Introducing Mc Pcs Hcf Duo™ Cable For Healthcare Lighting Applications


Southwire is first to launch MC-PCS cable for Healthcare facilities.  This new metal-clad cable product, MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Cable, combines power and control/signal conductors and includes redundant grounding paths to provide approximately 3.5 times better grounding performance than Type AC HCF Cable.

“Southwire continues to lead the way in developing products that meet the needs of our customers,” said Norman Adkins, Southwire Electrical Division President. “Our MC-PCS HCF Duo™ cable is another example of Southwire’s innovation and it’s also the first product of its kind to reach the healthcare marketplace.”

MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Cable is ideal for use with LED lighting with 0-10V dimming control in patient care areas of hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, outpatient, and other healthcare facilities.  MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Cable combines power conductors for lighting with 0-10V signal conductors for dimming control and includes Southwire’s patented redundant grounding system comprised of an insulated copper ground and a bare aluminum bonding conductor that is in constant contact with the overall armor.

The MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Cable is Made in America and constructed with 12 AWG or 10 AWG CU Type THHN/THWN power and ground conductors along with an oversized bare aluminum bonding/grounding conductor and a signal conductor assembly comprised of a 30 mil PVC jacket covering two 16 AWG CU Type TFN conductors.

The power conductors, insulated green ground, and signal conductor assembly are cabled together and a binder tape bearing the print legend is wrapped around the assembly.  A bare aluminum grounding/bonding conductor is located outside the binder tape, has the same lay as the insulated conductors, and maintains intimate contact with the overall armor.  Green aluminum interlocking armor is applied over the cabled assembly. Yellow stripe/blocks are printed on the outside of the armor and circuit identifying print is applied on every fourth yellow stripe/block.  The cable is also available in steel armor or with an overall PVC jacket and comes in 250-foot coils, 1000-foot reels, boxes, or prefab assemblies.

Southwire® MC-PCS HCF Duo Cable meets UL and NEC requirements for combining power/lighting circuits, Class 2 or Class 3 signal or control circuits in the same cable, and redundant ground paths, including UL 1569 and NEC articles 330, 725, and 517.13(A)&(B).