SPEC 45201

2/C 3/C or 4/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 Aluminum Interlocked Armor PVC Control Cable With Ground

Type MC Control Cable 600Volt Copper Conductors, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation XHHW-2 Aluminum Interlocked Armor (AIA), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket with 1 Insulated Green CU Ground

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Construction:

  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. Armor:Aluminum Interlocked Armor (AIA)
  7. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC 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 1569 Metal-Clad Cables
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • UL 1685 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 3 (1-BLACK, 2-RED, 3-BLUE)
  • 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
  • Sample Print Legend:

    {SQFTG_DUAL} SOUTHWIRE MASTER-DESIGN {UL} X/C (XX AWG) X.XXmm2 CU XX MILS XLP 600 VOLTS GW 1 X XX AWG CU TYPE MC FOR CT USE SUN. RES. DIRECT BURIAL 90{D}C USA -- {NOM}-ANCE Tipo MC XHHW-2 CT
    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over Cond.Insul. ThicknessGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket 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 AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftinchAmpAmpAmp
    14 AWG
    5554131430.070301 x 100.480500.580541752.6303.2884.1151515
    TBA1440.070301 x 100.530500.630662042.6303.2884.4141515
    12 AWG
    5784261220.087301 x 120.528500.628612031.6602.0754.4202020
    5551491230.087301 x 120.565500.665812391.6602.0754.7162020
    5735021240.087301 x 120.607500.7071022771.6602.0755.0162020
    10 AWG
    5684571020.111301 x 100.579500.679972571.0401.3004.8303030
    5684581030.111301 x 100.622500.7221303081.0401.3005.1242830
    5735001040.111301 x 100.671500.7711623621.0401.3005.4242830
    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