SPEC 43618

600V CU EPR PAIRS CPE POS Instrumentation

Type TC-ER Instrumentation Cable 600 Volt Tinned Copper Conductors EPR Insulated Single Pairs with Overall Shield POS. CPE Jacket Heat, Moisture, Oil and Sunlight Resistant

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B stranded tinned copper per ASTM B3 and B33
  2. Insulation:Flame-retardant Ethylene Propylene Rubber EPR Black/White alpha-numeric print alternate and inverted. 1-ONE, 2-TWO
  3. Twisted Pair:Black/White pairs
  4. Binder:Mylar binder
  5. Overall Drain Wire:Tinned Copper
  6. Overall Shielded:100% coverage aluminum/polyester foil shield with a drain wire as shown in step 5
  7. Rip Cord:Rip cord under jacket for ease of removal
  8. Jacket:Black sunlight, oil and moisture resistant thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene CPE jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s Instrumentation Cables Type TC-ER per UL 1277 are suitable for installations as outlined in NEC Article 336 for process control and instrumentation, control circuits for operation and interconnection of protective and signaling devices and for general use in manufacturing, industrial and commercial distribution systems. Cables are constructed with 7-strand tinned copper conductors insulated with Ethylene Propylene Rubber EPR. The paired conductors are colored black, white, and alpha-numeric printed. The overall assembly is covered with an aluminum polyester foil with 100% coverage and a tinned drain wire. The cable is suited for use in cable trays, raceways, conduit, aerial (when supported with a messenger) and direct burial. The cable is rated for -30°C to 90°C wet or dry and rated for Class I Div II hazardous locations, sun and oil resistant. The jacket is black Chlorinated Polyethylene CPE with a rip cord for easy removal. 1 Pair is not TC-ER Rated.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables
  • UL 1685 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • EPA 40 CFR, Part 26, Subpart C heavy metals per Table 1, TCLP method
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE® XX AWG XX PAIRS EPR/CPE TYPE TC-ER E-FILE (UL) 600V 90°C WET/DRY SUN AND OIL RESI DIRECT BURIAL FT4/IEEE 1202 SEQUENTIAL MARKING
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeNumber of PairsInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightMin Bending RadiusDC Resistance @ 25°C
    AWG/Kcmilpairmilmilinchlb/1000ftinchΩ/1000ft
    TBA163630801.587131112.6964.18
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    † 1 Pair is not TC-ER Rated.
    Table 2 – Weights and Measurements (Metric)
    Stock NumberCond. SizeNumber of PairsInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightMin Bending RadiusDC Resistance @ 25°C
    AWG/Kcmilpairmmmmmmlb/kmmmΩ/km
    TBA16360.762.0340.311951322.4813.71

    Typical Electrical Specifications for Each Pair

    SizeCapacitanceInductance
    AWGpF/ftµH/ft
    1840.660.0957
    1648.510.0895

    Revision: 3.0.00M