Free shipping on orders over $1000 View Details

Tagged with 'SJOOW'

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

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

And what does the J in SJOOW, SJEOOW and SJTOW mean?


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.

Read more

Unique Customers w/ Diverse Projects - Copper Wire, Security Cable, Welding Cable & More...

We love learning about all the different types of projects our customers are working on.

With thousands of customers stemming from all different parts of the country we are fortunate enough to speak with such an eclectic group of people working on such a wide range of projects.

We thought it would be nice to share a few examples below of how some of our customers apply our wire & cable.

Please note, every project and application is different and we always recommend double checking with a certified electrician/technician before making a purchase to be on the safe side:)

Bill in North Dakota using 18/5 SOOW Portable Cord for signal lights.

Duke in Virginia using 2 gauge welding cable for solar battery charging.

Teddy in Arizona using 1/0 THHN Copper Building Wire for his new residential sub-panel.

Lance in Illinois using 18 Gauge 10 Conductor Security Cable as access control cable for his commercial properties.

Alex in California using 14/3 SJOOW Portable Cord for theatrical stage lighting.

George in New Jersey using 1/0 4C Type W Power Cord for a marina installation.

Alfonso in Florida using 20 Gauge 5 Conductor Unshielded Communication Cable for his pool cover controller.

Benjamin in New York using 6 Gauge THHN Copper Wire in a conduit for his workshop sub-panel.

Tom in Washington using 8/3 SEOOW Portable Cord for air compressor extension cord.

Lisa in Alabama using 12 gauge 2 conductor landscape lighting cable for their re-designed home residence.

Charlotte in Wisconsin using 18/7 Tray Cable for a wiring harness.

Are you working on a new project and have questions?

If so please give us a call as we would love to hear from you.


Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,


14/3 Black SJOOW Cord for Extension Cords - "DIY Stingers"


14-3 SJOOW Cord - Stingers

All of us here at Wire And Cable Your Way are loving this photo and informative testimony from a super talented video production professional out in Colorado.

Our customer Brian B. purchased our 14/3 SJOOW Cord to use as "stingers".

Here is what Brian had to say:

In the cinematography world, extension cords are called “stingers.” And just as with well-made lighting and grip equipment, heavy-duty stingers made of quality materials will last for decades of daily use on-location as well as in the studio.

I am a fulltime, full-service video production professional, and produce industrial and corporate films for clients all over the Colorado. So it made sense to me to make myself some quality stingers that I find at professional venues, and throw-away those orange and yellow “garden tool” extension cords that I've used through the years. 

I do have a bit of a “DIY” background, having remodeled my own homes over the years to provide some “sweat equity” via framing, plumbing, wiring, and finish work. So, I knew that a “DIY Stingers” project would be a fairly simple exercise for me. I wanted to replicate the black, heavy-duty rubber stingers seen on sound stages and production houses, and also build a few “stage drop boxes” that can be found in theaters and live music venues... basically a two-gang metal box attached to flexible cord, with appropriate strain relief.

I purchased 150' of 14/3 black SJOOW from Wire & Cable to Go, and was very pleased that it arrived on my doorstep just two days later! I was also impressed with the quality of the Carolprene product. The Tru-Mark sequential footage made it a snap to pay-out cord at my desired lengths of runs. A few trips to the hardware store gave me everything I needed to build three stingers and two drop boxes for use on my filming locations, and I still have plenty of cord left over for any foreseeable project in the future, kept on a pro-looking spool in my studio.

t I'll upload to my YouTube channel, to show other video pros how to “roll their own.” Whenever I need more cable or wire, I'll definitely buying it online through, as your prices and delivery speed are wonderful, and you carry great products.

All the best,
Brian Brown

Thanks for the words Brian! Glad everything worked out and we are very happy to have you as a customer!

