All Heath Care Facilities (HCF) cables are NOT equal. HCF MCAP, a Type MC cable, replaces HCF Type AC cable and with it brings a significantly better armor ground path performance – over 350 percent on 12 AWG cable and 500% on 10 AWG cable - and vastly improved installation performance. What does that mean for you? Improved grounding performance and reliability.
One of the greatest benefits gained using HCF MCAP Type MC cable is that HCF MCAP cable offers a full-sized equipment grounding/bonding conductor. In fact, HCF MCAP cable is the first interlocked armor Type MC cable that meets NEC 517.13 requirements for facilities. Unlike the 16 AWG bonding strip in conventional HCF (Type AC) cable, the aluminum grounding/bonding conductor is sized based on NEC Table 250.122.