You may be wondering if there is a difference between power cables and portable cords. There is. While power cables and portable cord serve similar purposes, the important distinction is that portable cables are designed for temporary power supply whereas power cables are generally for long-term or permanent installation. Power cables may be installed as overhead wiring or exposed wiring, and may even be used in direct burial applications.
Allied's supply of portable cord includes SJT and SVT cable, SOW and SO cord, SEOW and STOOW cable, a wide selection of SJ, SJO, SJOW, and SJOOW cords, SOOW Cable, and more. These cables are used in diverse applications, from appliances and small tools to industrial equipment, construction equipment, and even marine electrical applications. When used for appliances or motors, these cables are often referred to as service cord.
Whether you are looking for portable cord or power cables, remember that Allied Wire’s products meet and exceed industry standards to provide the best performance possible.
Want to learn more about portable cords? Visit our Portable Cord FAQ Page for additional information.
Have questions about our selection of power cables? Visit our Power Cable FAQ to learn more.
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