Duraclad® Type MC Blue Armor

12/2 AWG THHN/THWN Insulated Singles. Green Insulated Ground. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Rated VW-1. Blue Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor.

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Application

Southwire Blue Steel Armor Type MC Cable is suitable for use as follows:

  • Branch, feeder and service power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multiresidential buildings.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • Concealed or exposed installations
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22 (C).
  • Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and theaters per NEC 520.5.
  • 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).
  • Class I Div. 2, Class II Div 2, & Class III Div. 1 Hazardous Locations.

Specifications

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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
571097
2 2
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
483 12.28
151 225
571111
3 3
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
514 13.07
181 269
571148
4 4
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
549 13.96
214 318
571150
2 2
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
550 13.98
205 305
571155
3 3
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
589 14.97
251 374
571160
4 4
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
637 16.19
300 446

Standards & References

Southwire Blue Steel Armor Type MC Cable meets or exceeds the requirements of the following:

  • UL 83
  • UL 1569
  • UL 1685
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • FT4/IEEE 1202 (70,000 Btu/hr) Vertical Cable Tray Flame Test
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 330
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2 and 3 Hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems
  • REACH/RoHS-2 (Chemical Limit) Compliant

Construction

Southwire Blue Steel Armor Type MC Cable is constructed with soft-drawn copper, Type THHN/THWN conductors rated 90°C dry available in sizes 14 AWG through 2 AWG, and a green insulated grounding conductor. The conductors are cabled together and a binder tape bearing the print legend is wrapped around the assembly. Blue steel interlocking armor is applied over the assembly.

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