SPEC 45003

1/C CU 600V XLPE RHH/RHW-2 USE-2 Power Cable

Power Cable 600Volt Single Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation RHH/RHW-2 USE-2 CT Rated

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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 RHH/RHW-2 USE-2

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt 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. Rated for 1000 lbs./FT maximum sidewall pressure.

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 854 Service Entrance Cable
  • UL 1685 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test (1/0 and Larger)
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power Cables Rated 2000 Volts or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy
  • CT USE Sizes 1/0 AWG and Larger
  • VW-1 (Vertical-Wire) Flame Test
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU RHH/RHW-2 XLPE 600V For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 VW-1YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of Strandsinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    890633750610.9681101.18823162514
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    † Ampacities are based on Table 310.16 of the NEC 2020 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts with not more than three current-carrying conductors in raceway, cable or direct buried based on ambient temperature of 30ºC (86ºF).
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity At 60°C†Allowable Ampacity At 75°C†Allowable Ampacity At 90°C†
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    8906337505.960000.0140.0200.026400475535
    † Ampacities are based on Table 310.16 of the NEC 2020 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts with not more than three current-carrying conductors in raceway, cable or direct buried based on ambient temperature of 30ºC (86ºF).

    Revision: 3.0.00C