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 1309 Marine Shipboard Cable
  • 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)
  • ABS Listed as CWCMC
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# ARMOR-X (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/PVC 600V Type MC-HL For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 [-50°C] YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGround SizeJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo.inchmilAWGmilinchlb/1000ft
    5505861430.0703018500.580175
    5505871440.0703018500.630204
    5505881230.0873016500.630221
    5505891240.0873016500.670257
    5505911030.1113014500.710294
    5505921040.1113014500.750344
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    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
    5505861432.6303.2884.1151515
    5505871442.6303.2884.4141515
    5505881231.6602.0754.4202020
    5505891241.6602.0754.7162020
    5505911031.0401.3005.0303030
    5505921041.0401.3005.3242830
    † 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