USE 400 Str Cu Bk

SKU: 11358999
Underground Service Entrance Cable. 600 Volt. Copper Conductors. Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLP) Insulation. High-Heat, Moisture, and Sunlight Resistant.
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Application

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.

Specifications

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Stock # 11358999 11358999
Size (AWG or kcmil) 400 KCMIL 400 KCMIL
No. of Strands 37 37
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 896 22.76 mils mm
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 95 2.41 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 1346 2003 lbs/1000' kgs/km
Allowable Ampacity at 60C 280 280
Allowable Ampacity at 75C 335 335
Allowable Ampacity at 90C 380 380

Standards & References

Southwire® USE-2 comply with the following:

  • ASTM - B3 and B8
  • UL Standard 854 for USE-2
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544
  • National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 - 2011 Edition
  • NEMA WC 70 Construction Requirements
  • RoHS/REACH Compliant

Construction

Southwire® Type USE-2 copper conductors are annealed (soft) copper. Insulation is an abrasion, moisture, heat, and sunlight resistant black crosslinked polyethylene (XLP).

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