UL & CSA Style Comparison Guide

There are a variety of hook-up and lead wires that meet UL and CSA standards, which ensure that a product is safe for use. It can be confusing to differentiate them and find one that meets your application needs. The table below details various features, characteristics and uses of UL and CSA style wires to help you navigate the large collection of hook-up and lead wires. 

IEWC stocks an intensive offering of hook-up and lead wire that meets UL and CSA standards. Reach out to us if you need help deciding which meets your needs!

UL Style Size Range Insulation Type Voltage Rating Temperature Rating Group Features Uses
SIS Varies Cross-linked polyethylene 600 V 90 C, 125 C, and 200 C - Flame-retardant, heat, moisture, and radiations resistant Utility substations switchboards
UL 1007 32 AWG - 16 AWG PVC 300 VAC 80 C 300V PVC - Internal wiring of appliances and electrical equipment
UL 10070 18 AWG - 4/0 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C - Extra flexible Internal wiring
UL 10086 36 AWG - 4/0 AWG ETFE 600 VAC 105 C or 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 1010 36 AWG - 4/0 AWG PVC 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances; cover plugs and receptacles for use in hazardous locations
UL 10109 28 AWG - 12 AWG ETFE 300 VAC 105 C or 200 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 10126 36 AWG - 4/0 AWG ETFE 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 10149 36 AWG - 4/0 AWG TPE 600 VAC 60 C, 75 C, 80 C, 90 C, and 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances and motor leads
UL 1015 20 AWG PVC 600 VAC or 750 VDC 80 C, 90 C, or 105 C MTW Oil resistant (60 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 10198 30 AWG PVC 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of electronic equipment
UL 10202 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG ETFE 10,000 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage High temperature resistant Gas appliance ignition systems where it is not exposed to moisture
UL 10236 24 AWG - 10 AWG PVC 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of electronic equipment
UL 1028 40 AWG - 4/0 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C MTW - Internal appliance wiring
UL 10362 22 AWG - 6 AWG PFA 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal appliance wiring
UL 10475 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG PTFE or silicone rubber 5,000 VDC maximum 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic equipment
UL 10487 30 AWG - 2 AWG PTFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances or electronic equipment
UL 1056 36 AWG - 2 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of refrigerating equipment for indoor or outdoor use
UL 1060 20 AWG - 10 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of room air conditioners, room cooler units, electric refrigeration equipment,
or remote condensing units for domestic cooling system
UL 1061 18 AWG - 10 AWG SRPVC 300 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring in electric machines used for bookkeeping, accounting, or time-recording;
also used for electronic equipment if it is within a chassis or protected from mechanical injury
UL 1095 30 AWG - 14 AWG PVC 300 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring in electric machines used for bookkepping, accounting, or time-recording;
also used for electronic, medical, or dental equipment if it is within a chassis or is protected from mechanical injury
UL 11028 30 AWG - 16 AWG mPPE 600 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring
UL 11029 40 AWG - 10 AWG mPPE 1,000 VAC 105 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 11033 Varies MFA 300 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring
UL 1110 26 AWG - 16 AWG PVC 300 VAC or 600 VDC 105 C - - Internal wiring
UL 1120 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG ECA perflurorpolymer 600 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances or phonograph pick-up and volume
UL 11540 30 AWG - 8 AWG PTFE 600 VAC 300 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 1180 32 AWG - 10 AWG SRPVC 300 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 1195 30 AWG - 14 AWG PTFE 300 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring
UL 1199 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG PTFE 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic equipment and appliances
UL 1213 36 AWG - 12 AWG PVC 150 V (CSA voltage) 105 C - Oil resistant (60 C) Internal wiring
UL 1230 26 AWG - 9 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C or 60 C wet MTW - Internal wiring
UL 1231 18 AWG - 6 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C or 60 C wet - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 1283 8 AWG - 2 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C MTW - Internal wiring
UL 1284 8 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C MTW - Internal wiring
UL 1329 14 AWG - 10 AWG PVC 600 VAC 105 C or 60 C wet - - Internal wiring
UL 1330 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG FEP 600 V 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Interal wiring of appliances
UL 1331 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG FEP 600 VAC 150 C - Oil resistant (80 C), gasoline resistant Internal wiring
