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BUILDING WIRE

COPPER

BUILDING WIRE & CABLE FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

J A N U A R Y 2 012

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Building Wire
Servicing Commercial and Residential Applications This catalog contains in-depth information on our full line of building wire power cables newly available today. It features the latest information on products, along with detailed technical and specification data in indexed sections — with an easy-to-use “spec-on-a-page” format. The “spec-on-a-page” format was developed to meet your needs. It features up-to-theminute product information, from applications and constructions to detailed technical and specification data. There’s also a glossary of technical terms for additional assistance. And, of course, if you need any further data, General Cable’s Customer Service staff provides the answers you need quickly and efficiently.

What’s New?
R E N E WA B L E P O W E R O F T H E S U N
As a company committed to environmental stewardship and renewable energy, General Cable has specifically designed its SunGen® suite of cabling products to effectively and efficiently link solar PV panels to the grid while being able to withstand the harsh operating environments of solar power applications.

PRODUCT REFERENCE GUIDE
General Cable serves the electrical distribution market with industryleading brands, including Carol ®, BICC ® and Brand Rex Brands, for all your industrial, commercial and residential building wire needs. This is a helpful product reference guide which provides additional information on our wide range of functionally equivalent products.

C A B L E I N S TA L L AT I O N M A N U A L
NINTH EDITION
General Cable’s Cable Installation Manual for Power and Control Cables provides installation information for power and control cables for industrial applications. It covers 600 Volts through 46 kV insulated copper conductors. The Cable Installation Manual is not a complete representation of the entire line of wire and cable products that General Cable manufactures. General Cable’s Customer Service and Technical staff are available to provide answers you need quickly and efficiently.

F U L L L I N E C ATA L O G S
Electronics Cables
General Cable’s Carol ® Brand products fulfill the complete wire and cable requirements of the fast-changing electronics, sound and security marketplaces. We offer hook-up wire; communications cable; computer, coaxial and microphone cables; and special designs for security systems, fire alarms and audio/video applications.

All information in this catalog is presented solely as a guide to product selection and is believed to be reliable. All printing errors are subject to correction in subsequent releases of this catalog. Although General Cable has taken precautions to ensure the accuracy of the product specifications at the time of publication, the specifications of all products contained herein are subject to change without notice. GENERAL CABLE, BICC, BRAND REX, CAROL, CAROLFLEX, CAROLPRENE, DURASHEATH, FREP, SUNGEN, SUPER VU-TRON, UNIBLEND, UNICON, UNISHIELD and WINDGEN are trademarks of General Cable Technologies Corporation. © 2012. General Cable Technologies Corporation. Highland Heights, KY 41076 All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Cord & Cordset Products
General Cable's Carol ® Brand is the most recognized name in flexible cords for temporary power. The extensive line includes portable cord, cordsets, portable power cable and premium-grade cable for commercial and industrial applications.

General Cable Copper Building Wire
General Cable is pleased to announce its new lineup of Copper Building Wire products. When you partner with General Cable, you get One Company that manufactures and delivers all of the wire and cable products you need — from Carol® Brand cords, cordsets, and electronics wire and cable that satisfy the fast-changing requirements of the marketplace and communications cables for high-bandwidth voice, data and video applications to General Cable’s industrial instrumentation, power and control cables that serve an extensive range of applications and environments. Now add to that a line of Building Wire products. General Cable has a rich history of experience and innovations with roots dating back to the 1800s. In fact, General Cable invented NM-B at its Rome, New York plant in 1922. As a global leader in the wire and cable industry, General Cable focuses its worldwide resources on providing outstanding quality and delivering maximum value to its customers. General Cable’s reintroduction of a Building Wire product line expands and enhances its current industrial offering with a broader spectrum of copper products that range from 600 to 2,000 volts. Our product portfolio supports both commercial and residential construction markets, while delivering the same product quality, manufacturing expertise and service that our customers have always received from General Cable. General Cable’s building wire and cable products include copper XHHW-2, tri-rated USE-2, and service entrance products. Canadian constructions such as RW90, RWU90, and T90 are also readily available. Our THHN copper products come in a variety of colors and offer a low-friction jacket designed to improve installation even under the most difficult conditions. For today’s solar energy projects, General Cable offers a complete line of SunGen® solar photovoltaic wire in copper constructions. These specialty products are engineered to meet the rigorous environmental conditions of long-term outdoor exposure to the sun while meeting the needs of this increasingly popular energy source. By maintaining inventory within a network of regional distribution centers across the country, General Cable is able to ensure maximum availability for our customers. Put us to work for you.

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Table of Contents Section 1
THHN/THWN-2 T90 TFFN XHHW-2 XHHW-2 VW-1 RW90 RWU90 Unicon® XLPE SunGen®

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Copper Building Wire
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SunGen® IC

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SunGen® IC

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PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type THHN/THWN-2, Single Conductor, Copper PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, CSA Type T90/TWN75, Single Conductor, Copper PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type TFFN, Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type XHHW-2, c(UL) RW90, Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Control and Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type SIS/XHHW-2, VW-1 Rated, Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, CSA Type RW90, Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Low-Voltage Power 1000 V, CSA Type RWU90, Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type RHH/RHW-2/USE-2, Single Conductor, Copper Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE, Photovoltaic Wire 600 V, UL Type PV/USE-2/RHH or RHW-2 Single Conductor, Copper Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE, Photovoltaic Wire 2000 V, UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Photovoltaic Wire 600 V, UL Type PV/USE-2 or 2000 V RHH or RHW-2 or c(UL) RWU90, 1000 V Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Photovoltaic Wire 600 V, UL Type PV/USE-2 or 2000 V RHH or RHW-2 or c(UL) RWU90, 1000 V Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Photovoltaic Wire 2000 V, UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 or c(UL) RWU90, 1000 V Single Conductor, Copper XLPE, Photovoltaic Wire 2000 V, UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 or c(UL) RWU90, 1000 V Single Conductor, Copper PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type NM-B, Multi-Conductor, Copper PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type UF-B and NMC, Multi-Conductor, Copper PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type SE Style U, Multi-Conductor, Copper PVC, Low-Voltage Power 600 V, UL Type SE Style R, Multi-Conductor, Copper

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2010 24 25-31 32 Glossary A003 Jan. 2010 Jan. 2012 Jan. 2011 35 36 37 Cable Installation Guidelines DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Pre-Installation Instructions Installation – Overview and Checklist Installation – Feed-In Setups Installation – Conductor Maximum Pulling Tensions Installation – Training and Bending Limitations Installation – Maximum Side Wall Pressure E005 E025 E050 E075 E100 E125 Jan. 2010 Jan. 2011 Jan. 2012 34 Handling and Storage Recommendations DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Recommended Reel Handling Practices Recommended Cable Handling Practices Recommended Cable Storage Practices D005 D025 D050 Jan. 2012 Jan. 2012 33 Conductor Data DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Class B and Class C Conductors for General Wiring B027 Jan.com . 2010 Jan. 2011 38 39 40-41 42-43 44 45 Catalog Number Index 46-47 Phone: 800-243-8020 www. 2010 Jan. 2010 Jan. 2010 Nov.generalcable.Table of Contents Section 2 Technical Information Date of Issue 01/12 General Technical Information DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Building Wire Types Metric Conversion Factors Reel Capacity Chart A002 A150 A200 Jan.

generalcable.com . then select “Corporate Social Responsibility” Visit www. Look for our products with the RoHS symbol for your green building initiatives. Select “COMPANY”. The symbol also reflects our commitment to achieving industry-leading standards and responding proactively to environmental global issues.Our Green Initiative symbol recognizes our role and responsibility in promoting sustainability.

