HCF MCAPType MC

All Purpose Hospital Care Facility


Green Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor. 600 Volt. Copper THHN Insulated Conductors

and Green Insulated Ground Conductor. Full-Sized Aluminum Equipment Grounding/Bonding Conductor.

Sizes 12 AWG through 10 AWG. UL Listed. Rated VW-1

 

 

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APPLICATIONS

 

Southwire HCF MCAP Type MC Cable - "All Purpose" is suitable for use as follows:

 

 

 

STANDARDS & REFERENCES

Southwire HCF MCAP Type MC Cable fully meet or exceede the following requirements

 

 

CONSTRUCTION 

Southwire HCF MCAP Type MC cable is constructed with solid soft-drawn copper Type THHN circuit conductors (rated 90oC dry), Redundant grounding provided by an armor assembly comprised of interlocked armor with an aluminum grounding/ bonding conductor, and a green insulated copper grounding conductor. The insulated circuit and grounding conductors are cabled together and wrapped with a binder tape bearing the print legend. The bare aluminum grounding/bonding conductor is located outside the binding tape covering and has the same lay as the insulated conductors. Green Aluminum interlocked armor is snugly wrapped around the conductor assembly. To insure proper cable termination, refer to the installation instructions provided with every reel and coil.

 

 

 Size/

Number of Conductors 

Conductor Type  

Green Ground 

 (AWG) 

Solid

Aluminum Bonding

   (AWG)

Nominal Diameter (in)  

Weight per 1000' 

   Ampacity+

 Standard Package

 Pounds

60° C

75° C 

90° C 

 Code

  14/2 

Solid 

  14 Solid

12  

 0.406

 96

 15

15 

15 

 A,B

 14/3

Solid 

 14 Solid

12   

 0.436

 115

 15

15 

15

 A,B

 14/4

Solid

 14 Solid

12   

 0.466

 134

 15

15 

15 

 A,B

 12/2

Solid

 12 Solid

10  

 0.455

 110

 20

20 

20 

 A,B

 12/3

Solid

 12 Solid

10   

 0.480

 134

 20

20 

20 

 A,B

 12/4

Solid

 12 Solid

10   

 0.515

 180

 20

20 

20 

 A,B

 10/2

Solid

 10 Solid

8   

 0.520

 162

  30 

30 

30 

 A,B

 10/3

Solid

 10 Solid

8   

 0.565

 202

  30 

30 

30 

 A,C

 10/4

Solid

 10 Solid

8   

 0.670

 266

 30

30 

30 

 A,C

  12/2 

Stranded 

 12 Stranded

10   

 0.450

 135

 20

20 

20 

 A,B

 12/3

Stranded 

 12 Stranded

10   

 0.515

 165

 20

20 

20 

 A,B

 12/4

Stranded 

 12 Stranded

10   

 0.540

 194

 20

20 

20 

 A,D

 10/2

Stranded 

 10 Stranded

8  

 0.565

 189

 30

30 

30 

 A,D

 10/3

Stranded

 10 Stranded

8  

 0.645

 232

 30

30 

30 

 A,C

 10/4

Stranded 

 10 Stranded

8  

 0.678

 268

 30

30 

30 

 A,C

 + Allowble ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition, Section 310.15 and 240.4(D).

 Unless the equipment is marked for use at higher temperatures, the conductor ampacities shall be limited to the following per NEC 110.14(C).

60° C When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 ampers or less marked for 14 - 1 AWG conductors.

75° C When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over100 ampers or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.

90° C For ampacity adjustment purposes using NEC Section 310.15

The ampacity of a 4 conductor cable shall be reduced to 80% when the neutral is used as a current carrying conductor per NEC Section 310.15(B)(2)(A).

 

Package 

Code

A- 250 Coil

B- 1000' Reel

C- 500' Reel

D- 750' Reel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCAP HCF Multiple Neutral              

 Size/ Number of Conductors 

Conductor Type  

Green Ground 

 (AWG)

Neutral 

Size  and

Number

Solid

Aluminum Bonding 

  (AWG)

Nominal Diameter (in) 

Weight per 1000' (lbs)

Ampacity + 

Standard Package 

60° C 

75° C 

90° C 

 Code

 12/2

Solid 

 12

 12/2 

 10

  .516 

 188

 20

 20

  20 

A,B 

 12/3

Solid 

  12 

 12/3

 10

 .553

 233

 20

 20

 20

A,B 

 12/4

 Solid

 12

 12/4

 10

 .635

 290

 20

 20

 20

 A,B

 10/2

 Solid

 10

 10/2

 8

.995

 343

 30

 30

 30

 A,B

 10/3

 Solid

 10

 10/3

 8

1.081

 394

 30

 30

 30

 A,B

 10/4

 Solid

 10

 10/4

 8

1.273

  130 

 30

 30

 30

 A,B

  12/2 

 Stranded

 12

 12/2

 10

 .544 

  194 

 20

 20

 20

 A,B

 12/3

 Stranded

 12

 12/3

 10

 .584

 248

 20

  20 

 20

 A,B

 12/4

 Stranded

 12

 12/4

 10

 .672

 311

 20

 20

 20

 A,B

+ Allowble ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition, Section 310.15 and 240.4(D).

 Unless the equipment is marked for use at higher temperatures, the conductor ampacities shall be limited to the following per NEC 110.14(C).

60° C When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 ampers or less marked for 14 - 1 AWG conductors.

75° C When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over100 ampers or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.

90° C For ampacity adjustment purposes using NEC Section 310.15

The ampacity of a 4 conductor cable shall be reduced to 80% when the neutral is used as a current carrying conductor per NEC Section 310.15(B)(2)(A).

Package 

Code

A- 250 Coil

B- 1000' Reel

C- 500' Reel

D- 750' Reel

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FEATURES

  • Redundant ground paths for patient care areas per NECŪ 517.13(A) & (B)
  • Installation instructions included with every reel and coil.
  • Simplified armored product application and installation.
  • Reduces installation costs up to 50% over pipe and wire.
  • Increased labor savings compared to Type AC HCF.
  • Easy to identify green armor.
  • UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems: W-J-3037, W-L-3110, W-L-3113, W-L-3117, W-L-3120, W-L-3121, W-L-3160, C-AJ-3115, C-AJ-3140, C-AJ-3142, C-AJ-3145, C-AJ-3173, C-AJ-3202, C-AJ-4065, C-AJ-4066, F-C-3038.
  • Cable reverse wound on reel for ease of pulling and installation. When pulling from coils, pull from inside to ensure ease of installation.
  • Armor ground path is approximately 3.5 times better than Type AC HCF Cable and is equivalent to a green insulated copper grounding conductor.