Electrical cables in Zambia

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Electrical cables in Zambia

I have decided to talk about electrical cables in Zambia, it’s because a lot of people ask me, what’s the best cable brand? For electrical house wiring.

Most people would approach me and tell me Themba I bought such and such cable is it good? This is a difficult question to answer because you should ask for advice before buying the cables.

Today I am giving you free advice on electrical cables to use in Zambia. This advice is based on my personal experience using these cables.

Electrical cables manufactured in Zambia.

Here I am going to give you cables that are manufactured in Zambia and the ones that I have used.


Zambia Metal Fabrication is a company that manufactures ZAMEFA cables. Metal Fabricators of Zambia has been on the scene for a long time with more than 50 years of experience. Its cables are A grade, they are the best on the market. What kind of cables does Metal Fabricators of Zambia manufacture?

ZAMEFA manufactures the following cables.

  1. Low voltage cables
  2. Medium voltage power cables
  3. Aluminium overhead cables.
  4. General insulated cables
  5. Bare copper products.

When you want to wire your house with high-quality cables, I would recommend that you use Zamefa.


ZALCO is another local manufacture of electrical cables in Zambia, Zalco started its operations in 2007. Its cables are of good quality.

When you are looking for electrical cables to wire your house, you can use Zalco cables do not hesitate to use them.

I have used them on various electrical installations, I never have had any problem.

Neelkanth Cables.

Neelkanth is a relatively new cable manufacturing company in Zambia. Talking about the quality of their cables. They are good. I have used both flexible and non-flexible of their cables.

When you find Neelkanth cables don’t despise them they are equally good. I definitely recommend that you can use them.

neelkanth cables price list.

Cable size in mm squared.Price
1.5mm squared 100 MetersK 405.00
2.5mm squared 100 metersK 685.00
4mm squared 100 metersK 1800.00
6mm squared 100 metersK 2200.00
10mm squared 100 metersK 3300.00
16mm squared 100 metersK 4910.00
Neelkath cable price list.

Electrical cables manufactured outside Zambia.

There are a lot of cable brands that are manufactured outside Zambia. I will talk about two brands that I have used. And these are Tropical cables and SABS.

SABS is a south African cable. It is of high quality. While Tropical is an Australian brand, the cables being supplied in Zambia, are manufactured in Tanzania.

Summary of electrical cables in Zambia.

All the cable brands that I have mentioned above, are of high quality. If you ask me to list them or grade them. The list below shows you how I have ranked them, based on me using them to do electrical installations.

  2. SABS
  3. ZALCO

Many of you agree with me that there are other brands of cable other than the one’s I have mentioned.When you check their price,it is even much lower than all the 5 brands that I have listed above. Be ware they might be substandard cables. Before you buy any cable ensure that they satisfy the Zambia bureau stands of quality cables,and the ISO standards.

All the 5 brands that I have mentioned or talked about satisfies the stands of a high quality cable both local and international.

What is your experience working with cables in Zambia? Which cable brand do you like using? Tell me why you like that cable brand in the comments section below.

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