Types of Electrical Wires We Offer
WesBell Electronics offers a wide variety of electrical wires to match your needs. Our goal is to serve as a one-stop location for buying electrical wires online.
We provide two types of basic wire:
We also offer a wide variety of shielded wire types, including THHN wire, XHHW wire, USE-2 solar wire and SER cable. Whatever type you need to match your application, WesBell Electronics is ready and able to help with a wide selection curated for many different industries.
Thermoplastic High Heat-Resistant Nylon-Coated (THHN) wire is one of the most popular wire choices, with several different brands and variations. Although the different brands use the same type of wire conductor, the amount of protection provided by the overall jacket makes the key difference. These cable types have varieties that the installer can use in both dry and wet locations.
Romex® NM-B cable uses THHN wires with a cost-effective polyvinyl chloride (PVC) jacket rated for indoor use. It is a typical solution for residential wiring, including branch circuits for switches and outlets. The voltage rating for the NM-B cable is 600 volts, and the cable can withstand temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius.
MC cable is designed for indoor applications without a conduit because it utilizes an aluminum armor jacket as a conduit. The green THHN-insulated electrical wire within the MC cable serves as ground instead of a bare copper ground option. This insulation means that the MC cable is also useful for outdoor applications.
The UFB cable is the most heavy-duty solution, with a powerful PVC jacket that covers each individual THHN wire. The acronym UF stands for underground feeder because the cable is effective for outdoor use within the ground.
Thermoplastic Flexible Fixture Nylon (TFFN) is a cable class that is effective as a machine tool wire, fixture wire and appliance wire. The cable is highly flexible because of a stranded conductor. It has a heat grade of 90 degrees Celsius for dry places. Although the TFFN is immune to oil and gas, it doesn’t typically perform well when faced with water and moisture exposure.
The main difference between THHN and TFFN wire is that the TFFN cable is a flexible fixture wire effective for lighting fixtures, fire alarm circuits, control circuits and much more.
XHHW is an acronym for cross-linked polyethylene insulation heat and water-resistant wire. The XHHW is a heavy-duty solution in comparison to THHN or TFFN wires because of the wire’s jacket. Although these types are more flexible, the XHHW wire has a thicker protective layer and can resist intense chemicals, abrasions and ozone.
XHHW is a common solution ideal for alternating current (AC) electrical distribution across many applications for commercial and industrial buildings, with a voltage level of 600 volts.
USE-2 Solar Wire
The Underground Service Entrance (USE-2) cable is useful for underground applications since it can withstand the forces of pressure while resisting common elements like sunlight, gas and oil. It’s an excellent choice for intense industrial applications where insulation toughness and resistance to elements like heat and moisture is paramount. The cable can withstand temperatures up to 90 degrees Celsius in wet or dry locations.
The Service Entrance Cable (SER) is an electrical cable used to bring power to residential homes and buildings. The cable has a rating of 600 volts, can withstand both dry and moist conditions and is flame retardant. An SER cable has up to four conductors and a bare neutral, and it’s designed for above-ground utilization in branch circuits and feeder panels.
Bulk Electrical Wire for Sale at WesBell Electronics
Looking for the best place to buy electrical wire? WesBell Electronics has been selling electrical wiring for years, and we’ve been listening to our clients about what they need from their electrical wire supplier. We carry an array of products and can help you find the right one for your project. We can even help with electrical wire processing services, such as cutting to size and preparation, to speed up your installation.
Buy electrical wire online from WesBell for quality products and expert service. Reach out today if you have any questions!