What does SPT-1 mean?

Posted Jan 25, 2017. For those of who don’t know what SPT-1 wire is – it is also known as lamp wire or zip cord, and is commonly used by decorators to build custom lengths of extension cords. It allows for a clean display installation by elimination excess extension cords that can be unsightly.

What does SPT mean in wire?

Stranded, Parallel, Thermoplastic
SPT is an abbreviation for Stranded, Parallel, Thermoplastic, a designation found on most flat wire. This abbreviation is always followed by a number denoting the insulation thickness. Despite what many believe, insulation thickness is the only difference between SPT-1 and SPT-2 wire.

What does SPT-1 and SPT-2 mean?

In a nutshell, the difference between SPT-1 and SPT-2 is the thickness of the insulation. SPT-1 is . 03” and SPT-2 is . 045”. That’s the only difference physically between the two ratings.

What’s the difference between SPT-1 and SPT-2?

The main difference between SPT-1 and SPT-2 electrical cord is in the thickness of insulation. SPT-1 gives you insulation that’s 0.03″ thick while SPT-2 is 0.045″. With 50% thicker insulation, SPT-2 is the Wire of choice for anything that is reaching close to 7-amps. Both SPT-1 and SPT-2 have the same maximum amperage.

Can SPT-1 wire be used outdoors?

SPT-1 wires are more affordable, making it a favorite among the masses. You can still use it for outdoor use such as parties, weddings, and the like as long as it isn’t exposed to direct sunlight for longer periods of time.

What does Sjeow mean?

Cord Designations

Cord Type Jacket Voltage Rating
SJEOW Elastomer 300
SJEOOW Elastomer 300
SJT Thermoplastic 300
SJTO Thermoplastic 300

Will SPT 2 plugs work on SPT-1 wire?

SPT1 plugs are rated at 7 amps and SPT2 plugs are rated at 10 Amps. Can be used on 18 gauge SPT1 or SPT2 wire. You can add several female plugs in one line to make your own custom spaced extension cord.

Will SPT 2 plugs work with SPT-1 wire?

What does SPT 2 wire mean?

A rating of SPT-2 on lamp cord means that it is thicker (and in this case somewhat more resistant to abrasion) than a lamp cord rated SPT- 1½, which in turn, is thicker and more resistant to abrasion than a cord rated SPT-1.

What does SPT 3 wire mean?

SPT: Stranded, Parallel, Thermoplastic This is always followed by a -1, -2 or -3, signifying insulation thickness for different applications. HPN: Heater, Parallel, Neoprene Required for heater-type application, such as irons, toasters, etc.