Types of Portable Cord

There are numerous styles of portable cord and lamp cord produced by manufacturers. Of course, certain styles are more popular than others. Below are some commonly requested electrical cord types.

Type SJT Portable Cord

Portable Cord Type SJT is designed for use with heavy tools, equipment, portable lights and power extensions. It has an operating temperature of 60ºC and a voltage rating of 300 volts. It resists oils, water, acids, and ozone. The cord is constructed of bare, annealed copper and PVC insulation. The cord may be available in a shielded or low leakage version.

Type SVT Portable Cord

Portable Cord Type SVT is designed for use with vacuum cleaners, food processors and office equipment. It has an operating temperature of 60ºC and a voltage rating of 300 volts. The portable cord resists oils, water, acids, and ozone. Like Type SJT, the cord is constructed of bare, annealed copper and PVC insulation. It is also available in a shielded version.

SPT1 & SPT2 Lamp Cord

Types SPT1 & SPT2 Lamp Cord may be used in household appliances, including clocks, lamps, radios, and fans. The lamp cords have an operating temperature of 150ºC and a voltage rating of 300 volts. They are often UL/CSA listed.

SEOW & STW Portable Cord

Portable Cord Type SEOW/STW is designed for outdoor/indoor use with industrial equipment, construction tools, and other electrical equipment. It has an operating temperature of 105 ºC and a voltage rating of 600 volts. The portable cord has cold temperature flexibility, a lightweight construction and exceptional durability.

Type SJ Portable Cord

Type SJ Portable Cord may be used for portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors, and associated machinery. The portable cord has good flexibility in low temperatures, is suitable for use in conditions where the cord is not subject to acid, grease, oil or solvents. The cord has an operating temperature of 60 ºC and a voltage rating of 300 volts. It will often have a rubber jacket.

Type SJOW Portable Cord

Type SJOW Portable Cord may be used for portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors and associated machinery. The cord has an operating temperature of 90ºC and a voltage rating of 300 volts. The portable cord has excellent resistance to oil and moisture, good tensile strength, high flexibility and excellent abrasion and water resistance.

Type SO & SOW


Portable Cord Types SO & SOW may be used for portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors and associated machinery. It has an operating temperature of 90ºC and a voltage rating of 300 volts. The portable cord has excellent resistance to oil and moisture, good tensile strength, high flexibility and excellent abrasion resistance. SOW is water resistant, UL listed and CSA certified for indoor and outdoor use.