SPEC 10052

Aluminum 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 compact stranded bare aluminum Alumaflex® per ASTM B800 and ASTM B801
  2. Insulation:All phases are insulated with Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Neutral:Bare soft annealed aluminum 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 B800 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy Wire
  • ASTM B801 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy
  • 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® E32071 {UL} 3 CDR XXX AWG 1 CDR XXX AWG COMPACT AL.--- {ALUMAFLEX}® AA8176 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
    1310784/030.47419551x2/0301.5160976
    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. 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
    4/037.538080.0840.1000.041180205
    *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.

    Color Code

    Conductor NumberBlackBlack/WhiteBlack/RedBlack/Blue
    BlackBlack/White Black/RedBlack/Blue
    3XXX
    4XXXX

    Revision: 1.000.005

    Updated On: March 21, 2024, 12:35 p.m. UTC