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What’s the Difference Between SOOW, SEOOW, and STOW Portable Cord?

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Buying flexible portable cord can be a confusing process—the existence of several different types of SO cord makes it hard to choose the right one. To help anyone going through this process, we’ve compiled a quick cheat sheet to explain the differences between them.

First, let’s take note of the similarities: each of these multi-conductor power cables can be used in a variety of applications that require wiring with superior flexibility and durability such as portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors, and associated machinery.


Types of SO portable cord & their unique properties


SOOW & SJOOW


The most popular SO cord, these portable cords have a flexible thermoset rubber jacket, making them known for their abrasion resistance and heat resistance, while maintaining cost effectiveness.

 








SOOW


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

SJOOW


Same as SOOW but the J is for Junior—a Junior cable is rated to 300V rather than 600V.

 

 

Rated to: 300 Volts
Temp. Range: -40 to 90ºC
Size: 18 to 10 AWG
Conductors: 2 to 4 Conductors

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Shop SOOW


 

Shop SJOOW


 

SEOOW & SJEOOW


The thermoplastic elastomer jacket is what sets this SEOOW family apart from the SOOW & SJOOW portable cords. This thermoplastic contains chemical resistance characteristics of PVC & flexible properties of rubber.

In more general terms the SEOOW is a high-quality flexible cord engineered with plastic characteristics and rubber jacketed material while the SOOW counterpart is only made up of a rubber jacket. The SEOOW is also more resistant to water than SOOW and can be used at lower temperatures—the SEOOW temperature range is –50ºC to 105ºC.

 








SEOOW


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

SJEOOW


Same as SEOOW but the J is for Junior—a Junior cable is rated to 300V rather than 600V.

 

 

 

Rated to: 300 Volts
Temp. Range: -50 to 105ºC
Size: 18 to 10 AWG
Conductors: 2 to 4 Conductors

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Shop SEOOW


 

Shop SJEOOW


 

STOW & SJTOW


These cords have similar resistant properties as the SOOW and the SEOOW, thought not to the same extent. The STOW and SJTOW also have a thermoplastic jacket, making them the least flexible of the SO portable cords. However, they work great for consumer applications, portable lights and power extensions.

 








STOW


S for Service

T for Thermoplastic

O for Oil-resistant jacket

W for Weather and Water resistance.

Rated to: 600 Volts
Temp. Range: -40 to 60ºC
Size: 18 to 10 AWG
Conductors: 2 to 4 Conductors

SJTOW


Same as STO but the J is for Junior—a Junior cable is rated to 300V rather than 600V.

 

 

 

Rated to: 300 Volts
Temp. Range: -20 to 60ºC
Size: 18 to 10 AWG
Conductors: 2 to 5 Conductors

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Shop STOW


 

Shop SJTOW


 

 

The across-the-board durability and versatility of the SO cord is what make it the most popular electrical cord on the market for consumers. Depending on your specific portable cord needs—flexibility, temperature resistance, affordability—there is an SO cord that will do the job.

10/3 SJEOOW Portable Cord for Solar Power - Hot Water Systems

SJEOOW SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEM

It's always exciting for us here at Wire And Cable Your Way to see the different types of wire and cable our customers use for solar power applications.

Recently, we received a few photos from our customer Roger in California whose company sells solar hot water systems.

Roger uses our 10/3 SJEOOW Portable Cord - 300v  (see above) which connects to the solar hot water system. Once connected the SJEOOW Cord helps bring power from the six solar PV panels (see below) down to the hot water system.

SJEOOW SOLAR PANEL

The SJEOOW is a very popular cord made up of a thermoplastic elastomer rubber jacket which is both durable and flexible.  The SJEOOW cable is outdoor rated and oil resistant.

Click here to learn more about our SJEOOW Portable Cord>>

Wire And Cable Your Way cuts all portable cords to length and can make as many cuts as you need for your job at no extra cost.

Please give us a call at 855-880-8010 if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

WireAndCableYourWay.com

 

 

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) - A Word From Willie The Wire & Cable Guy

Many customers looking at our SEOOW & SJEOOW Portable Cords call in to Wire & Cable To Go asking what's Thermosplastic Elastomer (TPE) insulation?

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) is a fine blend of polymers containing containing both thermoplastic & elastomeric properties.  When processed & combined these properties create a rubbery and plastic material.

Overall, thermoplastic elastomer is used in SEOOW & SJEOOW Portable Cords as an insulation jacket that contain both rubber & plastic characteristics.

According to Coleman Cable who pioneered the SEOOW & SJEOOW cable, prior to 1981 there were two basic types of cable - Rubber (SOW) & PVC (STOW).  Coleman created the SEOOW & SJEOOW by constructing the cable using Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) technology giving customers an excellent option of a cord containing the chemical resistance of PVC (plastic) & the flexible characteristics of rubber.

TPE gives customers in the commercial, industrial & construction fields a flexible portable cord that is durable, abrasion resistant,  light in weight, easy to strip & fully recyclable!

If this is a type of cable and jacket that may interest you please see our SEOOW & SJEOOW links below which can provide all specs on the SEOOW & SJEOOW Portable Cords:

Click here to view our SEOOW category >>

Click here to view our SJEOOW category >>

Please call 855-880-8010 if you have any questions!

Thanks for stopping by.

Your Pal,
Willie

 

Looking For Yellow Flexible Portable Cords by the Foot?

Yellow SO Portable Cord

Does your project require a yellow flexible portable cord?

If so, Wire & Cable To Go supplies many different types of 300v & 600v yellow cords.

From sizes 10awg to 18awg, we offer flexible yellow cords with 2 conductors, 3 conductors & 4 conductors.

Whether its an SJ 300v yellow cord or an SO 600v yellow cord, we have many different options for our customers.

Although we only list our 12/3c sjoow yellow cord on our website we do stock more types and recommend you calling us directly at 855-880-8010 or sending us an email through our contact page to inquire about availability & pricing.

We offer these cables by the foot and can ship them out same day with an estimated arrival time within 1-3 business days.

Feel free to click here to visit our website and learn more about our wide selection of wire & cable products.

Thanks for stopping!

Your pal,
Willie