SPEC 44101 2/C CU 2000V EPDM/CPE Type W Industrial Grade Cable 90°C. MSHA Approved

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) (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
71 71
801 20.36
331 492
55 55
65 65
74 74
60 1.52
0.65 0.65
0.82 0.82
2/0 AWG 2/0 AWG
324 324
1531 38.91
1775 2641
199 199
238 238
271 271
80 2.03
0.08 0.08
0.1 0.1

Standards & References

  • ASTM B3: 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: Jute fillers applied as needed to round the cable core
  • Reinforcement Binder: Reinforcing binder with twine applied over the core
  • Jacket: Black, flame resistant, thermosetting Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)


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