SPEC 45351

3/C CU 600V XLPE XHHW-2 ARMOR-X PVC Power Cable With Ground VFD

Type MC-HL Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, 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: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:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 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. 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 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 4
  • 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. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilinchNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    550593870.139450.2293 x 140.700500.800193399
    890513670.174450.2643 x 120.790500.890307547
    890514470.221450.3113 x 120.920501.020452740
    890515270.277450.3673 x 101.020501.1207181062
    8905161/0190.360550.4703 x 101.350501.45010841638
    8905172/0190.404550.5143 x 101.470501.57013421955
    8905183/0190.454550.5643 x 81.540601.66017242424
    8905194/0190.510550.6203 x 81.670601.79021342910
    890520250370.558650.6883 x 81.845601.96524933390
    890521350370.661650.7913 x 62.200602.32035214600
    890522500370.789650.9193 x 62.430752.58049246259
    646751600610.866801.0263 x 62.670752.82058607423
    890523750610.968801.1283 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
    55059385.63960.6520.8150.0333754405055
    89051366.26300.4110.5140.0315966556575
    89051447.110020.2580.3230.0309491708595
    89051527.815930.1620.2030.0281508995115130
    8905161/010.225340.1020.1280.02824011125150170
    8905172/011.031940.0810.1020.02730264145175195
    8905183/011.640270.0640.0810.02738154165200225
    8905194/012.550780.0510.0640.02648114195230260
    89052025013.860000.0430.0550.02756845215255290
    89052135016.284000.0310.0400.02679583260310350
    89052250018.1120000.0220.0290.025113690320380430
    64675160019.7144000.0180.0240.026136428350420475
    89052375021.2180000.0140.0200.025170535400475535
    † 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: 3.0.00C