2/C CU 2000V EPDM/CPE Type W Industrial Grade Cable 90°C

2/C CU 2000V EPDM/CPE Type W Industrial Grade Cable 90°C

Flexible Copper Conductors, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulation, Single Layer Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket
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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.


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Conductor Allowable Ampacities+ Resistance
Size (AWG or kcmil) No. of Strands Nom. OD (Conductor) (mils) (mm) Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Nom. OD (Over Ins.) (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) Allowable Ampacity at 60C Allowable Ampacity at 75C Allowable Ampacity at 90C Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) Nom. DC Resistance (Conductor) AC Resistance at 90°C
559272 8 AWG 8 AWG 71 71 801 20.36 331 492 55 55 65 65 74 74 60 1.52 0.65 0.65 0.82 0.82
559276 2/0 AWG 2/0 AWG 324 324 1497 38.04 1383 2058 199 199 238 238 271 271 80 2.03 0.08 0.08 0.1 0.1

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)


  • 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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