The portable power cable category has some of the most used cabling constructions. This category consists of some of the most reliable and durable cables that are available in portable cords, lighting wire, and medium and high voltage constructions. This article will be breaking down three of the most popular portable power cabling products. These constructions are available in various voltage ratings and sizes, but we'll specifically be looking at what makes these similar products unique from one another. The three popular products that I'll be exploring are SOOW, STOOW and SEOOW. 

 

Type SOOW

Type STOOW

Type SEOOW

Rated to: 600 Volts

Temp. Range: -40ºC to 90ºC

Size: 18 to 2 AWG

Conductors: 2 to 40 Conductors

Rated to: 600 Volts

Temp. Range: -40ºC to 60ºC

Size: 18 to 10 AWG

Conductors: 2 to 4 Conductors

Rated to: 600 Volts

Temp. Range: -50ºC to 105ºC

Size: 18 to 2 AWG

Conductors: 2 to 5 Conductors

 

  

SOOW Portable Power Cable

SOOW Product Description

The SOOW is the most popular of the portable cord category. These cables are constructed with a flexible rubber jacket, which is reliable for its resistance to abrasion and heat. The last major benefit to this construction is its cost-effectiveness. 

 

SOOW Construction

S for Service

OO for Oil-resistant insulation and Oil-resistant jacket

W for Weather and Water resistance.

 

Rated to: 600 Volts

Temp. Range: -40 to 90ºC

Size: 18 to 2 AWG

Conductors: 2 to 40 Conductors

 

 

SEOOW Product Description

The SEOOW is slightly different from the other portable cables as this construction is made with a thermoplastic elastomer jacket. The biggest difference between this cable and other similar constructions is the additional chemical resistance and the rubber's additional flexible properties. 

In more generic terms, Sycor's SEOOW is an engineered, high-quality flexible cord, while other similar constructions are much stiffer. The SEOOW is more resistant to water than SOOW, and it has the largest temperature from –50ºC to 105ºC. 

 

SEOOW Construction

S for Service

E for Thermoplastic Elastomer

OO for Oil-resistant insulation and Oil-resistant jacket

W for Weather and Water resistance.

 

Rated to: 600 Volts

Temp. Range: -50 to 105ºC

Size: 18 to 2 AWG

Conductors: 2 to 5 Conductors

  

 

STOOW Product Description

The various constructions of the STOOW have similar resistance properties as the SOOW and the SEOOW, but not to the same extent. The main difference in this construction can be identified in the name S(T)OOW. The T stands for Thermoplastic, which actually makes the cable significantly less flexible. The STOOW construction is a reliable cable for consumer applications, portable power and lighting extensions when flexibility isn't essential. 

 

STOOW Construction

S for Service

T for Thermoplastic

O for Oil-resistant jacket

W for Weather and Water resistance.

 

Rated to: 600 Volts

Temp. Range: -40ºC to 60ºC

Size: 18 to 10 AWG

Conductors: 2 to 4 Conductors

  

 

The portable and power cabling category has a wide range of constructions that are used for a variety of different industries and applications. The SOOW, SEOOW and STOOW, are very similar products that are relied on by hundreds of unique applications worldwide. With a variety of different constructions, voltage ratings and temperature ratings available, the portable power cord category has one of the widest selections of products available. Sycor is a stocking distributor of all current power cord products and has the ability to track down any obscure requests your team may have.

 

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