Monday, November 25, 2019
Can you use SO Cord outside? If you can't is there a Type that you can use?
Hey John thanks for your question. Yes, depending on where it is outside. Flexible cords are described in Table 400.4 and Type SO is suitable for use in damp locations as shown in the second to the last right-hand column. If the flexible cord will be exposed to the weather or water then they typically need a "W" such as SOW as stated in Superscript note 9 to that table. See the definitions of Location, Damp and Location, Wet in Article 100 for more information.