SPEC 45353

Tinned CU 3/C 2000V XLPE RHH/RHW-2 VFD Power Cable

Type TC-ER VFD Power Cable. 2000 Volt Tinned Copper Flexible Stranded Conductors. Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation RHH/RHW-2. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Jacket with 3 Symmetrical Grounds. Rated 90°C Wet or Dry, FT4 Flame.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class K flexible ropelay stranded tinned copper per ASTM B33 and B172
  2. Insulation:Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE); Type RHH/RHW-2
  3. Grounding Conductor:: 3 Flexible Ropelay Stranded Bare Tinned Copper Grounds per ASTM B33 and B172
  4. Filler:Flame & Moisture Resistant Paper Filler
  5. Tape Shield:5 mil Copper Tape Shield with a minimum of 50% Overlap for 100% Coverage
  6. Overall Jacket:Black Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 2000 Volt Type TC-ER VFD 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® Article 336.10.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors (As Applicable)
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1277 TC-ER
  • 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:

    {SQFTG} SOUTHWIRE{R} VFD {UL} [#AWG or #KCMIL] 3/C TYPE TC-ER RHH OR RHW-2 CDRS CU GW 3 X # AWG CU T/S50% 90{D}C PVC JACKET SUN RES DIRECT BURIAL FT4/IEEE1202 2000 VOLTS
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilNo. x AWGmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    TBD21680.315603 x 10801.0631053
    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. Allowable ampacities of Insulated Conductors Rated Up to and Including 2000 Volts and Ambient Temperature of 30°C.
    ! Copper conductors and grounds
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionAllowable Ampacity At 75°C†Allowable Ampacity At 90°C†
    AWG/KcmilinchlbAmpAmp
    TBD212.81593115130
    † Ampacities are based on Table 310.16 of the NEC, 2020 Edition. Allowable ampacities of Insulated Conductors Rated Up to and Including 2000 Volts and Ambient Temperature of 30°C.
    ! Copper conductors and grounds

    Revision: 3.0.00C