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Frequently Asked Questions from TANO CABLE

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How are portable power cables different from other kinds of power cable?
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Portable cable, also called portable cord, is designed for temporary power supply applications, rather than for permanent installations. This cable is often referred to as “service cord” when supplying electricity to motors or appliances. Other, non-portable power supply cables may be installed permanently in buildings as overhead wiring, exposed wiring, or in direct burial applications to provide long-term electrical service.
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What is welding cable ampacity?
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Ampacity is short for ampere capacity. For welding cables, ampacity refers to the maximum amount of electrical current a spool of cable can conduct before advanced deterioration sets in. For more detail on ampacity.
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What is welding cable made from?
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Welding cable is made from stranded bundles of copper wire tightly packed and insulated. The wire stranding gives the cable more flexibility and resistance to wear, while the insulation (typically EPDM or Neoprene rubber) adds additional protection against the harsh environments found in welding applications and is more flexible than PVC or other rubber coatings.
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What is insulation material of welding cable?
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Welding cable usually comes with rubber insulation, typically either Neoprene or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) rubber, and is designed to be fire (small sparks), water, oil, and abrasion resistant.
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What is welding cable strand count?
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All welding cables have relatively high strand counts compared to other types of stranded cable. Tano Cable's smallest welding cable, 6 AWG, has 259 individual strands of copper wire. Though there are other benefits, the primary reason for stranding in cables is to increase flexibility, and the higher the strand count the more flexible the cable will be.
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What is the application of PVC cables?
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PVC(Polyvinyl chloride) insulated PVC insulated cables are used in power distribution, building wire, appliance wiring, flexible cord and machine tool wiring which voltage is less than 0.6/1kV. Communications application use PVC coverings on a limited basis. Insulation and jacket made from PVC have a number of desireable properties that make them the insulation and jacketing material of choice for many common applications. There properties include flexibility, resistance to temperature, resistance to adverse environmentle situations and low cost.
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