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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.

Now in Stock – SJTOW White Portable Cord!

Wire And Cable Your Way is pleased to now offer SJTOW White Portable Cord in several different sizes - all cut by the foot!

SJTOW Portable Cord is rated for 300 Volts and comes in a Thermo-plastic oil resistant white jacket.

Below are the sizes we currently offer:

18/3 SJTOW White Portable Cord
16/3 SJTOW White Portable Cord
16/4 SJTOW White Portable Cord
14/3 SJTOW White Portable Cord
12/3 SJTOW White Portable Cord
10/3 SJTOW White Portable Cord

We cut all these cable by the foot and can ship out the same day ordered.

Please call 855-880-8010 if you need a different size or type of white cord.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

2nd Place Winning Photo - 12/3 SJTO Portable Cord for Solar Water Craft

12:3 SJTO Portabel Cord - Solar - Wire And Cable Your Way

The verdict is in and the 2nd place winner for Wire And Cable Your Way's February Photo Contest is William Wemesfelder who submitted the pic above.

Hailing from the Sunshine State of Florida, William, uses our 12/3 SJTO Portable Cord for his solar water craft which he created! William decided to take a $50 store credit as his prize!

Here is what William had to say about the photo:
The 12/3 SJTO distributes power from the batteries to solar controller, operating controls and solar panels, powers the motors on our fun and unique water craft, built for snorkeling, cruising, fishing or just relaxing on open water!

We must say the solar water craft looks like a lot of fun and we will be sure to stop by if we are ever down in the Sarasota area! Thanks William and best of luck on your endeavor!

The 12/3 SJTO Portable Cord is a stock item for us which we cut by the foot.  Please click here to view our SJTO Category.

Do you have a photo of your wire/cable installation that you would like to share?

If so, we are running the photo contest again this month and you can submit your photo here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Until next time.

Your pal,
Willie