SPEC 45444

CU 600V XLPE Insulation Shielded Signal Pair TPE jacket. XHHW-2 Reduced Diameter Flexible Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

Reduced Diameter Type TC-ER Variable Frequency Drive Cable, 600 Volts or 1000 Volts, Tinned Copper Conductors, Cross­linked Insulation Type XHHW-2 With Shielded Pair, Thermoplastic Elastomer Jacket, Rated 90°C Dry or Wet, -40°C Cold Impact, Identification Method 4. 1000 Volts Flexible Motor Supply. CSA CIC/TC FT4 Flame.



  1. Conductor:Class K, flexible stranded tinned annealed copper per ASTM B3, B172, and B174
  2. Insulation:Cross linked insulation on all conductors (Type XHHW-2 on 14 AWG and larger)
  3. Ground:One green ground with yellow Stripe cross linked insulation (size equal to phase conductor)
  4. Drain Wire:Tinned copper drain wire
  5. Twisted Shielded Pair:100% coverage aluminum/Mylar foil shield (color code: black, white)
  6. Shielding:100% coverage aluminum/Mylar/aluminum foil, overall 85% coverage tinned copper braid
  7. Jacket:Black Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Applications and Features:

Power supply cable for VFDs and motors, suitable for cable tray, conduit, raceways, exposed run (TC-ER) and conforming to NFPA 79 2018. Suitable for free air and direct burial. Its flexible design is ideal for use on operation processes in accordance with NEC® Articles 336, 501 and 502 including, but not limited to: fans, pumps, conveyors, compressors, elevators and lifts, extruders, crushers and presses, assembly lines, food and beverage, wind energy and data centers. Cable is rated for -40C Cold Bend and Impact. Multiple approvals for multiple applications.


  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B174 Standard Specification for Bunch-Stranded Copper
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 758 Standard for Appliance Wiring Material Style 20886
  • UL 1277 Type TC-ER Standard Power and Control Cables (1000V 14AWG and Larger)
  • UL 2277 Flexible Motor Supply Cable and Wind Turbine Tray Cable
  • CSA C22.2 No. 210 Appliance wiring material products I/II A/B (Sizes 16 - 8AWG)
  • CSA C22.2 No.230 Tray Cables - Rated TC
  • CSA C22.2 No. 239 Control and instrumentation cables
  • CE/RoHS-2 – The CE Marking has been applied solely to express the conformance to the material restrictions identified in the RoHS-2 (2011/65/EU) Directive
  • NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
  • Made in America: Compliant with both Buy American and Buy America Act (BAA) requirements per 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j) and the Federal Transit Administration Buy America requirements per 49 C.F.R. part 661
  • Sample Print Legend:

    {SQFTG} SOUTHWIRE{R} XX AWG (XX{mm2}) X/C + XX AWG (XX{mm2}) X PR VFD XHHW-2 TYPE TC-ER E75755 {UL} 1000V 90{D}C DRY 90{D}C WET SUN RES OIL RES I/II DIR BUR -40{D}C OR WTTC 1000V OR AWM 20886 105{D}C 1000V OR FLEXIBLE MOTOR SUPPLY CABLE 1000V -- LL90458 {CSA} CIC/TC 600V FT4 OR AWM I/II A/B 105{D}C 1000V -40{D}C FT4 -- {CE} ROHS-3 MADE IN USA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGroundDrain WireDia. Over ShieldJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilNo. x AWGNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    TBA$163260.059301 x 161x160.400450.49483116
    TBA163260.059301 x 161x160.420450.51392123
    139306$143410.073301 x 141x180.447600.571119193
    TBA143410.073301 x 141x140.463600.587128199
    TBA$123650.094301 x 121x120.492600.616158261
    TBA123650.094301 x 121x120.510600.634169267
    TBA1031050.117301 x 101x100.553600.677233344
    TBA831680.153451 x 84x140.696600.820367526
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    * Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16. See NEC sections 310.15 and 110.14(C) for additional requirements.
    ¤ Reduced signal pair (see Table 3 below)
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CCapacitive Reactance @ 60HzInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity At 75°CAllowable Ampacity At 90°C

    Table 3: Twisted Shielded Pair Size

    Phase Conductor SizeSignal Pair Conductor SizeSignal Pair Drain Conductor Size
    Normal Signal Pair161618
    Reduced Signal Pair161818

    Revision: 1.000.012

    Updated On: July 3, 2024, 9:53 p.m. UTC