SPEC 45053

CU 600V XLPE Insulation Thermoplastic CPE-TP Jacket. XHHW-2

Type TC-ER Control Cable 600Volt Copper Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation XHHW-2 Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE-TP) Jacket, Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) XHHW-2, 30 Mils thick for all cable sizes
  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.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • 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:

    {SQFTG} SOUTHWIRE{R} MASTER-DESIGN {UL} XX AWG XX/C TYPE TC-ER XHHW-2 CDRS 90{D}C CPE JACKET SUN RES OIL RES II FT4/IEEE1202 600 VOLTS
    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsDiameter Over Cond.Insul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity At 60°C *Allowable Ampacity 75°C *Allowable Ampacity 90°C *
    AWGNo.strandsinchmilmilinchlb/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftinchAmpAmpAmp
    12 AWG
    121570.08830800.8695351.6622.0023.4101215
    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: 1.000.002

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