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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 - STOW White Portable Cord!

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

STOW Portable Cord is rated for 600 Volts and comes in a Thermo-plastic oil resistant white jacket.

Below are the sizes we currently offer:

18/3 STOW White Portable Cord
18/4 STOW White Portable Cord
18/5 STOW White Portable Cord
16/3 STOW White Portable Cord
16/4 STOW White Portable Cord
16/5 STOW White Portable Cord
14/3 STOW White Portable Cord
14/4 STOW White Portable Cord
12/3 STOW White Portable Cord
12/4 STOW White Portable Cord
10/3 STOW 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

1st Place Winning Photo - STO Power Cable For LED Lighting On Greenhouses!

STO Power Cable For LED Lighting - Wire And Cable Your Way

Without further ado, we'd like to announce the winner of Wire And Cable Your Way's 1st Customer Photo Contest!

The grand prize winner in the February 2014 photo contest is Bill Fitzmaurice from Northern California who will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card courtesy of Wire And Cable Your Way.

Bill submitted the photo above had this to say about the 18/3 STO Portable Cord he uses for LED lighting:
We are producing LED Lighting for Greenhouse Growers of both Flowers and vegetables. The LED lighting reduces the power by consuming as much as 70 % less over conventional lighting. Studies now are showing healthier and faster growing plants when LED lighting is used in conjunction with normal sun light. This allows growers to get to market sooner with greater profits. We are using Wire & Cable To Go's, UL approved, STO power cable to interface with the AC line from voltage ranges of 100 to 528 volts AC.

We love the photo Bill and you definitely had some steep competition!

Thank you to all who entered the contest.  We are very impressed by your projects and accomplishments!  We know it all takes hard work!

For those who did not submit a photo, we are running the contest again this month and we want to hear from you!

Click here to ENTER NOW

Thanks for stopping by.

Your pal,
Willie

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