SPEC 10028

Romex® Brand Copper SIMpull® Indoor NM-B Cable

Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable. 600 Volt. Copper Conductor. PVC Insulation/Nylon Sheath. PVC Jacket with SIMpull® Technology for Easier Pulling.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor: Bare copper per ASTM B3. Sizes #14 AWG - #10 AWG are solid. Sizes #8 AWG - #2 AWG are Class B compressed stranded per ASTM B8
  2. Insulation: All phases and neutral(s) are insulated with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with Nylon Sheath
  3. Ground: Solid soft drawn bare copper with kraft paper wrap
  4. Binder: Kraft paper
  5. Jacket: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) jacket utilizing SIMpull® Technology

Applications and Features:

Southwire® Romex® Brand SIMpull® NM-B (nonmetallic-sheathed) cable may be used for both exposed and concealed work in dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90°C (with ampacity limited to that for 60°C conductors) as specified in the National Electrical Code®. NM-B cable is primarily used in residential wiring as branch circuits for outlets, switches, and other loads. NM-B cable may be run in air voids of masonry block or tile walls where such walls are not wet or damp locations. Voltage rating for NM-B cable is 600 volts.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 719 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cables
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544
  • NOM-063-SCFI Electrical Products – Conductors – Safety Requirements
  • Sample Print Legend:

    E18679 (UL) ROMEX® SIMpull{TM} XX AWG (X.XXmm2) CU X CDR WITH XX AWG (mm2) GROUND TYPE NM-B 600 VOLTS NOM-ANCE PAT www.patentSW.com
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberStrand CountInsul. ThicknessGroundJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsmilNo. x AWGmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    288274142Solid211 x 14300.374 x 0.1723762
    639468143Solid211 x 14300.478 x 0.1764981
    550482^144Solid211 x 14300.3506296
    550539144Solid211 x 14300.3506295
    288282122Solid211 x 12300.424 x 0.1885989
    639476123Solid211 x 12300.524 x 0.19079115
    550484^124Solid211 x 12300.39599138
    550542124Solid211 x 12300.39599138
    288290102Solid261 x 10300.505 x 0.21791126
    639484103Solid261 x 10300.630 x 0.220122168
    555832104Solid261 x 10300.479154206
    288936827371 x 10300.628 x 0.278132189
    639492837371 x 10300.585185260
    288944627371 x 10300.700 x 0.314192261
    639500637371 x 10300.672276365
    639682437491 x 8300.843440575
    639708237491 x 8300.887671830
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    4/C NM-B constructions are round
    ^4 (2/2) Extra circuit construction
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CInductive Reactance @ 60Hz
    AWG/KcmilΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ft
    2882741422.6313.1700.058
    6394681432.6313.1700.058
    550482^1442.6313.1700.058
    5505391442.6313.1700.058
    2882821221.6622.0020.054
    6394761231.6622.0020.054
    550484^1241.6622.0020.054
    5505421241.6622.0020.054
    2882901021.0401.2530.050
    6394841031.0401.2530.050
    5558321041.0401.2530.050
    288936820.6530.7860.052
    639492830.6530.7860.052
    288944620.4110.4950.051
    639500630.4110.4950.051
    639682430.2580.3100.048
    639708230.1620.1950.045
    Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16. Also, see NEC sections 310.15 for additional requirements.
    Ampacities have been adjusted for more than Three Current-Carrying Conductors.

    Phase Color Code and Package #14 and 12 AWG

    Conductor NumberPackageBlackWhiteRedBlueWhite/Red
    BlackWhiteRedBlueBrown
    2Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XX
    3Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XXX
    4Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XXXX
    4 - (2/2)Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XXXX

    Phase Color Code and Package #10, #8, 6, 4, 2 AWG

    Conductor NumberPackageBlackWhiteRedBlue
    BlackWhiteRedBlue
    2Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XX
    3Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XXX
    4Coil: 125', 250', 500'
    Spool: 500', 1000', 2500'
    XXXX

    Revision: 1.000.012

    Updated On: April 12, 2024, 1:35 p.m. UTC