UL 1332 30 AWG - 10 AWG FEP 300 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage Oil resistant (80 C), gasoline resistant Internal wiring
UL 1333 30 AWG - 10 AWG FEP 300 VAC 150 C - Oil resistant (80 C), gasoline resistant Internal wiring of electronic equipment and appliances
UL 1371 50 AWG minimum PTFE Not specified 105 C - Gasoline resistant Internal wiring
UL 1384 8 AWG - 500 kcmil PVC 600 VAC 105 C or 60 C wet - Oil resistant (60 C) Internal wiring of cooling and refrigerating equipment
UL 1408 22 AWG - 12 AWG PVC and nylon 600 VAC 90 C - Oil resistant (60 C), moisture resistant (60 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 1422 32 AWG - 20 AWG PVDF No voltage rating 105 C - - Internal wiring where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1423 36 AWG - 20 AWG PVDF No voltage rating 105 C - - Back panel areas of electronic equipment where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1429 32 AWG - 16 AWG XLPVC 150 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring of electronic equipment or appliances
UL 1430 30 AWG - 16 AWG XLPVC 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring
UL 1431 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil XLPVC 600 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances and as motor leads
UL 1509 22 AWG - 14 AWG PVC 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of office equipment
UL 1516 36 AWG - 10 AWG ETFE Not specified 105 C - - Internal wiring where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1523 32 AWG - 20 AWG ETFE Not specified 105 C - - Back panel areas of electronic equipment where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1534 32 AWG - 14 AWG XLPVC Not specified 80 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 1558 Varies ETFE 300 V 125 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Back panel areas of electronic equipment where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1568 30 AWG - 16 AWG ETFE 300 V 125 C - - Back panel areas of electronic equipment where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1569 30 AWG - 2 AWG PVC 300 VAC 105 C 300V PVC - Internal wiring of electronic equipment where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1570 24 AWG - 6 AWG PTFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Appliances where it is not exposed to temperatures exceeding 250C
UL 1571 50 AWG minimum Foamed, extruded or cross-linked PVC or SRPVC 30 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring of class two circuits in electronic equipment
UL 1581 15 AWG - 10 AWG PVC 300 VAC 80 C 300V PVC - Internal wiring where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 1584 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG PTFE or TFE 1,000 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic equipment
UL 1624 30 AWG - 16 AWG PVC 150 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring in electronic machines
UL 1659 26 AWG - 4/0 AWG PTFE or TFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 1662 40 AWG - 4/0 AWG PVC 300 VAC 80 C - - Internal wiring of electronic equipment
UL 1680 18 AWG - 1/0 AWG PVC Not specified 105 C - - Internal wiring of electronic equipment
UL 1716 Varies, determined by resistance test FEP, PFA, or PTFE 150 VAC 150 C - Suitable for immersion in gasoline and 60 C or 80 C in oil Internal wiring of electronic equipment, like business machines and electronic computers, where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement; can also be used for further processing in cables and lead wire for UL 1950 applications
UL 1726 32 AWG - 4/0 AWG PFA 300 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic equipment or appliances
UL 1727 32 AWG - 4/0 AWG PFA 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 1731 50 AWG - 10 AWG PVC 300 VAC 105 C - - The further processing in cables for appliances or electronic equipment
UL 1815 32 AWG - 10 AWG PTFE 300 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances and electronic equipment
UL 1855 20 AWG - 16 AWG PVC 5,000 VAC 80 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Test probe leads for electrical and electronic test equipment and measuring
UL 1888 36 AWG - 16 AWG TPE 300 VAC 125 C - - Internal wiring of appliances or motor leads
UL 1911 24 AWG - 10 AWG PTFE or PFA 50,000 VDC maximum 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Wiring of the internals of electronic gas ignitor systems
UL 3039 18 AWG - 16 AWG Neoprene 600 VAC 90 C - Oil resistant (60 C) Interal wiring of refrigeration equipment
UL 3043 14 AWG - 10 AWG Neoprene 600 VAC 90 C - Oil resistant (60 C) Internal wiring of refrigerating equipment that includes room cooler units
UL 3044 26 AWG - 14 AWG Neoprene 300 VAC 90 C - Oil resistant (60 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3046 26 AWG - 9 AWG Neoprene 600 VAC 90 C - Oil resistant (60 C) Internal wiring
UL 3069 26 AWG - 20 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring
UL 3070 18 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring
UL 3071 18 AWG - 13 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 3074 12 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 3075 10 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 3101 10 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring of electric clothes dryers or where it is used for the internal wiring of appliances
