SPEC 45312

AL 600/1000V XLPE Insulation 50% Ground AIA PVC Jacket XHHW-2. CT Rated -Sunlight Resistant - For Direct Burial - Silicone Free

Type MC Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Aluminum, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 Three Bare AL 50% Ground Aluminum Interlocked Armor (AIA), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket with. Silicone Free.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compact stranded 8000 Series aluminum per ASTM B800 and ASTM B836
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Grounding Conductor:Three separate ground wires with a combined circular mil of 50% of the phase condutor. Class B compact stranded 8000 Series aluminum per ASTM B800 and ASTM B836
  4. Filler:Paper filler or Polypropylene filler
  5. Binder:Polypropylene tape
  6. Armor:Aluminum Interlocked Armor (AIA)
  7. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC power cables are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial, aerial supported by a messenger, and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of op- erating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501 and 502. The ground is sized to 50% of the phase conductor with three separate bare grounds one in each interstecie between condutors. Silicone Free.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B801 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy
  • ASTM B836 Compact Rounded Stranded Aluminum Conductors
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1569 Metal-Clad Cables
  • UL 1685 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 3 (1-BLACK, 2-RED, 3-BLUE)
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power Cables Rated 2000 Volts or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy
  • Sample Print Legend:

    {SQFTG_DUAL} SOUTHWIRE {UL} E96627 3/C XXX KCMIL COMPACT AL.--- {ALUMAFLEX}® AA8176 XX MILS XLP 600 VOLTS GW 3 X XX AWG 3E AL TYPE MC FOR CT USE SUN. RES. DIRECT BURIAL 90°C USA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODAluminum WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    2/03190.376553 x 61.262501.362581886
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    * Strand count meets minimum number per ASTM
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CCapacitive Reactance @ 60HzInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity At 75°CAllowable Ampacity At 90°C
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftMΩ*1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmp
    2/039.523950.1330.1600.0170.043135150
    * Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16. See NEC sections 310.15 and 110.14(C) for additional requirements.

    Revision: 1.000.008

    Updated On: May 8, 2024, 1:58 p.m. UTC