solar or water. Increasing demand for energy is accelerating investment in exploration. nuclear.Making Contact with the World Directing Traffic without Gridlock Building Bridges in the Sky General Cable is a leader in the development. aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable for the energy. World Headquarters General Cable 4 Tesseneer Drive Highland Heights. from fiber optic submarine communications cables. underground and under the sea. We meet the high-speed bandwidth needs of global communications networks. From oil rigs and broadcast studios to cars and trains. Each day we’re building business momentum — developing ideas into innovative solutions and industry-leading products. General Cable is influencing the world … with more than two-thirds of our sales generated outside North America and more than 11. As one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers. public venues. industrial. we are the One Company Connecting the World. Energy Cables Our cables carry energy across the world — through the air. oil. extraction. factory floors and special applications such as military. Our products inspire progress worldwide … customers use our value-added products to create global infrastructure that improves the standard of living for people everywhere. material science and technology resources. KY 41076-9753 U. natural gas.000 associates in 47 manufacturing facilities throughout 25 countries. Communications Cables Our cables keep information flowing — facilitating a non-stop stream of words and images around the world. specialty and communications markets. copper and fiber aerial and underground cables to copper and fiber optic enterprise cables and system solutions.A. and in commercial buildings. marketing and distribution of copper. design. marine and mining — we serve an extensive range of markets. transmission and distribution — whether based on coal. Lean Manufacturing. power generation. expanding geographic access and furthering our investment in highly capable associates. wind. nuclear. . manufacture.S. Industrial & Specialty Cables Our cables channel the power and signals that make equipment hum and engines run.

General Cable offers a complete line of Copper Building Wire to serve virtually all the requirements of the electrical industry. and our Unicon® XLPE wire and cable products can be direct buried in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC®). thermal and physical properties. General Cable’s THHN wire is widely specified for power distribution. industrial flex and datacom cabling. All General Cable’s copper building wire products are stocked in our regional distribution centers along with other frequently used Electrical Distribution core items. General Cable Type TFFN wire can be utilized in a wide array of applications. making it the perfect choice for home building and remodeling. For residential construction. General Cable’s NM sheathed cable is lightweight and easy to install. Copper Building Wire Copper Building Wire Copper Building Wire is the most frequently specified wiring solution today for commercial and residential construction projects. Both products offer excellent electrical.com 1 . from service entrance and feeders to branch circuits. Types NM and UF are very popular for branch wiring. machine tool wire and appliance wiring material. For harsh industrial environments. and it can be used as branch circuits. including fixture wire. Type SE is ideal for carrying electric power from service entrance equipment. Copper Phone: 800-243-8020 www. THHN can handle most electrical wiring applications. Residential and commercial service entrance cables are also available from General Cable. contractors demand non-metallic (NM) sheathed cable. General Cable’s Type XHHW-2 is well suited for building wire power distribution. including portable cord. Available in a variety of colors to accommodate customers’ needs. Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation is an ideally suited wiring solution.generalcable. For commercial projects.

2012 3-4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 5810 Jan. UL Type SE Style U. Multi-Conductor. 1000 V Single Conductor. 2012 18 5900 5910 5920 5930 Jan. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. Copper XLPE. VW-1 Rated. UL Type SIS/XHHW-2. 2012 Jan.com 2 Copper . Low-Voltage Power 600 V. Single Conductor. Copper XLPE. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. Multi-Conductor. Single Conductor. Copper XLPE. Photovoltaic Wire 2000 V. CSA Type RW90. Copper XLPE. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 or c(UL) RWU90. 1000 V Single Conductor.generalcable. UL Type RHH/RHW-2/USE-2. Single Conductor. Single Conductor. Photovoltaic Wire 2000 V. Single Conductor. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. 2012 15 5845 Jan. Photovoltaic Wire 600 V. Copper PVC. UL Type TFFN. Photovoltaic Wire 600 V. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. Copper XLPE. UL Type PV/USE-2/RHH or RHW-2 Single Conductor. UL Type XHHW-2. Copper PVC. CSA Type RWU90. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. 1000 V Single Conductor. Control and Low-Voltage Power 600 V.Copper Building Wire Date of Issue 01/12 Copper Building Wire PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 1 SPECIFICATION REVISION PAGE NUMBER DATE NUMBER THHN/THWN-2 T90 TFFN XHHW-2 XHHW-2 VW-1 RW90 RWU90 Unicon® XLPE SunGen® SunGen® SunGen® SunGen® IC SunGen® SunGen® IC NM-B UF-B and NMC SE Style U SE Style R PVC. UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 Single Conductor. Low-Voltage Power 1000 V. Copper XLPE. 2012 Jan. 1000 V Single Conductor. Copper XLPE. UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 or c(UL) RWU90. UL Type UF-B and NMC. UL Type PV/USE-2 or 2000 V RHH or RHW-2 or c(UL) RWU90. 2012 Jan. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. Single Conductor. 2012 17 5855 Jan. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. UL Type SE Style R. 2012 Jan. 2012 Jan. CSA Type T90/TWN75. Copper PVC. 2012 Jan. 2012 14 5840 Jan. Photovoltaic Wire 2000 V. Multi-Conductor. Copper PVC. 2012 Jan. Copper XLPE. Copper 5290 5490 5280 5200 5150 5500 5600 5250 5800 Jan. c(UL) RW90. UL Type NM-B. Copper Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE. 2012 Jan. Single Conductor. Photovoltaic Wire 600 V. Multi-Conductor. UL Type THHN/THWN-2. Copper Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE. UL Type PV/USE-2 or 2000 V RHH or RHW-2 or c(UL) RWU90. Copper PVC. 2012 Jan. Copper XLPE. 2012 Jan. Single Conductor. 2012 19 20 21 22 Phone: 800-243-8020 www. 2012 16 5850 Jan. Copper PVC. 2012 Jan.

