Can anyone tell me if this cable is approved for outdoor use?
No. And it should be protected even if it was sunlight and water resistant. (it is water resistant BTW).
Flexible cords like the Type SJ shown are not for permanent wiring. What was the cord feeding?
Here John I found these links
Thank all of you for responding and taking the time to help. All of the information is very useful and as always, on this MB I learn something new everyday.
SJ CORD DESCRIPTION:
Stranded bare copper conductor, seperator, SBR Rubber or EPR insulation, suitable fillers, separator, thermoset jacket. -40°C to +60°C
SJ CORD APPLICATIONS:
SJ Cord is designed for use in portable tools and equipment, portable appliances, small motors and associated machinery.
SJ CORD FEATURES:
SJ Cord features good flexibility in low temperatures and SJ Cord is suitable for use in conditions where the cord is not subject to acid, grease, oil, or solvents.