SPEC 46051 CU Compressed 5kV XLPE Insulation Airport Lighting

5000 Volt Non-Shielded Airport Lighting Cable, Copper Conductor With Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation XLPE. Meets (FAA) specification L-824 C For Underground Electrical Cable for Airport Lighting Circuits. Silicone Free

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Southwire’s Airport Lighting Cable meets the requirements of (FAA) L-824 C underground electrical cable for airport lighting circuits (AC 150/5345-53D), (AC 150/5345-7F). Southwire’s Airport Lighting Cable is available in sizes #8 AWG through #4 AWG 7 strands. The conductors are bare annealed copper class B and covered with an abrasion, moisture, and heat resistant Cross-Linked Polyethylene XLPE insulation. The 5KV non-shielded cable is available in Black, Red and Yellow colors. Southwire Airport Lighting Cable is primarily used for series lighting circuits for runways, control systems, and other multi-purpose installations. It can be used in direct burial, conduit, or raceways. These cables are capable of operating continuously at a conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation, 130°C for emergency and 250°C for short circuit conditions. Silicone Free.

  • Cable is manufactured by Southwire Company in either Starkville, MS or Douglas, GA USA
  • Cable has a warranty of 1 year from date of installation or 2 years from date of shipment whichever comes first.


Select a set of products below for more information:
Conductor Ground Wire
No. of Conductors Size (AWG or kcmil) (mm2) No. of Strands Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) Size (AWG) No. of Strands Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) Allowable Ampacity
0 0
7 7
110 2.79
375 9.53
90 133
0 0
7 7
110 2.79
415 10.54
126 187
0 0
7 7
110 2.79
460 11.68
181 269

Standards & References

  • ASTM B3: Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8: Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B33: Standard Specification for Tin-Coated Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ICEA S-96-659: (NEMA WC 71) 2001-5000 V Nonshielded Cables
  • Made in America:: Compliant with both Buy American and Buy America Act (BAA) requirements per 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j) and the Federal Transit Administration Buy America requirements per 49 C.F.R. part 661
  • FAA L-824 C: Specification Approved by (AC 150/5345-53D), (AC 150/5345-7F)


  • Conductor: Class B copper per ASTM B3 and B8
  • Insulation: Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE). Optional colors available upon request (green, blue, red, etc.)