SPEC 44070

Southwire® MachineFLEX™ Hookup PVC

105ºC Dry. 60/75ºC Moisture Resistant. 600/1000 Volts. Flexible Stranded Tinned Copper Conductor. PVC lnsulation .



  1. Conductor:Flexible Class I stranded tinned copper per ASTM B33 and ASTM B172
  2. Insulation:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Colors: Other Colors available; including Green with 2x15% +/- 5% Tolerance Yellow Extruded Stripe. Other stripes available.
  • Extruded stripes limited to sizes 4/0 AWG and smaller. 250Kcmil available in solid colors only.
  • Applications and Features:

    Southwire’s MachineFLEX™ Power cables are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, aerial supported by a messenger, and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 75°C for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 90°C for emergency overload, and 150°C for short circuit conditions. 1/0 AWG & Larger rated for CT use.


  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 758 Standard for Appliance Wiring Material
  • UL 1063 Machine Tool Wiring (MTW)
  • CSA C22.2 No. 127 Type TEW; 105°C Dry
  • CSA C22.2 No. 210 Appliance wiring material products I A/B 105°C Dry
  • CT USE - As Type THHW in 1 /0 AWG & Larger
  • Oil Res I & Sun Res - AWG 8 & Larger
  • AWM 1032; AWG 18-6 AWM 1011/1015/1230/1335; AWG 18-10
    AWM 1011/1028/1231/1344; AWG 8 AWM 1232/1283/1346/10269; AWG 6-2
    AWM 1232/1284/1338/10269; AWG 1- 4/0 AWM 1284/1339/10269; Kcmil 250
  • CE/RoHS-2 – The CE Marking has been applied solely to express the conformance to the material restrictions identified in the RoHS-2 (2011/65/EU) Directive
  • Sample Print Legend:

  • SOUTHWIRE 18 AWG (0.823mm2) E51583 (PLANT ID CODE) (UL) MTW OR AWM 1011/1015/1230/1335/1345 600V OR 1032 1000V MOISTURE RESISTANT VW-1 -- 156205 CSA TEW 105°C 600V FT1 OR AWM I A/B 105°C 600V FT1 -- CE RoHS-2 MADE IN USA

  • SOUTHWIRE® 8 AWG (8.37mm2) E69567 (PLANT ID CODE) (UL) BC-5W2 OR MTW OR THHW OR AWM 1011/1028/1231/ 1337 600V OR 1032 1000V MOISTURE RESISTANT OIL RES I SUN RES VW-1 -- 156205 CSA TEW 105°C 600V FT1 OR AWM I A/B 105°C 600V FT1-CE RoHS-2 MADE IN USA

  • SOUTHWIRE® 250 MCM (127mm2) E51583 (PLANT ID CODE) (UL) MTW OR THHW FOR CT USE OR AWM 1284/1339 600V OR 10269 1000V. OIL RES 1 SUN RES VW-1 - 156205 CSA AWM A/B 105°C 600 V - CE RoHS-2 MADE IN USA
  • Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of Strandsinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    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
    Stock NumberCond. SizeMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity At 60°C†Allowable Ampacity At 75°C†Allowable Ampacity At 90°C†
    † Ampacities based on NFPA 79 2015 Table 12.5.1 and Table 310.15 (B)(16) of the NEC, 2017 Edition. Allowable Ampacities of Insulated Conductors Rated Up to and Including 2000 Volts, 60°C Through 90°C (140°F Through 194°F) Not More Than Three Current-Carrying Conductors in Raceway, Cable, or Earth (Directly Buried), Based on ambient temperature of 30°C (86°F)

    Revision: 3.0.01