Twin and Earth Cable

Twin and Earth Cable

Twin and earth cable (also known as T&E) is used for fixed wiring in household applications such as sockets, switches, cookers, showers and light fittings,

Typical applications for Twin and Earth Cable
Cable SizeApplication
1.5mmLighting circuits
2.5mmRing main (socket circuit)
6mmCooker and smaller electric shower circuits
10mmLarger electric showers

In April 2006 the colour of the core insulation changed. Red (live) changed to brown and black (neutral) changed to blue.

Cable is measured by the area of the conductor in square millimetres ( mm² ), not the diameter.