Resources – Conversion Tables, Calculators, Manuals

Glossary of Terminology

Comprehensive Glossary of Wire & Cable Terminology

UL Listed or UL Recognized?

An article explaining the pros and cons of both Approvals

PVC, PUR & TPE Cable Jacket Comparisons

An article explaining the different types of cable jackets and their applications

Conversion Tables

AWG (American Wire Gauge) to mm²

About VFD Cables

A variable-frequency drive (VFD) cable is a special cable construction for the inverter-to-motor cable that has some or all of the following attributes.

Voltage Drop Calculator

Southwire’s voltage drop calculator determines wire size to meet specific voltage drop limits or calculates voltage drop for a specific conductor run. When sizing conductors, calculations limits wire size to voltage drop and NEC ampacity. Southwire’s Voltage Drop Calculator is designed for applications using AWG and KCMIL sizes only. How to calculate voltage drop, you ask?

VFD Sizing Calculator

Use this simple tool to input relevant information for your installation of cable from VFD (variable-frequency drive) to Motor and it will select the proper size of cable for your installation.

Click on the buttons below to see how you can download our mobile apps or enter your values in the web calculator!

PDF Manuals