SPEC 60263

MC-AP™ HCF Type MC All Purpose Health Care Facility Multi Neutral THHN/THWN Circuit Size Copper Conductor Green Aluminum Armor

Copper THHN Insulated Conductors. Full-Sized Aluminum Equipment Grounding/Bonding Conductor. UL Listed 600 Volt. Rated VW1. Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor is Part of Equipment Bonding/Grounding Path.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Solid or 19 strands class C compressed copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:All phases are insulated with Polyvinyl Chloride with Nylon Sheath Type THHN/THWN
  3. Binder:Mylar tape
  4. Ground:Solid bare 8000 series aluminum grounding/bonding conductor
  5. Armor:Green Aluminum Interlocked Armor

Applications and Features:

Southwire MC-AP HCF Type MC All Purpose Multiple Circuits Health Care Facility Cable is suitable for use as follows:
  • Multiple circuits for branch-circuit wiring for patient care areas of hospitals, medical centers, and other health care facilities (when installed in accordance with NEC® Articles 517 and 330, and mechanically protected per Article 300.4). Such areas include nursing homes, dental offices, clinics, and outpatient facilities. Use in hazardous anesthetizing areas is prohibited.
  • Applications requiring redundant, dedicated or isolated grounding paths.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • Concealed or exposed installations.
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22 (C).
  • Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and theaters per NEC 520.5.
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways.
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) & 645.5(D)(2)
  • Class I Div. 2, Class II Div 2, & Class III Div. 1 Hazardous Locations.
  • Use with UL Listed MCI-A fittings.
  • Binder tape with print legend wrapped around assembly.
  • Type THHN/THWN rated 90ºC Dry.
  • Armor is in contact with aluminum grounding/bonding conductor and serves as a redundant equipment grounding path component

  • Southwire Armorlite® Type MC Cable - meets or exceeds the following requirements:
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 330
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2 and 3 Hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems
  • Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1569 Metal-Clad Cables
  • UL 1479 Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Penetration Firestops
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • Buy American: Compliant with Buy American Requirements, found in 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j); specify “Made in the USA Only!” when ordering to ensure your project receives American made products.
  • REACH - European Community Regulation
  • Sample Print Legend:

    E96627 MASTER-DESIGN {UL} TYPE MC XX AWG THHN OR THWN CDRS FOR USE IN CABLE TRAYS 600 VOLTS -- ARMOR IS EQUIPMENT GROUNDING PATH COMPONENT
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Cond. SizeConductor NumberDiameter Over ConductorConductor StrandingInsulation ThicknessGround SizeNum x Neutral SizeDiameter Over ArmorOverall Weight
    AWG/KcmilinchmilsNo. x AWGNo. x AWGinchlbs/1000ft
    1240.080Solid201x102x120.579172
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    Note: Conductor number = number of phase conductors plus neutral. Does not include green ground.
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Cond. SizeConductor NumberMin. Bend RadiusDC Resistance at 25°CAC Resistance at 75°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity Raceway 60°CAllowable Ampacity Raceway 75°CAllowable Ampacity Raceway 90°C
    AWG/KcmilInchesΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    1244.01.6622.0020.054162024
    * 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. 21, 2023, 12:27 p.m. UTC