Is Cerro wire the same as Romex?
Romex is simply Southwire’s trade name for NM-B cable. Cerrowire is another manufacturer of NM-B cable. They call their NM-B cable ‘Cirtex’. For all intents and purposes, they are one and the same.
Can you use Thhn wire for automotive?
As an electrician for almost 40 years and using all kinds of insulated wires I would say that thhn wire is one of the BEST kinds of wire to wire an automobile. It is oil and gas resistant and only the outer nylon covering is subject to cracking IF left in sunlight continually.
What is Thhn stranded wire used for?
THHN (Thermoplastic High Heat-Resistance Nylon coated) is a cost-effective building wire that is typically used for carrying electrical currents between buildings and external power sources, signaling, control wiring, machine tools, and automation systems.
What is the difference between Thhn and THWN wire?
THHN stands for Thermoplastic High Heat-resistant Nylon-coated. THWN wire is the same, but the “W” stands for water-resistant. The main difference between these two standards is their maximum temperature in wet locations. However, most of these wires, so you can use THHN and THWN interchangeably.
Who owns Cerro Wire?
Marmon Tubing, Fittings & Wire Products, Inc
Cerrowire®, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of copper building wire for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
What type of Romex should I use?
The following NEC regulations apply to Romex conductors:
|Wire Gauge or Type||Rated Amperage||Common Uses|
|14-2 Romex||15 A||Lighting Circuits|
|12-2 Romex||20 A||Lighting and Outlet Circuits, refrigerator|
|10-2 Romex||30 A||Electric water heater, baseboard heaters|
|10-3 Romex||30 A||Electric Clothes Dryer|
Is Thhn the same as primary wire?
Armor-Clad (AC) Cable: THHN-insulated conductors with 16-gauge aluminum bond wire placed inside the armor to act as a grounding conductor. Automotive Cable: General purpose thermoplastic (GPT) also referred to as primary wire.
Can I use solid wire in vehicle?
First rule – never use solid wire for your car. Solid wire is only suitable for houses and industrial use, it should never be use in your car unless you are using to for bailing wire. Automotive wiring has to be flexible. Stranded wire is flexible, where solid core wire can bend, but not over and over.
Does Thhn wire have to be in conduit?
It is ok to run THHN inside a home… provided it is in conduit. THHN is not rated to be installed in any building without a raceway. This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Can Thhn wire be used in wet locations?
THHN wire is approved for up to 600V and is listed by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), as rated for 90° C (194° F) in dry and 75° C (167° F) in wet environments. THHN wire comes with a dual rating: THHN / THWN, which means it’s appropriate for both dry and wet applications.
Can you direct bury Thhn wire?
THHN wire can be used in a conduit but is not rated for direct burial alone. Our 8 awg THHN is also THWN-2 dual rated which means this conductor is appropriate for use in wet or dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90° C or not to exceed 75°C in oil or coolants.
Where is Cerro Wire made?
Headquartered in Hartselle, Alabama, Cerrowire is a copper wire manufacturing company with plants in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, and Utah. We supply building wire and cable throughout North America for commercial, industrial and residential use.
What kind of copper wire does cerrowire use?
View Details Cerrowire is proud to be American owned & operated. View Details Thermoplastic-insulated copper wire with a nylon covering. Sizes 8 AWG through 1000 kcmil feature Cerrowire SLiPWire ® Technology for fast and easy pulling in conduit. This 90°C, 600 volt building wire is for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications.
What kind of material is THHN and thwn-2 made of?
When used as appliance wire, 105°C dry rated. Nylon (polyamide) color-coded THHN/THWN-2. Sizes 8 AWG through 1000 kcmil SLiPWire ® are self-lubricated with CERROWIRE’s Self-Lubricating Polymer Technology.
How big is a THHN / thwn-2 slipwire reel?
Nylon (polyamide) color-coded THHN/THWN-2. Sizes 8 AWG through 1000 kcmil SLiPWire ® are self-lubricated with CERROWIRE’s Self-Lubricating Polymer Technology. Sizes 1 AWG and larger are available printed with True Sequential Footage™ on master reels. MaxPrint® for easy identification!