SPEC 45302

3/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 ARMOR-X SOLONON® LSZH Power Cable With Ground

Type MC-HL Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 Continuous Corrugated Welded Armor (Armor-X), Solonon® (LSZH) Jacket with 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
  4. Filler:Paper filler (cable size 8 & 6 uses Polypropylene filler)
  5. Binder:Polypropylene tape
  6. Armor:Continuous Corrugated Welded Armor (Armor-X)
  7. Overall Jacket:Solonon® Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC-HL Armor-X® 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, 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. Cables with 3 ground wires suitable for VFD application.

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 1581 Electrical Wires, Cables and Flexible Cords
  • UL 1685 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
  • ABS Listed as CWCMC
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# ARMOR-X (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/SOLONON 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. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilinchNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    TBA870.139450.2293 x 140.700500.800193399
    TBA670.174450.2643 x 120.790500.890307547
    647699470.221450.3111 x 80.920501.020452740
    677933270.277450.3671 x 61.020501.1207181062
    TBA1/0190.360550.4703 x 101.350501.45010841638
    TBA2/0190.404550.5143 x 101.470501.57013421955
    5866743/0190.454550.5643 x 81.540601.66017242424
    TBA4/0190.510550.6203 x 81.670601.79021342910
    TBA250370.558650.6883 x 81.845601.96524933390
    TBA350370.661650.7913 x 62.200602.32035214600
    TBA500370.789650.9193 x 62.430752.58049246259
    TBA750610.968801.1283 x 42.880753.03074089145
    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
    TBA85.63960.6520.8150.0333754405055
    TBA66.26300.4110.5140.0315966556575
    64769947.110020.2580.3230.0309491708595
    67793327.815930.1620.2030.0281508995115130
    TBA1/010.225340.1020.1280.02824011125150170
    TBA2/011.031940.0810.1020.02730264145175195
    5866743/011.640270.0640.0810.02738154165200225
    TBA4/012.550780.0510.0640.02648114195230260
    TBA25013.860000.0430.0550.02756845215255290
    TBA35016.284000.0310.0400.02679583260310350
    TBA50018.1120000.0220.0290.025113690320380430
    TBA75021.2180000.0140.0200.025170535400475535
    † 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: 3.0.00M