Availability: In stock

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


Gauge    16 AWG 
No. Conductors       4
Stranding    26/30
Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches         0.030" 
O.D. Inches    0.415"
New Weight lb/1000FT    118 Lbs
Amps     10



Portable SOOW wire family has a wide range of products out of which 16/4 SOOW-Black is one. It is an industrial grade portable cord used largely in the electrical controls for various applications. SOOW name is used to imply that the cord is a portable service wire with premium grade oil and water resistance. The number 16 denotes the gauge size and 4 indicate the total numbers of conductors that the cable can have. SOOW cables are wire products are designed for use in heavy duty industrial applications.

Key Features

Here are some of the unique features of the cable:

• Excellent premium flexibility
• Exception resistance to ozone, sunlight, chemical substances, oil and water.
• Has good shock absorption to prevent breaking
• Ultra high strength to refute abrasion
• Unaffected flexibility during cold temperature
• Wide range of industrial applications
• 600v
• 10 Amps

SOOW Black has a remarkable quality of resistance to oil and water. Besides, it has extra high tensile strength which makes it one of the choicest cables for use in adverse and harsh environment conditions. It also exhibits high flexibility which is an important feature for a good wiring cable.

The construction features for SOOW cable are the score card for its high performance and quality service. Being a solution product for most industrial process, commercial and even domestic appliances, and the cable is designed with abrasion and safety in mind. It is tested and proven, safe, reliable and efficient product for users. Here we look in details all the structural and electrical properties of the cable. Keep reading…


Bare copper is used as the conductor of the cable. This conductor however good, is modified through annealing to improve its efficiency. Annealing is an electrical process when a conductor is heated and cooled in a controlled temperature so that it is made soft and more efficient. The conductor is also stranded, making it convenient for circuit branching during wiring. The class K stranding employed is as per ASTM B 174.

The beauty of copper conductor is that it is an excellent conductor, is more available more that silver, it is cheap, strong and durable. Copper has more properties like high flexibility. For SOOW Black conductors, their gauge sizes vary from 18 AWG to 2 AWG. This provides enough variety for choosing your desired product. A gauge is roughly 0.3 inches diameter so 16 AWG SOOW is a 0.0625 inch diameter cable.


No sure insulation as Ethylene Propylene would guarantee the cable its security. This premium grade oil resistant material is capable to protect the conductors against any destructive agents. It has good shock absorbing features, preventing the conductors from nicks or abrasions and tears. Copper conductors are high susceptible to corrosion, so an elaborate and sturdy insulation is all it requires to get protected.


The Jacket is made of water tight and sunlight resistant Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE). This jacket protects the entire cable since it’s the outer most layer of protection. It is flame retardant and highly resistant to oil and other related chemical substances. This helps to curb any propagation of fires in cases of fire outbreaks and infiltration of chemicals.


SOOW Black is used in industries to wire water purification systems. This explains why its insulation is designed with a material whose water affinity is very low. Infiltration of water into a cable can result into short circuit and conductor corrosion that is why it has to be kept at bay by all means.

It is also used in the handy compressors and many other industrial machineries. Compressors involve use of pneumatically signals and compression energy which may tend to raise temperatures of the operation system. But here, SOOW comes in handy since it can sufficiently stand the extreme temperature levels.

In the commercial field, entertainment industry and in the domestic applications, SOOW Black is used to make controls and push button remotes. These push buttons are switches, that is, they need to be all time operational so that it doesn’t cause a crisis. The push buttons need wire with excellent electrical conduction and flame retardant, here SOOW Black comes in handy. It has a current transmission of about 30 Amps useful for electrical gadgets like motoes, mobile tools, aquariums, instrumentation systems and fire alarms. This explains why fits for wiring controls is.


A professionally designed and manufactured cable gets stamps of approval for quality and efficiency. SOOW is approved by:

• NEC article 400
• NEC 501 140 Class I Div. 2
• RoHS

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

delivered in perfect condiction
What I needed delivered in perfect condiction
Review by David Barshow / (Posted on 3/30/2017)
good quality wire
Arrived on time, good quality wire.
Review by Alex Williams / (Posted on 3/30/2017)
excellent transaction!
Over all excellent transaction!
Review by Johnnie B Stewart / (Posted on 3/30/2017)

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