Availability: In stock

Minimum Length: 10 FT.
Maximum Length: 1000000 FT.
Price Per FT.


Gauge    18 AWG 
No. Conductors       2
Stranding    16/30
Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches         0.030" 
O.D. Inches    0.346"
New Weight lb/1000FT    67 Lbs
Amps     10


18/2 SOOW - Black

18/2 SOOW cable is a portable power cord with outstanding resistance to weather, water and oil. The 600 volts cable is used in heavy duty applications such as marine and industrial set ups. Listed and approved by Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), this portable cord is a safe cable for use indoors and outdoors. The construction of this cable entails two conductors, insulation and a jacket. The conductors are colored differently for easy identification when installing or terminating. The conductor, insulation and jacket materials used are of high quality ensuring the cable performs as it should for the longest time period. The insulation and jacket materials used are oil and water resistant allowing the cable to be used in oil and wet areas. It supplies power at 10 amps. The cable is also flame retardant.

Key features of the 18/2SOOW black

• 18 AWG
• 2 conductors
• 10 amps
• 67 Lbs per 1000 feet
• 16/30 conductor stranding
• Black
• Oil, water, chemical, ozone and sunlight resistant
• 18 AWG to 2 AWG
• Highly flexible
• Fully annealed bare copper conductor
• EPDM insulation                                                                      
• Flame retardant
• CPE jacket


The conductor is developed in compliance with to the ASTM B 174 international standard. This power cable comes with 2 conductors of 10 amps.  The 18/2 SOOW black cable has a conductor made of fully annealed stranded bare copper. Annealing is an important process that involves softening the copper. Rigid copper is difficult to deal with during installation and termination. Annealed copper makes it easy to cut and bend according to the needs of a customer. The conductor stranding is 16/30. The conductor is ideal for heavy duty power supply as it is rated 600 volts. The two conductors are colored differently to easily identify them. The cable is a versatile one thanks to the fact that its size ranges from 18 AWG to 2 AWG.


2 annealed stranded bare copper conductors of the 18/2 SOOW black cable are housed with a premium grade Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) insulation. EPDM is a synthetic rubber that protects the power 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 insulation wall has a nominal outside diameter of 0.030 inches. The EPDM insulation ensures the cable offers optimal performance.


The 18/2 SOOW black has been jacketed with chlorinated polyethylene, CPE. The CPE works to protect the copper conductor and the EPDM insulation. CPE has been the go- to material thanks to its outstanding features such as the ability to resist oil, water, weather changes, chemicals, ozone, sunlight, UV rays and abrasion.  One factor making CPE the most ideal jacket material is that during combustion, it releases a unique compound that makes the cable not catch fire. This is an important safety measure making the cable ideal in areas that could be prone to fire outbreaks. These features of CPE allow one to use the cable effectively and for a long time frame regardless of the working conditions.

Industrial approval and certification

This cable has been created according to various international standards and stipulations governing the construction of electric wires and cables. The 18/2 SOOW cable has been proven and tested to be safe by the following bodies;

• RoHS
• NEC (National Electrical Code) 501. 140 Class Division 2
• NEC article 400


The uses and applications of this cable and vast because of the features it comes with. The cable can be used in marine applications thanks to its ability to resist water and oil. The jacket and insulation materials making up the 18/2 SOOW black wire enables it to be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. Its high voltage rating, 600 volts, allows the cable to be used in heavy duty industrial applications. This power cable is ideal for dry and humid environments. The cable is used in systems of water purification, industrial machinery, handy compressors and in controls for instance in push button remotes.

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