ozone. Single Conductor. the conductor is appropriate for use in dry locations at 90°C or not to exceed 60°C in wet locations or where exposed to oil or coolants (with ampacity limited to that for 75°C conductor temperature) as outlined in NFPA79 Electrical Standards for Industrial Machinery • Sequential foot markings every 2 feet on 8 AWG and larger for easy measuring • Sunlight-resistant for 1/0 and larger.com .): Applications: • For MTW applications. Copper • 14 AWG thru 750 kcmil bare annealed stranded copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8 • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG solid plain copper per ASTM B3 • Color-coded premium-grade flame-retardant.generalcable. alkalines. 2012 THHN/THWN-2 Product Construction: Conductor: PVC. the conductor is appropriate for wet or dry locations not to exceed 90°C Features (cont’d. for black only • Meets cold bend and cold impact tests at -25°C Industry Compliances: • ASTM B3 and B8 • UL Standard 83 – THHN/THWN-2 • UL Standard 1063 for machine tool wire (MTW) • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 • NEC® Article 310 • RoHS Compliant • c(UL) – T90 Nylon Flame Test Compliances: • UL 2556 VW-1 rated through 1 AWG • UL 2556 CT USE 1/0 and larger • Cut-to-length services available for 8 AWG and larger Features: Compliances: THHN/THWN-2 3 Packaging: COLOR CODE CHART COLOR CODE COLOR Black White Red Green Yellow Brown COLOR CODE COLOR Blue Orange Gray Purple Pink PACKAGING CODE CHART PACKAGING CODE PACKAGE 2x500' 4x500' 500' Reel 1000' Reel 2000' Reel 2500' Reel 5000' Reel Cut to order Master Reel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B 10 20 32 33 54 34 55 00 XX Phone: 800-243-8020 www.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5290 January.): Jacket: Print: For 1/0 and larger. feeders and branch circuits • Conduit and raceways • 1/0 and larger for cable tray use • Low Friction Nylon jacket provides easy pulling for 8 AWG and larger • 1/0 AWG and larger are rated for cable tray use • Rated Gasoline and Oil-Resistant II • Resistant to abrasion.and moisture-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) • Tough Polyamide (Nylon) For 14 AWG solid thru 10 AWG solid: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) THHN/THWN (SIZE) AWG (SIZE mm²) GAS AND OIL RES II 600V VW-1 (UL) E66903 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25°C) For 14 AWG strand thru 10 AWG strand: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) THHN/THWN (SIZE) AWG (SIZE mm²) GAS AND OIL RES II 600V VW-1 OR AWM (UL) E66903 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25°C) For 8 AWG thru 1 AWG: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) LOW FRICTION THHN/THWN-2 (SIZE) AWG (SIZE mm²) GAS AND OIL RES II 600V VW-1 OR AWM (UL) E66903 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25°C) For 1/0 and larger. acids. and water • For THHN applications. heat. all colors: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) LOW FRICTION THHN/THWN-2 (SIZE) AWG (SIZE mm²) CU GAS AND OIL RES II FOR CT USE 600V OR AWM (UL) E66903 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25°C) • General purpose building wire for services. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. black only: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) LOW FRICTION THHN/THWN-2 (SIZE) AWG (SIZE mm²) GAS AND OIL RES II OR SUN RES FOR CT USE 600V OR AWM (UL) E66903 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25°C) Insulation: Print (cont’d. the conductor is appropriate for use in dry locations not to exceed 90°C • For THWN-2 applications. Type THHN/THWN-2.

15 0.4 85 107 124 152 177 203 253 304 380 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 37 37 37 37 37 61 61 0.006 0.27 1. 34 10. XX.27 1. 00 34.78 1.101 0.730 0.16 14.005 0. 34 20.02 1. XX.060 0.6 42.050 0. XX.015 0.050 0. 2011 Edition.38 0.050 0. 00 32. Copper INS. XX.52 1. 90°C – Wet or dry locations.08 3. XX.10 0.39 6. XX.009 0. 00 55.008 0.57 3.23 18. subject to industry tolerances. 34 TYPE THHN/THWN-2 90°C WET OR DRY LOCATIONS 25008 25006 25004 25003 25002 25001 26110 26210 26310 26410 27250 27300 27350 27400 27500 27600 27750 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 8.070 0. Type THHN/THWN-2.777 0. section 310.4 53.10 0.7 33.08 3. 00 19.007 0. 00 32.20 0.10 0.624 0.007 0. OF WIRES INCHES mm JACKET THKN. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.004 0.76 0.85 17.74 9.20 0.212 0.375 0. XX.13 0.160 2.020 0. Single Conductor. NO.474 0. conductors shall be permitted as listed ampacities at 120/240-volt.18 0.54 51 81 129 163 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 76 121 192 242 305 385 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1609 1838 2298 2758 3447 62 94 153 189 233 298 372 462 572 712 849 1010 1170 1330 1650 2019 2466 94 141 228 281 348 445 554 687 851 1059 1266 1503 1741 1979 2455 3004 3670 40 55 70 85 95 110 125 145 165 195 215 240 260 280 320 350 400 50 65 85 100 115 130 150 175 200 230 255 285 320 335 380 420 475 55 75 95 115 130 145 170 195 225 260 290 320 350 380 430 475 535 32. 33.23 4.109 0. INCHES mm COPPER WEIGHT NET WEIGHT LBS/ LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km 1000 FT kg/km AMPACITY (1) 60°C 75°C 90°C PACKAGING PUT-UP CODE TYPE THHN 90°C DRY LOCATIONS/THWN 75°C WET LOCATIONS 23014 23012 23010 24014 24012 24010 14 12 10 14 12 10 2.70 1853 29.D. XX. 00 55.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5290 January.52 1.156 5.120 0. XX.26 1 1 1 19 19 19 0.015 0.015 0. 00 55.15(B)(16).007 0.generalcable.006 0.004 0. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electric Code.060 0. 2012 THHN/THWN-2 SIZE CATALOG AWG OR NUMBER kcmil mm² PVC.008 0.10 0.060 0.18 0.27 1. XX. single-phase services and feeders.070 0. 34 20.52 1.78 2. 55. 00 34.15 0. XX.04 13. 00 55.51 0. 00 54.007 0.38 0.004 0. 55.76 1.317 0.26 2.040 0.23 0.518 0.008 0.127 0.07 12 20 31 13 20 32 18 29 47 19 30 48 15 23 37 16 23 38 22 34 55 25 36 57 15 20 20 15 20 30 15 20 20 15 20 30 15 20 30 15 20 30 20.20 0. XX. 00 55.902 1.344 0. 34 20.20 0.05 12.149 0.004 0.040 0.051 1.27 1.006 0.85 1235 22. XX. 00 34.15 0. 3-wire.678 0.com 4 THHN/THWN-2 55. INCHES mm NOMINAL CABLE O.78 0. Adjustments and corrections may apply: 60°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 amperes or less or marked for 14 through 1 AWG conductors. THKN.005 0.009 0.030 0.31 5.51 0.004 0.36 2316 Dimensions and weights are nominal.568 0.040 0.05 3.050 0. XX.43 15. XX.008 0.52 1.030 0. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.91 1544 26.10 0.53 11.060 0.38 0.27 1.050 0. Dwelling – For dwelling units.38 0.020 0.18 0. 00 32.18 0.13 0.004 0.10 0. XX.37 13. 34 10.18 0.30 8. 00 .02 1.435 0. 00 54.02 1. 33.821 0.008 0.015 0.74 1081 20. For ampacity derating purposes.77 3.2 26.3 21.5 67. 75°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over 100 amperes or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.060 0.20 0.007 0.06 8.23 0.31 5. 00 34. 00 55.52 1. XX.248 0.

