SPEC 45055

TCU 600V EPR Insulation Thermoplastic CPE-TP Jacket. XHHW-2

Type TC-ER Control Cable 600 Volt Tinned Copper Conductors, Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) Insulation XHHW-2 Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE-TP) Jacket, Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2. VW-1 Rated #14 - #10 AWG

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed tinned copper per ASTM B33 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) XHHW-2, 30 Mils thick for all cable sizes. VW-1 Rated #14 - #10 AWG
  3. Filler:Polypropylene filler on cables with 5 or less conductors
  4. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape applied for cables with more than 5 conductors
  5. Overall Jacket:Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE-TP) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type TC-ER control 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, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501 and 502. Constructions with 3 or more conductors are listed for exposed runs (TC-ER) per NEC 336.10. VW-1 Rated #14 - #10 AWG

Specifications:

  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 44 VW-1 Vertical flame test on individual conductors
  • UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • 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
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE{R} 14 AWG (2.08mm2) 3/C EPR/CPE TYPE TC-ER XHHW-2 CDRS E75755 MASTER-DESIGN (UL) 600V 90{D}C DRY/90{D}C WET OIL RES I SUNLIGHT RESISTANT DIRECT BURIAL FT4/IEEE 1202 -- NOM-ANCE EPR/CPE Tipo XHHW-2 SR FT4 600V 90{D}C USA
    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsDiameter Over Cond.Insul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. WeightDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity At 60°C *Allowable Ampacity 75°C *Allowable Ampacity 90°C *
    AWGNo.strandsinchmilmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftinchAmpAmpAmp
    12 AWG
    121570.08830800.8643055381.6622.0023.4101215
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    *Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16 and do not take into account the overcurrent protection limitations in NEC 240.4(D) of 15 Amps for 14 AWG CU, 20 Amps for 12 AWG CU, and 30 Amps for 10 AWG CU (independent of the conductor temperature rating and stranding if size is present in table). Also, see NEC sections 310.15 and 110.14(C) for additional requirements.
    *Ampacities have been adjusted for more than Three Current-Carrying Conductors.

    Revision: 1.000.001

    Updated On: Aug. 18, 2023, 2:40 p.m. UTC