SPEC 10041

Copper Service Entrance (SE) Cable Type SER. XHHW-2

Service Entrance Cable, Type SE. Style SER. Service Entrance Cable, 600 Volt. Individual Conductors Rated XHHW-2. Jacket and Individual Conductors Sunlight Resistant.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:All phases are insulated with Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Neutral:Bare soft annealed neutral
  4. Binder:Reinforcement binder
  5. Jacket:Gray Polyvinyl Chloride PVC jacket. Sunlight resistant.

Applications and Features:

Southwire® Type SE, service entrance cable is primarily used to convey power from the service drop to the meter base and from the meter base to the distribution panelboard; however, the cable may be used in all applications where Type SE cable is permitted. SER may be used in wet or dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90°C. Voltage rating is 600 volts. SE cables are not permitted underground, with or without a raceway, per NEC 338.12(A)(2).

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 854 Service Entrance Cable
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • NEC National Electrical Code NFPA 70
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544
  • Sample Print Legend:

    {SQFTG} SOUTHWIRE{R} E32071 {UL} XX CDR XX AWG CU TYPE SE CABLE STYLE SER TYPE XHHW-2 CDRS 600 VOLTS MADE IN USA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeConductor NumberDiameter Over ConductorConductor StrandingInsulation ThicknessNum x Neutral SizeJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightOverall Weight
    AWG/KcmilinchmilsNo. x AWGmilinchlbs/1000ftlbs/1000ft
    281642630.1777451x6300.723327420
    263483430.2257451x6300.800472581
    277574330.2527451x5300.868595715
    267013230.2827451x4300.946750883
    270827130.32219551x3301.1449471120
    2775581/030.36119551x2301.23911941385
    2708352/030.40519551x1301.34515061719
    2708433/030.45619551x1/0301.46219122139
    6403594/030.51219551x2/0301.67723982562
    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. SizeConductor NumberMin. Bend RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance at 25°CAC Resistance at 75°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity Raceway 75°CAllowable Ampacity Raceway 90°C
    AWG/KcmilInchesLbsΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmp
    632.86290.4110.4950.0516575
    433.210010.2580.310.0488595
    333.412620.2050.2460.047100115
    233.715920.1620.1950.045115130
    135.720080.1280.1540.046130145
    1/036.125340.1020.1220.044150170
    2/036.731940.0810.0970.043175195
    3/037.340270.0640.0780.042200225
    4/038.350780.0510.0620.041230260
    *Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16 and do not take into account the overcurrent protection limitations in NEC 240.4(D) of 15 Amps for 14 AWG CU, 20 Amps for 12 AWG CU, and 30 Amps for 10 AWG CU (independent of the conductor temperature rating and stranding if size is present in table). Also, see NEC sections 310.15 and 110.14(C) for additional requirements.

    Revision: 1.000.004

    Updated On: March 21, 2024, 12:33 p.m. UTC