VW-1 OR AWM (UL) E-66903 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25ºC) For stranded: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) THHN/THWN SIZE (AWG OR KCMIL) (MM2) CU GAS AND OIL RES II.18 0. the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106 (1) cannot be applied.573 0.120 0.007 0.007 0. Please consult Customer Service for price and delivery.060 0.63 2.20 0.38 0.4 85 107 124 152 177 203 253 INSULATION THKN.050 0.005 0.20 0.015 0. and sized in accordance with Rules 8-200 (1).112 0.006 0.63 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km 12 12 20 19 31 31 49 78 125 157 198 249 314 396 499 630 746 895 1045 1194 1492 18 18 29 29 46 46 73 116 186 234 295 371 468 590 743 938 1111 1333 1555 1777 2221 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km 15 16 23 23 36 37 61 93 148 184 228 290 361 448 557 695 829 985 1142 1297 1608 22 23 34 35 54 55 91 138 221 273 339 432 537 667 829 1034 1233 1467 1700 1931 2393 AMPACITY** DAMP OR DRY WET 25 25 30 30 40 40 55 95 95 115 130 145 170 195*** 225 260 290 320 350 380 430 20 20 25 25 35 35 50 65 85 100 115 130 150 175 200 230 255 285 310 335 380 T90 14 AWG – 500 kcmil CONDUCTORS Dimensions and weights are nominal.257 0.51 0.52 1.88 9.20 NOMINAL CABLE O.322 0.007 0.015 0.10 0.802 0.52 1.152 0.004 0.007 0.13 0. INCHES 0.17 8. 75ºC wet • Rated Gasoline and Oil-Resistant II • Meets cold bend and cold impact tests at -25ºC • Suitable for installation at –10ºC Compliances: Packaging: • c(UL) CSA standard C22.16 13.040 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5490 January.007 0.500 m reels • 250 kcmil thru 500 kcmil: 900 m reels SIZE AWG OR kcmil mm² 14 14 12 12 10 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300* 350 400* 500 2.38 0.040 0.08 3.10 0.050 0.131 0.76 1.20 0.37 13.2 No.008 0.20 0.060 0.27 1.97 17. 75ºC wet and 60ºC when exposed to oil • For use in raceways in dry or damp locations • Not cable tray rated • Rated at 90ºC dry or damp locations.004 0.006 0.15 0.18 0.930 mm 2. OF WIRES 1 19 1 19 1 19 19 19 13-6 13-6 13-6 13-6 13-6 13-6 13-6 13-6 37 3 37 37 37 INCHES 0.10 0.015 0.7 33.38 21.52 JACKET THKN. respectively.77 19.27 1.11 20. 75 • RoHS Compliant Features: • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG: 300 m reels • 8 AWG thru 6 AWG: 300 m or 3.69 11. 2/0 AWG shall be 60A and 200A.86 4.26 5.5 67.020 0.54 15.008 0.060 0.31 3. heat.008 0.847 0.27 1.38 0.52 8.166 0.4 53.27 1. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.015 0.31 5.10 0.699 0.004 0.629 0.006 0.060 mm 0.752 0.479 0.3 21.38 0.350 0. 8-200 (2) and 8-202 (1).10 0.06 3.08 2.02 1.18 0. 600 VOLTS.030 0. INCHES 0.21 5.D.com 5 . Single Conductor. ** Based on CEC Part 1 Table 2 Allowable ampacities for not more than three copper conductors in raceway or cable.51 0. Copper Product Construction: Conductor: • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG stranded bare annealed copper • 8 AWG thru 500 kcmil compressed stranded bare annealed copper • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG solid plain copper • Color-coded premium-grade flame-retardant. NO.18 0.050 0.52 23.060 0.15 0.030 0.generalcable.2 26.004 0.008 mm 0. 600 VOLTS.10 0.33 3.005 0.02 1.02 1. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.52 1.004 0.6 42.85 3.13 0.219 0.26 8.104 0.382 0. minimum runs apply.050 0.56 6.18 0.52 1.440 0.523 0.050 0. *** For 3-wire 120/240 V and 120/208 V service conductors for single dwellings. CSA Type T90/TWN75. the allowable ampacity for sizes No.15 0.27 1. In this case.008 0. VW-1 OR AWM (UL) E-103886 C(UL) T90 NYLON/TWN75 FT1 (-25ºC) Insulation: Applications: Jacket: Print: • For exposed or concealed wiring in dry or damp locations • Maximum conductor temperature 90ºC dry. or for feeder conductors supplying single dwelling units of row housing of apartment and similar buildings.004 0.040 0. * Non-stock item.76 0. subject to industry tolerances.000 m reels • 4 AWG thru 4/0: 300 m or 1.020 0. 2012 T90 PVC.27 14. 6 and No.and moisture-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) • Tough Polyamide (Nylon) For solids: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) THHN/THWN SIZE (AWG OR KCMIL) (MM2) CU GAS AND OIL RES II.16 12.

015 0. COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km .088 0. COLOR CODE CHART COLOR CODE COLOR Black White Red Green Yellow Brown COLOR CODE COLOR Blue Orange Gray Purple Pink PACKAGING CODE CHART PACKAGING CODE PACKAGE 4 x 500' 2500' Reel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B 20 34 Phone: 800-243-8020 www.004 0. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.10 0. Copper Features: • Rated Gasoline and Oil-Resistant II • Resistant to abrasion.101 mm 2.31 5 8 7 12 8 11 12 16 Dimensions and weights are nominal.24 2. NOTE: For MTW applications. the conductor is appropriate for use in dry locations at 90°C or not to exceed 60°C in wet locations or when exposed to oil or coolants (with ampacity limited to that for 75°C conductor temperature) as outlined in NFPA 79 Electrical Standards for Industrial Machinery. subject to industry tolerances.15.004 mm 0.10 INCHES 0. Single Conductor. ozone.15(B)(16). Type TFFN. Adjustments and corrections may apply. acids.D.generalcable.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5280 January.015 mm 0. section 310.and moisture-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) • Tough Polyamide (Nylon) • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) (YEAR OF MFG) TYPE TFFN (SIZE) GAS AND OIL RES II 600 V OR MTW OR AWM (UL) • Internal wiring of fixtures • Fixture raceways • Fire alarm circuits in raceways Packaging: • 4 x 500' in a carton • 2500' reels Applications: Jacket: CATALOG NUMBER 28018 28016 NO.57 AMPACITY (1) 6 8 18 AWG AND 16 AWG CONDUCTORS 18 16 0. NOMINAL CABLE O.38 0. and water • ASTM B3 and B174 • UL Standard 66 for fixture wire • UL Standard 1063 for machine tool wire (MTW) • NFPA 70 (NEC® Article 402) • NFPA 79 as appliance wiring material 600 V Compliances: Product Construction: Conductor: Insulation: Print: • 18 AWG and 16 AWG fully annealed bare copper per ASTM B3 and B174 • Color-coded premium-grade flame-retardant.82 1. JACKET THKN. alkalines. OF WIRES 16 26 INCHES 0.38 INCHES 0.com 6 TFFN SIZE AWG OR kcmil mm² INSULATION THKN. Table 310. heat. 2012 TFFN PVC. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the 2011 edition of the National Electric Code.

