SPEC 45253

3/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 CPE Power Cable With Ground

Type TC-ER Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket with 1 Bare CU Ground

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 (cable size 8 & 6 has insulated green ground)
  4. Filler:Paper filler (cable size 8 & 6 uses Polypropylene filler)
  5. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape for cable sizes larger than 2 AWG
  6. Overall Jacket:Chlorinated Polyethylene CPE Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type TC-ER power 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, 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 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • 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 4
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power cables rated 2000 volts or less for the distribution of electrical energy
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/CPE 600V Type TC-ER For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 [-25°C] YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilinchmilinchNo. x AWGmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    TBA80.139450.2291 x 10600.615187313
    TBA60.174450.2641 x 8600.691297451
    TBA40.221450.3111 x 8600.791442615
    TBA20.277450.3671 x 6800.953703954
    TBA10.321550.4311 x 6801.0918651174
    TBA1/00.360550.4701 x 6801.17510691412
    TBA2/00.404550.5141 x 6801.27013271710
    8907043/00.454550.5641 x 4801.37817002130
    TBA4/00.510550.6201 x 4801.49921102595
    TBA2500.558650.6881 x 4801.64624693035
    TBA3500.661650.7911 x 31101.92934404232
    TBA5000.789650.9191 x 21102.20548855840
    TBA7500.968801.1281 x 11102.65672788562

    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. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive ReactanceShort Circuit Current 6 CyclesAllowable Ampacity At 60°CAllowable Ampacity At 75°CAllowable Ampacity At 90°C
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmpAmp
    TBA82.53960.6520.8150.0333754405055
    TBA62.86300.4110.5140.0315966556575
    TBA43.210020.2580.3230.0309491708595
    TBA23.815930.1620.2030.0281508995115130
    TBA15.520090.1290.1620.02819029110130145
    TBA1/05.925340.1020.1280.02824011125150170
    TBA2/06.431940.0810.1020.02730264145175195
    8907043/06.940270.0640.0810.02738154165200225
    TBA4/07.550780.0510.0640.02648114195230260
    TBA2508.260000.0430.0550.02756845215255290
    TBA3509.684000.0310.0400.02679583260310350
    TBA50013.2120000.0220.0290.025113690320380430
    TBA75015.9180000.0140.0200.025170535400475535