SPEC 44104

5/C CU 2000V EPDM/CPE Type W Industrial Grade Cable 90°C. MSHA Approved

Flexible Copper conductors, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) insulation, Single Layer Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket



  1. Conductor:Bare, soft drawn, annealed, flexible, rope-lay stranded copper per ASTM B3/B172
  2. Separator Tape:Non-conducting tape applied between the conductor and insulation to facilitate stripping
  3. Insulation:Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). Color coded black, white, red, green, orange
  4. Fillers:Jute fillers applied as needed to round the cable core
  5. Reinforcement Binder:Reinforcing binder with twine applied over the core
  6. Jacket:Black, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)

Applications and Features:

Southwire Type W cable is a heavy-duty industrial cable for use in flexible, portable, and extra-hard usage applications per NEC Article 400. Suitable for continuous submersion in water – ideal for submersible pumps. Also suitable for use in light to medium-duty mining applications. Sunlight and oil resistant. Highly flexible and easy to work with in cold conditions. Not for use as permanent building wiring. Meets FT-5 Flame Test. cUL listing on select items only.


  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 1650 Standard for Portable Power Cable
  • MSHA Approved
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)
  • Sample Print Legend:

    # AWG 5/C TYPE W PORTABLE POWER CABLE 90°C - WET OR DRY 2000V OIL AND SUN. RES. {UL} P-136-35-MSHA --- AIW™ E172226--- c{UL} FT1/FT5 (-40°C)
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightJacket Color
    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. SizeDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive ReactanceMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity In Air 60°CAllowable Ampacity In Air 75°CAllowable Ampacity In Air 90°C
    * Inductive impedance is based on non-ferrous conduit with one diameter spacing center-to-center.

    Revision: 1.000.001

    Updated On: July 3, 2024, 10:13 p.m. UTC