58 0.750 kcmil CONDUCTORS 391070 391080 391090 798751 496517 358172 760698 769641 288411 629439 687473 321736 309824 935802 840671 592915 369093 878916 Dimensions and weights are nominal.055 0.1055 37/.28 0.57 5.07 0. 600 V UL Type XHHW-2.D.15 0.56 4.46 14.80 0.87 3. Single Conductor.045 0.10 23.030 0. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.10 7.13 9. 75°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over 100 amperes or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.76 1.13 0.065 0.0837 19/. Low-Voltage Power.66 0.39 0.030 0. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electric Code.65 1. compression cuts and heat deformation Compliances: • National Electric Code (NEC) • UL 44 Standard for Rubber Insulated Wire and Cable • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 • UL listed as Type XHHW-2.37 8. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.065 0. 3-wire.045 0.98 1.76 18. subject to industry tolerances.0940 19/.21 COPPER WEIGHT NET WEIGHT AMPACITY (1) 60°C 15 20 30 40 55 70 95 110 125 145 165 195 215 260 280 320 350 400 75°C 15 20 30 50 65 85 115 130 150 175 200 230 255 310 335 380 420 475 90°C 15 20 30 55 75 95 130 145 170 195 225 260 290 350 380 430 475 535 LBS/ LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km 1000 FT kg/km 12 20 32 51 81 129 205 256 326 411 518 653 722 1081 1235 1544 1853 2316 18 30 48 76 121 192 305 381 485 612 772 972 1074 1609 1838 2298 2758 3447 17 26 38 65 99 152 233 293 364 453 565 706 837 1157 1322 1634 1972 2448 25 39 57 97 147 226 347 437 572 674 842 1051 1246 1722 1967 2432 2935 3643 14 AWG .07 22.14 1.65 2.40 1. • Excellent electrical.63 0.70 0. section 310.15 3.84 7.0822 37/.29 0.93 1.18 0.46 0.04 1.95 14.com .14 10.065 0.0612 7/.045 0.38 3.89 MINIMUM AVG.44 0. c(UL) RW90.87 0.0305 7/.00 17.080 0.80 2.76 0.24 0.38 9.65 1.0385 7/.54 20.68 12.22 16.generalcable.76 0.14 0. conductors shall be permitted as listed ampacities at 120/240-volt. 2012 XHHW-2 XLPE.11 0.73 0.36 0.78 20.79 0.41 11.32 0.84 4.11 8.0974 19/.1280 NOMINAL COND.53 0.055 0.03 2.40 1. UL File # E90494 • c(UL) Type RW90 • OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Applications: Packaging: XHHW-2 7 CATALOG NUMBER COND.045 0.56 0. 2011 Edition.1040 37/.0240 7/.57 6.10 24.14 1. STRAND 7/.91 11.0664 19/.1162 61/.51 0. single-phase services and feeders.42 29.0486 7/. Dwelling – For dwelling units.D.1109 61/.40 1.080 0.33 0.09 0.41 0.32 22.030 0.19 13.0772 7/.18 0. 90°C – Wet or dry locations.055 0. thermal and physical properties • Excellent resistance to moisture • Excellent resistance to crush.62 26.73 16.065 0.23 0.0973 37/.40 1. DIAMETER INCHES mm 0.26 2.0740 19/. INCHES mm 0.65 1.48 0.14 1.14 1. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 350 400 500 600 750 COND.40 1. Adjustments and corrections may apply: 60°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 amperes or less or marked for 14 through 1 AWG conductors. For ampacity derating purposes.03 NOMINAL CABLE O.055 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5200 January. Copper Product Construction: Conductor: • 14 AWG thru 750 kcmil annealed bare copper per ASTM B3 • Class B stranding per ASTM B8 • Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) AWG/ KCMIL TYPE XHHW-2 (UL) TYPE RW90 C(UL) 600V MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • Tinned copper conductor • Full colored insulation • General purpose building wire for use primarily in conduit or other recognized raceways as specified in the National Electrical Code • Industrial environments where superior insulation toughness and chemical resistance are required • Maximum operating temperature not to exceed 90˚C in dry or wet locations Insulation: Print: Features: Options: • Rated at 90˚C wet or dry • Smaller cable O.87 0.15(B)(16).18 12.055 0.

055 0.37 23.216500 500 06591.51 0.13 0.41 11.14 1.03 33. 600 V UL Type SIS/XHHW-2.14 1.40 1.14 10.18 9. INSULATION DIAMETER THICKNESS INCHES mm INCHES mm 0.1280 MINIMUM AVG.30 2.045 0.97 1.0822 37/.): • 18 AWG thru 1000 kcmil tinned.0745 19/.70 0.15(B)17 • Sizes 1/0 and larger for CT use Packaging: Features: UL Type SIS/XHHW-2 for sizes 14 AWG thru 4 AWG Type XHHW-2 for sizes 2 AWG thru 1000 kcmil ¥¥ UL CATALOG NUMBER COND.76 0.68 12. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.055 0.18 0.1055 37/. Tables 310.79 0.0974 19/.13 1.41 0.030 0.76 1. Control and Low-Voltage Power. single-phase services and feeders.generalcable.030 0.38 3.70 0. 2012 XHHW-2 VW-1 XLPE.0837 19/.28 0.65 1.0772 7/.40 1. thermal and electrical properties Industry Compliances: • UL Type SIS/XHHW-2¥—600 V • UL File # E90494 • UL Type XHHW-2¥¥—600 V • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 •  1/0 and larger are listed “SUN RES FOR CT USE” in accordance with NEC Flame Test Compliances: • UL 44 VW-1 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.40 1.D.215300 3/0 06591.055 0. For ampacity derating purposes.99 8.07 24.0242 7/. 3-wire.03 2.0612 7/.07 0. 90°C – Wet or dry locations.15(B)(16).65 29. Single Conductor.52 0.76 0.45 6.0940 19/.210200 06591.045 0.14 1. section 310.06 0. VW-1 Rated.14 13.66 0.84 7.14 1. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) COND.65 1.045 0.): • Excellent flame resistance • Sunlight-resistant • Excellent physical.05 6.215100 1/0 06591.030 0.080 0.com 8 XHHW-2 VW-1 .0973 37/.02 5 8 13 20 32 51 81 129 205 326 411 518 653 772 1081 1544 2316 3086 8 12 19 30 48 76 121 192 305 485 612 771 972 1149 1609 2298 3447 4593 9 13 19 27 41 69 103 156 239 373 464 579 722 860 1185 1669 2520 3283 14 20 28 41 61 102 153 232 355 556 691 862 1075 1280 1764 2484 3750 4886 AMPACITY (1) 60°C — — 15 20 30 40 55 70 95 125 145 165 195 215 260 320 400 445 75°C — — 15 20 30 50 65 85 115 150 175 200 230 255 310 380 475 545 90°C — — 15 20 30 55 75 95 130 170 195 225 260 290 350 430 535 615 18 AWG .57 0.48 0. Copper Features (cont’d.0192 7/.0152 7/. LBS/ LBS/ INCHES mm 1000 FT kg/km 1000 FT kg/km 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5150 January. Adjustments and corrections may apply: 60°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 amperes or less or marked for 14 through 1 AWG conductors. Section 310.56 0.32 0. control panels and raceways in applications not exceeding 600 volts • Acceptable for use in OSHA regulated installations • Rated at 90˚C wet or dry • UL Listed as SIS/XHHW-2¥ and XHHW-2¥¥ for general power or control wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code.217000 750 06591.15(B)16 or 310.09 0.05 0.75 20. subject to industry tolerances.0486 7/.045 0.14 1. conductors shall be permitted as listed ampacities at 120/240-volt.63 0.95 14.56 4.15.0305 7/.0385 7/.080 0.76 0. STRAND 7/.217500 1000 Dimensions and weights are nominal. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electric Code.29 2.030 0.37 9. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP method • OSHA Acceptable • Material to be shipped on spools or nonreturnable wood reels ¥ Compliances: Product Construction: Conductor: Print (cont’d.93 1.68 12.11 0. annealed copper per ASTM B33 • Class B stranding per ASTM B8 • Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) For 18 AWG and 16 AWG: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) 1C XXAWG COPPER XLPE SIS TYPE 600V 90C YEAR OF MFG For 14 AWG thru 4 AWG: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) 1C XXAWG COPPER XLPE TYPE SIS/XHHW-2 VW-1 (UL) 600V 90C YEAR OF MFG Insulation: Print: For 2 AWG and larger: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) 1C XXAWG COPPER XLPE TYPE XHHW-2 VW-1 SUN RES FOR CT USE (UL) YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK * Sizes smaller than 1/0 AWG do not include “FOR CT USE” Applications: • For use in power and control circuits in switchboards.64 28. 75°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over 100 amperes or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.05 3.40 1.216000 250 06591.03 COPPER WEIGHT NET WEIGHT NOMINAL CABLE O.80 2.055 0.12 0.87 3.216200 350 06591.065 0.55 15.98 17.24 0.14 0.22 16.1162 61/. 2011 Edition.28 14.065 0.76 0.74 3.29 0.15 0.65 2.23 0.215200 2/0 06591.38 0.030 0.1109 61/.27 1.80 0. Dwelling – For dwelling units.18 0.57 5.47 1.46 0.36 0.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 18 381500 16 381510 14 381520 12 381530 10 381540 8 381550 6 381560 4 381570 2 06591.065 0.215400 4/0 06591.76 20.86 4. NOMINAL COND.11 0.

