SPEC 43602

600V CU PVC TFFN PAIRS PVC POS Instrumentation

Type TC-ER Instrumentation Cable 600 Volt Copper Conductors PVC/Nylon Insulated Singles with Overall Shield POS. PVC Jacket Heat, Moisture, Oil and Sunlight Resistant RoHS rated for -30°C to 90°C

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and B8
  2. Insulation:Premium Grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plus nylon. 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 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s Instrumentation Cables Type TC-ER UL 1277 are suitable for installations as outlined in NEC Article 336 for pro- cess 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 copper conductors insulated with nylon covered PVC. 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 and rated for Class I Div II hazardous locations, sun and oil resistant. The jacket is black PVC with a nylon ripcord for easy removal. 1 Pair is not TC-ER Rated.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables
  • IEEE 383 Flame Test (70,000 btu)
  • 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
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • NEC Article 336 Power and Control Tray Cable
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE® XX AWG XX PAIRS PVC/PVC TYPE TC-ER E75755 (UL) 90°C SUN AND OIL RES 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
    56295118115450.274412.1926.66
    TBA18215450.406803.2486.66
    TBA18415450.4681073.7446.66
    TBA18815600.6211984.9686.66
    TBA181215600.7262775.8086.66
    TBA182415801.0045368.0326.66
    TBA183615801.1367509.0886.66
    56295416115450.298502.3844.18
    58137616215450.448893.5844.18
    TBA16415600.5481574.3844.18
    58137716715600.6612455.2884.18
    TBA16815600.6882665.5044.18
    581424161215800.8524096.8164.18
    TBA161615800.9525187.6164.18
    TBA162415801.1187288.9444.18
    TBA163615801.268102910.1444.18
    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
    5629511810.381.146.966155.6821.85
    TBA1820.381.1410.3111982.5021.85
    TBA1840.381.1411.8915995.1021.85
    TBA1880.381.5215.77295126.1921.85
    TBA18120.381.5218.44412147.5221.85
    TBA18240.382.0325.50798204.0121.85
    TBA18360.382.0328.851116230.8421.85
    5629541610.381.147.577460.5513.71
    5813761620.381.1411.3813291.0313.71
    TBA1640.381.5213.92234111.3513.71
    5813771670.381.5216.79365134.3213.71
    TBA1680.381.5217.48396139.8013.71
    58142416120.382.0321.64609173.1313.71
    TBA16160.382.0324.18771193.4513.71
    TBA16240.382.0328.401083227.1813.71
    TBA16360.382.0332.211531257.6613.71

    Typical Electrical Specifications for Each Pair

    SizeCapacitanceInductance
    AWGpF/ftµH/ft
    1840.660.0957
    1648.510.0895

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