SPEC 47321

3/C CU 5KV Type SHD-GC RHINOSHIELDTM CPE Mining Cable 90°C. MSHA Approved

Flexible Copper conductors, EPR 100% Insulation Level, Cu/Nylon Braid Shield, Extra Heavy Duty Two Layer Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket with Optional Reflective Stripes



  1. Conductor:Tin coated, soft drawn, annealed, flexible, rope-lay stranded copper per ASTM B33/B172
  2. Separator Tape:Non-conducting tape applied between the conductor and insulation to facilitate stripping
  3. Conductor Shield:Semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  4. Insulation:Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)
  5. Insulation Shield:Strippable semi-conducting cross-linked copolymer
  6. Braid Shield:Tin coated, soft drawn, annealed, copper braid shield (60% minimum coverage), combined with colour coded nylon (Black, Blue, Red) with a 40% maximum coverage
  7. Ground Conductor:Two uninsulated, tin coated, soft drawn, annealed, rope stranded, flexible lay copper per ASTM B33/B172
  8. Ground Check Conductor:Tin coated, soft drawn, annealed, rope stranded, flexible lay copper per ASTM B33/B172 with high strength yellow, polypropylene insulation
  9. Filler:Rubber fillers as needed
  10. Reinforcement:Reinforcing twine applied over core
  11. Inner Jacket:Black, mold cured, extra heavy-duty integral fill, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)
  12. Outer Jacket:Black, mold cured, extra heavy-duty, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE). Alternate jacket colors available
  13. Reflective Stripe:Highly visible reflective stripe embedded into the outer jacket to increase safety and help prevent cable runover (optional, contact your sales representative for part number)

Applications and Features:

RHINOSHIELDTM Type SHD-GC is a heavy-duty trailing cable where flexibility and maximum protection is required. For use with mobile, reeling, or stationary mining equipment, continuous mining machines, longwall mining systems, and blast hole drillers. It is also an ex- cellent choice for shovels, draglines, dredges, cranes and marine shore-to-ship power supplies, and anytime extra-durable, flexible cable is required. Suitable for continuous submersion in water. Ground check conductor provides fail-safe ground monitoring. Embossed print legend for easy cable identification. Cold Bend and Impact Tested to -50°C. For vertical drop requirements consult with factory application specialist.


  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ICEA S-75-381 Portable and Power Feeder Cables for Use in Mines
  • CSA Listed File # LL65300 FT1, FT4, FT5 CSA C22.2, No. 96 Portable Power Cables
  • MSHA listed: passes MSHA flame test
  • Meets or exceeds ICEA requirements as applicable for ICEA S-75-381/NEMA WC 58, ASTM B-3
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessDiameter Over InsulationGround Check SizeGround Check StrandsGround Check Insulation ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    ^ red jacket with stripe
    ^^ red jacket
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Cond. SizeDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CCapacitive ReactanceInductive ReactanceWorking TensionMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity In Air 90°C
    * Inductive impedance is based on non-ferrous conduit with one diameter spacing.

    Revision: 1.000.000

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