8-71 CU 2/C BLACK/WHITE TYPE W 2KV BLACK 0 FT

SKU: 55927299
Flexible Copper Conductors, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulation, Single Layer Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket
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Application

Southwire Type W cable is a heavy-duty industrial cable for use in flexible, portable, and extra-hard usage applications per NEC Article 400. Suitable for continuous submersion in water – ideal for submersible pumps. Also suitable for use in light to medium-duty mining applications. Sunlight and oil resistant. Highly flexible and easy to work with in cold conditions. Not for use as permanent building wiring. Meets FT-1 and FT-5 Flame Tests. cUL listing on select items only.

Specifications

measurement
imperial metric
Stock # 55927299 55927299
Size (AWG or kcmil) 8 AWG 8 AWG
No. of Strands 71 71
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 801 20.36 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 331 492 lbs/1000' kgs/km
Allowable Ampacity at 60C 55 55
Allowable Ampacity at 75C 65 65
Allowable Ampacity at 90C 74 74
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 60 1.52 mils mm
Nom. DC Resistance (Conductor) 0.65 0.65
AC Resistance at 90°C 0.82 0.82

Standards & References

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 1650 Standard for Portable Power Cable
  • MSHA Approved
  • RoHS-2 (European Directive 2011/65/EU)

Construction

  • Conductor:Bare, soft drawn, annealed, flexible, rope-lay stranded copper per ASTM B3/B172
  • Separator Tape:Non-conducting tape applied between the conductor and insulation to facilitate stripping
  • Insulation:Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). Color coded black, white
  • Fillers:Paper fillers applied as needed to round the cable core
  • Tape:Reinforcing tape applied over the cabled core for improved mechanical integrity and ease of stripping
  • Reinforcement Binder:Reinforcing twine applied over the tapped core
  • Jacket:Black, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)

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