SPEC 45102

3/C or 4/C CU 600V PVC THHN PVC Control Cable With Green Ground

Type TC-ER Control Cable 600Volt Copper Conductors, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer Insulation THHN Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket with 1 Insulated Green CU Ground, Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2



  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed tinned copper per ASTM B33 and ASTM B8 for 14, 12, and 10 AWG cables. 26 strands class K bare copper per ASTM B3 and B174 for 16 AWG cables
  2. Insulation:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer THHN, 19 Mils thick for 16, 14, 12 AWG cables and 24 Mils for 10 AWG cables, Type TFFN for 16 AWG cable and Type THHN or THWN for 14, 12 , 10 AWG cables
  3. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded copper with green insulation
  4. Filler:Polypropylene filler
  5. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 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 75°C in wet locations and 90°C in dry locations, 105°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.


  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic 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 Vertical Tray Flame Test (70,000 Btu/hr) and ICEA T-29-520 - (210,000 Btu/hr)
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over Cond.Insul. ThicknessGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. WeightDC ResistanceAC Resistance @ 90°CMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity At 60°C *Allowable Ampacity 75°C *Allowable Ampacity 90°C *
    AWGNo.inchmilNo. x AWGmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftinchAmpAmpAmp
    16 AWG
    TBA1630.056191 x 16450.31832694.1805.2261.3101010
    TBA1640.056191 x 16450.34540824.1805.2261.4101010
    14 AWG
    6068061430.070191 x 14450.35051932.6303.2881.4141515
    6068141440.070191 x 14450.380641132.6303.2881.5141515
    12 AWG
    6067231230.087191 x 12450.392811311.6602.0751.6162020
    6067981240.087191 x 12450.4281021601.6602.0751.7162020
    10 AWG
    6055431030.111241 x 10450.4731301991.0401.3001.9242830
    6068631040.111241 x 10450.5191622441.0401.3002.1242830
    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