SPEC 46454

CU Compressed 15kV NLEPR Insulation 133% IL ARMOR-X® Red PVC Jacket. MV 105 Tray Rated - Sunlight Resistant - For Direct Burial

Type MV-105 Three Conductor Copper, 220 Mils No Lead Ethylene Propylene Rubber (NL-EPR) 133% Insulation Level, Tape Shield, Continuous Corrugated Welded Aluminum Armor - ARMOR-X®, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket. Silicone Free

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and B8 (Tinned Copper per ASTM B33 optional)
  2. Conductor Shield:Semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  3. Insulation:220 Mils No Lead Ethylene Propylene Rubber (NL-EPR) 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. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper ground per ASTM B3 and B8 (Tinned Copper per ASTM B33 optional)
  7. Filler:Wax paper filler
  8. Binder:Polypropylene tape
  9. Armor:ARMOR-X® Continuous Corrugated Welded Aluminum Armor
  10. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 15KV ARMOR-X® are armored cables for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial, 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, 250°C for short circuit conditions, and -50°C for cold bend. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501, 502, and 503.

Specifications:

  • 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
  • ASTM B496 Compact Round Concentric-lay-standard copper
  • UL 1072 Medium-Voltage Power Cables
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • UL 1685 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-93-639 (NEMA WC 74) 5-46 KV Shielded Power Cable
  • ICEA S-93-639 (NEMA WC 74) 5-46 KV Shielded Power Cable
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • 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 ARMOR-X® {UL} MV-105 OR MC-HL 3/C SHIELDED XXX AWG CU 220 MILS NL-EPR 25%TS GW 1 X XXX AWG CU 90{D}C JKT DIR. BUR. FOR CT USE FT4 -40{D}C SUN. RES. 15KV 133% -- ABS CWCMC USA {YYYY} {NESC} {SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARKS} SEQ FEET
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorDiameter Over InsulationDiameter Over Insulation ShieldGroundDiameter Over armorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightMax Pull TensionMin Bending Radius
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchinchinchNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlbinch
    890663270.2820.7550.8151x62.290852.4602674159217.2
    8906641/0190.3610.8400.9001x42.550752.7003357253418.9
    8906652/0190.4050.8840.9441x42.550752.7003639319418.9
    8906664/0190.5120.9761.0361x32.750752.9004769507820.3
    890667250370.5581.0281.0881x22.880753.0305332600021.2
    890668350370.6611.1271.1871x23.220853.3907406840023.7
    890669500370.7891.2521.3121x13.540853.71089001200025.9
    591219500370.7891.2751.3351x4/03.540853.71091771200025.9
    550439750580.9681.4041.4641x1/03.850854.020124071800028.1
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    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
    AWG/KcmilΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftMΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    20.1620.2040.0510.0470.579 + j0.4210.204 + j0.0482571150/160165/185
    1/00.1020.1280.0430.0430.5 + j0.3850.128 + j0.0432816195/210215/240
    2/00.0810.1020.0400.0420.471 + j0.3670.102 + j0.0422952220/235245/275
    4/00.0510.0650.0340.0390.426 + j0.3280.065 + j0.0393284285/305325/360
    2500.0430.0560.0320.0380.413 + j0.310.056 + j0.0383451310/335360/400
    3500.0310.0410.0280.0360.388 + j0.280.041 + j0.0363770375/400435/490
    5000.0220.0300.0250.0340.365 + j0.2480.03 + j0.0344167450/485535/600
    5000.0220.0300.0250.0340.365 + j0.2480.03 + j0.0344167450/485535/600
    7500.0140.0230.0210.0320.339 + j0.210.024 + j0.0324752545/585670/745
    * Ampacities are based on:
    * For Duct: Table 310.60(C)(79) Detail 1.
    * For Free Air: Table 310.60(C)(71).
    * Inductive impedance is based on non-ferrous conduit with one diameter spacing.
    * Sequence Impedance values are based on Rho Earth Resistivity: 100 Ohm-Meter/1000ft.
    * Capacitive Reactance is between Phase-to-Shield.

    Revision: 1.000.003

    Updated On: Sept. 11, 2023, 8:52 p.m. UTC