What is the difference between DLO cable and welding cable? Each are one conductor cables but that is about where the similarities end. Diesel locomotive cable is available from 10 awg up to 777.7 MCM. This cable is approved for use up to 90 degrees Celsius and 2000 volt…
What is the difference between DLO cable and welding cable? Each are one conductor cables but that is about where the similarities end. Diesel locomotive cable is available from 10 awg up to 777.7 MCM. This cable is approved for use up to 90 degrees Celsius and 2000 volt.
Primary uses include of course diesel locomotives as well as oil and gas rigs, motor leads, mining and excavation equipment and shipyards. There is usually an inner insulation as well as outer jacket which offers excellent impact and scuff resistance.
Welding cable is generally available from 6 awg up to 500 MCM. While not quite as robust as dlo cable, welding cable can also used in situations where power generation is a priority. Most folks use this cable when they need to run generators or similar type equipment. This cable is generally rated at 600 volts and 90 degree Celsius. When you are going to be in a situation where the cable will be severely abused, DLO cable will be a better choice.
Knowing all of this it should be a little more simple for you to choose and pick the correct cable for your situation. By going with diesel locomotive cable over welding cable you can be assured that even though it is a bit of overkill, you will not have to worry about the potential of the cable failing while under load. You will pay a little more up front for the DLO, but if your cable fails all the time and you have to keep replacing it, think of how much that will cost between product and the labor to do the work.
Delco Wire and Cable stocks each type of cable in all gauge sizes. We do not charge to cut to (your specific length|length for you} and there are no minimum orders. You can check out specifications for the DLO cable and for the welding cable at delcowire.com. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 800-714-9473. Our staff has many, many years of experience and will be able to guide you in the proper direction and help you pick the cable that best suites your needs.