33-1 AL01XXH 3c, XLPE (XHHW), GW, Alum. Interlocked Armor
600V Type MC
Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLP) Insulation
Aluminum Armor. PVC Jacket.
Southwire's 600 Volt Type MC Cable is for use in aerial installations, direct burial, metal racks, cable trays, troughs or continuous rigid cable supports. Listed by Underwriters Laboratories as Type MC, this cable is capable of operating continuously at a maximum conductor temperature of 90° C in wet or dry locations. For use in Class I Div. 2, Class II Div. 2, & Class III Div. 1, hazardous locations. Maximum sidewall pressure is 1000 lbs. Maximum sidewall pressure is 1000 lbs.
Southwire's 600 Volt Type MC Cable is manufactured and tested in accordance with the latest revisions of:
- UL 44 - Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables.
- UL 1569 - Metal-Clad Cables.
- IEEE 1202 - Flame Testing of Cables for Use in Cable Tray in Industrial and Commercial Occupancies (70,000 Btu/hr).
- ICEA T-29-520 - Vertical Cable Tray Flame Tests (210,000 Btu/hr).
- ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC 70) construction requirements.
Southwire's 600 Volt Type MC Cable is rated 90°C wet or dry and is flame and sunlight resistant. It's Heavy Duty construction starts with proven XLP insulated XHHW-2 conductors and a bare copper grounding conductor surrounded with aluminum armor (M/C). The entire assembly is covered with a PVC outer jacket. For use in cable trays per NEC Article 392. CPE and non-halogen jackets are available upon request.
SCOPE: This specification covers three conductor XLP(cross-linked polyethylene) insulated, interlocked armored, thermoplastic jacketed, 600-Volt cable with grounding conductor for use in aerial installations, metal racks, cable trays, troughs or continuous rigid cable supports. This cable is capable of operation continuously at a conductor temperature of 90°C in wet or dry locations.
STANDARDS: The following standards will form part of this specification - ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70, UL 44, UL 1569 Type MC.
CONDUCTOR: The conductor will be Class B compressed concentric stranded bare copper in accordance with ASTM B3 and B8 and ICEA.
INSULATION: The insulation will be XLP meeting the requirements of the referenced standards. The insulation thickness will be as listed in ICEA, and the minimum spot thickness will not be less than 90% of the listed amounts. The method of phase identification will be similar to ICEA Method 3 using printed circuit numbers and colors(1-BLACK,2-RED,3-BLUE). UL Listed XHHW-2 conductors are used.
GROUNDING CONDUCTOR: The grounding conductor will be Class B compressed concentric stranded bare copper in accordance with ASTM B3 and B8.
ASSEMBLY: The insulated conductors will be cabled round with fillers and with a grounding conductor in one outer interstice and covered with a binder tape.
ARMOR: A single strip of interlocked aluminum tape will be applied over the assembly.
JACKET: The cable will be covered with a black PVC jacket conforming to the requirements specified for polyvinyl chloride in ICEA. The average thickness will be in accordance with ICEA, and the minimum spot thickness will be not less than 80% of the average thickness. The jacket will be sunlight resistant and will meet the requirements of the IEEE 1202 (70,000 Btu/hr) vertical tray flame test and ICEA T-29-520 (210,000 Btu/hr) ribbon burner flame test. Optional CPE and non-halogen jackets are available.
IDENTIFICATION: Manufacturer's identification will be printed on the jacket.
TESTS: Physical and electrical tests will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the referenced standards.