SPEC 45304

CU 600/1000V XLPE Insulation GSIA PVC Jacket XHHW-2. CT Rated -Sunlight Resistant - For Direct Burial - Silicone Free

Type MC Power Cable 600Volt Three Conductor Copper, Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation XHHW-2 Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor (GSIA), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket with 1 Bare CU Ground. Silicone Free.

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type XHHW-2
  3. Grounding Conductor:Class B compressed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  4. Filler:Paper filler (cable size 8 & 6 uses Polypropylene filler)
  5. Binder:Polypropylene tape
  6. Armor:Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor (GSIA)
  7. Overall Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s 600 Volt Type MC power cables are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial, aerial supported by a messenger, and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. For uses in Class I, II, and III, Division 2 hazardous locations per NEC Article 501 and 502. Silicone Free.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1569 Metal-Clad Cables
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-58-679 Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 3 (1-BLACK, 2-RED, 3-BLUE)
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power Cables Rated 2000 Volts or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Vertical Tray Flame Test (70,000 Btu/hr) and ICEA T-29-520 - (210,000 Btu/hr)
  • Sample Print Legend:

    SOUTHWIRE EXXXXX #P# (UL) [#AWG Or #kcmil] CU XHHW-2 XLPE/PVC GSIA 600V Type MC For CT USE SUN. RES. For DIRECT BURIAL FT4 YEAR (NESC) [SEQUENTIAL FEET MARKS]
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Cond. SizeCond. NumberStrand CountDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessGroundDiameter Over ArmorJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo. of StrandsinchmilNo. x AWGinchmilinchlb/1000ftlb/1000ft
    2503370.558651 x 41.798601.91824653831
    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. SizeCond. NumberMin Bending RadiusMax Pull TensionDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 75°CCapacitive Reactance @ 60HzInductive Reactance @ 60HzAllowable Ampacity At 75°CAllowable Ampacity At 90°C
    AWG/KcmilinchlbΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftMΩ*1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmp
    250313.460000.0430.0530.0140.041255290
    * Ampacities based upon 2023 NEC Table 310.16. See NEC sections 310.15 and 110.14(C) for additional requirements.

    Revision: 1.000.005

    Updated On: May 8, 2024, 1:56 p.m. UTC