1.0

5.0
6.7

1.5
1.5

121
91

202
152

243

1.10

1.5

7.2

1.5

63

105

168

252

1.50
2.25

2.0
3.0

10.6
15.8

1.5
2.5

49

81
56

130
89

195
134

326
223

1.10

1.5

3.1

1.5

382

636

1.50
2.25

2.0
3.0

3.9
5.5

1.5
1.5

303
210

505
350

3.75

5.0

8.7

1.5

131

218

349

5.63
7.50

7.5
10.0

13.0
17.2

2.5
2.5

155
115

248
184

372
276

460

11.30

15.0

24.0

4.0

126

190

316

505

15.00
18.80

20.0
25.0

32.0
40.0

4.0
6.0

95

142
114

237
190

380
304

22.00

30.0

46.0

10.0

164

262

TABLE 7: ARMOURED CABLE SPECIFICATIONS


THREE COR E - ARMOURED - 600/1000 VOLT
CABLE Cable having stranded copper
conductors
NOMINAL
CONDUCTOR
MAXIMUM
AREA
RESISTANCE PER
OVERALL
2
WEIGHT PER
(mm )
DIAMETER
1000m OF:
METRE (kg)
(mm)
Conductor Armour
(ohm)
(ohm)
1.5
2.5
4.0
6.0
10.0
16.0
25.0
35.0
50.0

12.10
7.28
4.61
3.08
1.83
1.15
0.727
0.524
0.387

10.2
8.8
7.0
4.6
3.7
3.8
2.4
2.1
1.9

12.3
13.6
15.8
18.0
21.2
20.6
25.0
27.3
30.5

0.3
0.4
0.6
0.7
1.0
1.1
1.7
2.1
2.6

FOUR CORE - ARMOURED - 600/1000 VOLT


CABLES Cable having stranded copper
conductors
MAXIMUM
RESISTANCE PER
OVERALL
WEIGHT PER
DIAMETER
1000m OF:
METRE (kg)
(mm)
Conductor
Armour
(ohm)
(ohm)
12.10
7.28
4.61
3.08
1.83
1.15
0.727
0.524
0.387

9.5
7.9
4.6
4.1
3.4
2.6
2.1
1.9
1.3

13.0
14.5
17.8
19.2
22.8
23.9
27.8
30.5
35.4

0.7
0.7
0.8
0.9
1.3
1.5
2.1
2.6
3.4