10/3 SOOW - BLACK
|Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches||0.045""|
|New Weight lb/1000FT||299 Lbs|
10/3 SOOW Black
10/3 SOOW means SOOW cable of size 10 AWG with three conductors. S is for Service, OO implies oil resistant insulation and jacketing while W denotes its outstanding resistance to water and other weather effects. Black is its color of the cable’s jacket.
SOOW Black is an excellent cable whose resistance to oil and moisture is its bestselling point. The cable has good tensile strength making it one of the choicest cables for tough applications, besides, it has high flexibility. This cable is 10 AWG in size and has 3 conductors;that explains why it has 10/3 attached to the name.
Outstanding features for this cable include:
- Excellent resistance to abrasion and mechanical breakages
- Resistance to sunlight effects
- It can work in a wide temperature range
- Transmits up to 600v
- Current capacity of 30 amps
- Nominal insulation diameter of 0.660 inches
- 299 lbs per 1000 feet
- It has a profound resistance toward abrasion, sunlight, chemicals, oil, ozone and water.
- High flexibility
- Unaffected by extreme cold weather
Why 10/3 SOOW is Black?
A black wire is live; it carries the active current which is to be used in a load circuit. Black wire is often used for connections that run from a switch to electrical boards, also known as switch leg. So 10/3 SOOW is a power cable, used for supplying power.
For the electrician looking for electrical cables to use, here are the technical details for 10/3 SOOW Black cable. This cable has weight in LB per 1000 Ft of 299 Lbs, its insulation wall, Nom O.D in inches is 0.045”. The Outer Diameter (O.D) is 0.660 inches. Technically, the cable has a stranding of 104/30. The cable current rating is 30 Amps.
SOOW Black cables have a wide range of sizes from 18 AWG to 2 AWG. From these range you can find a cable whose size fits your project. 10/3 SOOW Black cable is made of copper conductor. Copper is the best conductor after silver. The copper conductor is reliable, readily available and efficient. A lot of metal and laboratory processes are involved to improve the conductor’s efficiency, like stranding which makes it more flexible. It is also fully annealed; this process involves heating the conductor to some point of temperature so that its softness is enhanced. A class K stranding of the conductor as per ASTM B 174 is a key significant feature for the cable conductor.
10/3 SOOW Black cable has a premium grade Ethylene Propylene(EPDM) Insulation. This very elaborate and sturdy, so it keeps the copper conductors from extreme weather changes, sunlight, ozone, solvents, water, oil and any other forms of moisture. Copper conductor can easily degenerate when exposed to chemical agents. That is why this type of tightly securing insulation is put in place to curb the damages that can arise.
A powerful jacket is added to provide an overall security to the cable and hold the cable elements together. This jacket which is made of Chlorinated Polyethylene is friendly to the environment. It offers a stable protection from water, sunlight and oil by resisting any entry of such elements into the cable system. It is also flame retardant hence can prevent the spread of fire into the utility circuits.
Stamps of legal authorities are important for any product you want to consume. These industrial approvals help to curb fake cables. So 10/3 SOOW Black cable enjoys legal approval by the following standardization bodies:
- The NEC Article 400
- NEC 501.140 Class I Division 2
10 AWG 3 Conductor SOOW Portable is small size cable which works well for systems requiring up to 600volts of 30 amps current. It transmits about 30 Amps current which is useful for small machines like motors, mobile tools, aquariums, fire alarm systems and instrumentation systems. So it can serve well in wiring controls systems like remote push buttons. Considering the strength and versatility of its insulation, the cable can also be used for wiring industrial machineries. 10/3 SOOW Black cable is appropriate for these applications. To wire water purification systems, you need cables that are resistant to water, this cable serves well in such systems.