Availability: In stock

Minimum Length: 1 FT.
Maximum Length: 1000000 FT.
Price Per FT.


Gauge    10 AWG 
No. Conductors      5
Stranding   104/30
Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches         0.045" 
O.D. Inches    0.770"
New Weight lb/1000FT    409 Lbs
Amps    20


10/5 SOOW- Black

10 gauge 5 Conductor SOOW- black is a service cable uniquely designed for home and commercial appliances use. The cable is denoted 10/5 meaning it’s sized 10 AWG and comes with 5 conductors. It is a severe service cable with the ability to transmit up to 600 volts of 20 Amps current to home and industrial appliances. All the 5 conductors are color- coded for purposes of easy identification during installation and termination. The minimum length you can get this cable is 10 feet while its available maximum is 1000 feet. The cable is light weight and easy to carry around during installation as it only weighs 409 Lbs per 1000 feet. You can use this cable in both wet and dry environments because its temperature ratings range between -400 C and 900 C.

Key features of 10/5 SOOW black

  • Temperature rating of -400 C and 900 C
  • Highly flexible
  • EPDM insulated
  • CPE jacket
  • Resistant to water, sunlight, oil, abrasion, ozone and chemical
  • 20 Amps
  • Black
  • 600 volts
  • Outside diameter of 0.770 inches
  • Conductor stranding 104/30
  • Weighs 409 Lbs per 1000 feet


The 10/5 SOOW black cable comes with 5 conductors made of fully annealed stranded bare copper. The conductor stranding stands at 104/30 and this is in compliance with the Class K stranding per ASTM B 174 international standard. The copper strands have gone through the process of annealing which involves heating the copper till it becomes soft enough to be malleable and foldable.

Annealing makes the cable flexible which makes this portable cord to easily cut and bend according to your needs during installation and termination. The five conductors are sized between 18 AWG and 2 AWG and thus can used in a wide range of applications. 10/5 SOOW black has an outside diameter of 0.0770 inches meaning that it can easily fit into circuit ducts when carrying out installations. As the cable is rated 600 volts it can be used for heavy duty power supply and thus why it is often used in industries and other areas that call for heavy duty power. The power cable transmits 20 amps of electric current.


The five annealed copper conductors of the 10/5 SOOW black cable are protected with a premium grade Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) insulation. EPDM is a special rubber that protects the cable from being affected by oil, weather, water, UV light, sunlight, moisture and chemicals. It also protects the end user from being electrocuted when using the cable. The EPDM insulation ensures the cable offers optimal performance. The insulation of the conductors is color-coded Black, White, Red, Green and orange for easy identification. The insulation wall has a nominal outside diameter of 0.045 inches.


All the five copper conductors and the insulation are all together put up in a chlorinated polyethylene jacket material. Also known as CPE, the soft rubber jacket has been finely formulated to ensure the 10/5 SOOW black cable is resistant to weather changes, UV rays, sunlight, water, oil, abrasion and chemicals. The CPE jacket has the ability to operate in both wet and dry environments as it is neither affected by moisture nor heat.  Although made of rubber, the jacket is tough enough to withstand any sort of tension and thus cannot develop sort of weakness on its surface. As the environment in which the cable is applied is at times featured with huge impacts, the insulation together with the jacket ensures the cable is not affected by any kind of impact and thus operating as expected.


The 10/5 SOOW black has been constructed in line with international standards for the sake of safety. This cable has been approved by the following international bodies;

  • RoHS
  • MSHA
  • NEC Article 400
  • NEC 501.140 Class 1 Division 2


As this portable cord is rated 600 volts it is used for heavy duty power transmission. It may as well be used with home appliances as it is rated 10 AWG. The cable is used in handy compressors, industrial machinery, systems for water purification and controls such as push buttons remotes.  Because it is oil resistant the cable may be used in marine applications. 

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