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Utility Medium-Voltage Power Cable

EmPowr™ Link Shielded Power Cable 5-46 kV


Cu Conductor TRXLPE Insulation Drain Wire Shielded Power Cable

Product Construction:

Complete Cable:
Crosslinked semi-conducting conductor shield,
insulation and semi-conducting insulation shield
COPPER CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 5kV POWER CABLE
COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
are extruded over a solid or stranded aluminum
NOMINAL or copper conductor and cured in a single oper-
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
CU NO. NO. WIRE THKNS. ation. An uncoated copper wire shield (helically
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm CU CU DIRECT IN applied), polyester separator tape and extruded
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT black PVC jacket are applied over the cable
core.
2.29 mm 90 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 5 kV 100% OR 133%
Conductor:
2 7 7 22 12.8 14.6 15.9 19.3 1.5 305 21 588 220 170
When copper conductors are supplied, they are
1 18 7 22 13.6 15.4 16.7 20.1 1.5 385 21 685 250 210 annealed, uncoated concentric stranded. Sizes
1/0 18 7 22 14.5 16.3 17.6 21.0 1.5 485 21 804 280 240 #4 AWG to 500 kcmil are compact stranded.
2/0 18 8 22 15.5 17.3 18.6 22.0 1.5 612 24 960 315 270 Sizes 600 kcmil to 1000 kcmil are compress
3/0 18 8 22 16.8 18.6 19.9 24.3 2.0 771 24 1198 355 310 stranded. When aluminum conductors are sup-
4/0 18 9 22 18.1 19.8 21.1 25.6 2.0 973 27 1429 395 345 plied, they are 1350 Aluminum concentric strand-
250 36 10 22 19.5 21.3 22.6 27.0 2.0 1149 30 1637 440 365 ed. Sizes #4 AWG to 1000 kcmil are compact
stranded.
350 36 11 22 22.0 23.8 25.1 29.5 2.0 1609 33 2158 520 435
500 37 12 22 25.0 26.8 28.1 32.5 2.0 2298 36 2918 605 505 Conductor Shield:
750 61 * 14 22 30.9 33.2 34.5 39.0 2.0 3447 42 4243 690 570 Extruded semi-conducting thermosetting poly-
1000 61 * 16 22 35.2 37.5 38.8 43.2 2.0 4596 48 5515 815 685 meric stress control layer.
Insulation:
COPPER CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 15kV POWER CABLE Extruded, unfilled Tree Retardant Crosslinked
COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1) Polyethylene (TRXLPE) as defined in ANSI/ICEA
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2) S-94-649.
CU NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm CU CU DIRECT IN Insulation Shield:
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT Extruded semi-conducting thermosetting layer,
clean and free stripping from insulation.
4.45 mm 175 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 15kV 100% LEVEL
2 7 8 22 17.0 18.7 20.0 24.5 2.0 305 24 767 220 170 Metallic Shield:
Helically applied annealed solid bare copper
1 18 9 22 17.8 19.5 20.8 25.3 2.0 385 27 878 250 210
wires with a lapped non-metallic tape serving as
1/0 18 9 22 18.7 20.5 21.8 26.2 2.0 485 27 1005 280 240
a binder/ separator.
2/0 18 10 22 19.7 21.5 22.8 27.2 2.0 612 30 1161 315 270
3/0 18 10 22 21.0 22.7 24.0 28.5 2.0 771 30 1362 355 310 Jacket:
4/0 18 11 22 22.2 24.0 25.3 29.7 2.0 973 33 1608 395 345 Black, non-conducting, FT1, low temperature
PVC.
250 36 11 22 23.7 25.5 26.7 31.2 2.0 1149 33 1816 440 365
350 36 12 22 26.2 28.4 29.7 34.2 2.0 1609 36 2382 520 435
500 37 14 22 29.2 31.4 32.7 37.2 2.0 2298 42 3163 605 505
750 61 * 16 22 35.1 37.4 38.7 43.1 2.0 3447 48 4496 690 570
1000 61 * 18 22 39.4 42.4 43.7 49.7 2.8 4596 55 6014 815 685

