A Makeover with the 1/0-3 EPR CPE Cable
The 1/0-3 EPR CPE cable has a few unique qualities that makes it the people’s choice. It is an excellent copper cable and can be used in both wet and moisture-rich locations. The cable can also be buried underground directly and is a tray cable as well, which means that it can be used in a variety of cable tray systems and similar structures. Based upon its usage, you will find it in factory floors, hazardous industrial locations and even in residential applications. You can consider going in for this cable even for your household repairs and for installing new systems.
Take, for example, your house or barn that has been unused for a long time and the wiring is not as good as it should be. You might wonder whether to change the entire wiring or just ones that are frayed and old. While, this is something that you must decide for yourself, an expert would advise that you change the entire system as you would have had the wirings installed at the same time as the now frayed ones. There might be hidden dangers lurking throughout the system and to make the entire system safe for everyone, it is better to go in for a wiring makeover. Also, the question then arises as to the kind of wiring that you need to use now, but there are a lot of factors that will help you to make the right choice.
First of all you have to make a list of your requirements, and chances are that you will need a lot of different cables. Now the 1/0-3 EPR CPE cable can be used in places where the dry location temperature does not exceed 90° C and the wet location temperature, 75° C. It has a FR-EPR flame retardant insulation which makes it ideal for locations where there are possibilities of fire or at least exposure to flames for short periods of time. The chlorinated polyethylene jacket adds to its resistance to sunlight and oil.
Give a thorough check before you start your work and check the main breaker panel and other outlets. Pull out all the wires before installing the new ones and you can even get your local electrician to help you as the installation has to be done in the correct way. Try not to mix the old with the new and get all your cables and wires cut to the right size. Most companies will not be willing to exchange the cables once they are cut. Your 1/0-3 EPR CPE cable will come with a ground wire, size 6, with three conductors. However, you can get other cables also which will do the same work for you, as most of these cables are built to be able to cater to a wide range of applications.
The cables are coded and marked for you to be able to identify their temperature settings, their phase conductors and the elements that they are resistant to. So choosing the cable for your requirements should not be too difficult, especially if you have done your homework of checking online.