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Multi Conductor Type W and Type G G-GC Industrial Power Cables

Industrial power cables are engineered to be very durable and withstand quite a bit of impact on a daily basis, so if you’re thinking about using a multi conductor power cable then be sure that you’re going to use it for everything it’s worth.

Each type of wire or cable comes with a list of approvals that allow them to be used in certain applications. Getting more than you need won’t help the application, it will just cost more money to use, so be sure you’re getting the correct cable for your specific situation.

Type W and Type G cables are manufactured with premium EPDM insulation on the inner copper conductors with an overall EPDM rubber jacket. It has finely manufactured flexible copper strands so that the cable can be very flexible. Industrial power cables need to be flexible because they’re commonly used on job sites for portable power, then coiled back up and used on the next site. While being used on each site the cable will be dragged across the ground, stepped on and driven over on a daily basis which means the jacket needs to be extra strong in order to not be punctured while carrying power.

Common applications are industrial mining, power supply cable to heavy duty service, AC systems grounded or ungrounded and other portable power applications. These cables can withstand severe environment conditions and resist oils, acids, alkalies, heat, moisture and most chemicals. They’re all UL, CSA, MSHA and RoHS compliant.

Type W is a 2000 volt power cable that comes with 2 through 5 conductors  and in 8 awg through 500 mcm. Type G is also 2000 volts in a 3 or 4 conductor with 3 or 4 additional ground wires. Both types come with a temperature rating of 90°C and carry as much as 600 AMPS at their largest size.

Please call for a quote if you’re looking for Type W, Type G or any type of industrial power cable. We have a large amount of stock throughout the country with fast delivery times and FREE shipping on orders over $250.

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