Uses and Applications of 6/4 SOOW Portable Cable 600V
Type SOOW portable cable is one of the popular cables used in home as well as industrial applications because of its flexibility and durability. The SOOW stands for:
- S – Service cord that carries 600 volts
- OO – Oil resistant insulation and Oil resistant jacketing
- W – Weather and water resistance designated by CSA
Unique Technical Features of 6/4 SOOW Portable Cable 600V The SOOW Portable Cable 600V is constructed with extra flexible stranding conductors. The insulation is provided by premium grade EPDM and has an oil resistant rubber jacket. The temperature rating of the cable has been set between -40°C to 90°C. The cables have excellent resistance towards acids, extreme temperatures, tears, abrasions and cuts. It is flame retardant and can withstand exposure to sunlight. It is comparatively easier to install because of its flexible property. Type SOOW flexible cords are permitted for use as specified by Article 400 and related articles of the National Electrical Code.
Specific Applications of 6/4 SOOW Portable Cable 600V The 6/4 SOOW Portable Cable 600V is generally used in wiring for portable tools, portable appliances, equipment, small motors and associated machinery. They can be used in homes as well as shops or small industries for generators and other portable applications rated at 600 volts. The property of insulation material enhances its usage in indoor as well as outdoor applications. These types of cables are specifically designed for extra tough usage in marine dockside power and mining applications.
SOOW Portable Cable is one of the popular cables that are conveniently used for everyday applications in houses, commercial spaces, excavations and underwater operations. Since the cable is specially designed with resistance properties to the effects of moisture, oil and chemicals, it is ideal for using in refineries, chemical plants and factories. The specific property of these cables makes them capable for applications in high level and the heavy duty industry. It’s used in heavy duty tools, mining equipment, welding and motor leads, light and heavy machines, sound and light equipment for entertainment applications and for marine applications.
The 6/4 SOOW Portable Cable 600V is used to bring power supply to various power tools, control circuits, portable equipment and construction equipment. It can be used in extension cords because of its flexibility and capability to withstand tough conditions. The SOOW portable cord can also be used as a power supply cord for mobile home and recreational facilities. Such a typical cord will have multiple circuit conductors and one insulated grounding conductor.
An SOOW portable cable is a flexible cord used to power operating motors in tools, machineries, cord reels and other temporary installations. It can be used in harsh environments for industrial manufacturing facilities, oil rigs, chemical plants, mining and construction sites, steel mills and various commercial applications.
These types of portable cables have specific applications in the entertainment industry such as amusement parks, sports complexes, sound equipment, portable stage lights, theaters, movie and production studios and marinas. They can also be used for wiring in push button remote control systems, alarms etc.