SPEC 45226

3/C or 4/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 ARMOR-X PVC Cable With Three Grounds VFD Cable

Type MC-HL Control Cable 600Volt Copper Conductors, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation XHHW-2 Continuous Corrugated Welded Armor (Armor-X), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket with 3 Bare 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:3 Class B compressed stranded bare copper ground per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  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:Continuous Corrugated Welded Armor (Armor-X)
  7. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire's 600 Volt Type MC-HL Armor-X® 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, 250°C for short circuit conditions, and -50°C for cold bend. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501, 502, and 503.

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
  • 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:

    {SQFTG_DUAL} SOUTHWIRE MASTER-DESIGN ARMOR-XTRA {UL} TYPE MC-HL 3/C XX AWG (X.XX{mm2}) CU XHHW-2 GW 3 X XX AWG 90{D}C JACKET -40{D}C SUN. RES. DIR. BUR. FOR CT USE 600V IEEE1202/FT4 -- {CSA} RA90-HL AG14 XLPE -40{D}C 600V FT4 SR 90{D}C -- ABS CWCMC -- {NOM}-ANCE Tipo MC XHHW-2 CT FT4 -- VFD USA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGround SizeJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo.inchmilAWGmilinchlb/1000ft
    5505861430.0703018600.65202
    5505871440.0703018600.65213
    5505881230.0873016600.69244
    5505891240.0873016600.73281
    5505911030.1113014600.73305
    5505921040.1113014600.82367
    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.
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity In Raceway At 60°C†Allowable Ampacity In Raceway At 75°C†Allowable Ampacity In Raceway At 90°C†
    AWG/KcmilNo.Ω/1000ftΩ/1000ftinchAmpAmpAmp
    5505861432.6303.2887.8151515
    5505871442.6303.2887.8141515
    5505881231.6602.0758.3202020
    5505891241.6602.0758.8162020
    5505911031.0401.3008.8303030
    5505921041.0401.3009.8242830
    † 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