5.59 mm 220 MILS NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 15 kV 133% LEVEL


2 7 9 22 19.3 21.0 22.3 26.8 2.0 305 27 863 220 170
1 18 10 22 20.0 21.8 23.1 27.5 2.0 385 30 968 250 210
1/0 18 10 22 21.0 22.8 24.0 28.5 2.0 485 30 1102 280 240
2/0 18 11 22 22.0 23.8 25.1 29.5 2.0 612 33 1265 315 270 * 750 and 1000 kcmil are compressed conductor constructions
(1) Extruded layer thicknesses are in accordance with CSA
3/0 18 11 22 23.2 25.0 26.3 30.7 2.0 771 33 1466 355 310 C68.3 for Shielded Power Cables Rated 5-46kV Dimensions
4/0 18 12 22 24.5 26.3 27.6 32.0 2.0 973 36 1712 395 345 and weights are nominal, subject to manufacturing toler-
250 36 12 22 26.0 27.7 29.0 33.5 2.0 1149 36 1928 440 365 ences.
(2) Ampacities based on IEEE 835 for three phase, shielded
350 36 13 22 28.4 30.7 32.0 36.5 2.0 1609 39 2501 520 435 power cables, with drain wire shields bonded at both ends,
500 37 15 22 31.4 33.7 35.0 39.5 2.0 2298 45 3297 605 505 @ 100% load factor, 25°C earth ambient, 90°C conductor
750 61 * 17 22 37.4 39.7 41.0 46.9 2.8 3447 51 4801 690 570 temperature, soil rho of 90°C-cm/watt, 7.5" horizontal spac-
ing, configuration K or O (flat configuration), one isolated
1000 61 * 19 22 41.7 44.7 46.0 52.0 2.8 4596 58 6193 815 685 circuit buried 36" deep.

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Medium-Voltage Power Cable Utility

