|Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches||0.090|
|New Weight lb/1000FT||986 Lbs|
262 MCM Diesel Locomotive Cable
262 DLO cable is a single conductor able with the capacity to transmit up to 600 volts of electric current. This power cable is used to supply electricity to machines that have engines operating on diesel. It is thus often used in mining and industrial locations. The cable is also ideal in such environments because it is resistant to oils, acids and alkalis. All these are thanks to the Ethylene Propylene insulation and the Chlorinated Propylene jacketing. These materials also come in handy to enable the cable be resistant to impacts which is a common occurrence in their areas of applications.
Key features of the 262 dlo cable
- 1 fully annealed stranded tinned copper conductor
- Ampacity of 467 amps
- 262.6 gauge
- Temperature range of -300 C and 900 C
- 646/24 conductor stranding
- Highly flexible
- EP rubber insulation
- CPE jacket
- Approved for CT use
- 600 volts
- Resistant to oils, alkalis and acids
- 8 AWG- 777 MCM AWG
- Weighs 2 to
- 986 Lbs per 1000 feet
This power cable is a single conductor cable with 467 amps. The conductor is ideal for heavy duty power supply as it is rated 600 volts. The 262 dlo cable conductor is made of fully annealed stranded tinned copper. Its construction is in accordance with the AAR- 598 and ASTM B 33. Tinned copper is good at transmitting electric current and is taken through annealing process. 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.
This cable has an Ethylene Propylene rubber as its insulation. This premium grade rubber works to protect the conductor against oils, water, chemicals, acids, abrasion and alkalis. This factor ensures that your cable serves you for a long time without the conductor being interfered with. The EP insulation also work to ensure there is no short circuiting and the user does not get electrocuted. This increases its safety measure.
The jacket comes after the insulation and the conductor. It protects both the copper conductor and the EP insulation from both chemical and physical damage. The 262 dlo cable has a Chlorinated Propylene (CPE) jacket. The jacket is resistant to alkalis, moisture, UV light, acids, abrasion and other chemicals. For easy identification the cable jacket has been colored black. Although the CPE jacket is very flexible, it must not be assumed that it is weak. Actually, CPE is a very sturdy material with the ability to combat any form of roughness that may affect the surface of the cable. CPE also produces a unique compound during combustion that allows it not to catch fire in case of such an occurrence.
Certifications and industrial approvals
This cable is safe for use because it has been constructed in accordance to various international rules and standards governing electric cables and wires. The 262 dlo cable is in line with the following rules and international bodies;
- ICEA S- 95-685/NEMA WC 70
- UL 44 TYPE RHH/ RHW -2
- C(UL) RW90
The cable is utilized in petrochemical drilling rigs, motor leads, diesel electric locomotives, mining and other industrial equipment. You can find the cable in bare copper, FT4 and comes in different colors upon request. This diesel locomotive power cable is majorly ideal for industrial and mining use. It can still be used in hot and humid locations as its temperature ratings range from -300 C to 900 C. its ability to be resistant to oil and water makes it the go to cable in diesel engines applications.