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so cord #75291
02/20/07 10:00 PM
02/20/07 10:00 PM
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highground  Offline OP
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Chama, NM
I have to install cords on some welders in a shop environment, with a high potential for abuse. What are my options other than so cord? I am not familiar with what might be available for such an application?
480V volt 60A and 480V 50A.

Thanks

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Re: so cord #75292
02/21/07 10:47 AM
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RMC!!!!

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Re: so cord #75293
02/21/07 10:50 AM
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IanR  Offline
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There is Type-W power cable. It is very heavy duty and usually is rated for 2000V intead of 600V like SO.
This is the stuff the Military uses for their portable power distrubution in the field, so it must be able to stand up to considerable abuse. Here is a link to inw manufacture http://www.acewireco.com/pdfs/6401.pdf

[This message has been edited by IanR (edited 02-21-2007).]

Re: so cord #75294
02/21/07 11:50 AM
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iwire  Offline
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Any 600 volt rubber cord will be fine.

I would want something like SEOO-W.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: so cord #75295
02/21/07 11:51 AM
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iwire  Offline
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One other thing, do not scrimp on the cord connectors or plug.

Kellem style cord grips at each end would make it last longer.


Bob Badger
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Massachusetts

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