PVC Jacketed HCF MCAP® Type MC All Purpose Hospital Care Facility

Southwire #: 59911101

12/3 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. Sunlight Resistant, Direct Burial Overall PVC Jacket.

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Southwire PVC Jacketed 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
  • Suitable for Wet Location per NEC 330.10(11)
  • Direct burial applications, embedded in concrete, and where exposed to cinder fills, strong chlorides, caustic alkalis, or vapors of chlorine or of hydrochloric acids.
  • 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.


Stock # 59911101 59911101
No. of Conductors 3 3
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) 10 10
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 644 16.36 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 217 323 lbs/1000' kgs/km

Standards & References

Southwire PVC Jacketed 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


Southwire PVC Jacketed 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. A black sunlight resistant, flame retardant PVC jacket is applied over the armor. Print legend is included on the binder tape as well as the overall PVC jacket.

  • Meets UL Product Category PJAZ (Metal-Clad Cable) and provides redundant equipment grounding conductors (as defined in NEC® 250.118) as required in NEC® 517.13(A) & (B).
  • Simplified armored product application and installation.
  • Reduces installation costs up to 50% over pipe and wire.
  • Increased labor savings compared to Type AC HCF.
  • Easy to identify green armor.
  • 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-AJ4065, C-AJ-4066, F-C-3038.
  • Cable reverse wound on reel for ease of pulling and installation. When pulling from coils, pull from inside to ensure ease of installation.
  • Armor ground path is approximately 3.5 times better than Type AC HCF Cable and is equivalent to a green insulated copper grounding conductor.


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