• Over the past ten years, Cloom continues to provide you with custom cable assemblies and wiring harnesses.
  • As part of our service offering, we also help you with your STOOW cord applications.

Description of Type STOOW Cable

A STOOW cord belongs to a series of portable power cords that offer excellent resistance to harsh environments, 

including flames, oil, and wet conditions. You can establish the cord’s outstanding features from the acronym STOOW, as below:

ST refers to the cable’s use as a service cord. It comes in the form of a flexible, bare-annealed copper wire as per ASTM. In addition, polypropylene fillers and paper tape binders ensure that the conductors are concentrically cabled, further enhancing the flexibility of the STOOW cord.
OO signifies that the cord has an oil-resistant jacket and insulation. Furthermore, a STOOW cord has a premium grade 105º C color-coded PVC insulation to withstand extreme temperatures. STOOW cables can operate in a temperature range of -60ºC to +105ºC.
W means that the cord has a high dielectric insulation that features non-wicking properties that provide excellent resistance to water, oil, abrasion, and mold.

Cloom has the following STOOW cord alternative constructions available.

AWG# of ConductorsStrandingInsulation ThicknessJacket ThicknessNom. O.D.Nom Weight.Ampacity
AWG/KcmilCount# x AWGmmmmmmkg/kmAmp

You can also avail of the following color options for Type STOOW Cord:

ColorNumber of ConductorsSize (Jacket Color)
BLK, WHT, GRN3 (Yellow)(Yellow)(Yellow)(Yellow)
BLK, WHT, GRN3 (White)  (Black)
BLK, WHT, RED, GRN4 (Yellow)(Yellow)(Yellow)(Yellow)
BLK, WHT, RED, GRN4  (Gray) (Gray)
BLK, WHT, RED, ORG, BLU GRN/YEL6 (Yellow)   

Application of Type STOOW Cable

STOOW cables come with NFPA 79 certification. It is a flexible cable for tray use in industrial machinery.

 Their design allows them to withstand the extra-hard usage that is common in this industry. Some of the places you can find them are:

The high flame resistance that STOOW cables have makes them ideal for use in various mining applications. For example, the lighting fixtures in underground mines use STOOW cable connections. However, fire is a potential hazard, and you need a cable that can withstand such stress to ensure the continuity of operations.
You will also find them in use at construction sites to provide temporary electrical power. Furthermore, they are also the preference in lighting installations for construction sites.
Their certification allows you to use them in installations like a cable tray, outdoor locations with a supporting messenger wire, and raceways. Outdoor stage lights and other equipment also use STOOW cables. Their high voltage rating and resistance to the elements make these cables the preference for many outdoor venues.
The high degree of oil resistance and extended service life that STOOW cables offer makes them suitable for most flex applications. For example, the electronics panel of your bulldozer uses STOOW cords in its circuitry.
A STOOW cord is also ideal for wet locations, given its high water resistance. For example, you will find them in underwater pumps that transfer water in flood areas.

Approvals of Type STOOW Cable

  • NEC Article 400
  • OSHA acceptable
  • Federal Specification J-C-580B
  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B174 Standard Specification for Bunch-Stranded Copper
  • CSA C22.2 No.49 Flexible Cords and Cables
  • UL62 Flexible Cords and Cables

Value-Added Services for Type STOOW Cable

High voltage STOOW cables

You can also order them in the standard 250 ft. spools or have them custom-cut to length. However, a minimum order quantity may apply.

 The specifications on the above lists are for reference only and may vary between manufacturers. Kindly contact your Cloom sales rep to receive up-to-date inventory information when ordering.

Type TC – Tray Cable (STOOW) Cable Assemblies

Types TC Tray cable

Cloom also offers you the Type TC- Tray Cable – Power and control tray cable. These flame retardant cables have a rating of 600 volts, making them ideal for industrial circuits. They are factory-assembled and feature a non-metallic jacket that covers two or more insulated conductors. You may also find them with bare or covered grounding conductors.

Their UL listing states that you can use them in the following areas: Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations, and Class 1 control circuits. In addition, tray cables (NEC Article 336) have the following benefits:

  • They offer you a high degree of resistance against oil, moisture, and UV rays.
  • Their flexibility offers you a tight bend radius, making them suitable for overhead basket trays.
  • Additionally, they are incredibly lightweight in comparison to FMC or LFMC cables.
  • They are also label and overhead friendly.

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