SPEC 47831

3/C CU 25kV 100% EPR/CPE RHINOPOWERTM Type MP-GC

Class B Copper conductors, Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) 100% Insulation Level, Copper Tape Shield, Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket with Optional Reflective Stripes

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compact stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B496
  2. Conductor Shield:Semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  3. Insulation:Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) 100% Insulation Level
  4. Insulation Shield:Stripable semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  5. Copper Tape Shield:Helically wrapped 5 mil copper tape with 25% overlap
  6. Ground Check:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 with yellow high strength, polypropylene insulation
  7. Grounding Conductors:Two Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  8. Filler:Rubber Fillers as needed
  9. Tape:Polyester tape, applied over the cable core for improved mechanical integrity and ease of stripping
  10. Reinforcement:Reinforcing twine applied over the taped core
  11. Jacket:Black, mold cured, single layer, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE). Alternate jacket colors available
  12. Reflective Stripe:Highly visible reflective stripe embedded into the outer jacket to increase safety and help prevent cable runover (optional, contact your sales representative for part number)

Applications and Features:

RHINOPOWERTM Type MP-GC mine power feeder cable is a heavy-duty power cable for use in stationary horizontal HV mine power distribution circuits, for permanent or semi-portable applications with power transmission in deep mines, surface mines, open pits, tunnels, in conduit or duct (not to exceed max rated voltage), and suitable for direct burial in wet or dry locations. For vertical drop requirements consult with factory application specialist.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B496 Compact Round Concentric-lay-standard copper
  • ICEA S-75-381 Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines
  • MSHA Approved
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE (R) RHINOTM BRAND CABLE # AWG 3/C COMPACT CU TYPE MP-GC 25000V 100% INS. LEVEL P-07-K140017 MSHA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGround SizeGround StrandsGround Check SizeGround Check StrandsGround Check Insulation ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo.No.inchmilinchAWGNo.AWGNo.milmilinchlb/1000ft
    TBA2370.2682600.8246787451402.343190
    TBA13190.2992600.8555787451402.423530
    TBA1/03190.3362600.8924787451402.513950
    TBA2/03190.3762600.9323787451402.604430
    TBA3/03190.4232600.9792787451402.715040
    TBA4/03190.4752601.03111987451402.895910
    TBA2503370.522601.0761/01987451402.996590
    TBA3003370.572601.1261/01987451703.107280
    TBA3503370.6162601.1722/01987451703.218130
    TBA4003370.6592601.2153/01987451703.339050
    TBA4503370.72601.2563/01987451703.429710
    TBA5003370.7362601.2924/01987451703.5010600
    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. SizeCond. NumberDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CCapacitive ReactanceInductive ReactanceWorking TensionMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity In Air 90°C†
    AWG/KcmilNo.Ω/1000ftΩ/1000ftMΩ*1000ftMΩ/1000ftlbinchAmp
    TBA230.1640.2050.0610.049454.00028.1168
    TBA130.1300.1630.0570.047572.00029191
    TBA1/030.1040.1300.0530.046722.00030.1218
    TBA2/030.0820.1030.0490.044910.00031.2249
    TBA3/030.0650.0810.0450.0421147.00032.5286
    TBA4/030.0520.0650.0420.0411446.00034.7326
    TBA25030.0440.0550.0390.0401709.00035.9360
    TBA30030.0370.0460.0370.0392051.00037.2402
    TBA35030.0310.0390.0350.0382393.00038.5439
    TBA40030.0270.0340.0330.0372734.00040473
    TBA45030.0240.0300.0320.0363075.00041504
    TBA50030.0220.0280.0300.0363418.00042536
    † Ampacity based on ICEA S-75-381 Table I-1 and is for a single isolated cable in air operated with an open-circuited shield at an ambient temperature of 40°C and a conductor temperature of 90°C

    Revision: 3.0.00M