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

Southwire #: 64464501

12/4 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 # 64464501 64464501
No. of Conductors 4 4
Size (AWG or kcmil) (mm2) 12 AWG 12 AWG
No. of Strands 19 19
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 15 0.38 mils mm
Size (AWG) 10 10
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 687 17.45 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 252 375 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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