Armorlite® Type AC

12/2 THHN/THWN Insulated Singles Wrapped in Moisture-Resistant, Flame-Retardant Paper. 16 AWG Aluminum Bond Wire. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Rated VW-1. Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor.
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Application

Southwire Armorlite® Type AC Cable is suitable for use as follows:

  • Branch, feeder and service power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multiresidential buildings.
  • Dry locations only.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster
  • Concealed or exposed installations
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22(C).
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) & 645.5(D)(2).

Specifications

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Conductor Ground Wire
No. of Conductors Size (AWG or kcmil) 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
610293 2 2 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 463 11.77 88 131
610294 3 3 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 482 12.26 106 158
610296 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 513 13.05 127 188
553270 2 2 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 50.8 50.8 493 12.54 106 157
553276 3 3 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 515 13.10 133 198
610297 4 4 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 554 14.07 163 242
610298 2 2 10 AWG 10 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 558 14.19 142 212
610299 3 3 10 AWG 10 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 586 14.88 183 273
610300 4 4 10 AWG 10 AWG 1 1 50.8 50.8 629 15.98 226 336
890607 2 2 8 AWG 8 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 686 17.42 212 315
890608 3 3 8 AWG 8 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 828 21.03 319 474
890690 4 4 8 AWG 8 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 888 22.57 395 587
890691 2 2 6 AWG 6 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 862 21.89 326 485
890692 3 3 6 AWG 6 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 905 23.01 432 643
890693 4 4 6 AWG 6 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 975 24.78 543 807
890695 3 3 4 AWG 4 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 1054 26.79 633 943
890696 4 4 4 AWG 4 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 1142 29.01 806 1199
553275 3 3 3 AWG 3 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 1121 28.48 755 1124
553278 4 4 3 AWG 3 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 1215 30.88 965 1437
890698 3 3 2 AWG 2 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 1184 30.09 899 1337
890699 4 4 2 AWG 2 AWG 19 19 50.8 50.8 1286 32.68 1165 1733

Standards & References

Southwire Armorlite® Type AC Cable meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • UL 4
  • UL 83
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 320
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2, and 3 Hour Through-Penetration Firestop Systems
  • REACH/RoHS-2 (Chemical Limit) Compliant

Construction

Southwire Armorlite® Type AC Cable is constructed with soft-drawn copper, Type THHN insulated conductors which are individually wrapped with a moisture-resistant, flame-retardant paper covering. Aluminum interlocking armor is applied over the assembly. A 16 AWG aluminum bond wire is placed inside the armor, runs longitudinally and is in intimate contact with the armor for its entire length.

  • An armor assembly (combination of the interlocked armor & bonding strip) that is recognized as an equipment grounding/bonding conductor per NEC 250.118(8).
  • Reduces installation costs up to 50% over pipe and wire.
  • Lightweight aluminum armor--as much as 45% lighter than steel AC Cable.
  • UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems: W-J-3037, W-L-3110, W-L-3113, W-L-3117, W-L-3120, W-L-3121, W-L-3160, C-AJ-3115, C-AJ-3140, C-AJ-3142, C-AJ-3145, C-AJ-3173, C-AJ-3202, C-AJ-4065, C-AJ-4066, F-C-3038.
  • Anti-short/insulating bushings supplied with every reel or coil.
  • Cable reverse wound on reel for ease of pulling and installation. When pulling from coils, pull from inside to ensure ease of installation.

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