Portable & Power Cord
Portable Power Cord
Sycor Technology proudly offers an incredible variety of power and portable cords to fit the needs of standard, specialized, and custom applications. Power and portable cords both serve the primary function of transmitting electrical power - a necessity in virtually every industry. Sycor’s power and portable cords are available in a multitude of different gauges, materials, and conductor configurations. Sycor with additional stock and specifications is able to provide a product that will satisfy your unique needs.
The main differentiation between power and portable cords lies in their applications. Portable cords are intended for use as temporary power supplies whereas power cables are built to withstand permanent installation. Power cables can be used in overhead, exposed, or even direct-burial applications and are most commonly used in electric utility, industrial, and commercial markets.
The category of portable cords includes, but isn’t limited to, SJT, SVT, SOOW, SEOOW, and STOOW. These cords can be used in an array of diverse applications from appliances to motors. They offer great flexibility and are able to withstand harsh environments. The exact specifications of portable cords are designated in their names, according to the following:
Portable Power Cord Breakdown
- S = Extra hard service (rated for 600V)
- J = Junior (hard) service (rated for 300V)
- V = Vacuum cord (rated for 300V)
- P = Parallel cord
- E = Elastomer jacket (UL or NEC only)
- T = Thermoplastic jacket
- O = Oil resistant outer jacket
- OO = Oil-resistant outer jacket and inner insulation
- W = Weather and water resistant - outdoor rated (note: this is NOT the same as Type W, another kind of portable cord)
Thermoplastic Elastomer Jacket (TPE):
Thermoset Rubber (EPR):
If you are unsure of whether you should be using a power or portable cord or which subtype of either would best suit your application, or are just curious about wires in general, Sycor’s highly knowledgeable and experienced sales team would be more than happy to assist you with any of your power cable and portable cord inquiries. Request a quote online, email, or call us today!