45 MIN.0867 7/.D.22 15.045 0. red. the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied. ****  For 3 wires.93 20.76 0.16 0.54 2.1055 37/. INS. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. add – SR ­ •  For 1000 volt applications.0837 19/. blue. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) COND.76 0.92 11.37 0.10 24.0381 7/.11 8.58 Wires Minimum *** Based on CEC Part 1.74 0.32 0.79 0.045 0.055 0. red.0302 1 7/. 10 AWG (solid) – black.0745 19/. green. blue.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS RW90 9 14 14 12 12 10 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400* 500 600 750 1000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.97 1.055 0.07 21.18 0.06 4.37 26.055 0.40 1.12 0.0664 19/.65 1.81 4.2 No.0481 7/.75 17. Single Conductor. 12 AWG.030 0.35 7.14 1.065 0. the number of wires may be reduced as follows: 19-Wire Constructions .0772 7/. Table 2 for three conductors in raceway (conduit). Copper Product Construction: Conductor: • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil annealed Class B compressed stranded soft drawn plain copper • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG solid plain copper Insulation: •  Heat.080 0. green.065 0.32 5.32 0.64 9. -40°C • Color code: 14 AWG.95 14.11 0. Type RW90.1162 61/.14 0.69 0.56 3.com .76 1. 38 • CSA Approval number: 156400 • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG: 300 m reels • 8 AWG thru 350 kcmil: 300 m or 1500 m reels • 500 kcmil: 300 m or 1200 m reels • 600 kcmil and 750 kcmil: 600 m reels Features: Options: COND.57 5.71 0. 120/240 V and 120/208 V residential services or subservices.21 14.79 0.80 20. green.and moisture-resistant.61 0. Part 1 • For wiring exposed to the weather (black color only) • For use in raceways (except cable trays) in dry.14 0.52 0.13 0.41 0.14 1.43 0.13 1. brown.030 0. white.0972 37/. In this case.51 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/1000 FT 12 12 20 20 31 32 50 78 129 163 200 258 326 411 507 635 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 18 18 30 30 46 48 74 116 192 243 298 384 485 612 754 945 1149 1378 1582 1838 2245 2802 3446 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/1000 FT 16 16 24 25 36 38 62 93 149 184 224 289 361 451 553 686 836 996 1140 1318 1603 2004 2453 3250 kg/km 23 24 36 38 54 57 93 139 221 274 334 430 538 672 823 1021 1244 1483 1696 1961 2386 2982 3650 4835 AMPACITY*** 30˚C AMBIENT 25 25 30 30 40 40 55 75 95 115 130 145 170 195**** 225 260 290 320 350 380 430 425 535 615 14 AWG .56 0.0974 19/.48 15.** STRAND 1 7/.40 10.40 1.23 0. CSA Type RW90.25 0.23 23.65 1.76 0.17 0.40 1.57 0.46 0.56 4.40 1.76 0.12 mm 1.030 0.06 0.09 0. white. Table 19 for conditions of use • Rated at 90°C wet or dry • Meets cold bend and cold impact tests at -40°C Compliances: Packaging: • CSA Standard C22.16 28. For underground installations. damp or wet locations in accordance with Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) • Refer to CEC. 8 AWG thru 2 AWG – black.36 0.35 Wires Minimum 61-Wire Constructions .030 0.70 32.generalcable. yellow.14 1.05 3. orange. refer to CEC.0900 37/.080 0.49 16.055 0. red.65 1. blue.18 Wires Minimum 37-Wire Constructions .03 2. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.065 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5500 January.62 0.08 0. Rule 4-004 for ampacity rating. ** For compact-stranded constructions.065 0.030 0.080 mm 0.29 2. * Non-stock item.92 1.055 0. Please consult Customer Service for price and delivery.34 0.14 1.66 0.07 22.41 11. 2012 RW90 XLPE.84 6.030 0. O.15 0. THICKNESS INCHES 0.13 9.07 0.28 mm 3.64 28. AVG.03 2. low-temperature Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE).03 1.1280 NOMINAL COND.27 0.79 3.14 1.47 0.94 13.86 8.0940 19/.0606 7/.65 2.23 0.13 8.14 10.84 0. 1 AWG and larger – black (other colors available subject to minimum order quantity) Applications: Print: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) CSA RW90 XLPE SIZE (AWG OR KCMIL) CU 600V (-40°C) YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL METER MARKING NOTE: For black insulation. minimum runs apply.30 3.045 0.76 17. white.28 0.1040 37/.65 1.52 1.1109 61/.0822 37/. the allowable ampacity for 2/0 AWG shall be 200A.065 0. 10 AWG – black. subject to industry tolerances.10 0.68 12.78 2.87 0.045 0.40 1.76 0.53 18.0240 1 7/.84 6. use RWU90 •  PVC jacket (FT1 rating) •  In accordance with Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).03 NOMINAL DIAMETER (OVER) INSULATION INCHES 0.03 2.0992 61/.51 0.045 0. INCHES 0.

