SPEC 60390

Copper Riser MC™ Cable Type MC Cu Feeder THHN/THWN-2 Conductors

1 AWG through 750 kcmil Copper THHN/THWN-2 Insulated Singles. Bare or Insulated Copper Grounding Conductor. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Binder Jacket for Continuous Conductor Support. Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:All phases are insulated with Polyvinyl Chloride with Nylon Sheath Type THHN/THWN-2
  3. Ground:Bare copper ground
  4. Binder:Mylar tape
  5. Polymeric Binder:Polymeric binder sheath under armor for continuous conductor support
  6. Armor:Aluminum Interlocked Armor

Applications and Features:

Southwire Armorlite® Type MC Riser Feeder cable is suitable for use as follows:
  • Riser cable, vertical applications
  • Branch, feeder and service power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential buildings.
  • 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, or as aerial cable on a messenger.
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) & 645.5(E)
  • Class I Div. 2, Class II Div 2, & Class III Div. 1 Hazardous Locations.
  • Conductors are Type THHN/THWN-2 rated 90ºC Wet and Dry. Unjacketed MC cables are not rated for wet locations.

  • Southwire Armorlite® Type MC Riser Feeder 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 B800 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy Wire
  • ASTM B801 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy
  • ASTM B836 Compact Rounded Stranded Aluminum 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
  • 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
  • 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:

    {SQFTG} SOUTHWIRE {UL} X/C XX AWG COPPER THHN/THWN-2 CDRS 600V/1000V GW 1 X X AWG CU TYPE MC FOR CT USE.
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeConductor NumberColorDiameter Over ConductorConductor StrandingInsulation ThicknessGround SizeDiameter Over ArmorCopper WeightOverall Weight
    AWG/KcmilinchmilsNo. x AWGinchlbs/1000ftlbs/1000ft
    5877043/03BK/RD/WE0.45619601x1/01.94418992647
    58393244BN/OE/YW/GY0.2047501x81.3265721008
    58770514BK/RD/BE/WE0.28919601x31.81812081932
    6468082/04BN/OE/YW/GY0.36419601x31.86318242579
    6780013/04M40.40919601x42.10122233081
    6725323/04BK/RD/BE/WE0.45619601x41.95322233035
    5877104/04BK/RD/BE/WE0.46019601x4/02.31832994236
    5834334/04M30.46019601x42.22027693713
    6779782504M40.55837701x1/02.26834474416
    6743263504BN/OE/YW/GY0.66137701x1 GG2.51846275781
    6797154004M40.70537701x4/0 GG2.74356496985
    5867336004BK/RD/BE/WE0.86561801x22.99176919193
    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. Does not include ground
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Cond. SizeConductor NumberMin. Bend RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance at 25°CAC Resistance at 75°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity Raceway 60°CAllowable Ampacity Raceway 75°CAllowable Ampacity Raceway 90°C
    AWG/KcmilInchesLbsΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    3/0313.640270.0640.0780.042165200225
    449.310680.2580.3100.048566876
    1412.721420.1280.1540.04688104116
    2/0413.034070.0810.0970.043116140156
    3/0414.742950.0640.0780.042132160180
    3/0413.742950.0640.0780.042132160180
    4/0416.254160.0510.0620.041156184208
    4/0415.554160.0510.0620.041156184208
    250414.964000.0430.0530.041172204232
    350416.889600.0310.0390.040208248280
    400417.6102400.0270.0350.040224268304
    600420.6153600.0180.0250.039280336380
    * Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16. 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: Dec. 11, 2023, 9:29 p.m. UTC