If you need small cuts of SJOOW cord please let us know as we can cut our SJOOW portable into as many pieces  as you need at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Click here if you are interesting in learning more about our 14/3 SJOOW Portable Cord>>

Click here if you are interested in viewing our entire SJOOW Portable Cord Category>>

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,

2nd Place Winner - 18/2 SJOOW Portable Cord for LED Lights

18/2 SJOOW LED Lighting

And the 2nd Place Winner of Wire And Cable Your Way's April Photo contest is Matthew Tucci from Omaha, Nebraska!  Matthew sent in this photo above of his keyboard stand using our 18/2 SJOOW Portable Cord to power the LED Lights.

Here is what Matty had to say:
My name is Matty-T. I tour in the band Blu Simon. Last summer I decided to build a stand for my Moog synthesizer that would really stand out on stage. I used aluminum extrusion from MK North America to build the telescoping center support. The unique T-Slot shape worked well as lighting channel, which I filled with high density LED lights. I then fashioned a tray and legs out of steel. The steel pieces were coated in plasti-dip to grip and protect the instrument and floor. The tray includes a tightening mechanism to hold the keyboard in place as it rotates. The tray is mounted to the stand with a ball joint from Maui Mount that allows for angling toward the audience and movement throughout the performance. The cable (18/2 SJOOW) used to run the LED's was purchased from Wire and Cable Your Way.

Thanks for the submitting your photo Matty and we will definitely have to check out your band when they come to town!

Please click here if you would like to learn more about our SJOOW Portable Cords>

All of our SJOOW are cut to length and shipped out the same day ordered!

Until next time.

Your pal,

Bulk Orders of Electrical Cable - SOOW & SJOOW Portable Cords

Thanks for stopping by Wire And Cable Your Way!

We have been getting quite a few calls from customers looking for bulk SOOW & SJOOW Portable Cords for upcoming projects.

Many of these customers need to make hundreds of small cuts on the cord and ask us if we are able to make these cuts for them and how much are the cutting charges?


We will make as many cuts as you need to the foot at no extra charge. This can save you a lot of time and manpower on the job site.

So, if you have an order that requires lots a small pieces please give us a call and let us do the work!

You can also advise us through the shipping instructions on the checkout page all the cuts you would like us to make if you want to order online. You would type in the total quantity on the product page and detail the cuts on the shipping instructions.

Feel free to call 855-880-8010 or email us with any questions.

Until next time.

Your pal,


What Type of 3 Conductor Flexible Cord Do I Need For 30 Amps?

Looking for a 3 conductor flexible portable cord rated for at least 30 amps?

Wire And Cable Your Way recommends our 10/3 SOOW Portable Cord or 10/3 SJOOW Portable Cord.

Whether you need it for your portable generator, welding machine, lighting apparatus, or any other application that requires a 30 amp 3 conductor cable, the SOOW & SJOOW are excellent options!

The main difference between the SO and the SJ cord is the SOOW is rated for 600 Volts while the SJOOW is rated for 300 Volts.

Click here to view our 10/3 SOOW Portable Cord>>

Click here to view our 10/3 SJOOW Portable Cord>>

Wire And Cable Your Way cuts each of these cords by the foot and can ship them out the same day you order as long as the order is in before 3pm cst.

We can also make as many cuts as you need of the cords at no extra charge even if you need over 100+ cuts.  Its not a problem!

Give us a call at 855-880-8010 with any questions or visit us at to view our full inventory.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,



Got Questions? THHN Building Wire Rating, SOOW Portable Cord Sizes &Tray Cable Conductors

Its been quite busy over here at Wire And Cable Your Way and I have been getting to know some really interesting & unique customers from all across the country.

People are sending in questions all day long and I'd thought it would be nice to share a few common questions received...

Hey Willie, I am shopping for wire to wire up a new garage.  I am looking at your 4-4-4 Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable and wondering if it can it be direct buried, or must I use conduit? - Bill

Thanks for the question, Bill.  Our 4-4-4 Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable is rated for direct burial and you do not need to use a conduit.