52 2.generalcable.79 2.83 0.41 2.97 15.79 2.18 NOMINAL DIAMETER (OVER) INSULATION INCHES 0.93 20.10 24.125 0.22 1.0772 7/.76 17.1162 61/.41 0.52 1.79 2.44 0.41 0.1040 37/.0900 37/.23 0. Part 1 • For wiring exposed to the weather (black color only) • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil annealed Class B compressed stranded plain copper •  Heat.34 0.09 0.24 16.25 0. CSA Type RWU90.36 0.55 0.52 25. refer to CEC.095 0.14 0.56 0.** STRAND 7/. 38 • CSA certification (file) number: 156400 • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG: 300 m reels • 8 AWG thru 350 kcmil: 300 m or 1500 m reels • 500 kcmil: 300 m or 1200 m reels • 600 kcmil and 750 kcmil: 600 m or 1200 m reels Features: Product Construction: Conductor: Insulation: Print: •  GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) CSA RWU90 XLPE SIZE (AWG OR KCMIL) CU 1000V (-40°C) YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL METER MARKING NOTE: For black insulation.0664 19/.03 2. INS. green.18 3.0974 19/.88 0. INCHES 0. Rule 4-004 for ampacity rating. ** For compact-stranded constructions.0972 37/.095 0.and moisture-resistant.07 0.41 2.21 0. low-temperature Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE).51 0.0837 19/.060 0.080 0.95 14. **** For 3 wires.28 0. -40°C • Color code: 14 AWG – black.03 2.com 10 RWU90 14 AWG .095 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5600 January.110 0.45 MIN.0867 7/.78 19.14 10.61 0.87 0.0992 61/.D.37 mm 4.60 0. AVG.07 22.41 2.41 11. 2012 RWU90 XLPE.51 0.66 0.110 0.09 1.13 9. the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.57 5.12 mm 1.71 0.65 27.41 11.0606 7/.110 0.68 12.03 2.70 0.99 34.35 Wires Minimum 61-Wire Constructions .95 13.81 21. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. 12 AWG thru 2 AWG – black.29 2.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS .060 0.110 0. Low-Voltage Power 1000 V. 120/240 V and 120/208 V residential services or subservices.125 mm 1.080 0. For underground installations.41 2. * Non-stock item.79 2.095 0.64 28.080 0.64 9.46 0.080 0. Type RWU90.18 0.03 2.0302 7/.39 0. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400* 500 600 750 1000* COND.79 2.97 1.1280 NOMINAL COND.49 16. Please consult Customer Service for price and delivery. blue.51 17. THICKNESS INCHES 0.0381 7/.110 0.83 5.30 0. the number of wires may be reduced as follows: 37-Wire Constructions .095 0.01 1.78 2. Copper Applications (cont’d): • For use in raceways (except cable trays) in dry. subject to industry tolerances.060 0.79 3.0240 7/.80 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/1000 FT 12 20 32 50 78 129 163 200 258 326 411 507 635 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 18 30 48 74 116 192 243 298 384 485 612 754 945 1149 1378 1582 1838 2245 2802 3446 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/1000 FT 23 32 46 74 107 165 202 243 314 388 481 585 721 880 1043 1189 1370 1661 2046 2522 3328 kg/km 34 48 69 111 160 246 300 361 467 577 716 870 1073 1309 1552 1770 2039 2471 3045 3753 4952 AMPACITY*** 30˚C AMBIENT 25 30 40 55 75 95 115 130 145 170 195**** 225 260 290 320 350 380 430 425 535 615 Dimensions and weights are nominal.2 No.91 10.93 1. Table 19 for conditions of use • Rated at 90°C wet or dry • Meets cold bend and cold impact tests at -40°C • CSA Standard C22.0481 7/.32 0.11 8.0940 19/.65 0.08 22.84 6.33 5. Table 2 for three conductors in raceway (conduit).79 0.62 8. the allowable ampacity for 2/0 AWG shall be 200A. In this case.03 2.79 3. damp or wet locations in accordance with Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) • Approved for direct burial per CEC Rule 12-012 • For service entrance below ground • Refer to CEC. O.19 0. white.1055 37/.58 Wires Minimum *** Based on CEC Part 1.69 30. Single Conductor.22 15.1109 61/.11 0.41 2. add – SR ­ •  PVC jacket (FT1 rating) •  In accordance with Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). minimum runs apply.35 23.78 0.56 4.84 7.35 7. 1 AWG and larger – black (other colors available subject to minimum order quantity) Compliances: Packaging: Option: Applications: COND.23 0.080 0.18 12.52 1.0745 19/. red.0822 37/.110 0.

41 2. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electric Code.217000 750 16602.23 0.1109 61/. * Non-stock item. where maximum performance will be demanded and where space is limited • In free air.79 COPPER WEIGHT NET WEIGHT NOMINAL CABLE O.73 17.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5250 January.19 0.52 2. UL File # E90494 • UL 854 Type USE-2.210600 4 16602.41 13.40 10.216000 250 16602.78 2.87 9.98 1.0973 37/.080 0. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) COND.81 4.0974 19/. industrial and utility applications where reliability is a major concern.095 0.52 0.15 0.14 10.045 0.060 0.80 0. 2012 Unicon® XLPE Product Construction: Conductor: XLPE.15(B)(16).41 2.42 0.0486 7/. STRAND 7/. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.0305 7/. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP • OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Packaging: Unicon® XLPE 11 CATALOG NUMBER COND.56 0.D.37 0.0740 19/.32 4.216500 500 16602.1280 MINIMUM AVG.1162 61/.060 0.33 6.22 1.0612 7/. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.52 1.12 0.18 0.05 3.045 0.21 14.10 25.58 0.69 0.07 0.generalcable.14 1.215100 2/0 16602.84 7. black For 14 AWG – 4 AWG: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) UNICON®XLP TYPE USE-2 OR RHH OR RHW-2 VW-1 SIZE (AWG OR KCMIL) 600 VOLTS SUN RES (UL) DAY/MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK For 2 AWG and larger: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) UNICON®XLP TYPE USE-2 OR RHH OR RHW-2 VW-1 (SIZE) 600 VOLTS SUN RES FOR CT USE (UL) DAY/MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK * Sizes smaller than 1/0 AWG do not include “FOR CT USE” Insulation: Print: Applications: • Ideally suited for use in a broad range of commercial.52 1.86 7.83 5.210400 2 16602.14 1.03 2.37 9. Adjustments and corrections may apply: 60°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 amperes or less or marked for 14 through 1 AWG conductors.29 3.03 2.29 0. 3-wire.060 0. section 310.36 0. raceways or direct burial in accordance with NEC • Rated at 90˚C wet or dry • Smaller cable O.77 0.215200 4/0 16602.13 1.095 0.46 14.com . UL Type RHH/RHW-2/USE-2.080 0. subject to industry tolerances.1055 37/. LBS/ LBS/ INCHES mm 1000 FT kg/km 1000 FT kg/km 0.89 28.80 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 326 411 653 772 1081 1542 2316 3086 19 30 48 75 121 192 305 485 612 972 1149 1609 2295 3447 4593 24 33 48 78 114 169 254 403 501 760 906 1237 1730 2576 3405 36 49 71 116 170 252 378 600 746 1131 1349 1841 2575 3834 5068 AMPACITY (1) 60°C 15 20 30 40 55 70 95 125 145 195 215 260 320 400 445 75°C 15 20 30 50 65 85 115 150 175 230 255 310 380 475 545 90°C 15 20 30 55 75 95 130 170 195 260 290 350 430 535 615 14 AWG .56 22.40 30.00 1.41 0.0822 37/. INSULATION DIAMETER THICKNESS INCHES mm INCHES mm 0.217500* 1000 Dimensions and weights are nominal. 75°C – When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over 100 amperes or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG. single-phase services and feeders. • Excellent electrical. 2011 Edition.79 2.67 13. Dwelling – For dwelling units.080 0.215400 16602.14 1.87 1. UL File # E90499 Flame Test Compliances: • UL 1581 VW-1 •  For 1/0 AWG and larger: IEEE 383.210800 6 16602.52 1.31 0.09 0.53 19. Copper • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil stranded annealed bare copper compressed class B stranding per ASTM B8 • Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE).37 4.216200 350 16602.70 0.02 20.110 1.0385 7/.27 0.0837 19/. compression cuts and heat deformation • Excellent flame resistance • Excellent low temperture cold bend characteristics • Meets cold bend test at -25˚C Compliances: Features: Options: • 2 kV version • Tinned copper conductor • Class C stranding • Various colors available • Unicon® FREP® — flame-retardant Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) insulation • Other constructions available upon request Industry Compliances: • National Electrical Code (NEC) • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 •  “FOR CT USE” on 1/0 AWG and larger in accordance with NEC • UL 44 Type RHH/RHW-2.045 0.32 24.17 0.110 0.53 0.060 0.D.095 0. ICEA T-29-520 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.03 2. minimum runs apply. thermal and physical properties • Excellent resistance to moisture • Excellent resistance to crush. NOMINAL COND. Please consult Customer Service for price and delivery.57 5.41 2.22 17.210200 1/0 16602.99 34. conductors shall be permitted as listed ampacities at 120/240-volt. IEEE 1202/CSA FT4. For ampacity derating purposes.21 0. Single Conductor.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 14 364830* 12 364840* 10 364850* 8 16602. 90°C – Wet or dry locations.0772 7/.67 0.0242 7/.

