Aluminum RHH, RHW-2, USE-2 with Alumaflex® Brand Conductors

Underground Service Entrance Cable. 600 Volt. AlumaFlex® Brand Aluminum Alloy (AA-8176) Conductor. Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulation. High Heat, Moisture, and Sunlight Resistant. Rated SIS in 6 – 4/0 AWG.

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Application

Southwire Type RHH or RHW-2 or USE-2 conductors are used with conduit as specified in the National Electrical Code. When used as Type USE-2, conductors are suitable for use as underground service entrance conductors for direct burial at conductor temperatures not to exceed 90°C. When used as RHW-2 or USE-2, conductor temperatures shall not exceed 90°C in wet or dry locations. Voltage rating for RHW-2 or RHH or USE-2 conductors is 600 volts.

Specifications

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Conductor Allowable Ampacities+
Size (AWG or kcmil) No. of Strands Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) Allowable Ampacity at 60C Allowable Ampacity at 75C Allowable Ampacity at 90C
272799
6 AWG 6 AWG
7 7
295 7.49
60 1.52
46 69
40 40
50 50
60 60
272807
4 AWG 4 AWG
7 7
333 8.46
60 1.52
64 95
55 55
65 65
75 75
272823
2 AWG 2 AWG
6 6
394 10.01
60 1.52
93 138
75 75
90 90
100 100
272831
1 AWG 1 AWG
8 8
467 11.86
80 2.03
126 188
85 85
100 100
115 115
272849
1/0 AWG 1/0 AWG
10 10
504 12.80
80 2.03
151 225
100 100
120 120
135 135
272856
2/0 AWG 2/0 AWG
12 12
536 13.61
80 2.03
179 267
115 115
135 135
150 150
272864
3/0 AWG 3/0 AWG
15 15
583 14.81
80 2.03
218 324
130 130
155 155
175 175
272872
4/0 AWG 4/0 AWG
19 19
635 16.13
80 2.03
266 395
150 150
180 180
205 205
272880
250 KCMIL 250 KCMIL
22 22
710 18.03
95 2.41
316 471
170 170
205 205
230 230
272898
300 KCMIL 300 KCMIL
35 35
770 19.56
95 2.41
381 568
190 190
230 230
255 255
272906
350 KCMIL 350 KCMIL
35 35
806 20.47
95 2.41
430 640
210 210
250 250
280 280
272914
400 KCMIL 400 KCMIL
35 35
849 21.56
95 2.41
484 720
225 225
270 270
305 305
272922
500 KCMIL 500 KCMIL
34 34
938 23.83
95 2.41
601 895
260 260
310 310
350 350
272955
750 KCMIL 750 KCMIL
61 61
1128 28.65
110 2.79
874 1301
320 320
385 385
435 435

Standards & References

Southwire Type RHH or RHW-2 or USE-2 conductors comply with the following:

  • ASTM B800 and either B801 or B836 (SIW)
  • UL 44 for RHH or RHW-2
  • UL 854 for USE-2
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544
  • National Electrical Code, NFPA 70
  • NEMA WC-70 Construction Requirements
  • RoHS/Reach Compliant

Construction

Southwire Type RHH or RHW-2 or USE-2 conductors are AlumaFlex® Brand AA-8000 series aluminum alloy, compact stranded. The insulation is an abrasion, moisture, heat and sunlight-resistant black cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). CT rated available upon request for sizes 1/0 AWG and larger.

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