SPEC 45304

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

Type MC Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor (GSIA), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 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
  4. Filler:Paper filler (cable size 8 & 6 uses Polypropylene filler)
  5. Binder:Polypropylene tape
  6. Armor:Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor (GSIA)
  7. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC 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 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 4
  • 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# (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/PVC GSIA 600V Type MC For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilinchmilinchNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    TBA80.139450.2291 x 100.705500.805187516
    57736360.174450.2641 x 80.781500.881297671
    57736240.221450.3111 x 80.881500.981442877
    56378420.277450.3671 x 61.003501.1037031216
    TBA10.321550.4311 x 61.141501.2418651474
    TBA1/00.360550.4701 x 61.225501.32510691734
    5769692/00.404550.5141 x 61.320501.42013272057
    TBA3/00.454550.5641 x 41.428501.52817002507
    5798934/00.510550.6201 x 41.549601.66921103035
    TBA2500.558650.6881 x 41.696601.81624693521
    6081663500.661650.7911 x 32.019602.13934405059
    5507565000.789650.9191 x 22.295752.44548856847
    5507567500.968801.1281 x 12.746752.89672789779

    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
    TBA85.63960.6520.8150.0333754405055
    57736366.26300.4110.5140.0315966556575
    57736246.910020.2580.3230.0309491708595
    56378427.715930.1620.2030.0281508995115130
    TBA18.720090.1290.1620.02819029110130145
    TBA1/09.325340.1020.1280.02824011125150170
    5769692/09.931940.0810.1020.02730264145175195
    TBA3/010.740270.0640.0810.02738154165200225
    5798934/011.750780.0510.0640.02648114195230260
    TBA25012.760000.0430.0550.02756845215255290
    60816635015.084000.0310.0400.02679583260310350
    55075650017.1120000.0220.0290.025113690320380430
    55075675020.3180000.0140.0200.025170535400475535