MC-PCS HCF Duo™ Power & Control/Signal Cable for Healthcare Facilities with PVC Jacket

Suitable for use as follows:

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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.


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
718 18.25
241 358

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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