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Going Underground – Get the Basics on Aluminum URD
Underground residential distribution wire (URD) is a specialty aluminum wire intended for use in residential construction and light to medium duty commercial applications. URD is typically found in underground wiring systems where it can be used in direct burial applications or installed in ducts to support secondary power distribution. This durable wire is often the go-to solution to deliver power from a pad-mounted transformer to the service entry or .
Wire & Cable Basics – Medium Voltage Cable
Electrical distributors who routinely serve customers in the industrial, commercial, and/or utility categories are no doubt familiar with medium voltage (MV) products. Medium voltage cables range from 2.4kV up to 35kV. For the most part, the basic construction of this type of cable along with its physical and electrical performance properties are similar from one manufacturer to another. However, insulations, metallic shields, and jackets are all areas that can .
VNTC: Vinyl Nylon Tray Cable
A quick primer on this highly popular product group! When it comes to functionality and diversity among specialty wire and cable products, tray cable stands out as a clear winner. VNTC tray cable can be found in a wide variety of commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, and exterior applications. These versatile products are approved for installation aerially, supported by a messenger, in conduits, raceways, wireways, ducts, and cable trays. For .
High Temperature Wire Applications
Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) stocks several types of high temperature wire. High temp wire is a hard to find specialty wire that is used in high heat conditions. It is used in several different applications, both commercial and industrial. Choosing the right high temp cable for high heat environments is crucial to meet your exact requirements. Knowing the application of what the wire will be used for can .
Wire & Fables: The Kingdom of Copper
Once upon a time, in The Kingdom of Copper, there was a bustle amongst the royals and the nobles. Stories about wire & cable were being told, and uncertainty spread quickly. The Kingdom knew it had to be stopped, and they began their journey to set the record straight with tales from Wire & Fables. Chapter 1: The Prince & The Part Numbers There were so many part numbers .
Tinned Copper vs Bare Copper
Bare copper is fairly resistant to corrosion, but when it is used in wet environments or places with high humidity, it can quickly become damaged.  When bare copper is operating at temperatures that exceed 100 degrees Celsius, it may start to degrade. This kind of damage can result in a loss of performance. If cost is of any concern, then bare copper is less expensive than its tinned counterpart. By coating bare .
Can I Get a 2/0 SOOW Cord?
Can I get a 2/0 SOOW Cord? The short answer is, no. SOOW isn’t made larger than 2 AWG. Don’t worry, because we have other products for you to consider. There are several mining cords that might work for you. These cords are similar to SOOW, which can be used in mines and are very flexible and durable. SOOW has a max voltage rating of 600V for both temporary and .