EmPowr™ Link Shielded Power Cable 5-46 kV


Al Conductor TRXLPE Insulation Drain Wire Shielded Power Cable

Features and Benefits: ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 5kV POWER CABLE
• CSA C68.3 approval COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
NOMINAL
• 90°C / -40°C CSA C68.3 rated CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
• Triple extruded for clean interfaces AL NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
• Dry nitrogen cure for enhanced performance AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm AL CU DIRECT IN
• Class 10,000 environment utilized for material kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT
handling
• Excellent moisture resistance 2.29 mm 90 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 5 kV 100% OR 133%
• High dielectric strength 2 7 7 22 12.8 14.6 15.9 19.3 1.5 93 21 372 170 140
• Excellent resistance to treeing 1 18 7 22 13.6 15.4 16.7 20.1 1.5 117 21 416 195 160
• Low dielectric loss 1/0 18 7 22 14.5 16.3 17.6 21.0 1.5 147 21 468 220 185
• Clean stripping insulation shield
2/0 18 8 22 15.5 17.3 18.6 22.0 1.5 185 24 528 250 210
• Sequential Meter marking
3/0 18 8 22 16.8 18.6 19.9 24.3 2.0 234 24 662 280 240
Insulation Temperature Rating: 4/0 18 9 22 18.1 19.8 21.1 25.6 2.0 295 27 751 320 275
• Normal...............................................................90°C 250 36 10 22 19.5 21.3 22.6 27.0 2.0 348 30 832 350 290
• Emergency *...................................................130°C 350 36 11 22 22.0 23.8 25.1 29.5 2.0 488 33 1033 420 350
• Short Circuit....................................................250°C
500 37 12 22 25.0 26.8 28.1 32.5 2.0 697 36 1316 500 420
* Operation at the emergency overload temper- 750 59 14 22 29.5 31.8 33.0 37.5 2.0 1045 42 1806 595 505
ature shall not exceed 1500 hours cumulative 1000 59 15 22 33.4 35.7 37.0 41.4 2.0 1393 45 2267 700 600
during the lifetime of the cable.
Specifications: ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 15kV POWER CABLE
General Cable - BICC® Brand Utility Products COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
wire shielded power cables meet the latest CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
requirements of CSA C68.3 and AEIC CS-8 as AL NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
applicable for Tree Retardant Crosslinked AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm AL CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT
Polyethylene (TRXLPE) insulated shielded power
cable.
4.45 mm 175 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 15kV 100% LEVEL
Applications: 2 7 8 22 17.0 18.7 20.0 24.5 2.0 92 24 557 170 140
EmPowr™ Link cables are intended for use in dry 1 18 9 22 17.8 19.5 20.8 25.3 2.0 117 27 610 195 160
or wet locations for distribution of three phase 1/0 18 9 22 18.7 20.5 21.8 26.2 2.0 147 27 669 220 185
medium voltage power. These cables may be
2/0 18 10 22 19.7 21.5 22.8 27.2 2.0 185 30 736 250 210
installed in ducts or directly buried.
3/0 18 10 22 21.0 22.7 24.0 28.5 2.0 234 30 825 280 240
Options: 4/0 18 11 22 22.2 24.0 25.3 29.7 2.0 295 33 929 320 275
• STRANDFILL® - blocked conductor. Tested in 250 36 11 22 23.7 25.5 26.7 31.2 2.0 348 33 1011 350 290
accordance with ICEA T-31-610
350 36 12 22 26.2 28.4 29.7 34.2 2.0 488 36 1256 420 350
• UltraPowr® - smoother and cleaner semi-con-
ducting conductor shield 500 37 14 22 29.2 31.4 32.7 37.2 2.0 697 42 1561 500 420
• Low strip insulation shield 750 59 16 22 33.6 35.9 37.2 41.6 2.0 1045 48 2052 595 505
• Available with EP Insulation 1000 59 17 22 37.6 39.9 41.2 47.1 2.8 1393 51 2691 700 600
• Available with metric (mm2) conductor sizes
• CDC® Combined Duct & Cable 5.59 mm 220 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 15 kV 133% LEVEL
• 3 X 1/C triplex or parallel formation 2 7 9 22 19.3 21.0 22.3 26.8 2.0 92 27 647 170 140
For information on conductor sizes or voltage rat- 1 18 10 22 20.0 21.8 23.1 27.5 2.0 117 30 699 195 160
ings not shown in the tables, phone BICC® Brand 1/0 18 10 22 21.0 22.8 24.0 28.5 2.0 147 30 758 220 185
Utility Products or contact us on the web at 2/0 18 11 22 22.0 23.8 25.1 29.5 2.0 185 33 840 250 210
http://www.generalcable.com. 3/0 18 11 22 23.2 25.0 26.3 30.7 2.0 234 33 929 280 240
4/0 18 12 22 24.5 26.3 27.6 32.0 2.0 295 36 1033 320 275
250 36 12 22 26.0 27.7 29.0 33.5 2.0 348 36 1122 350 290
350 36 13 22 28.4 30.7 32.0 36.5 2.0 488 39 1383 420 350
500 37 15 22 31.4 33.7 35.0 39.5 2.0 697 45 1695 500 420
750 59 16 22 35.9 38.2 39.5 43.9 2.0 1045 48 2193 595 505
1000 59 18 22 39.9 42.9 44.2 50.2 2.8 1393 54 2921 700 600

(1) Extruded layer thicknesses are in accordance with CSA C68.3 for Shielded Power Cables Rated 5- 46kV. Dimensions and weights are nominal,
subject to manufacturing tolerences.
(2) Ampacities based on IEEE 835 for three phase, shielded power cables, with drain wire shields bonded at both ends, @ 100% load factor, 25°C
earth ambient, 90°C conductor temperature, soil rho of 90°C-cm/watt, 7.5" horizontal spacing configuration K or O (flat configuration), one iso-
lated circuit buried 36" deep.

