USE 500 Str Cu Bn

SKU: 58016599
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 # 58016599 58016599
Size (AWG or kcmil) 500 KCMIL 500 KCMIL
No. of Strands 37 37
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 979 24.87 mils mm
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 95 2.41 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 1666 2480 lbs/1000' kgs/km
Allowable Ampacity at 60C 320 320
Allowable Ampacity at 75C 380 380
Allowable Ampacity at 90C 430 430

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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