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Cables for Rent

United Rentals carries a wide selection of power distribution and generator cables for rent. Our cables are available from standard 25 to 100-foot lengths and are rated to carry loads from 20 to 400 amps.

For our full list of cables for rent, view the items below. For more information, visit our resource section.

Quad Box Receptacle Cable Extensions 50 ft
Cat Class Code
241-4812

12/5 SOOW Quad Box Stringer Extensions, 50 ft.

  • SOOW 12/5 12-gauge cable
  • 50' extension length
  • 20 amp, 3 phase, 5 wire
  • Features easily identifiable yellow connecting ends
  • Uses: Ideal for connecting quad box feeder panels to quad box stringers
Quad Box Receptacle Cable Extensions 100 ft
Cat Class Code
241-4813

12/5 SOOW Quad Box Stringer Extensions, 100 ft.

  • SOOW 12/5 12-gauge cable
  • 100' extension length
  • 20 amp, 3 phase, 5 wire
  • Features easily identifiable yellow connecting ends
  • Uses: Ideal for connecting quad box feeder panels to quad box stringers
Quad Box String Gfci 50' W/20' Spacing
Cat Class Code
241-4827

12/5 SOOW Quad Box GFCI, 50 ft. with 20 ft. spacing

  • SOOW 12/5 12-gauge cable
  • 50' length with 20' spacing
  • NEMA L21-20 Male Plug to 3 x NEMA 5-20 Duplex
  • Rated for 20 amps
  • Uses: Ideal to distribute 120VAC power for your event or industrial jobsite and offers daisy chain functionality
Black GENERGY Male Cable Tail, #2 100 Amp
Cat Class Code
241-5950

Male Cable Tail, #2 100 Amp

  • Type SO cord provides added flexibility
  • 5' lengths available
  • Rated for 100 amps
  • Industrial-grade construction for durability
  • Uses: Ideal for adding flexible cable material to connect devices and equipment
Black GENERGY Female Cable Tail, #2 100 Amp
Cat Class Code
241-5955

Female Cable Tail, #2 100 Amp

  • 12/5 type SO cord provides added flexibility
  • 5' lengths available
  • Rated for 100 amps
  • Industrial-grade construction for durability
  • Uses: Ideal for adding flexible cable material to connect devices and equipment
Genergy cable ramp
Cat Class Code
241-7080

Heavy-Duty Cable Ramps, 5-Channel

  • Durable for everyday foot traffic or construction site usage
  • Options to protect different wires ranging in size and diameter
  • 36" 5-channel cable ramp
  • Heavy-duty design supports all types of equipment
  • Uses: Ideal for protecting cables from foot traffic or heavy-duty construction exposure
California Style twist lock cable
Cat Class Code
241-7275

6/4 Spider Box Cable, 50 ft.

  • 6/4 spider box cable
  • 50' cable length
  • Rated for 50 amps
  • Brass mounting system for a safer resistance ground path
  • Uses: Ideal for safely distributing power around the jobsite
California Style twist lock cable
Cat Class Code
241-7285

6/4 Spider Box Cable, 100 ft.

  • 6/4 spider box cable
  • 100' cable length
  • Rated for 50 amps
  • Brass mounting system for a safer resistance ground path
  • Uses: Ideal for safely distributing power around the jobsite
single conductor portable power cables
Cat Class Code
241-7644

4/0 Type SH Cable, 50 ft., 600 to 600 amps Deadbreak

  • 4/0 Type SH Cable
  • 50' cable length
  • Rated for 400 amps, 15 kV
  • Pre-terminated with 15kV 600A deadbreak T-bodies on both ends
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-voltage applications such as mobile substation equipment and portable transformers
single conductor portable power cables
Cat Class Code
241-7645

4/0 Type SH Cable, 50 ft., Stress Cone to Stress Cone

  • 4/0 Type SH Cable
  • 50' cable length
  • Rated for 400 amps, 15 kV
  • Pre-terminated with stress cones and NEMA 2-hole lugs on both ends
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-voltage applications such as mobile substation equipment and portable transformers
single conductor portable power cables
Cat Class Code
241-7646

4/0 Type SH Cable, 100 ft., 600 to 600 amps Deadbreak

  • 4/0 Type SH Cable
  • 100' cable length
  • Rated for 400 amps, 15 kV
  • Pre-terminated with 15kV 600A deadbreak T-bodies on both ends
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-voltage applications such as mobile substation equipment and portable transformers
single conductor portable power cables
Cat Class Code
241-7647

4/0 Type SH Cable, 100 ft., Stress Cone to Stress Cone

  • 4/0 Type SH Cable
  • 100' cable length
  • Rated for 400 amps, 15 kV
  • Pre-terminated with 15kV 600A deadbreak T-bodies on both ends
  • Uses: Ideal for medium-voltage applications such as mobile substation equipment and portable transformers
GENERGY Type W Cable
Cat Class Code
241-7652

4/0 Type W Cable, 50 ft., Bare-to-Bare

  • 4/0 Type W Cable
  • 50' cable length
  • Rated for 400 amps, 600V
  • Bare wire on both ends
  • Uses: Ideal for generator or household power applications
Black cable
Cat Class Code
241-7662

4/0 Type W Cable, 50 ft., Camlock-to-Camlock

  • 4/0 Type W Cable
  • 50' cable length
  • Rated for 400 amps, 600V
  • Camlocks on both ends
  • Uses: Ideal for generator or house-power applications
banded cable
Cat Class Code
241-8010

2/5 Banded Cable, 5 Wire, 50 ft.

  • 2/5 banded cable
  • 50' cable length
  • Rated for 190 amps
  • Banded every 24"
  • Uses: Ideal for applications where multiple conductors in a single set are needed
Resources

FAQs About Cables

United Rentals carries a variety of SOOW and SH-type cables made with heavy-duty molded rubber to ensure your equipment has a safe and reliable connection. We offer cable ramps, male and female cable tails, banded cables, spider box cables, bare-to-bare cables, generator power cords, heavy-duty power cords and more to help you find the right cable or cable accessory for the job. Resistant to shock, impact and corrosion, our heavy-duty electrical cords give you a quality rental to keep your projects on schedule. 

Learn more about cables in our FAQ section below.

FAQs
How do I test power cables?

To safely test a power cable, you’ll want to use a multimeter. Use one of the multimeter leads and touch it to one of the prongs on the AC part of the power cord. Hold the other multimeter lead to the end of the console side of the power cord. The multimeter will beep steadily if there is an electrical connection, meaning your cable is working.

What size electrical cable or power cord do I need?

When it comes to selecting a cable, there are many factors to consider, like length, diameter, capacity and more. To calculate the cable size you need, divide the voltage running through the cable by the target current. This gives you the required resistance. However, there are many free calculators online to assist you in cable selection. Selecting the right cables for generators is simple: just choose a cord that matches the most powerful outlet on the generator. For example, if your generator has a 50-amp outlet, you will need a 50-amp power cord. Contact a United Rentals representative for assistance in selecting the right cable for the job.

What is the difference between high and low voltage power cables?

In short, high-voltage (HV) cables have higher potential energy than low-voltage (LV) cables, which is what makes HV cables better for powering larger equipment than LV cords. Generally, HV cables have more shielding and semi-conductor layers than LV cables and are often much thicker.