SPEC 46051

CU Compressed 5kV XLPE Insulation Airport Lighting

5000 Volt Non-Shielded Airport Lighting Cable, Copper Conductor With Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation XLPE. Meets (FAA) specification L-824 C For Underground Electrical Cable for Airport Lighting Circuits. Silicone Free



  1. Conductor:Class B copper per ASTM B 3 and B8
  2. Insulation:Cross-Linked Polyethylene XLPE. Optional colors available upon request (green, blue, red, etc.)

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s Airport Lighting Cable meets the requirements of (FAA) L-824 C underground electrical cable for airport lighting circuits (AC 150/5345-53D), (AC 150/5345-7F). Southwire’s Airport Lighting Cable is available in sizes #8 AWG through #4 AWG 7 strands. The conductors are bare annealed copper class B and covered with an abrasion, moisture, and heat resistant Cross-Linked Polyethylene XLPE insulation. The 5KV non-shielded cable is available in Black, Red and Yellow colors. South- wire Airport Lighting Cable is primarily used for series lighting circuits for runways, control systems, and other multi-purpose installations. It can be used in direct burial, conduit, or raceways. These cables are capable of operating continuously at a conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation, 130°C for emergency and 250°C for short circuit conditions. Silicone Free.

• Cable is manufactured by Southwire Company in either Starkville, MS or Douglas, GA USA
• Cable has a warranty of 1 year from date of installation or 2 years from date of shipment whichever comes first.


  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ICEA S-96-659 (NEMA WC 71) 2001-5000 V Nonshielded Cables
  • Made in America: Compliant with both Buy American and Buy America Act (BAA) requirements per 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j) and the Federal Transit Administration Buy America requirements per 49 C.F.R. part 661
  • FAA L-824 C Specification Approved by (AC 150/5345-53D), (AC 150/5345-7F)
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsInsul. ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightMin Bending Radius
    4 AWG
    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.
    * Inductive impedance is based on non-ferrous conduit with one diameter spacing.

    Color and Stock Number


    Revision: 1.000.000

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