8-71 CU 4/C BLACK/WHITE/RED/GREEN TYPE W 2KV BLACK 250 FT

Southwire #: 55815201

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 Article NEC 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 perminant building wiring. Meets FT-5 Flame Test.

Specifications

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Stock # 55815201 55815201
Size (AWG or kcmil) 8 AWG 8 AWG
No. of Strands 71 71
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 988 25.10 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 578 860 lbs/1000' kgs/km
Allowable Ampacity at 60C 48 48
Allowable Ampacity at 75C 57 57
Allowable Ampacity at 90C 65 65
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 60 1.52 mils mm
Nom. DC Resistance (Conductor) 0.666 0.666
AC Resistance at 90°C 0.848 0.848

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, red, green
  • 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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