Portable Power Cables for Heavy-Duty Industrial Applications
Portable cord refers to a versatile and flexible electrical cable specifically designed for temporary power applications. It is commonly used in construction sites, industrial settings, events, and other environments where mobility and durability are essential. Portable cords are constructed with multiple conductors surrounded by a protective jacket, usually made of materials such as rubber or thermoplastic elastomer. This construction enables them to withstand harsh conditions, including exposure to oil, water, abrasion, and chemicals. They are available in various gauges and conductor counts, allowing users to select the appropriate cord based on their power requirements. Portable cords provide a reliable and safe power connection, ensuring efficient operation and flexibility in powering equipment and devices in temporary setups.
Listed in the table below are the designations for cord characteristics based on Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 400.
|S||Standard; rated at 600 VAC|
|SJ||Junior; rated at 300 VAC|
|OO||Oil-resistant insulation and outer jacket|
|W||Approved for outdoor use|