|Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches||0.055"|
|New Weight lb/1000FT||1003 Lbs|
2/3 SOOW Black
SOOW 2 AWG 3 portable cord, is also known as 2/3 SOOW Black. It is a power cable used to supply electricity to generators, industrial equipment and other portable tools. Its ability to resist oil makes it a viable option when considering power tools, track systems and portable appliances.
Approvals and Certifications
Electrical cables and wires are developed and certified in line with various international specifications. This is because cables are used by all and sundry world over. The stranding of this cord has been made in line with Class K stranding per ASTM B 174 which stipulates the formation of conductor strands. The 2/3 SOOW cable has been tested and approved by the following international standards;
- NEC 501. 140 Class 1 Division 2
- NEC Article 400
Water and weather resistance
Water and weather can adversely affect the structure of cables and wires. This often greatly alters the performance of the cables. The 2/3 SOOW black is insulated with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). This rubber makes the cable resistant to water and effects of adverse weather conditions. You can operate the cable even when immersed in water. This makes it appropriate for dockside power applications and ships.
This cord has a copper conductor. The 3 conductors are made of fully annealed stranded bare copper. Copper is a very flexible material and works well for a number of electrical wires and cables. The components of copper comprised in this power cable are in correspondence with the specification. This is the standard that governs the flexibility of electrical cables and wires. The 2 AWG conductors have an outside diameter of 1.310 inches and the copper stranding is 133/ 0.0223. With a net weight of 1277Lbs per 1000 feet, this is a flexible cord you can roll and move around with during installations. The insulation wall has a Nom outside diameter of 0.060 inches which easily fits into ducts.
High voltage rating
All SOOW cables transmit electrical current at 600 Volts. This is a high voltage rating which makes this cable appropriate for heavy duty industrial applications. This is however not to say that it cannot carry out light and medium duty applications. The 2/3 SOOW cable can safely transmit up to 95 Amps.
Flame retardant portable power cable
Fire is a terrible occurrence that destroys most cables. To avoid such hazardous situations and loss from arising 2/3 SOOW black cable has a chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) jacket. CPE is highly flame retardant. This jacket is constructed in compliance with the RoHS standards which is the body mandated with ensuring no illegal substance such as flame reactive elements find their way in electrical cables and wires.
The cables is water and moisture resistant. Water will not affect it in any way even when completely immersed in maritime environments or on set ups like ships, offshore drilling rigs and shipyards. The high voltage ratings of 600 Volts and 95 Amps allows it to be used for heavy duty applications without blowing up or overheating. It can be used in systems for water purification, industrial machinery and handy compressors. These areas call for huge amounts of power supply. Because of its flexibility, the cable is also used for control systems like in push button remotes.
The 2 gauge SOOW wire with three conductors is intricately constructed according to the international standards. This is to say it is very safe for use. It is flexible, durable and has a wide range of applications.