SPEC 45254

3/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 LSZH Power Cable With Ground

Type TC-ER Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 SOLONON® Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Jacket with 1 Bare CU Ground

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 (cable size 8 & 6 has insulated green ground)
  4. Filler:Paper filler (cable size 8 & 6 uses Polypropylene filler)
  5. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape for cable sizes larger than 2 AWG
  6. Overall Jacket:SOLONON® Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type TC-ER power 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 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables
  • UL 1581 Electrical Wires, Cables and Flexible Cords
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 4
  • 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
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/LSZH 600V Type TC-ER For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 [-25°C] YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilinchNo. x AWGmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    561568870.139450.2291 x 10600.615187313
    561567670.174450.2641 x 8600.691297451
    561565470.221450.3111 x 8600.791442615
    551378270.277450.3671 x 6800.953703954
    TBA1190.321550.4311 x 6801.0918651174
    TBA1/0190.360550.4701 x 6801.17510691412
    5615642/0190.404550.5141 x 6801.27013271710
    5658153/0190.454550.5641 x 4801.37817002130
    9597184/0190.510550.6201 x 4801.49921102595
    TBA250370.558650.6881 x 4801.64624693035
    TBA350370.661650.7911 x 31101.92934404232
    564938500370.789650.9191 x 21102.20548855840
    TBA750610.968801.1281 x 11102.65672788562
    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. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzShield Short Circuit Current 6 CyclesAllowable Ampacity At 60°C†Allowable Ampacity At 75°C†Allowable Ampacity At 90°C†
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmpAmp
    56156882.53960.6520.8150.0333754405055
    56156762.86300.4110.5140.0315966556575
    56156543.210020.2580.3230.0309491708595
    55137823.815930.1620.2030.0281508995115130
    TBA15.520090.1290.1620.02819029110130145
    TBA1/05.925340.1020.1280.02824011125150170
    5615642/06.431940.0810.1020.02730264145175195
    5658153/06.940270.0640.0810.02738154165200225
    9597184/07.550780.0510.0640.02648114195230260
    TBA2508.260000.0430.0550.02756845215255290
    TBA3509.684000.0310.0400.02679583260310350
    56493850013.2120000.0220.0290.025113690320380430
    TBA75015.9180000.0140.0200.025170535400475535
    † 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