Click here to learn more about our 4-4-4 Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable>>


Willie -  I am looking for some 2 gauge & 6 gauge THWN-2 do you guys sell this by the foot? I only saw the THHN. - Mark

Yes, our all THHN Building Wire is THWN-2 dual rated.  This THWN-2 rating will be marked on the jacket of the wire and we do cut this by the foot!

Please click here to view our THHN/THWN-2 category page


Hi Mr. Willie, I am looking for 10 gauge external power wire or cable suitable for installation from my house to garage for portable generator use. I am looking for a 10 gauge with 3 conductors and 4 conductors.  What do you recommend? - Alan

The most common 10 gauge 3 conductor & 4 conductor cables used for a portable generator is our SOOW Portable Cord (600v) & our SJOOW Portable Cord (300v).

Click here to view our 10 AWG SOOW Portable Cords>>

Click here to view our 10 SJOOW Portable Cords>>


Hi Willie, I need a wire to connect 8KW, 240 V 1 phase sauna heater. The wire size#8 in THHN Building Wire, 90C copper. Do you have this type of wire? - Barbara

Yes, Barbara, we do carry #8 AWG THHN Copper Building Wire and sell it by the foot in a wide variety of colors.

Please click here to view our #8 AWG THHN/THWN-2 Wire product page>>


Willie - I need to know if your 10 AWG XLP-USE-2 wire is sunlight resistant? -Dan

Yes. Our 10 AWG XLP-USE-2 wire is definitely sunlight resistant!

Click here to view our 10 AWG XLP-USE-2 product page>>


Dear Willie, I am curious if your #1/0-3c THHN-PVC W/ GROUND is actually 3 insulated wires and one bare copper wire ? Thank You - Chet

Hi Chet - yes, you are correct.  Our 1/0-3/C THHN-PVC Tray Cable w/ Ground has 3 insulates wires and one bare copper wire making it a total of 4 wires within the cable.

Click here to view our 1/0-3c THHN-PVC Tray Cable w/ Ground>>

If you have questions you need answered you can call us at 855-880-8010 or email

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,

SOOW & SJOOW Portable Cords - Random Lengths 100'-230'

Looking for a deal on portable cord?

Wire And Cable Your Way currently has many random lengths in stock of SOOW &  SJOOW Portable Cords between 100'-230' long.

We can offer a great discount, between 5-10%, on these random lengths if you can use up to a total of 3,000'.

The SOOW & SJOOW vary in sizes - between 2 AWG - 18 AWG and in conductors - 2/c - 4/c.

If you are interested in this offering please give us a call at 855-880-8010.

You can visit our entire wire & cable product line at

Thanks for stopping by!

Your Pal,


12/4 SJOOW Portable Cord for Event Speakers & Live Sound Production

We love hearing from small business owners who share fun photos on the types of projects they are working on involving wire & cable they purchase from Wire & Cable To Go.

Our customer, Keith, sent us this photo below of 12/4 SJOOW Portable Cord he decided to buy for a live concert he put on for a young local band called The Long Tail Monkeys.

12/4 SJOOW Flexible Portable Cord

Keith said the the cable worked out great and using the 4 conductor SJOOW made life a lot easier.

He hooked up the 12/4 SJOOW Flexible Cord to following gear:
EV SB112 Subs

EV Sx300e's

EV ZX1-90's for floor monitors.

All powered by Crown amps.

Presonus 16.0.2 mixer

Thanks, Keith, and we hope you continue providing that "Immaculate Sound" to bands in your town!

Click here to view our 12/4 SJOOW Portable Cord >>

SJOOW Portable Cords are rated for applications up to 300 volts.

Another 12 gauge 4 conductor cord we recommend for speaker monitors and live sound production is the 12/4 SOOW Portable Cord which is rated for up to 600v applications.

Click here to view our 12/4 SOOW Portable Cord >>

We cut both these rubber flexible cords to the foot at no extra charge and make as many cuts as you need!

Please call 855-880-8010 with have any questions you have.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your Pal,