Southwire® Type USE-2 conductors are used with conduit as specified in the 2011 National Electrical Code. When used as Type USE-2, conductor is suitable for use as underground service entrance cable for direct burial at conductor temperatures not to exceed 90° C. When used as RHH, conductor temperatures shall not exceed 90°C in dry locations. When used as RHW-2 or USE-2, conductor temperatures shall not exceed 90°C in wet or dry locations. Voltage rating for USE-2 conductors is 600 volts.
|Stock #||11345601 11345601|
|Size (AWG or kcmil)||8 AWG 8 AWG|
|No. of Strands||7 7|
|Nom. OD (mils) (mm)||259 6.58||mils mm|
|Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm)||60 1.52||mils mm|
|Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km)||68 101||lbs/1000' kgs/km|
|Allowable Ampacity at 60C||40 40|
|Allowable Ampacity at 75C||50 50|
|Allowable Ampacity at 90C||55 55|
|UPC #||032886276514 032886276514|
Southwire® USE-2 comply with the following:
Southwire® Type USE-2 copper conductors are annealed (soft) copper. Insulation is an abrasion, moisture, heat, and sunlight resistant black crosslinked polyethylene (XLP).