Copper Service Entrance (SER) Cable

Type SE, Style SER Service Entrance Cable. 600 Volt. Individual Conductors Rated XHHW-2 or THHN/THWN. Jacket and Individual Conductors Sunlight Resistant.

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Application

Southwire® Type SE, Style SER service entrance cable is primarily used to convey power from the service drop to the meter base and from the meter base to the distribution panelboard; however, the cable may be used in all applications where Type SE cable is permitted. SER may be used in wet or dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90°C. Voltage rating is 600 volts.

Specifications

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Conductor Neutral Wire Allowable Ampacities
Size (AWG or kcmil) No. of Conductors No. of Strands Size (AWG) No. of Neutrals No. of Strands Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) Allowable Ampacity at 60C Allowable Ampacity at 75C Allowable Ampacity at 90C Allowable Ampacity in Dwelling
281642 6 AWG 6 AWG 3 3 7 7 6 6 1 1 7 7 60 1.52 377 561 55 55 65 65 75 75
263483 4 AWG 4 AWG 3 3 7 7 6 6 1 1 7 7 796 20.22 575 856 70 70 85 85 95 95 100 100
277574 3 AWG 3 AWG 3 3 7 7 5 5 1 1 7 7 864 21.95 709 1055 85 85 100 100 110 110 110 110
267013 2 AWG 2 AWG 3 3 7 7 4 4 1 1 7 7 942 23.93 876 1304 95 95 115 115 130 130 125 125
270827 1 AWG 1 AWG 3 3 19 19 3 3 1 1 7 7 1126 28.61 1110 1652 110 110 130 130 150 150 150 150
277558 1/0 AWG 1/0 AWG 3 3 19 19 2 2 1 1 7 7 1220 31.00 1374 2044 125 125 150 150 170 170 175 175
270835 2/0 AWG 2/0 AWG 3 3 19 19 1 1 1 1 19 19 1326 33.70 1706 2539 145 145 175 175 195 195 200 200
270843 3/0 AWG 3/0 AWG 3 3 19 19 1/0 1/0 1 1 19 19 1462 37.15 2152 3202 165 165 200 200 225 225 225 225

Standards & References

Southwire® Type SE cable complies with:

  • ASTM- All applicable standards
  • UL Standard 44 for XHHW-2 conductors
  • UL Standard 83 for THHN/THWN conductors
  • UL Standard 854
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544
  • National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. 2011 Edition
  • RoHS/REACH

Construction

Southwire® Type SE cable is constructed with sunlight resistant Type XHHW2 onductors or Type THHN/THWN conductors. Copper conductors are annealed (soft) copper. Cable assembly plus reinforcement tape are jacketed with sunlight resistant gray polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Available as 1 conductor with a concentric ground, 2 conductor with a round or concentric ground, or 3 conductor with a bare ground. SE cable is jacketed with gray sunlight resistant polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

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