SPEC 60156

MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Power & Control/Signal Cable 120/208V Colors

Copper THHN/THWN Insulated Singles. Green Insulated Copper Grounding Conductor. UL Listed. 600 Volts Rated VW-1. Lightweight Interlocked Armor. Signal: 16 AWG Copper TFN insulated singles.

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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. Ground:Green insulated ground. Polyvinyl Chloride with Nylon Sheath Type THHN/THWN
  4. Signal:16 AWG Copper TFN Insulated Singles Pink, Purple. Overall light blue jacket over the signal cables
  5. Binder:Mylar tape
  6. Ground:Full-sized bare 8000 series aluminum grounding/bonding conductor. Armor and bare aluminum conductor form the equipment ground path.
  7. Armor:Lightweight Interlocked Armor

Applications and Features:

Southwire MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Type MC All Purpose Hospital Care Facility Cable is suitable for use as follows:
  • Branch-circuit wiring for patient care areas of hospitals, medical centers, and other health care facilities (when installed in accordance with NEC® Articles 517 and 330, and mechanically protected per Article 300.4). Such areas include nursing homes, dental offices, clinics, and outpatient facilities. Use in hazardous anesthetizing areas is prohibited.
  • Applications requiring redundant, dedicated or isolated grounding paths.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • Concealed or exposed installations.
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22 (C).
  • Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and theaters per NEC 520.5.
  • Power, lighting, control, and signal circuits.
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways.
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC Article 645.5
  • Class I Div. 2, Class II Div 2, & Class III Div. 1 Hazardous Locations.
  • Use with UL Listed MCI-A fittings.
  • Binder tape with print legend wrapped around assembly.
  • Type THHN/THWN rated 90ºC Dry.
  • Anti-Short bushing not required

  • Southwire Armorlite® Type MC 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 330
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2 and 3 Hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems
  • Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1569 Metal-Clad Cables
  • UL 1479 Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Penetration Firestops
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • 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.
  • VW-1 (Vertical-Wire) Flame Test
  • 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 ThicknessGround SizeDiameter Over ArmorCopper WeightOverall Weight
    AWG/KcmilinchmilsNo. x AWGinchlbs/1000ftlbs/1000ft
    12 AWG | Solid
    597665123BK/RD/WE0.080Solid201x120.67495193
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    Note: Conductor number = number of phase conductors plus neutral. Does not include green ground.
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Cond. SizeConductor NumberMin. Bend RadiusDC Resistance at 25°CAC Resistance at 75°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity Raceway 75°CAllowable Ampacity Raceway 90°C
    AWG/KcmilInchesΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmp
    12 AWG | Solid
    1234.71.6622.0020.0542530
    * 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: 1.000.003

    Updated On: Feb. 2, 2024, 1:20 p.m. UTC