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Utility Medium-Voltage Power Cable

EmPowr™ Link Shielded Power Cable 5-46 kV


Cu Conductor TRXLPE Insulation Drain Wire Shielded Power Cable

COPPER CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 25kV POWER CABLE


COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
CU NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm CU CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT

6.60 mm 260 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 25 kV 100% LEVEL


1 18 11 22 22.2 24.0 25.2 29.7 2.0 385 33 1064 240 210
1/0 18 11 22 23.1 24.9 26.2 30.6 2.0 485 33 1198 270 240
2/0 18 11 22 24.1 25.9 27.2 31.6 2.0 612 33 1362 305 275
3/0 18 12 22 25.4 27.2 28.4 32.9 2.0 771 36 1570 340 310
4/0 18 13 22 26.6 28.9 30.2 34.7 2.0 973 39 1853 385 355
250 36 13 22 28.2 30.5 31.8 36.3 2.0 1149 39 2077 425 375
350 36 14 22 30.7 33.0 34.3 38.8 2.0 1609 42 2635 500 430
500 37 16 22 33.7 36.0 37.3 41.7 2.0 2298 48 3439 590 505
750 61 * 18 22 39.7 42.7 44.0 50.0 2.8 3447 55 5039 780 580
1000 61 * 20 22 43.9 47.0 48.3 54.2 2.8 4596 61 6379 900 780

COPPER CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 35kV POWER CABLE


COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
CU NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm CU CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT

8.76 mm 345 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 35 kV 100% LEVEL


1/0 18 13 22 27.4 29.7 31.0 35.4 2.0 485 39 1444 270 240
2/0 18 13 22 28.4 30.7 32.0 36.5 2.0 612 39 1615 305 275
3/0 18 14 22 29.7 32.0 33.3 37.7 2.0 771 42 1831 340 310
4/0 18 14 22 31.0 33.2 34.5 39.0 2.0 973 42 2091 385 355
250 36 15 22 32.7 35.0 36.3 40.7 2.0 1149 45 2337 425 375
350 36 16 22 35.2 37.5 38.8 43.2 2.0 1609 48 2910 500 430
500 37 17 22 38.2 40.5 41.8 47.7 2.8 2298 51 3885 590 505
750 61 * 20 22 44.1 47.2 48.5 54.4 2.8 3447 61 5389 780 580
1000 61 * 22 22 48.4 51.5 52.7 58.7 2.8 4596 67 6766 900 780

COPPER CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 46kV POWER CABLE


COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
CU NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm CU CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT

11.30 mm 445 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 46 kV 100% LEVEL


4/0 18 17 22 36.1 38.4 39.7 44.1 2.0 973 51 2412 385 355
250 36 17 22 37.8 40.1 41.4 45.8 2.0 1149 51 2672 425 375
350 36 19 22 40.3 43.3 44.6 50.6 2.8 1609 58 3491 500 430
500 37 20 22 43.3 46.3 47.6 53.6 2.8 2298 61 4347 590 505
750 61 * 22 22 49.2 52.3 53.6 59.5 2.8 3447 67 5828 780 580
1000 61 * 22 22 53.5 56.5 57.8 63.8 2.8 4596 67 7227 900 780

* 750 and 1000 kcmil are compressed conductor constructions


(1) Extruded layer thicknesses are in accordance with CSA C68.3 for Shielded Power Cables Rated 5- 46kV. Dimensions and weights are nominal,
subject to manufacturing tolerences.
(2) Ampacities based on IEEE 835 for three phase, shielded power cables, with drain wire shields bonded at both ends, @ 100% load factor, 25°C
earth ambient, 90°C conductor temperature, soil rho of 90°C-cm/watt, 7.5" horizontal spacing, configuration K or O (flat configuration), one
isolated circuit buried 36" deep.

