SPEC 60053

Armorlite® Type AC THHN/THWN Intermediate Size Copper Conductor 120/208V Colors

8 AWG through 2 AWG THHN/THWN Insulated Singles Wrapped in Moisture-Resistant, Flame-Retardant Paper. 16 AWG Aluminum Bond Wire. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Rated VW-1. Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Solid copper per ASTM B3
  2. Insulation:All phases are insulated with Polyvinyl Chloride with Nylon Sheath Type THHN/THWN
  3. Bond Wire:Solid #16 AWG aluminum
  4. Binder:Moisture-resistant, flame-retardant paper covering
  5. Armor:Aluminum Interlocked Armor

Applications and Features:

Southwire Armorlite® Type AC Cable is suitable for use as follows:
  • Feeder power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential buildings.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • Concealed or exposed installations.
  • Dry locations only.
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22 (C).
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways.
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC Article 645
  • Conductors are individually wrapped with a moisture-resistant, flame-retardant paper covering
  • Type THHN/THWN rated 90ºC Dry.
  • Anti-Short bushing are required

  • Southwire Armorlite® Type AC Cable - meets or exceeds the following requirements:
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 320
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2 and 3 Hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems
  • Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 4 Armored Cables
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • Buy American: Compliant with Buy American Requirements, found in 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j); specify “Made in the USA Only!” when ordering to ensure your project receives American made products.
  • Sample Print Legend:

    ALUMINUM CLAD CABLE WITH COPPER CDRS TYPE THHN OR THWN MAX VOLTAGE 600V, FOR USE IN CABLE TRAY90(D)C - WET OR DRY LOCATIONS GASOLINE & OIL RESISTANT CDRS LISTED FOR FIREWALL PENTRATION (GREEN INSULATED GROUND)
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeConductor NumberColorDiameter Over ConductorConductor StrandingInsulation ThicknessDiameter Over ArmorCopper WeightOverall Weight
    AWG/Kcmilinchmilsinchlbs/1000ftlbs/1000ft
    89060782BK/WE0.14319350.790101243
    89060883BK/RD/WE0.14319350.828152314
    89069084BK/RD/BE/WE0.14319350.888203389
    89069162BK/WE0.17919350.862162326
    89069263BK/RD/WE0.17919350.905243432
    89069364BK/RD/BE/WE0.17919350.975324542
    89069543BK/RD/WE0.22619501.054386627
    89069644BK/RD/BE/WE0.22619501.142515797
    55327533BK/RD/WE0.25419501.115487748
    55327834BK/RD/BE/WE0.25419501.209649956
    89069823BK/RD/WE0.28619501.184614898
    89069924BK/RD/BE/WE0.28619501.2868191154
    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
    825.52640.6530.7860.0525055
    835.73960.6530.7860.0525055
    846.14220.6530.7860.0524044
    626.04190.4110.4950.0516575
    636.36290.4110.4950.0516575
    646.86710.4110.4950.0515260
    437.410010.2580.3100.0488595
    448.010680.2580.3100.0486876
    337.812620.2050.2460.047100115
    348.513470.2050.2460.0478092
    238.315920.1620.1950.045115130
    249.016980.1620.1950.04592104
    *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.
    *Ampacities have been adjusted for more than Three Current-Carrying Conductors.

    Revision: 1.000.005

    Updated On: March 21, 2024, 1:23 p.m. UTC