Key Features - Cable Spiker

The Cable Spiker manufactured by Accles & Shelvoke Ltd is a high quality durable safety tool used

worldwide. The tool was developed in 1952 in cooperation with the Central Electricity Generating

Board. The Cable Spiker is a cartridge powered tool which when fired drives a steel spike through high

voltage electricity cables short circuiting the power and making the cable dead and therefore safe to

work on.


The ACVOKE Cable Spiker is available as standard and heavy duty versions:

The standard Cable Spiker can accommodate cables up to

110mm diameter carrying voltages up to 275KV.

A heavy duty version is also available for cables up to 150mm

diameter carrying voltages up to 400KV.

Key features:

􀀗 A high quality, durable safety tool is suitable for all cable designs,

penetrating every form of normally applied cable coverings.

􀀗 Easy to assemble and simple to operate.

􀀗 Safest tool available for assured cable de-energization

􀀗 Employee safety achieved through positive remote operation

􀀗 Remote Firing – the tool uses a seven metre long lanyard and release

pin which when operated completely separates from the tool at the

moment of firing. This ensures total operator safety in the event of a

‘live’ cable being spiked.

􀀗 Safety – the tool has a unique self setting safety system which requires

the deliberate action of pressing the Safety Catch to its ‘fire’ position.

This eliminates the risk of operator inadvertently firing the tool when

setting the firing mechanism.

􀀗 Portability – needs no external power source, the use of a blank

cartridge as the source of energy means the tool can be used anywhere.

􀀗 Robust – the tools sturdy construction ensures years of trouble free use.

􀀗 Versatile – the use of different cartridge strengths and various clamping arrangements allows the tool to be used on a wide range of cables.

Cable Spiker Jack

When spiking polymeric cables, difficulty can sometimes be experienced with

blade removal. The Cable Spiker Jack offers a simple and effective solution to

this problem.

Key features:

􀀗 Easy blade withdrawal from polymeric cable.

􀀗 Reduces operator fatigue.

􀀗 Protects tool from unnecessary damage during removal.

􀀗 Easy low cost modification to existing tool by manufacturer.

􀀗 Fits standard tool (not available for Heavy Duty model).


The Cable Spiker is suitable for use with all types and voltages of power cable including single and multiple conductor laminated,

polymeric, elastomeric, unshielded, shielded, concentric neutral, interlock armoured, steel wire armoured, leaded covered etc.,

designs in either fixed or portable installations.