Custom Manufactured Thermoplastic Integral Parallel Cord

Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable manufactured a thermoplastic integral parallel cord for use with sound equipment.

IntegralParallelCordPortfolio-retouchedThe integral parallel cord, which is made of 18 AWG bare copper wires with an extruded PVC thermoplastic jacket, withstands temperatures from -40oC to 105oC and has a 300-volt rating.

A green (SR-PVC) ground wire was extruded between the black conductors to provide a flexible zip cord. One of the black conductors had a white stripe for polarity.

We built the cord to meet a tolerance of ±.005″ and tested the cord for conductor continuity and AC/DC HV requirements.

In addition, we ensured the cord complied with UL Standard 62 Type SPT-2, CSA FT-2, RoHS and VW-1 standards. We produced 20,000 feet of the integral parallel cord and delivered it to customer within a four-week time period.

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Custom Manufactured Thermoplastic Integral Parallel Cord Project Details

Product Description

This custom manufactured cord is used within a(n) Musical Equipment applications

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Engineering / Cable Extrusion Process

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Amplifier and Sound Mixer

Overall Part Dimensions

Wire Diameter: .0143" x .335" (figure 8" construction)

Conductors 1 & 3:
18 AWG (41x34) Bare Copper Wire
Annealed Bare Copper Wire
Insulation: .045" Wall Thickness

Conductor 2:
18 AWG (41x34) (SR-PVC) Bare Copper Wire
Annealed Bare Copper Wire (Single)
Insulation: .015" Wall Thickness

Tightest Tolerances


Material Used

Wire: Bare Copper
Jacket: PVC

In process testing performed

Continuity and AC/DC HV Testing


Withstands Temperatures from -40ᵒC to 105ᵒC
300 Volt Rating
Green (SR-PVC) Ground Wire in Between Black Conductors
Flexible Zip Cord
Color Code:

  • Black-Green-Black/White Tracer on One Conductor for Polarity Identification

  • Markings:
  • 18 AWG (0.824mm2) 3/C E-file number

  • (UL) SPT-2 105oC 300V VW-1

  • CSA SPT-2 105oC 300V FT-2 Green Conductor for Grounding Only

  • ROHS
  • Industry for Use

    Sound Industry

    Lead Time

    4 Weeks


    20,000 Feet

    Delivery Location

    Dallas, TX

    Standards Met

    UL Standard 62 Type SPT-2
    CSA FT-2

    Product Name

    Custom Integral Parallel Cord