Duraclad® Type AC-HCF Steel Armor Health Care Facility

10/2 AWG Copper Type ACTHH (THHN Singles). Green Copper Grounding Conductor. 16 AWG Aluminum Bond Wire. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Rated VW-1. Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor. This product is a non-stock item and subject to minimum run quantities

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Southwire Armorlite® Type AC-HCF Steel Armor Health Care Facility is suitable for use as follows:

  • Branch and feeders for general purpose, non-essential electrical systems in patient care areas of hospitals, medical and other types of healthcare facilities. Such areas include nursing homes, dental offices, and outpatient facilities.
  • Power, lighting, control, and signal circuits
  • 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(E)(2).


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
2 2
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
512 13.02
243 361
3 3
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
560 14.24
287 427

Standards & References

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

  • UL 4, 83, 1581, 2556
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Armored Cable (AWEZ) ( 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 UL 1479
  • REACH/RoHS-2 (Chemical Limit) Compliant


Southwire Armorlite® Type AC-HCF Cable is constructed with soft-drawn copper, Type THHN insulated conductors which are individually wrapped with a moisture-resistant, flame-retardant paper covering. A green insulated copper grounding conductor is also included. Lightweight galvanized steel interlocking armor is applied over the assembly. A 16 AWG bare aluminum bond wire is placed inside the armor, runs longitudinally, and is in intimate contact with the armor for its entire length. Galvanized green steel armor available on request and subject to minimum run quantities.

  • An armor assembly (combination of the interlocked armor & bonding strip) that is recognized as an equipment grounding conductor per the NEC 250.118(8) and 517.13(A).
  • An insulated equipment grounding conductor sized per NEC 517.13(B) and Table 250.122.
  • Reduces installation costs up to 50% over pipe and wire.
  • 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.


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