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Belden 8467 Equal – 18 Gauge 7 Conductor Communication & Control Cable

Does your job require an 18 gauge 7 conductor unshielded communication & control cable?

If so, Wire & Cable To Go has this type of cable (shown above) and may other communication & control cables in stock!

These low voltage UL listed cables come in a gray jacket with fully annealed stranded tinned copper. We have several different types of shielded and unshielded low voltage cables available in 500′ of 1000′ spools.

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Need Multiple Cuts of Electrical Wire & Cable by the Foot?

Do you have an upcoming project that requires A LOT of cuts of wire & cable?

If so, please know Wire & Cable Your Way has the ability to facilitate BIG CUT JOBS at little to no extra cost.  Whether its 10 cuts or 100s of cuts, we have the machinery to execute orders in a precise and timely manner.

Many of our customers look to us for cut jobs as a way to save them on time and money normally spent on manual labor.

Some of the top items our customers purchase for multiple cuts are portable cords like SOOW & SJOOW and building wire like THHN/THWN-2 & MC Cable.

There are certain smaller items only offered by the spool that we don't have the ability to cut to length.

If you have an upcoming job and need it by a certain date feel free to give us a call at 855-880-8010 and let us know all the details so we can get it cut & delivered on time.

You can also click here to view our entire product listing.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


The Opening of Our New West Coast Office

Wire & Cable Your Way would like to announce the opening of our new West Coast Sales Office in Santa Monica, CA. This is an exciting time of growth for our company, and this expansion is affirmation that we are doing good work.

If you find yourself in the Santa Monica area, please give us a call to drop in and say hello!

In addition to our Illinois corporate HQ & shipping portals in all regions of the USA, we are well equipped to fulfill our customers' orders in a fast & timely manner.

If you ever have any questions about our service or products please feel free to give us a call @ 855-880-8010

West Coast Sales Office:

Wire And Cable Your Way
1431 7th Street Suites #204-205
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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


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.



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


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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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.



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


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








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.



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


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








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.

Choosing between THHN & XHHW wire


Weighing the differences between THHN/THWN-2 & XHHW/XHHW-2 building wire

When it comes to building wire, two of the most common and popular choices for electricians, engineers & homeowners are THHN and XHHW (or the newer and improved THWN/THWN-2 and XHHW-2). These cables come in both copper and aluminum, can have solid or stranded conductors, and are mainly used for power distribution up to 600 volts in the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

While these two wire types are very similar and often interchangeable in their application, the differences are important to know in order to make the smartest decision when making a building wire purchase.

Wire Jacket & Insulation

The main difference between XHHW/XHHW-2 and THHN/THWN-2 is in the wire’s jacket. The different letters in names denote particular properties of each cable, and each provides the cable with varying levels of insulation:



T for Thermoplastic
HH for High Heat-Resistant, and
N for Nylon Coated

  • Temperature rating: 90ºC in dry locations


X for Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
HH for High Heat-Resistant, and
W for Water Resistant

  • Temperature rating: 90ºC in dry, 75ºC in wet locations


for Thermoplastic
for Heat and
W for Water Resistant, and
N for Nylon Coated.

  • THWN temperature rating: 90ºC in dry, 75ºC in wet locations

  • THWN-2 temperature rating: 90ºC in both dry and wet locations


XHHW-2 has the same properties as XHHW, but the "-2" denotes improved insulation.

  • XHHW-2 temperature rating: 90ºC in both dry and wet locations




The jackets on the THHN family are thinner than those of XHHW wires. This means that,
while more THHN can be fit into a raceway or fed through a conduit, its jacket doesn’t offer as much protection as the XHHW jacket—XHHW’s jacket coating is more resistant to chemicals, ozone and abrasions while THHN’s thin coating can lead to current leakage and can break down from chemical or environmental exposure, emitting a toxic smoke when burned.



Even though its jacket is thicker and more protective, XHHW is also more flexible than THHN wire. The XLPE insulation of the XHHW allows the cable to bend and flex better than the THHN’s PVC insulation—so XHHW is much easier to work with during the installation process.



When comparing the price of the two wires, the equivalent gauge of XHHW costs somewhere between 5-20% more than its THHN counterpart.


Final Verdict

At the end of the day, the decision between using XHHW or THHN in their next project comes down to weighing performance versus budget. On one hand, THHN is the more popular cable with our customers and many would say it’s perfectly sufficient for what they need. On the other hand, XHHW has the features to provide increased efficiency and extended longevity.

Both cables are incredibly popular, each with unique characteristics that are advantageous in certain environments. The choice between the two really just boils down to the project at hand and the budget with which you have to work.



At Wire & Cable Your Way, we sell many sizes of THHN/THWN-2 & XHHW/XHHW-2 building wire with a wide range of colored jackets and sold either cut-by-the-foot or in spools. Follow the links below to check out our selection.


Shop XHHW-2


Pitching in to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

As you know, much of Houston and southeastern Texas is still reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

In the spirit of helping our neighbors in need, we're donating a percentage of all sales in the month of September to the American Red Cross. They're doing great work providing shelter, food, and supplies to the tens of thousands displaced by the storm. Here's more information for those who'd like to learn about the Red Cross' relief efforts.

If you're not in the market for any of our products at the moment but would still like to donate, please visit their website here.

Thanks for being the best customers in the world!


Price of #4 Bare Copper Wire

bare copper wire spools

Welcome to Wire And Cable Your Way, a leading e-commerce brand offering a wide selection of electrical wire & cable products by the foot.

Thousands of customers depend on us yearly for supply on bare copper for various commercial & residential jobs throughout the United States. Our extensive bare copper wire selection ranges in sizes of 500 MCM thru 14 AWG.

One of our most popular sizes is 4 AWG Bare Copper Wire. Typically used as grounding wire, our 4 gauge bare copper is unjacketed, soft drawn (hard drawn available by request), and is cut to foot allowing our customers to order the exact length they need.

4 AWG Bare Copper Wire Pricing

At Wire and Cable Your Way, our #4 Bare Copper Wire is currently offered in two types—Stranded or Solid—and is sold by the foot. Click on the either product below to purchase.


We can ship these items out the same day they're ordered with an expected arrival of 1-4 business days within the Continental USA.

If you happen to also need a stranded copper wire that is insulated with a jacket, we recommend taking a look at our THHN-THWN-2 category, which is a very common copper building wire. THHN/THWN-2 is covered in a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) insulation w/ a nylon jacket.



Have any questions or need more info?

Feel free to give call us at 855-880-8010 or send us an email here. We would love to hear from you!

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Wire & Cable Your Way is proud to reintroduce ourselves!

Dear Valued Customer:

The day is finally here, and we have OFFICIALLY become...

We are very excited for this transition and assure you nothing will change besides the name!

We promise to continue giving you the same great products and service all at the same great prices that you've come to expect. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for new items, because we're adding them all the time!

To celebrate this new beginning, we are offering 5% off all our products through the month of August!

All of us at Wire And Cable Your Way would like to express our gratitude for all your continued support and loyalty. We are convinced we have the greatest customers in the country!

If there is anything we can help with please don't ever hesitate to reach out to us.
We are here for you.

Thank you all very much,

Seth Harris
Wire and Cable Your Way
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