UL 3122 26 AWG - 16 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring where it is protected and not exposed to mechanical abuse
UL 3123 30 AWG - 16 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring where it is protected and not exposed to mechanical abuse
UL 3125 8 AWG - 2 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Motors in hazardous locations or the internal wiring of appliances
UL 3126 1 AWG - 4/0 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Motors in hazardous locations or the internal wiring of appliances; internal wiring of appliances
UL 3127 8 AWG - 2 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Motors in hazardous locations or the internal wiring of appliances; internal wiring of appliances
UL 3132 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG Silicone rubber 300 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring where it is fully enclosed
UL 3133 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring where it is fully enclosed
UL 3134 18 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed
UL 3135 26 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed
UL 3143 18 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed
UL 3172 26 AWG - 18 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3173 26 AWG - 9 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 125 C Switchboard - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3191 26 AWG - 10 AWG CSPE 600 VAC, 750 VDC 105 C - Oil resistant (80 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3192 8 AWG - 2 AWG CSPE 600 VAC, 750 VDC 105 C - Oil resistant (80 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3193 1 AWG - 1000 kcmil CSPE 600 VAC, 750 VDC 105 C - Oil resistant (80 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3195 8 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 125 C Switchboard - Internal wiring
UL 3196 7 AWG - 2 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 125 C Switchboard - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3199 30 AWG - 16 AWG XLPE 300 VAC 105 C - - In appliances or as ballast leads that are for indoor use
UL 3212 26 AWG - 10 AWG Silicone 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring
UL 3213 8 AWG - 2 AWG Silicone 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring
UL 3214 1 AWG - 4/0 AWG Silicone 600 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3231 26 AWG - 750 kcmil Silicone 600 VAC 150 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electric appliances or clothes dryers
UL 3239 24 AWG - 10 AWG (copper or nickel), 12 AWG - 10 AWG (aluminum), 27 AWG - 20 AWG (resistance wire), 24 AWG - 10 AWG (high strength copper) Extruded or non-extruded thermoplastic/thermosetting 60,000 VDC 200 C maximum High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of TV recievers
UL 3251 30 AWG - 10 AWG Silicone 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances and fixtures where they are fully enclosed
UL 3252 30 AWG - 10 AWG Silicone rubber 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances and fixtures
UL 3257 22 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone 10,000 VAC, 25,000 VDC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring where it is not exposed to flexing
UL 3265 32 AWG - 16 AWG XLPE 150 VAC 125 C Irradiated Hook-Up - Internal wiring
UL 3266 32 AWG - 10 AWG XLPE 300 VAC 125 C Irradiated Hook-Up - Internal wiring
UL 3271 30 AWG - 2000 kcmil XLPE 600 VAC, 750 VDC 125 C Irradiated Hook-Up - Internal wiring of appliances, panels, transformers, and motor leads
UL 3284 26 AWG - 4/0 AWG EPDM 600 VAC 125 C - - Internal wiring
UL 3289 30 AWG - 750 kcmil XLPE or XLPO 600 VAC, 750 VDC 150 C Irradiated Hook-Up - Internal wiring of appliances and motor leads
UL 3290 26 AWG - 9 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 125 C - - Internal wiring of refrigerating equipment and heat pumps
UL 3303 20 AWG - 16 AWG Silicone rubber 1,000 VAC, 1,500 VDC 150 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of lighting fixtures
UL 3304 22 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone rubber 10,000 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic ignition systems or similar applications in gas ranges, gas, or fuel oil burner systems where it is protected from any kind of damage during the handling, servicing, and installation of the specific appliance
UL 3309 4/0 AWG - 500 kcmil CSPE 600 VAC, 750 VDC 105 C High Temperature & High Voltage Oil resistant (80 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3311 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil EPDM 600 VAC 90 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3317 15 AWG - 10 AWG XLPVC 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances where it is not exposed to mechanical abuse
UL 3320 30 AWG - 2 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 90 C Switchboard - Internal wiring of appliances or motor leads
UL 3321 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG XLPE 600 VAC, 750 VDC 150 C High Temperature & High Voltage, Switchboard - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3340 26 AWG - 500 kcmil EPDM 600 VAC, 750 VDC 125 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances and motor leads where there is no flexing that occurs after installation or during servicing where temperatures do not exceed 150C
