Southwire #: 59548199

Type TC-ER Instrumentation Cable 600 Volt Tinned Copper Conductors EPR Insulated Singles Shielded Triads with Overall Shield STOS. CPE Jacket Heat, Moisture, Oil and Sunlight Resistant

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Southwire’s Instrumentation Cables Type TC-ER per UL 1277 are suitable for installations as outlined in NEC Article 336 for process control and instrumentation, control circuits for operation and interconnection of protective and signaling devices and for general use in manufacturing, industrial and commercial distribution systems. Cables are constructed with 7-strand tinned copper conductors insulated with Ethylene Propylene Rubber EPR. The triad conductors are colored black, white, red and alpha-numeric printed. Each pair has an aluminum polyester foil with 100% coverage and a tinned drain wire. The overall assembly is covered with an aluminum polyester foil with 100% coverage and a tinned drain wire. The cable is suited for use in cable trays, raceways, conduit, aerial (when supported with a messenger) and direct burial. The cable is rated for -30°C to 90°C wet or dry and rated for Class I Div II hazardous locations, sun and oil resistant. The jacket is black Chlorinated Polyeth- ylene CPE with a rip cord for easy removal


Stock # 59548199 59548199
No. of Conductors 12 12
Size (AWG or kcmil) (mm2) 16 AWG 16 AWG
No. of Strands 7 7
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 30 0.76 mils mm
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 750 19.05 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 278 414 lbs/1000' kgs/km

Standards & References

  • ASTM B33 Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables
  • UL 1685 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • EPA 40 CFR, Part 26, Subpart C heavy metals per Table 1, TCLP method


  • Conductor:Class B stranded tinned copper per ASTM B3 and B33
  • Insulation:Flame-retardant Ethylene Propylene Rubber EPR Black/White/Red alpha-numeric print alternate and inverted. 1-ONE, 2-TWO. 22 AWG PVC (Orange) communication conductor included
  • Drain Wire:Tinned copper
  • Twisted Shielded Triads:100% coverage aluminum/polyester foil shield with an individual drain wire shown in step 3
  • Binder:Mylar binder
  • Overall Drain Wire:Tinned Copper
  • Overall Shielded:100% coverage aluminum/polyester foil shield with a drain wire as shown in step 6
  • Rip Cord:Rip cord under jacket for ease of removal
  • Jacket:Black sunlight, oil and moisture resistant thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene CPE jacket


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