DLO 444 MCM
$11.42 / ft.
WesBell DLO (Diesel Locomotive) cable contains tinned copper strands and is dual insulated with EP / CPE insulation. The double layer of insulation adds protection for severe outdoor conditions for mining and earthmoving equipment installations. DLO cable is also used in shipyards and as motor leads but mostly in diesel-electric locomotives. It’s rated for 2,000 volts and 90C.
The 444 MCM cable diameter is 1.23 inches, making it mid-range among the DLO cable sizes. This diameter offers middle-range current capacity and runs at 1,650 pounds per 1,000 feet.
ConstructionEPR / CPE insulation, Tinned copper
ApplicationsDiesel electric locomotives, Mining and Earth moving equipment, Motor leads, Shipyards, Telecom power supply, Where flexible power leads must be installed in conduit or raceways
Approvals2000 Volts, 90C, CSA, MSHA, Resists Oil Acids Alkalies Heat and Flame, RoHS, Sunlight resistant, UL
What Is a Diesel Locomotive (DLO) Cable?
Historically, these cables were only used on diesel-electric locomotives, but they’ve transitioned to use in other diesel applications over time. DLO cables are defined by their tinned copper conductor wrapped in an EPR/CPE double insulation.
Thin copper strands offer flexibility, while the unique tinned coating makes it easy to apply lugs. The double insulation provides superior strength, making DLO cables practical for various applications and conditions.
Every DLO cable has a rating of 2,000 volts, and they cover a wide range of sizes to help you find the best one for your job. Browse our selection of DLO cables to find what’s best for you.
What to Know Before You Buy
Finding the right cable involves understanding the electrical and physical requirements of your installation. The 444 cable offers specifications that work well for a variety of operations, but you will want to confirm its compatibility with your specific needs before you buy. When choosing a cable, be sure to consider:
- Environment: While electrical constraints are vital to function, the environment of your equipment is just as valuable to your cable selection. While all cables have some kind of insulation to protect their conductor, not all coatings can withstand harsh conditions. Consider the presence of harmful elements like heat and moisture and whether your cable needs to survive them.
- Voltage: This spec measures the electrical force needed to support the current. To keep your equipment safe and efficient, make sure your cable meets machinery voltage ratings. At 2,000 volts, DLO cables can handle high electrical force.
- Current: Keep your operation safe by noting the ampacity requirements of your equipment. The 444 cable cannot exceed 652 amps.