SPEC 45053

Multi-Conductor CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 CPE Control Cable

Type TC-ER Control Cable 600Volt Copper Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation XHHW-2 Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket, Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) XHHW-2, 30 Mils thick for all cable sizes
  3. Filler:Polypropylene filler on cables with 5 or less conductors
  4. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape applied for cables with more than 5 conductors
  5. Overall Jacket:Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type TC-ER control 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 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • 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 YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over Cond.Insul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. WeightDC ResistanceAC Resistance @ 90°CMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity At 60°C *Allowable Ampacity 75°C *Allowable Ampacity 90°C *
    AWGNo.inchmilmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftinchAmpAmpAmp
    14 AWG
    8906741420.07030450.34926692.6303.2881.4151515
    8906751430.07030450.37038882.6303.2881.5151515
    8906761440.07030450.403511092.6303.2881.6141515
    8906771450.07030450.440641322.6303.2881.8141515
    8906781470.07030450.479901712.6303.2881.9121515
    8906791490.07030600.5881152372.6303.2882.4121515
    55040714120.07030600.6591543032.6303.2882.691112
    TBA14150.07030600.7301923712.6303.2882.991112
    89068014190.07030600.7682434442.6303.2883.191112
    TBA14250.07030800.9373206192.6303.2883.78911
    TBA14300.07030800.9913847182.6303.2884.08911
    TBA14370.07030801.0674748592.6303.2885.37810
    12 AWG
    5504111220.08730450.38441911.6602.0751.5202020
    8906811230.08730450.408611181.6602.0751.6202020
    8906821240.08730450.445811491.6602.0751.8162020
    8906831250.08730450.4871021811.6602.0751.9162020
    5504121270.08730450.5321432371.6602.0752.1141720
    5504131290.08730600.6511833251.6602.0752.6141720
    89068412120.08730600.7322444191.6602.0752.9101215
    TBA12150.08730600.8133055161.6602.0753.3101215
    TBA12190.08730800.8963876571.6602.0753.6101215
    55041612250.08730801.0435098591.6602.0755.291113
    TBA12300.08730801.10461110021.6602.0755.591113
    TBA12370.08730801.19175312051.6602.0756.081012
    10 AWG
    5504191020.11130450.431651251.0401.3001.7303030
    8906851030.11130450.459971661.0401.3001.8303030
    8906861040.11130450.5021302101.0401.3002.0242830
    5504201050.11130600.5811622741.0401.3002.3242830
    5504211070.11130600.6322273591.0401.3002.5212428
    8906871090.11130600.7362914621.0401.3002.9212428
    89068810120.11130600.8303896001.0401.3003.3151720
    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 310.15 (B)(16) of the NEC, 2017 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts, based on ambient temperature of 30°C (86°F)

    Revision: 3.0.00C