Kelani Cables introduces wire calculator mobile app


September 18, 2017 – Kelani Cables PLC introduced the wire calculator mobile app, a mobile phone app that helps selecting right electrical cables for varied purposes. The product is pioneered in Sri Lanka by Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in electrical and communication cables.

The new app that caters for domestic and industry was unveiled at Waters Edge with the participation of Kelani Cables PLC Director/CEO Mahinda Saranapala.

Using the new app, with the support of an electrician households and anyone in the electrical engineering field could select the most suitable wire for wiring a house or a more complex place.

The household app component of the wire calculator mobile app has simple attributes that helps find wires for single phase wiring purposes. When the consumer knows the electric current (amperes) or rated power (kilo watts or horse power) of the particular equipment he can feed that data into this software to find the cable with the most suited cross sectional area.

The electrical engineering app component of the wire calculator mobile app mostly caters to project managers, engineers and electrical technical officers. The user can input more variables to this component such as apparent power of a transformer (kVA) and voltage drop, length of the wire, determining whether it is single-core or multi-core, conductor material (copper or aluminum), wire type (armoured or unarmoured) and especially wire-laying method (inside conduits or underground).

Kelani Cables PLC Manager Technical Operations Chartered Engineer Shyama Perera at the unveiling ceremony said: “This software is equally important for households and for people in the electrical engineering sphere to correctly select the optimal cable for any application and with this anyone can double-check the accuracy of manual wire selections.

“In a scenario when you work in a site and you do not have technical instructions booklet in your hand, you can rely on this APP to find the required information. You only need a smart phone or a laptop. The wire calculator mobile app can be downloaded to Android phones via Play Store, Apple phones and computers (Apple Store), Windows (App Store). Also by visiting the web page anyone can use this app.”

The technical data of the wire calculator mobile app is based on the BS 7671 standard, United Kingdom’s IET wiring regulation, Perera added.



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