Type W Single Conductor Portable Power and Mining Cable 2KV
Type W Single Conductor cable is slightly different from the Type W Multi-Conductor cable. One of the standing difference is the number of conductors. This type of cable has only one conductor hence the name, single conductor. To find more about its features, continue reading this post.
- Conductor size
This portable cable used for power and mining electrification is always available is a wide range of variety. The cable sizes ranges from the highest size of 8 AWG to the lowest of 4/0 AWG. Make an informed decision for the cable size that will rightly fit your applications.
- Conductor Type
The conductor used for designing Type W Single Conductor Cable is copper. This conductor is generally considered the best amongst the easily available conductors. In fact, save for silver, copper is the best conductor. But due its slight weaknesses, it has been remodeled through the processes of annealing and stranding to achieve the desired quality. These remodeling processes have enable the conductor for Type W Single Conductor Cable to be soft, flexible, and have enhanced durability. So when, you buy a professionally manufactured cable, you should not doubt, you have the best.
Insulation for this cable is made from EPDM or CPE, which respectively stands for Ethylene Propylene and Chlorinated Polyethylene. These two materials have a profound toughness and strength which is a source of security to the cable.
- It has a high count for bare copper conductor strands which consequently provides the cable with high flexibility.
- The cable has an inherent resistance to heat, flame, alkalis, sunlight, water, ozone, acids, chemicals and mechanical abrasion. This is a proof of how highly adaptive the cable is.
- It has a top grade design according to the regulatory standards of UL, CSA and MSHA.
Type W Single Conductor Cable has one distinguishing feature of high portability. This makes it very useful and relevant to be used for power supply in the entertainment industries like Television program shoot, music sound stages and in the concerts. Even in the outdoor applications, the cable is strong enough to endure and work with efficiency.
Its high portability and electrical transmission efficiency approves of its continuous use in portable lighting systems. These lighting systems which do not consume more than 2Kv are used in movie production, Industrial entertainment stages and even in the theaters. The cable has therefore been named, an Entertainment Industry Stage Lighting Cable (EISL) due to its proficiency when used in these applications.
- UL Subject 1680
- CSA C22.2 No. 96
- NEC Article 520, 525 & 530
- CEC Part I, according to Table 11
In a nutshell, the Type W cables have their unique qualities which qualify them for the applications to which they are needed. These cables have their unnumbered benefits in the electrical field, bearing in mind that they are portable and have an exceedingly strong and extruded insulation structures. Their conductors are also toughened, with an extra-tough and high duty Neoprene or Hypalon jacket. It is a cable that meets the extremely demanding environment for outdoor applications.