SPEC 45226

3/C or 4/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 ARMOR-X PVC Cable With Three Grounds VFD Cable

Type MC-HL Control Cable 600Volt Copper Conductors, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation XHHW-2 Continuous Corrugated Welded Armor (Armor-X), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket with 3 Bare CU Ground

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed tinned copper per ASTM B33 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) XHHW-2, 30 Mils thick for all cable sizes
  3. Grounding Conductor:3 Class B compressed stranded bare copper ground per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  4. Filler:Polypropylene filler on cables with 5 or less conductors
  5. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape applied for cables with more than 5 conductors
  6. Armor:Continuous Corrugated Welded Armor (Armor-X)
  7. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire's 600 Volt Type MC-HL Armor-X® 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 90°C for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, 250°C for short circuit conditions, and -50°C for cold bend. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501, 502, and 503.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1309 Marine Shipboard Cable
  • UL 1569 Metal-Clad 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)
  • ABS Listed as CWCMC
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# ARMOR-X (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/PVC 600V Type MC-HL For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 [-50°C] YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilConductorsinchmilNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    5505921040.111303 x 140.650500.750168344

    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
    5505921045.31.0401.300242830