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SOOW Yellow Portable Cord - 600V
SOOW Yellow is a type of SOOW cable with a characteristic yellow color. It is a heavy duty internationally recognized and approved cable that has a very high mechanical strength that can survive in a harsh environment. SOOW is a group of cables which means S- Hard Service cord, O- Oil resistant jacket O- Oil resistant insulator W- Water and weather resistant cable.
The cable is highly effective in performance due to the quality composition of materials in its structure; it has 18 AWG - 2 AWG stranded and fully annealed copper conductor. The copper is then insulated with an oil resistant EPDM of a premium grade. The jacket on the other hand is a CPE material with hard mechanical strength.
The cable has a long life and is applicable in a wide range of environments like industrial machinery, water systems, control of push buttons among many others.
The cable also meets the international industrial approvals and certifications from NEC, CSA, MSHA, RoHS.
• 18AWG – 2 AWG gauge
• Stranded copper conductor (fully annealed)
• Water and oil resistant EPDM insulation
• Tough CPE jacketing
• Exceptional resistance towards sunlight, ozone, chemicals, oil, water and abrasion
• High premium flexibility
• 600V rating
The Yellow Portable cord has a bare class K copper conductor which is fully annealed and stranded according to ASTM B 174. Copper is a brown transition metal with excellent electrical conductivity. Its ability to conduct electricity at a great velocity and efficiently is due to the half-filled outermost energy band which has more space for electrons to carry electrical current during conduction.
Copper is also durable and strong because of its good tensile strength which ensures it resists nicks, creeps, stretching and breaks during and after installation. Its excellent resistance to creep also ensures that it does not get loose at the joints after connection of the terminals.
The wire is also very flexible. The flexibility of the cable is contributed to by the fully stranded wire. Stranding involves twisting the wires together in a uniform pattern. Stranding increases the overall width of the cable thereby reducing resistance to the flow of electricity and also boosts its flexibility. Its good thermal conductivity ensures that excess heat that builds up in the system is dissipated.
SOOW Yellow Portable Cord has three conductors with different color codes of black, white and green insulators. The cables are differently colored for ease of installation. The insulators are made from Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, EPDM. EPDM is an organic compound which is a synthetic rubber. It happens to be an M-class elastomer (a deformable elastic plastic material). It is also very elastic; the ability to regain its original shape after an external force like stretch is applied on it. EPDM has high tensile strength as well which enable it to resist breaking when a lot of tension is applied to it thus protecting the conductor from such physical aggressions.
EPDM has high resistant to diesel fuel, gasoline and motor oil, therefore, a good flame retardant. It also has good resistance to severe weather conditions, ozone, alkali, acids, water, sunlight and aging.
EPDM has zero insulation therefore securing the user from fire risks and electrocution that arises due to exposure of bare conductors’ carrying charges.
SOOW Yellow Portable Cord has a characteristic yellow external jacket that binds all the insulated cables together. This yellow jacket is made from Chlorinated Polyethylene, CPE material. CPE is a thermoplastic organic compound which exhibits good insulation properties. CPE’s excellent flame resistant ensures safety during fire outbreaks. This is made possible since the fire does not spread rapidly through the electric cables. CPE also resists chemicals that often react with the jacket and insulator, eating it all up. It is therefore an anti-aging property of the cable.
The CPE yellow jacket is very durable and lasts the user a lifetime therefore saving on the cost of constant replacement. The jacket is also easily stripped during installation without any special tool.
SOOW Yellow Portable cord has a variety of uses and applications due to its wide and outstanding physical and chemical properties. Its waterproof and oil resistance makes it suitable for use in submerged applications such as oil rigs and water purification systems.
Its good mechanical strength and reliability makes it fit for use in harsh and hardy environments. It is therefore used in industrial machinery and handy compressors which require high voltages of up to 600V.
It serves also in relatively lighter duties such as controlling the push button remotes
Industrial Approvals and Certifications
SOOW Yellow portable cord is a quality cable recognized and approved by the international standards. It meets the minimum requirements of the following;
• Underwriters Laboratory standard 62
• 501.140 Class 1 Division 2 of the NEC
• CSA 22.2
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FAQ - SOOW Yellow Portable Cord - 600V
Will the SOOW Portable Cord be ideal for my new generator?
There are many portable cords that are suitable for your generator and the SOOW is a good choice. You can go ahead and buy the cord as their usage is permitted by Article 400. You can also use the cord for applications such as portable tools, portable machinery, small motors and appliances.
How is the SOOW Yellow Portable Cord constructed?
The cord has conductors made of Class K copper wires and is covered with an EPDM rubber insulation. You will generally find 4 conductors for this type of cord. There is a tissue paper separator to facilitate easy removal of jacket which is made of CPE material. The CPE jacket is resistant to oil, heat and moisture and so can be used for outdoor applications also. The SOOW Yellow Portable Cord comes in an attractive yellow jacket.
Can I get these cords in any length that I want?
Yes, you can as we cut the cords to whatever length that is needed for your applications. You can find them in the following lengths –
- 6/4 SOOW
- 8/4 SOOW
- 10/4 SOOW
However, before you buy the cords ask an expert about the exact length and more important, whether it is the correct voltage for your requirements.
Is the SOOW really flexible?
Yes, it is as it is made of thermoset rubberwhich is heavy-duty in character and it retains its flexible character in cold weather too. Its annealed copper conductors contribute to its flexibility also and the cord adheres to UL 62 in all its features which makes it work really well even in harsh environments. It has a good flex life too, and does not age or tear easily.
Will the cord work even if it is immersed in water?
Yes, you can get the SOOW Yellow Portable Cordswhich are specially designed to work in extreme conditions and even under water too. There are many cords like it in the market, which will answer all your needs, but this cord is used for many dockside applications where the cord might be immersed in water for a certain period of time. There is no alteration to its performance and so you can safely buy this cord. You can use this cord in mining, oil industries and other commercial industries too, where it faces a lot of oil, grease and moisture.