SPEC 46106

1/C CU 5kV/8KV 115 TRXLPE 133%/100% SIMpull® PVC MV-105

Type MV-105 Single Conductor Copper, 115 Mils Tree Retardent Cross Linked Polyethylene (TRXLPE) 133% Insulation Level, Tape Shield, SIMpull Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket, Rated UL



  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Conductor Shield:Semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  3. Insulation:115 Mils Tree Retardent Cross Linked Polyethylene (TRXLPE) 133% Insulation Level,
  4. Insulation Shield:Stripable semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  5. Copper Tape Shield:Helically wrapped 5 mil copper tape with 25% overlap
  6. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 5KV cables are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial, and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 105°C for normal operation, 140°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. Rated at -35°C for cold bend. ST1 (low smoke) Rated for sizes 1/0 and larger. PVC jacket is made with SIM technology and has a coefficient of friction COF of 0.2. Cable can be installed in conduit without the aid of lubrication. Rated for 1000 lbs./FT maximum sidewall pressure.


  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 1072 Medium-Voltage Power Cables
  • UL 1685 FT4-ST1 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test (1/0 and Larger)
  • ICEA S-93-639 (NEMA WC 74) 5-46 KV Shielded Power Cable & ICEA S-97-682 5-46 KV Utility
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test (1/0 and Larger)
  • AEIC CS-8 Specification for extruded dielectric shielded power cables rated for 5 through 46KV
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE SIMpull{R} (UL) 1/C [#AWG or #kcmil] CU 115 TR-XLPE 5KV 133%/8KV 100% INS LEVEL 25%TS MV-105 SUN RES -40{D}C [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeDiameter Over ConductorDiameter Over InsulationDiameter Over Insulation ShieldJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightMax Pull TensionMin Bending RadiusConduit Size

    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
    Cond. SizeDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CCapacitive ReactanceInductive ReactanceZero Sequence ImpedancePositive Sequence ImpedanceShield Short Circuit Current 6 CyclesAllowable Ampacity In Duct 90/105°CAllowable Ampacity In Air 90/105°C
    20.1620.2030.0450.0440.568 + j0.5120.203 + j0.0442017145/155190/215
    10.1290.1610.0410.0430.530 + j0.4900.162 + j0.0432144170/180225/250
    1/00.1020.1280.0380.0410.498 + j0.4680.128 + j0.0412274195/210260/290
    2/00.0810.1010.0340.0400.473 + j0.4460.102 + j0.0402414220/235300/330
    3/00.0640.0810.0310.0390.452 + j0.4220.081 + j0.0392580250/270345/385
    4/00.0510.0640.0290.0380.434 + j0.3970.065 + j0.0372762290/310400/445
    2500.0430.0540.0270.0370.423 + j0.3750.055 + j0.0372941320/345445/495
    3500.0310.0390.0240.0350.402 + j0.3360.040 + j0.0353276385/415550/615
    5000.0220.0280.0200.0330.381 + j0.2960.029 + j0.0333693470/505695/775
    7500.0140.0200.0180.0320.355 + j0.2470.020 + j0.0324304585/630900/1000
    10000.0110.0160.0150.0310.336 + j0.2160.016 + j0.0304789670/7201075/1200