SPEC 46106

1/C CU 5kV/8KV 115 TRXLPE 133%/100% SIMpull® PVC MV-105

Type MV-105 Single Conductor Copper, 115 Mils Tree Retardant Cross Linked Polyethylene (TRXLPE) 133% Insulation Level, Tape Shield, SIMpull Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket, Rated UL



  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 (Tinned Copper per ASTM B33 optional)
  2. Conductor Shield:Semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  3. Insulation:115 Mils Tree Retardant Cross Linked Polyethylene (TRXLPE) 133% Insulation Level,
  4. Insulation Shield:Strippable semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  5. Copper Tape Shield:Helically wrapped 5 mil copper tape with 25% overlap
  6. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 5KV cables are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, direct burial when installed with a grounding conductor in close proximity that conforms to NEC section 311.36 and 250.4(A)(5), and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 105°C for normal operation, 140°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. Rated at -35°C for cold bend. PVC jacket is made with SIM technology and has a coefficient of friction COF of 0.2. Cable can be installed in conduit without the aid of lubrication. Rated for 1000 lbs./FT maximum sidewall pressure.


  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • UL 1072 Medium-Voltage Power Cables
  • ICEA S-93-639 (NEMA WC 74) 5-46 KV Shielded Power Cable
  • ICEA S-97-682 Standard for Shielded Utility Cable Rated for 5 - 46kV
  • AEIC CS-8 Specification for extruded dielectric shielded power cables rated for 5 through 46KV
  • 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
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE SIMpull{R} POWER CABLE MASTER-DESIGN {UL} XX AWG CU 115 MILS XLP 5KV 133% (8kv 100%)INS LEVEL 25%TS MV-105 SUN. RES. -40C {NESC} PAT www.patentSW.com
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeDiameter Over ConductorDiameter Over InsulationDiameter Over Insulation ShieldJacket Thickness1Approx. ODApprox. WeightMax Pull TensionMin Bending RadiusConduit Size*
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    * Conduit size based on 3 phase 40% fill-factor without ground
    1 Comply with ICEA S-93-639 Appendix C for jacket thickness determination
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Cond. SizeDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CCapacitive Reactance @ 60HzInductive Reactance @ 60HzZero Sequence Impedance*Positive Sequence Impedance*Shield Short Circuit Current 6 CyclesAllowable Ampacity In Duct 90/105°CAllowable Ampacity In Air 90/105°C
    20.1620.2040.03570.04370.560 + j0.5430.204 + j0.0451749145/155190/215
    10.1280.1620.03270.04200.522 + j0.520.162 + j0.0421864170/180225/250
    1/00.1020.1280.03000.04180.49 + j0.4990.128 + j0.0421976195/210260/290
    2/00.0810.1020.02770.04030.467 + j0.4770.102 + j0.0412102220/235300/330
    3/00.0640.0810.02540.03890.448 + j0.4530.081 + j0.0392248250/270345/385
    4/00.0510.0650.02330.03750.433 + j0.4280.065 + j0.0382409290/310400/445
    2500.0430.0560.02230.03670.424 + j0.4060.056 + j0.0372564320/345445/495
    3500.0310.0410.01960.03490.406 + j0.3670.041 + j0.0352859385/415550/615
    5000.0220.0300.01710.03320.388 + j0.3250.031 + j0.0333227470/505695/775
    7500.0140.0230.01500.03160.366 + j0.2740.024 + j0.0323769585/630900/1000
    10000.0110.0190.01350.03050.349 + j0.2410.02 + j0.0314196670/7201075/1200
    * Calculations are based on three cables triplexed / 5 mil 25 % over lapping copper tape shield / Conductor temperature of 90°C / Shield temperature of 45°C / Earth resistivity of 100 ohms-meter
    † Ampacities are based on TABLE 310.60(C)(77) Detail 1. of the 2020 National Electrical Code (20°C Ambient Earth Temperature, Thermal Resistance ROH of 90)
    ‡ Ampacities are based on TABLE 310.60(C)(69) of the 2020 National Electrical Code (40°C Ambient Air Temperature)

    Revision: 3.0.00C