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Tim McCulloch

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Re: SOOW VS TYPE W Cable
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 09:45:26 pm »

I thought type W was mining and railroad use but maybe confusing it with another type.  I can't imagine S or any of its derivatives having a more mechanically robust outer jacket composition than a one designed for such uses.  W is a double-jacketed cable like SC so I suspect the jacket material is the primary difference.
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Re: SOOW VS TYPE W Cable
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 11:47:26 pm »

I thought type W was mining and railroad use but maybe confusing it with another type.  I can't imagine S or any of its derivatives having a more mechanically robust outer jacket composition than a one designed for such uses.  W is a double-jacketed cable like SC so I suspect the jacket material is the primary difference.
My 4/0 W cables are double jacket but very flexible. It is used for loco traction motors , welding , etc and very durable but very very expensive. I need another 500FT to cut into 5 cables and was thinking of SOOW since it cost less. The price of wire has gone up since I bought mine. Heres a foto of one of my 8 foot type W tails for lug connection at genny cam on the other end. Check out the white inner insulation. Stripping isnt fun at all.




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Re: SOOW VS TYPE W Cable
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 01:08:36 am »

I thought type W was mining and railroad use but maybe confusing it with another type.  I can't imagine S or any of its derivatives having a more mechanically robust outer jacket composition than a one designed for such uses.  W is a double-jacketed cable like SC so I suspect the jacket material is the primary difference.

Lex article shows the difference between SC and W jackets
W is rated for 2kV, SC is rated for 600V. W costs about 30% more that SC based on some quick price checking.
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Re: SOOW VS TYPE W Cable
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 02:30:41 pm »

Stripping isnt fun at all.

Must....resist...derailing threat with inappropriate comment here......
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Re: SOOW VS TYPE W Cable
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 03:07:43 pm »

Must....resist...derailing threat with inappropriate comment here......

At Jeff's age I'm sure his statement works with multiple interpretations!

Boss:  "Uh, what's with the brass pole by the workbench?"
Me:  "Well, you said you needed some new strippers..."
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Re: SOOW VS TYPE W Cable
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 04:08:49 pm »

At Jeff's age I'm sure his statement works with multiple interpretations!

Boss:  "Uh, what's with the brass pole by the workbench?"
Me:  "Well, you said you needed some new strippers..."
T stripper fur shure fur shure gag me with a spoon ! lmao !



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