Spotlight On: Portable Cord

Portable Cord options are now being featured in our Spotlight video series, where we give you the basics of some of our most popular wire and cable products.

Watch our “Cable Basics: Portable Cord” video first. It teaches you all about the letters used to name portable cord. These letters tell you a lot about each cable, and will give you a great foundation for understanding all the portable cord options on the market.

Once you get a general idea of which portable cord solutions are available, browse our minute-long videos focused on individual products. SOOW Cable and SJOOW Cord are the first two product videos in this set. The biggest difference between the two portable cord options is voltage. SJOOW cord is junior service cable, rated to 300 volts. If you are looking for a cable solution with a higher voltage rating, be sure to watch the video about SOOW cable, rated to 600 volts.

Soon to come are videos on SJT cable and STOOW cable, so be sure to revisit our AWC Wire YouTube Channel often!

Do you find these videos helpful? Want to request a topic for future videos? Leave a comment and let us know.

Portable Cord Videos

Portable Cord Videos: AWC Spotlight Series

Allied Encyclopedia – What Do the Letters on Portable Cord Mean?

Allied Encyclopedia

Everyone uses extension cords, from contractors with power tools on major build sites to families powering their holiday lights. With all the seasonal decorations going up using more and more extension cords, we thought it might be worthwhile to define those pesky letters found on some portable cord packaging and on cable manufacturer websites.

The same rules apply to extension cords that apply to any other cable: voltage ratings, temperature ranges, environmental resistances, etc. On the packaging of some portable cords (and on all the portable cords on our website as well) you’ll see a set of letters, up to 4 letters long. These letters connote the set of ratings applicable to the cord.

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