If your marine applications require a waterproof power cord, Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable has the specific expertise and experience needed to provide an effective and viable solution.
A large US based provider of marine products contacted Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable about their need for a completely watertight 120-Volt, 16 Amp, 60 Hz power cord with 16 /3 SJTW cordage.
To ensure the cord to be waterproof, Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable injected a Water Block Compound inside the cordage and over the connectors during the cable extrusion and molding processes. The cords were then thoroughly tested underwater with a pressure gauge to ensure watertight durability.
The client requested each cord to have waterproof labels and to be hank and tied. Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable also bar-coded each carton with proprietary information supplied by the customer. The completed order was delivered the customer within nine weeks.
Custom Marine Waterproof Power Cord Project Details
Custom power cords are used in a marine application environment.
Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable offered the concept of injecting a Water Block Compound into the cordage and around the connectors during the manufacturing process.
Cable extrusion and molding with Water Block Compound used during the cord set manufacturing process.
Cord #2: 8' cord Hank and Tie Each cord and
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
MODEL 30-150 Cable Extrusion machine and Custom Molding equipment.
Overall Part Dimensions
Power Cord #1:
Power Cord #2:
Wire: 16/3 AWG SJTW with Water Block Compound
End 1: NEMA 5-15P Style with Water Block Compound added during molding of the plug
End 2: Insulation removed 4-¾", Insulation stripped ¾". Connectors crimped with Water Block Compound.
3 Conductors 16 AWG
SJTW modified cordage
Water Block Compound inserted around the conductors and connectors
Waterproof Labels attached
Voltage: 120 Volt
Amperage: 16 Amp
Frequency: 60 Hz
Industry for Use
9 -11 Weeks ARO
Cord #1: 3,000 Cords
Cord #2: 5,000 Cords
Customer Supplied Specifications
Custom Marine Waterproof Power Cords