SPEC 45051

Multi-Conductor CU 600V PVC THHN PVC Control Cable

Type TC-ER Control Cable 600Volt Copper Conductors, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer Insulation THHN Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket, Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 for 14, 12, and 10 AWG cables. 26 strands class K bare copper per ASTM B3 and B174 for 16 AWG cables
  2. Insulation:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer THHN, 19 Mils thick for 16, 14, 12 AWG cables and 24 Mils for 10 AWG cables, Type TFFN for 16 AWG cable and Type THHN or THWN for 14, 12 , 10 AWG cables
  3. Filler:Polypropylene filler on cables with 5 or less conductors
  4. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape applied for cables with more than 5 conductors
  5. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type TC-ER control cables are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial, aerial supported by a messenger, and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 75°C in wet locations and 90°C in dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501 and 502. Constructions with 3 or more conductors are listed for exposed runs (TC-ER) per NEC 336.10.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables Type THHN
  • UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables
  • UL 1581 Electrical Wires, Cables and Flexible Cords
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power cables rated 2000 volts or less for the distribution of electrical energy
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Vertical Tray Flame Test (70,000 Btu/hr) and ICEA T-29-520 - (210,000 Btu/hr)
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU THHN PVC/PVC 600V Type TC-ER For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilConductorsinchmilmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    4086331470.07019450.41390147

    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances

    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item

    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberMin Bending RadiusDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CAllowable Ampacity At 60°CAllowable Ampacity At 75°CAllowable Ampacity At 90°C
    ConductorsAWG/KcmilinchΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    4086331471.72.6303.288121515