SPEC 45105

3/C or 4/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 LSZH-TP Control Cable With Green Ground

Type TC-ER Control Cable 600Volt Copper Conductors, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation XHHW-2 Thermoplastic SOLONON® Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH-TP) 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
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) XHHW-2, 30 Mils thick for all cable sizes
  3. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded copper with green insulation
  4. Filler:Polypropylene filler on cables with 5 or less conductors
  5. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape applied for cables with more than 5 conductors
  6. Overall Jacket:Thermoplastic SOLONON® Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH-TP) 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.


  • 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
  • NFPA 130 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems (500kcmil & Larger)
  • Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over Cond.Insul. ThicknessGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. WeightDC Resistance @ 25°CAC 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
    1630.056301 x 16450.37132814.1805.2261.5101010
    1640.056301 x 16450.40440974.1805.2261.6101010
    14 AWG
    1430.070301 x 14450.403511072.6303.2881.6141515
    1440.070301 x 14450.440641292.6303.2881.8141515
    12 AWG
    1230.087301 x 12450.445811461.6602.0751.8162020
    1240.087301 x 12450.4871021771.6602.0751.9162020
    10 AWG
    1030.111301 x 10450.5021302061.0401.3002.0242830
    1040.111301 x 10600.5811622691.0401.3002.3242830
    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). Ampacities have been adjusted for more than three current-carrying conductors based on Table 310.15(C) 1.

    Revision: 3.0.00C