Electrical Utility



PE-12 has been re-engineered, boosting its strengths significantly. Using the same high-tenacity fiber we use in our value-packed Portland Braid, this polyester single braid offers a single-end-per-carrier construction, which keeps the rope from flattening out in service and self centers in sheaves beautifully.

PE-12 comes with the same tough grades of Maxijacket urethane we use on our more expensive products. PE-12 is easy to splice, and field repairs are easily accomplished. It is available in unlimited lengths and brilliant colors for easy identification. PE-12 is torque free and is undamaged when rigging with swivels.

PE-12 Specifications and Data

Diameter (Inches) Average Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Minimum Spliced Break Strength *(Lbs) Maximum Working Load 5:1 **(Lbs) Weight (Lbs/100f)
5/16 3,900 3,510 780 2.9
3/8 5,900 5,310 1,180 3.9
7/16 10,000 9,000 2,000 6.4
1/2 12,500 11,250 2,500 8.5
9/16 15,800 14,220 3,160 10.5
5/8 18,500 16,650 3,700 11.4
3/4 23,250 20,925 4,650 17.4
7/8 34,350 30,915 6,870 25.9
1 41,600 37,440 8,320 31.3

* Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower the maximum working load.
** Working load is based on static or moderately dynamic lifting/pulling operations. Instantaneous changes in load, up or down, in excess of 10% of the rope’s rated working load constitute hazardous shock load and would void the normal working-load recommendation. Consult Yale Cordage for guidelines for working loads and the safe use of rope.


Green working 405 ft. lbs./lb.
Red ultimate 8,738 ft. lbs./lb.

Specific Gravity: 1.38

Dielectric Strength: The maximum allowable leakage for clean, dry PE-12 is 100 micro-amperes when tested at 100kV per Yale Method 712-1701 Rev 1 "Routine Production Test." Absorbed and entrained moisture or impurities will increase rope’s conductivity dramatically.

Maximum Working Load
Minimum Break Strength
Average Break Strength

PE-12 Splicing Instructions

Approved Splice Technique: #10015101 (Single Braid Eye Splice).