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Medium-Voltage Power Cable Utility

EmPowr™ Link Shielded Power Cable 5-46 kV


Al Conductor TRXLPE Insulation Drain Wire Shielded Power Cable

ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 25kV POWER CABLE


COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
AL NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm AL CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT

6.60 mm 260 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 25 kV 100% LEVEL


1 18 11 22 22.2 24.0 25.2 29.7 2.0 117 33 795 185 160
1/0 18 11 22 23.1 24.9 26.2 30.6 2.0 147 33 855 210 190
2/0 18 11 22 24.1 25.9 27.2 31.6 2.0 185 33 937 240 215
3/0 18 12 22 25.4 27.2 28.4 32.9 2.0 234 36 1033 270 240
4/0 18 13 22 26.6 28.9 30.2 34.7 2.0 295 39 1174 305 275
250 36 13 22 28.2 30.5 31.8 36.3 2.0 348 39 1278 335 290
350 36 14 22 30.7 33.0 34.3 38.8 2.0 488 42 1509 400 345
500 37 16 22 33.7 36.0 37.3 41.7 2.0 697 48 1836 480 410
750 59 17 22 38.2 40.5 41.8 47.7 2.8 1045 51 2505 585 500
1000 59 19 22 42.2 45.2 46.5 52.5 2.8 1393 57 3100 715 600

ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 35kV POWER CABLE


COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
AL NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm AL CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT

8.76 mm 345 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 35 kV 100% LEVEL


1/0 18 13 22 27.4 29.7 31.0 35.4 2.0 147 39 1108 210 190
2/0 18 13 22 28.4 30.7 32.0 36.5 2.0 185 39 1189 240 215
3/0 18 14 22 29.7 32.0 33.3 37.7 2.0 234 42 1293 270 240
4/0 18 14 22 31.0 33.2 34.5 39.0 2.0 295 42 1412 305 275
250 36 15 22 32.7 35.0 36.3 40.7 2.0 348 45 1539 335 290
350 36 16 22 35.2 37.5 38.8 43.2 2.0 488 48 1784 400 345
500 37 17 22 38.2 40.5 41.8 47.7 2.8 697 51 2282 480 410
750 59 20 22 42.7 45.7 47.0 53.0 2.8 1045 60 2921 585 500
1000 59 21 22 46.6 49.7 51.0 56.9 2.8 1393 64 3471 715 600

ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COPPER WIRE SHIELDED 46kV POWER CABLE


COMPACT WIRE APPROXIMATE O.D. (1) NOMINAL APPROX.WEIGHT (1)
CONDUCTOR SHIELD mm JACKET kg/km AMPACITY (2)
CU NO. NO. WIRE THKNS.
AWG OR OF OF SIZE INSUL. WIRE PVC mm AL CU DIRECT IN
kcmil WIRES WIRES AWG INSUL. SHIELD SHIELD JACKET (1) COND. SHIELD TOTAL BURIED DUCT

11.30 mm 445 mils NOMINAL TRXLPE INSULATION - 46 kV 100% LEVEL


4/0 18 17 22 36.1 38.4 39.7 44.1 2.0 295 51 1732 305 275
250 36 17 22 37.8 40.1 41.4 45.8 2.0 348 51 1866 335 290
350 36 19 22 40.3 43.3 44.6 50.6 2.8 488 57 2371 400 345
500 37 20 22 43.3 46.3 47.6 53.6 2.8 697 60 2743 480 410
750 59 22 22 47.8 50.8 52.1 58.1 2.8 1045 67 3345 585 500
1000 59 22 22 51.7 54.8 56.0 62.0 2.8 1393 67 3925 715 600

(1) Extruded layer thicknesses are in accordance with CSA C68.3 for Shielded Power Cables Rated 5-46kV. Dimensions and weights are nominal,
subject to manufacturing tolerences.
(2) Ampacities based on IEEE 835 for three phase, shielded power cables, with drain wire shields bonded at both ends, @ 100% load factor, 25°C
earth ambient, 90°C conductor temperature, soil rho of 90°C-cm/watt, 7.5" horizontal spacing, configuration K or O (flat configuration), one
isolated circuit buried 36" deep.

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