SPEC 48409


600 Volt 90°C - P.C.F. - AREMA PART 10.3.17. Heavy Duty Direct Burial Railroad Signal Cable for The Transit Systems



  1. Conductor:Solid Uncoated Copper
  2. Insulation:High Performance No Lead Ethylene Propylene Rubber NL-EPR
  3. Fillers:Non-Wicking Flame Retardant Fillers with 8 mil Cushioning Tape
  4. Armor:Helically Wrapped 7 mils Cu 194 Alloy Tape
  5. Rip Chord:Rip Chord for Ease of Jacket Removal
  6. Jacket:Polyethylene PE Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire 600V ECO Friendly No Lead EPR/PE Armored Underground Signal Cable is suited for use in vital railroad signal cir- cuit applications where crush resistance, termite and rodent protection, and secure service life are a concern. May be installed in wet or dry locations. These cables are capable of operating continuously at a conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation, 130°C for emergency overload conditions, and 250°C for short circuit conditions.

• Mechanically Rugged
• High Performance No Lead EPR
• Excellent Moisture Resistance
• Resistant to Heat Aging and Environmental Hazards
• Cleanly Strips from Conductor
• Superior Deformation Resistance
• Pull Chord Feature (P.C.F.) for ease of terminating and splicing
• RoHS/Proposition 65 Compliant
• Conductors Number Coded with One in Each layer Marked as “Tracer” for Quick Identification


  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B496 Compact Round Concentric-lay-standard copper
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power Cables Rated 2000 Volts or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy
  • AREMA Signal Manual Part 10.3.19 for EPR Type I Insulation
  • AREMA Signal Manual Part 10.3.21 for PE Type II Jacket
  • Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Cond. SizeStrand CountCond. NumberInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/kcmilNo. of StrandsNo.milmilinchlb/1000ft
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item

    Revision: 1.000.000

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