USE 2 Str Cu Gy

SKU: 62074799
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 # 62074799 62074799
Size (AWG or kcmil) 2 AWG 2 AWG
No. of Strands 7 7
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 403 10.24 mils mm
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 60 1.52 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 235 350 lbs/1000' kgs/km
Allowable Ampacity at 60C 95 95
Allowable Ampacity at 75C 115 115
Allowable Ampacity at 90C 130 130

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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