Portable Type W UL/CSA

Flexible Copper Conductors, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulation, Single Layer Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jacket. Type RHH/RHW-2 90°C Wet and Dry

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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. Approved for use per the NEC® as Type RHH/RHW-2 90°C wet or dry. Meets FT-1 and FT-5 Flame Tests.


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Conductor Allowable Ampacities+ Resistance
Size (AWG or kcmil) (mm2) 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
1221 1221
1254 31.85
1898 2825
95 2.41

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 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • 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)
  • Reinforcement Binder:Reinforcing twine.
  • Jacket:Black, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)


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