UL 3357 26 AWG - 16 AWG EPDM 5,000 VAC 80 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Test probe leads for electronic and electrical measuring and test equipment
UL 3385 32 AWG - 10 AWG XLPE 300 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3386 32 AWG - 4/0 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 105 C - - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3398 32 AWG - 10 AWG XLPE or XLFRPE 300 VAC 150 C - - Internal wiring where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 3410 26 AWG - 750 kcmil Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C, 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances or motor leads in hazardous locations
UL 3484 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG EP 600 VAC 125 C - - Internal wiring of electronic equipment, appliances, or lighting fixtures
UL 3499 8 AWG - 600 kcmil EPDM 7,500 VAC 150 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where there is no flexing after installation or during servicing
UL 3512 0.3 - 250 sq mm Silicone rubber 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed
UL 3529 26 AWG - 750 kcmil XLPE (solid or foam) 30 VAC 125 C - Horizontal flame Internal wiring
UL 3573 22 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone 10,000 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic ignition systems or similar applications in gas ranges, gas, or fuel oil burner systems where it is protected from any kind of damage during the handling, servicing, and installation of the specific appliance
UL 3575 10 AWG - 4/0 AWG XLPE 7,500 VAC 150 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances or motor leads
UL 3576 22 AWG - 12 AWG Silicone rubber 7,500 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of electronic ignition systems or similar applications in gas ranges, gas, or fuel oil burner systems where it is protected from any kind of damage during the handling, servicing, and installation of the specific appliance
UL 3591 26 AWG - 1000 kcmil CSPE 1,000 VAC 105 C High Temperature & High Voltage Oil resistant (80 C) Internal wiring of appliances
UL 3604 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil Silicone rubber 600 VAC 150 C, 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed
UL 3614 26 AWG - 500 kcmil EPDM 1,000 VAC 125 C, 150 C (No flexing) High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring where flexing does not occur after installation or during servicing
UL 3637 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil Silicone 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement after installation
UL 3644 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil Silicone 1,000 VAC 150 C, 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed
UL 3657 50 AWG - 2000 kcmil XLPO 600 VAC or 1,000 VAC 105 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 3680 50 AWG - 4/0 AWG XLPE 600 VAC 150 C - Oil resistant (60 C) and gasoline resistant Internal wiring
UL 3740 50 AWG - 4/0 AWG XLFE or XLPVDF 600 VAC 180 C - - Internal wiring
UL 3772 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil Silicone 600 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances where it is fully enclosed and not for normal handling
UL 3788 30 AWG - 1000 kcmil Silicone 1,000 VAC 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring where it is fully enclosed and not for normal handling
UL 5107 26 AWG - 550 kcmil Mica tape with braid or Mica composite with braid 600 VAC 200 C or 450 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of high-temperature equipment where it is not exposed to repeated flexing and is protected from mechanical damage
UL 5127 24 AWG - 8 AWG PTFE or TFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of appliances
UL 5128 24 AWG - 4 AWG Non-extruded Mica tape or Mica composite 300 VAC 450 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring of high-temperature equipment where it is not exposed to repeated flexing and is protected from mechanical damage
UL 5167 24 AWG - 10 AWG Non-extruded Mica tape or Mica composite 300 VAC 250 C - - Internal wiring of high-temperature appliances such as preheated hair curlers
UL 5180 24 AWG - 2 AWG PTFE 300 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5196 24 AWG - 4/0 AWG PTFE or TFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5251 24 AWG - 4/0 AWG TFE or glass or Aramid fiber tape 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5256 24 AWG - 2 AWG PTFE or TFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5257 24 AWG - 2 AWG PTFE or TFE 300 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5288 24 AWG - 4 AWG PTFE 600 VAC 250 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5334 24 AWG - 4 AWG Mica tape 300 VAC 450 C

High Temperature & High Voltage

- Wiring of ovens or similar high-temperature equipment where it is protected from mechanical damage
UL 5335 22 AWG - 4/0 AWG Mica tape 600 VAC 450 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring where it is not exposed to mechanical damage or movement
UL 5359 30 AWG - 4/0 AWG Mica tape 600 VAC 450 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
UL 5400 24 AWG - 550 kcmil Mica tape 600 VAC 500 C High Temperature & High Voltage - Internal wiring
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Varies Silicone rubber 300 V 200 C High Temperature & High Voltage - -