HCF MCAP® Type MC All Purpose Hospital Care Facility

12/2 AWG Copper THHN Insulated Conductors and Green Insulated Ground Conductor. Full-Sized Aluminum Equipment Grounding/Bonding Conductor. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Rated VW-1. Green Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor is Part of Equipment Bonding/Grounding Path.

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Application

Southwire HCF MCAP® Type MC Cable is suitable for use as follows:

  • Branch-circuit wiring for patient care areas of hospitals, medical centers, and other health care facilities (when installed in accordance with NEC® Articles 517 and 330, and mechanically protected per Article 300.4). Such areas include nursing homes, dental offices, clinics, and outpatient facilities. Use in hazardous anesthetizing areas is prohibited.
  • Applications requiring redundant, dedicated or isolated grounding paths.
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC® 300.22(C)
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • 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).
  • Use with UL Listed MCI-A fittings

Specifications

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
560389
2 2
14 AWG 14 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
471 11.97
88 131
560392
3 3
14 AWG 14 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
498 12.66
106 157
555279
2 2
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
10 10
506 12.88
118 175
555280
3 3
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
10 10
538 13.67
145 215
555281
4 4
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
10 10
573 14.56
172 256
560834
6 6
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
610 15.49
223 332
567224
8 8
12 AWG 12 AWG
1 1
15 0.38
12 12
684 17.40
278 414
555282
2 2
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
8 8
580 14.74
170 253
555283
3 3
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
8 8
619 15.74
210 313
555285
4 4
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
8 8
663 16.86
252 375
562716
6 6
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
709 18.03
330 491
567228
8 8
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
853 21.68
445 662
644515
10 10
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
913 23.21
526 783
586265
12 12
10 AWG 10 AWG
1 1
20 0.51
10 10
909 23.09
589 877
583947
2 2
8 AWG 8 AWG
19 19
30 0.76
8 8
670 17.02
237 352
596687
6 6
8 AWG 8 AWG
19 19
30 0.76
8 8
949 24.11
573 853

Standards & References

Southwire HCF MCAP® Type MC Cable fully meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • UL 83, 1569 and 1063
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 330
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • IEEE 1202 (70,000 Btu/hr) Vertical Cable Tray Flame Test
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2, and 3 Hour Through-Penetration Firestop Systems
  • REACH/RoHS-2 (Chemical Limit) Compliant

Construction

Southwire HCF MCAP® Type MC Cable is constructed with solid soft-drawn copper Type THHN circuit conductors (rated 90ºC dry), redundant grounding provided by an armor assembly comprised of interlocked armor with a bare aluminum grounding/ bonding conductor, and a green insulated copper grounding conductor. The insulated circuit and grounding conductors are cabled together and wrapped with a binder tape bearing the print legend. The bare aluminum grounding/bonding conductor is located outside the binding tape and has the same lay as the insulated conductors. Green Aluminum interlocked armor is snugly wrapped around the conductor assembly. To insure proper cable termination, refer to the installation instructions provided with every reel and coil.

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