4/3 SOOW CORD UL/CSA - BLACK
|Insulation Wall, Nom OD Inches||0.050""|
|New Weight lb/1000FT||664 Lbs|
4/3 SOOW- Black
SOOW is an electrical cable whose name is an acronym. The initial S stands for Service, OO denotes that the cable has a reliable insulation which is resistant oil. W implies that this cable has a resilience towards the adverse effects of weather and water. SOOW cable is frequently used in the domestic and industrial applications where it has proved to be very efficient in rigs, monitoring cables, battery heads, big tools and machinery.
This cable is well designed with high tolerance to effects like ozone, oil, solvents, water, tearing and abrasion. It is also flame retardant and has long life which guarantees many years of service. “4” means that the cable is a 4 gauge size while the number ‘3’ shows that it has three conductors.
SOOW cable has three strands of copper conductors which are very flexible. Flexible cables are very easy to work with because they are easy to pull through the ducts and cable trays than the rigid un-annealed conductors. The annealing also makes this cable easy to cut for terminations. Wax paper fillers and tissue papers are used as separators for the conductors in the cable to prevent short circuiting. And to reinforce the security of the cable, a sturdy jacket is used to add extra insulation. The paper waxes used as separators are beneficial since they create ease for removal of the conductors suppose need arises.
4/3 SOOW Conductor
SOOW Cable is made up of conductors with various sizes. The usefulness of a cable relies on the type of the conductor. Copper is a good conductor which is affordable and readily available. Besides its good electrical conductivity, the cable’s copper is fully annealed and stranded. Stranded conductor improves the flexibility of the cable.
The internal insulation of this 4 gauge SOOW wire with 3 conductors is made of a good insulation material; EPDM. The ethylene propylene material used provides a premium grade, oil resistant insulation. The material is part of thermosetting groups of insulation which is fire retardant so the underlying conductor is safe even in the presence of fire as long as the stipulated temperature ratings for the conductor is not exceeded. With such insulation, this cable cannot easily fade under extreme heat and pressure.
The wire has a powerful jacket on top of its insulation. With the punishing potential areas of application, the jacket is designed and made ofamaterial whichcan withstand, tearing and abrasion.
SOOW cable’s jacket is made of chlorinated polyethylene elastomer (CPE). This material is a thermoset, making it impermeable to oil and water. It is also resistant to heat, flame and sunlight effects. The impregnable jacket of the SOOW Cable enables it to be used for both indoors and outdoors applications.
- It has high flexibility
- Wide range of operating temperatures so it can be used in hot and cold weather.
- High resistance to abrasion, ozone, sunlight, oil and various chemicals.
- Strong insulation.
- Reliable conductivity.
Possible Applications for 4/3 SOOW Cable
SOOW cables are fit for applications which are light because it is a low voltage cable. Since the cable is very flexible and light, it easily fits light and portable applications. Cable jacks like this one which is made of thermoplastic elastomer have a resistance to water and chemicals making it suitable for both in and outdoor applications.
SOOW cable is also endowed with features which makesit preferred for water purification systems. Water infiltration into the circuit can be fatal and have adverse effects that is why when it comes to wiring these systems, 4/3 SOOW cable keeps water off the conductor. It is also good for remote controls such as push buttons are also wired using the SOOW cable. These controls use low power voltages.
We hope you found the post insightful. In case you need more information or clarificationspleaseget in touch with us.