Availability: In stock

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


Gauge    6 AWG 
No. Conductors      5
Stranding   133/027
Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches         0.050" 
O.D. Inches    0.945"
New Weight lb/1000FT    750 Lbs
Amps    36


6/5 SOOW Port Cable-Black

6/5 AWG SOOW is an industrial power cable of that falls under the larger Portable SOOW cable category. SOOW means Service wire which can effectively repel water and withstand changes in weather without experiences surges in power transmission as a result of those changes in weather conditions. The double “O” means oil resistant insulation and oil resistant jacketing. This SOOW portable cord is specially made for use in industrial power service applications rated 600v.

5 conductors made of annealed copper

As the name hints, the 6 AWG Portable SOOW cord is made of well-refined annealed copper conductors. Copper is one of the best conductors for industrial power distribution. It has excellent conductivity, very low resistance and can withstand tensile forces to ensure many years of service in a system. The annealing makes it even more durable because it relieves the conductor of tension so it can bend and twist without causing weaknesses in the cable structure. Installing 6/5 SOOW Cables involves a lot of dynamics from transporting them to pulling them through the ducts and this calls for a conductor that can withstand these dynamics without snapping.

6/5 SOOW means that the cable has five conductors bundled in one insulation. This infers that the cable can be used with three phase power lines. It also means it can supply more 600v power to a system than a 6 AWG SOOW Cord with fewer conductors. It is listed for 36 Amps under a wide temperature range of between -40ºC to +90ºC.


EPDM insulator used for the 6/5 SOOW cord is a non-conductor used to protect a cable handler from electrocution. If a cable is to be used when its transmitting power, the user has to be effectively protected from the power and this is where insulation helps. Besides protecting the user, it also protects the conductor from external forces that would deteriorate the conductor hence hindering or fluctuating the power levels. With this in place, the cable ensures the anticipated amperage over its lifetime.

The EPDM insulation can resist water, oil, weather, industrial solvents, ozone, fire and UV light all of which could wear out the underlying conductor. The 0.060 inch insulation can also absorb high impact impulses presented by the conventional industrial conditions. This has a direct bearing on the lifespan of the 6/5 SOOW Portable Cord so it can last longer than it otherwise would.


Jacket for this cable is tough because there’s always a lot going on in industries and construction works. From, moving machines around, people stepping on cables and multiple moving parts, the environment calls for more than the EPDM insulation can take. It calls for a tougher coating which can take more impact and keep the conductor safe in a wide variety of environments. That’s why the manufacturers put a black EDM jacket on the cable. EDM is tough, sturdy and resistant to water, oil, weather, fire and abrasion. No matter the condition you apply this cable, there’s a good chance it will overcome.

Size, length, weight and color

This is a 6 AWG sized cable, a size recommended for a range of heavy duty industrial applications. The smallest length you’d buy is one foot, the maximum length would vary with the requirements of your installation works.

The outer coating is black in color but the 5 conductors could be colored differently, the color coding varies with category of cable. Cable stranding is rated 133/027 and weighs a meagre 0.979 pounds per foot which is light weight. The light weight is an advantage because it makes the cable portable; easy to move around during installations.


There are really no limits to what applications you can put the 6 AWG flexible portable cable to. The most common tasks this cord is assigned to include large portable appliances, industrial equipment among other portable tools. The toughness and resistance to oil, abrasion, UV lights, industrial solvents and a wide range of operating temperatures makes it a top candidate for this applications.


This cable is approved by the following organizations:

  • MSHA
  • RoHS

This is the basic cable for portable tool with many high voltage parts. It’s tough and gives great performance under punishing conditions. For more information or answers to questions, get in touch with us today. 

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