Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 2

Glossary of Terms

Below are listings of industry jargon and their meanings. The top two sections are regarding the styles and markings for power cord wires and the bottom section is general terms. We are always available to you through email or call 8 - 5, M - F PST.

Index of Designations for Wire Markings


D H J N NI O P R S T V W DRT HPN NI-SPT-1 NI-SPT-2 SJO SJOO SJOW SJOOW SJT SJTO SJTOW SJTOOW SJTW SO SOO SOOW SOW SPT-1 SPT-2 SPT-3 SRDT ST STO STOW STOOW STW SVT AC Amp (Ampere) ANSI AWG CSA DRT Ferrite Ferrule EMI GFCI HPN Hypot ICC IEC Insulation ISO NACC NEMA NI-SPT-1 NI-SPT-2 O.D. dry heater style Junior service (up to 300V, if J is not listed in the wire type, then it is rated to 600V) neoprene non- integral, means inner wire insulation and outer jacket are separate oil resistant compound used in wire jacket parallel round construction Service (also stranded copper wire. Designated for heavy duty insulated portable cord) thermoplastic vacuum (flexible wire initially used for vacuum cleaner applications but now widely used in many applications) weather resistant compound used in wire jacket (outdoor use designation to mean moisture and sunlight resistant) Dry Round Thermoplastic Canadian standard (also known as SRDT by UL) Heater Parallel Neoprene (Neoprene insulated wires) Non-Integral Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-1 indicates 1/64th" insulation thickness) Non-Integral Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-2 indicates 2/64th" insulation thickness) Service Junior oil resistant jacket Service Junior oil resistant conductor jacket and oil resistant outer jacket Service Junior oil and weather resistant jacket Service Junior oil resistant conductor jacket and oil and weather resistant outer jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic Service Junior Thermoplastic with oil resistant jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic with oil and weather resistant jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic with oil resistant conductor jacket and oil and weather resistant outer jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic with weather resistant jacket Service with oil resistant jacket Service with oil resistant conductor jacket and oil resistant outer jacket Service with oil resistant jacket for conductors and outer jacket and weather resistant outer jacket Service with oil and weather resistant jacket Service Parallel Thermoplastic ( 1 indicates 1/64th" insulation thickness) Service Parallel Thermoplastic ( 2 indicates 2/64th" insulation thickness Service Parallel Thermoplastic ( 3 indicates 3/64th" insulation thickness) Service Round Dry Thermoplastic UL designation (also known as DRT in Canada) Service Thermoplastic Service Thermoplastic with oil resistant jacket Service Thermoplastic with oil and weather resistant jacket Service Thermoplastic with oil resistant conductor jacket and oil and weather resistant outer jacket Service Thermoplastic with weather resistant jacket Service Vacuum Thermoplastic Alternating Current Unit of measure that expresses the rate of flow of an electrical current American National Standards Institute American Wire Gauge Canadian Standards Association Dry Round Thermoplastic - Canadian standard (also known as SRDT by UL) Ferrimagnetic ceramic non-conductive compound material used to prevent high frequency electrical noise from entering or exiting equipment A circular metal clamp used to hold wires together Electromagnetic Interference Ground-fault circuit-interrupter Heater Parallel Neoprene (Neoprene insulated wires) testing by introducing electrical current though wire in order to determine the highest potential electrical current that can be applied before the wire insulation breaks down Int'l color code standard for wire jacket colors; hot = brown, Neutral = Blue, Ground = Green/Yellow International Electromechanical Commission The material surrounding a wire or conductor that itself is not conductive International Organization on Standardization North American Color Code; hot = black, neutral = white, ground = green National Electrical Manufacturers Association Non-Integral Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-1 indicates 1/64th" insulation thickness) Non-Integral Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-2 indicates 2/64th" insulation thickness) Outer diameter

Alphabetically listed UL Power Cord Wire Designations

Glossary of Terms

OEM Ohm PVC RoHS ROJ Schuko SJO SJOO SJOW SJOOW SJT SJTO SJTOW SJTOOW SJTW SO SOO SOOW SOW SPT-1 SPT-2 SPT-3 SRDT ST STO STOW STOOW STW SVT Slitting Stripping Tin/tinning TPE UL VW-1 Volt Watt WEEE Large Spool Small Spool

Original Equipment Manufacturer Unit of measure of electrical resistance Polyvinyl Chloride Reduction of Hazardous Substances, a directive from the European community to limit the amount of acceptable content levels of heavy metals enacted in 2003 The designation to Remove Outer Jacket German for protected contact, its the commonly used name for the standard European CEE7 three prong plug Service Junior oil resistant jacket Service Junior oil resistant conductor jacket and oil resistant outer jacket Service Junior oil and weather resistant jacket Service Junior oil resistant conductor jacket and oil and weather resistant outer jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic Service Junior Thermoplastic with oil resistant jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic with oil and weather resistant jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic with oil resistant conductor jacket and oil and weather resistant outer jacket Service Junior Thermoplastic with weather resistant jacket Service with oil resistant jacket Service with oil resistant conductor jacket and oil resistant outer jacket Service with oil resistant jacket for conductors and outer jacket and weather resistant outer jacket Service with oil and weather resistant jacket Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-1 indicates 1/64th" insulation thickness) Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-2 indicates 2/64th" insulation thickness) Service Parallel Thermoplastic (-3 indicates 3/64th" insulation thickness) Service Round Dry Thermoplastic - UL designation (also known as DRT in Canada) Service Thermoplastic Service Thermoplastic with oil resistant jacket Service Thermoplastic with oil and weather resistant jacket Service Thermoplastic with oil resistant conductor jacket and oil and weather resistant outer jacket Service Thermoplastic with weather resistant jacket Service Vacuum Thermoplastic The designation to separate insulated parallel wires The designation of the removal of the insulation or jacket from a conductor/wire A treatment for stripped wires whereby exposed wire is dipped into a silver metal to coat wires to prevent fraying and prepare wires for soldering Thermoplastic Elastomer Underwriters Laboratories UL flammability rating to show compliance to minimum vertical flammability standards Unit of measure to show electromotive force Unit of measure to show amount of power European Community directive regarding the disposal and/or recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment enacted in 2003 36" diameter and 24" wide, 68lbs. 24" diameter and 18" wide, 28lbs.