SJT vs SVT Cord

In our This vs. That series, we compare two similar products to help you learn more about them. By outlining the differences, comparing the construction, and providing application uses, we want to help you know which product is best for your next application. In this post, we compare the SJT and SVT cables. Both are portable cords. This means that they are multi-conductor cables designed for use in temporary power supply applications. These cables are durable, resilient, and flexible, making them suitable for use in a wide range of industries.

What is SJT Cord?

SJT cord is a type of portable power cable meant for use in electrical appliances that endure medium mechanical stress environments like offices, kitchens, and households. Common applications include heavy tools, power supply. equipment, portable lights, and power extensions. The letters in the SJT cable can tell you about the specific characteristics of this cable:

S= Service Cord

J= Junior Service

T= Thermoplastic

This power cable is a junior service cord, meaning it has a voltage rating of 300V. The thermoplastic material used in our SJT cables is an oil-resistant PVC outer jacket and insulation.

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What is SVT Cord?

SVT Cord is a type of portable power cable meant for use in vacuum cleaners, light-duty equipment, light-duty power supply, and office equipment. The letters in the SJT cord can tell you about the specific characteristics of this cable:

S= Service Cord

V= Vacuum Cord

T= Thermoplastic

Much like Junior Service Cords, Vacuum cords are also rated at 300V. SVT cord also features a thermoplastic PVC construction.

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What is the difference between SVT and SJT cord?

The main difference between these two portable power cables is the insulation thickness. SJT cable has thicker insulation than SVT cord and is available in a wider range of gauge sizes. This can affect the length of time a cable can withstand higher temperatures and how well it resists environmental conditions. The SVT cord construction is also not oil-resistant like that of SJT. This makes it more suitable for light-duty applications instead of medium-duty.

However, there are many similarities between these cables. There are made of the same materials and share the same voltage rating and temperature rating. Both of these cords are also UL and CSA approved. Both are available with the North American color code, but only SJT is available with a European color code.

Allied Wire and Cable carries an extensive stock of portable cords, including SPT-1, SPT-2, SPT-3, SOOW cord, SJEOOW cord, and more! To learn more about what these letters mean, read our article about it here. If you have more questions about SJT and SVT cords, please contact us today.

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