|Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches||0.050"|
|New Weight lb/1000FT||1039 Lbs|
4/5 SOOW- Black
SOOW cables are kinds of portable power cords used almost everywhere. SOOW cables are not just flexible service cables but are also water resistant, weather and oil resistant making them stand the tests of time with regards to the environments in which they operate. Under their umbrella is the 4/5 SOOW black cable. The 4 gauge SOOW with five conductors transmits 600 Volts making it ideal for huge power supply set ups.
Flexibility in cables lies in the materials used to structure it. This portable power cable has been constructed with fully annealed stranded bare copper wires. The 4 AWG 5 conductors have been with copper as this is the most ideal material with outstanding features. Copper is not affected by chemical substances making it most suitable for all kinds of installations. The conductor comprises of 133/025 stranding with 1.348 inches of outside diameter.
After the conductor is the insulator. This works to protect the conductor from physical and chemical damages. The 4/5 SOOW portable cable has insulation made of Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber. EPDM has been around for ages now and has a number of benefits up its sleeves. Coming after the insulator is the jacket material which protects both the conductor and the insulator from physical and chemical damages.
This cable has a jacket made of Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) which also has great features as we will later find out in this post. Often the marine and industrial environment where this cable is utilized is marred with uncontrollable impacts from all quarters. This could cause great havoc to cables and wires. Both the insulation and jacket work hand in hand to enable the cable be impact resistant. Again this goes a long way in prolonging the life of the portable 4-5 SOOW black cable.
Sizes and ratings
With portable power cables, size plays a very huge role. The lighter a cable the easier it is to carry out installations from one point to another. The 4 AWG portable power cable weighs 1964 Lbs per 1000 feet. It is light weight and thus easy to carry it around when having long- distance installations. The conductor’s outside diameter measures 1.348 inches making the cable easily fit into duct circuits. The 4/5 SOOW black cable can transmit up to 600 Volts of electric current at 48 Amps. It is because of this that the cable is used in heavy duty power supply areas such as in industries and other heavy duty appliances.
Weather, moisture and chemical resistance
The 4/5 SOOW black has EPDM and CPE insulation and jacket materials that make the cable resistant to a number of conditions and impacts. Sunlight and ultra violet light can hugely impact the structure and cable performance. The insulation and jacket prevent sunlight and ozone from affecting the cable. As SOOW cables are often used oily and muddy environments, this SOOW cable has been made with premium grade oil resistant EPDM insulation and CPE jacket.
Approvals and certifications
There are a number of international bodies that are mandated with ensuring cables and wires are manufactured in line with the stipulated measures for safety purposes. Any cable that is not in line with the specified regulations should never find its way to the market. It has the following approvals;
- NEC 501. 140 Class 1 Division 2
- NEC Article 400
This SOOW cables is primarily used for heavy duty applications because it is rated 600 volts. For this reason the 4/5 SOOW black cable is used in systems for water purification, controls such as push button remotes, industrial machinery and handy compressors. Thanks to its ability to resist oil and water, this portable is applicable in a wide range maritime set ups. It also has a wide range of temperatures, -400C to 900C that allow it to be used in both dry and wet environments.