MC-PCS Duo™ PVC Jacketed Power & Control/Signal Cable

Southwire #: 59618101

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Copper Power & Control/Signal Conductors. THHN/THWN & TFN Insulated Singles. Green Insulated Grounding Conductor. Power: 12/2 AWG Copper THHN/THWN. Signal: 16 AWG Copper TFN. UL Listed. 600 Volts. Rated VW-1. Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor with Overall PVC Jacket. Sunlight Resistant. Direct Burial. Southwire® PVC Jacketed MC-PCS Duo™ Cable meets the NEC and UL listing requirements for combining power/lighting circuits and Class 2 or Class 3 signal or control circuits in the same cable.

  • Suitable for Wet Location per NEC 330.10(11)
  • Direct burial applications, installation in concrete and where exposed to cinder fills, strong chlorides, caustic alkalis, or vapors of chlorine or of hydrochloric acids.
  • Circuits for branch power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential buildings.
  • Power, lighting, control, and signal circuits.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • Concealed or exposed installations
  • 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.


Stock # 59618101 59618101
No. of Conductors 2 2
Size (AWG or kcmil) (mm2) 12 AWG 12 AWG
No. of Strands 1 1
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 15 0.38 mils mm
Size (AWG) 12 12
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 718 18.25 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 241 358 lbs/1000' kgs/km

Standards & References

MC-PCS Duo™ PVC Jacketed Cable meets or exceeds the requirements of:

  • UL 83
  • UL 1569 (Including new Sections 9.4, 40.1(q), and 41.1(r) as detailed in the latest UL 1569 CRD)
  • UL 1685
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 330 and 725.136(I)(1) & (2)
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2 and 3 Hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems
  • Passes both " UL Test" & "FT4/IEEE 1202" (70,000 Btu/hr) Vertical Cable Tray Flame Test
  • REACH/RoHS-2 (Chemical Limit) Compliant


MC-PCS Duo™ PVC Jacketed Cable is constructed with 12 AWG or 10 AWG CU Type THHN/THWN power and ground conductors along with a control conductor assembly composed of a 30 mil PVC jacket covering two 16 AWG CU Type TFN signal conductors. The phase conductors, ground, and signal conductor assembly are cabled together and a binder tape bearing the print legend is wrapped around the assembly. Aluminum interlocking armor is applied over the taped assembly. A sunlight resistant, direct burial rated PVC Jacket is applied over the armor.


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