SPEC 45253

CU 600/1000V XLPE Insulation Thermoplastic CPE-TP Jacket. XHHW-2

Type TC-ER Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE-TP) Jacket with 1 Bare CU Ground

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 (cable size 8 & 6 has insulated green ground)
  4. Filler:Paper filler (cable size 8 & 6 uses Polypropylene filler)
  5. Binder:Polyester flat thread binder tape for cable sizes larger than 2 AWG
  6. Overall Jacket:Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE-TP) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type TC-ER power 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 Standard Specification for 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 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 3 (1-BLACK, 2-RED, 3-BLUE)
  • 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} XXX AWG/KCMIL 3/C TYPE TC-ER XHHW-2 CDRS GW 1 X X AWG CU 90{D}C CPE JACKET SUN RES OIL RES II FT4/IEEE1202 600 VOLTS
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilNo. x AWGmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    890670870.141451 x 10 GG450.680186333
    890671670.177451 x 8 GG1100.869297546
    890672470.225451 x 81100.917441703
    890673270.282451 x 6601.0457021043
    8907011190.322551 x 6601.1778641271
    8907021/0190.361551 x 6801.26110691529
    TBA2/0190.405551 x 6801.28413241711
    8907043/0190.456551 x 41101.47116992262
    8907054/0190.512551 x 41101.55321092677
    890706250370.558651 x 41101.72624693179
    890708350370.661651 x 31101.90534384236
    TBA500370.789651 x 21102.21748795834
    671840600610.865801 x 1/01102.47359427117
    598118600610.865801 x 3/01102.47361367153
    TBA750610.968801 x 11102.66872708572
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    † Ampacities are based on Table 310.16 of the NEC 2020 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts with not more than three current-carrying conductors in raceway, cable or direct buried based on ambient temperature of 30ºC (86ºF). Ampacities have been adjusted for more than three current-carrying conductors based on Table 310.15(C) 1.
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity At 60°C†Allowable Ampacity At 75°C†Allowable Ampacity At 90°C†
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    89067082.73960.6530.7860.052405055
    89067163.46290.4110.4950.051556575
    89067243.610010.2580.3100.048708595
    89067325.215920.1620.1950.04595115130
    89070115.820080.1280.1540.046110130145
    8907021/06.325340.1020.1220.044125150170
    TBA2/06.431940.0810.0970.043145175195
    8907043/07.340270.0640.0780.042165200225
    8907054/07.750780.0510.0620.041195230260
    8907062508.660000.0430.0530.041215255290
    8907083509.584000.0310.0390.040260310350
    TBA50013.3120000.0220.0290.039320380430
    67184060014.8144000.0180.0250.039350420475
    59811860014.8144000.0180.0250.039350420475
    TBA75016.0180000.0140.0220.038400475535
    † Ampacities are based on Table 310.16 of the NEC 2020 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts with not more than three current-carrying conductors in raceway, cable or direct buried based on ambient temperature of 30ºC (86ºF). Ampacities have been adjusted for more than three current-carrying conductors based on Table 310.15(C) 1.

    Revision: 3.0.00M