Harnessing the Renewable Power of the Sun Solar Photovoltaic Wire: Why Choose SunGen ? ® DIRECT BURIAL The SunGen® Difference As a company committed to environmental stewardship and renewable energy.com SunGen® PV Wire UL Type PV/RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 UL Type USE-2 12 SunGen® . See for yourself. single conductor cable listed and labeled as photovoltaic (PV) wire and single conductor cable Type USE-2 shall be permitted in exposed outdoor locations in photovoltaic source circuits for photovoltaic module interconnections within the photovoltaic array.generalcable. ozone and water absorption Rated for direct burial Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range (-40°C to 120°C) Excellent flexibility and performance in low-temperature environments Highly resistant to deformation. General Cable has specifically designed its UL 4703 SunGen® suite of photovoltaic (PV) products to effectively and efficiently connect solar panels and concentrated solar power technologies while being able to withstand the harsh operating environments of solar power applications. 1000 and 2000 Volts Direct Buried: 600. Key Performance Differences Between UL Type PV and UL Type USE-2 Wire PV Wire Applications/Compliances Voltage: 600. • • • • • • • • • Resistant to UV/sunlight. When it comes to the wire and cable for today’s solar energy projects with PV module interconnections within the photovoltaic array. fire-retardant and low corrosive gas emission provide added degree of safety Single and multi-conductor cable constructions 18 AWG – 1000 kcmil stranded copper and 8 AWG – 1000 kcmil aluminum conductors FLEXIBLE MOISTURE-RESISTANT DEFORMATION-RESISTANT OIL-RESISTANT UV/SUNLIGHT-RESISTANT Per NEC Article 690. tearing and abrasions TÜV certified. halogen-free. MECHANICALLY RUGGED SunGen® — the obvious choice for solar photovoltaic applications. even in prolonged exposure at high temperatures Mechanically rugged construction resists cutting. 1000 and 2000 Volts Conduit/Duct/Raceway NEC Article 690 – PV Systems UL 4703 PV Wire UL 854 USE-2 Flame Test Requirements: FT1 & VW-1 Maximum Operating Temperature: 90ºC Wet or Dry Cold Bend: -40ºC Weatherometer Sunlight Resistance: 720 Hour Phone: 800-243-8020 www. General Cable’s SunGen® UL listed 4703 PV wire carries a quad rating and offers far more superior sunlight resistance and low-temperature flexibility for maximum performance and reliability for long-term outdoor exposure to the sun.

093 1.74 21.065 0.715100* 12211. UL Type PV/USE-2/RHH or RHW-2 Single Conductor.79 17. 2012 Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE.0142 19/.862 0. flame-retardant. sunlight-resistant.045 0. UL File # E90499 or E86307 • Limited Smoke Rating per UL • RoHS Compliant Flame Test Compliances: • UL 1581 VW-1 •  For sizes 1/0 and larger: IEEE 383.0740 19/.310 0.234 0.67 5.37 MINIMUM AVG.715300* 12211.200 1.20 9.0837 19/.76 0.generalcable.080 0.030 0.112 0.045 0.40 1.65 1.17 15.539 0.420 0.40 1.088 0.055 0.045 0.78 2.10 5.0972 37/.D.716500* 12211. INCHES mm 0.716400* 12211.715200* 12211. exceeds UL 44 • Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range • Extra tough.711200 12211.030 0.03 2.21 14.632 0. mechanically rugged dual-layer construction • Resistant to most oils and chemicals • UV/sunlight-resistant • Meets cold bend test at -40°C Compliances: Features: Options: • Bare copper conductor • Other stranding options are available upon request • Colors available on request Industry Compliances: • UL 4703 Type PV.717000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.52 1.060 0. Class B stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 ® Insulation: • Lead-free Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) colored for contrast with black jacket Jacket: • Black. O.37 13. 600 V for interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.487 0.1159 61/.03 2.055 0.00 24.080 0.065 0.22 18.03 2. chemicaland sunlight-resistant Cross-linked Chlorinated Polyethylene (XL-CPE) Applications: Print: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 600 V PV WIRE DIR BUR OR RHH OR RHW-2 OR USE-2 (SIZE) 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • Single conductor.31(A) and other applicable parts of the National Electrical Code (NEC).76 0.03 2.706 0. UL File # E90494 or E54260 •  UL 854 Type USE-2.65 1.14 1.219 0.065 0.0822 37/.14 1. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP • OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Packaging: SunGen® CATALOG NUMBER COND.59 28.03 2.302 1.045 0.84 3.03 NOMINAL CABLE DIAMETER INCHES mm 0.716750* 12211.323 0.0940 19/.89 23.03 MINIMUM AVG.716600* 12211.678 0.715400* 12211.0469 19/.76 1.SPEC 5800 SunGen January.1109 61/.0526 19/.65 1.376 0.117 1.060 0.51 25.1055 37/.611 0.965 1. Photovoltaic Wire.24 24.40 1.0992 61/.055 0.65 2.587 0.76 0.055 0.045 0.41 11.14 1. oil-.710200* 12211.76 0. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 COND.15 7.76 1.242 0.080 0.030 0.68 13.52 1.080 0.915 0.0295 19/.52 8.143 0.866 0.23 2.558 0. minimum runs apply.045 0.76 30.52 16.93 20.296 0.661 0. 600 V.87 9.63 4.0372 19/. subject to industry tolerances.055 0.080 0.451 5.710400* 12211.710800* 12211.52 2.080 0.716250* 12211.789 0.010 1.05 17. * Non-stock item.030 0.184 0.40 1. lead-free.52 1.065 0. NFPA 70 • Rated 90°C wet and dry • Rated for direct burial • Deformation-resistant at high temperatures • Excellent moisture resistance.03 2.52 1. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.14 1. JACKET THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.060 0.03 2. Class C stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 • 1 AWG thru 1000 kcmil tinned coated compressed copper.65 1.14 1.76 0.1280 NOMINAL COND.67 12.94 7.030 0.060 0.0185 19/.04 22.14 1.716300* 12211.711400 12211.91 16.080 0.710100* 12211.080 0.060 0.080 0. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 12211.03 2.045 0.065 0.968 1.40 10. direct burial photovoltaic wire rated 90°C wet or dry.0234 19/.0664 19/. Copper Product Construction: Conductor: • 14 AWG thru 2 AWG tinned coated compressed copper.201 0. UL File # E323451 • National Electrical Code (NEC) • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 •  UL 44 Type RHH or RHW-2.030 0.com 13 .40 1.07 36.56 6. STRAND 19/.410 0.55 10.080 0.460 0.738 0.030 0.65 27.711100 12211.1040 37/.520 0. IEEE 1202/CSA FT4 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.48 33.0900 37/.86 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 19 30 48 74 121 192 305 384 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1582 1838 2246 2802 3447 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 32 42 59 89 141 202 292 408 478 590 734 865 995 1167 1321 1508 1810 2237 2707 3534 kg/km 48 62 88 132 210 301 434 607 711 878 1092 1287 1481 1737 1966 2244 2694 3329 4028 5259 14 AWG .69 14.716350* 12211.070 0.370 0.03 2.14 1.710600* 12211.080 0. Please contact Customer Service for price and delivery.

2000 V. UL File # E90494 or E54260 •  UL 854 Type USE-2 for 600 V.75 25.561 0.0185 19/.117 1.080 0.30 22.370 0.080 0.67 5.03 2.1109 61/.716400* 12221.968 1.0295 19/.882 0.715200* 12221.21 14.76 0.23 12. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.715300* 12221.0837 19/.89 6.789 0.17 15.065 0. Photovoltaic Wire.030 0.030 0.52 16. mechanically rugged dual-layer construction Print: • GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 2000 V PV WIRE DIR BUR OR RHH OR RHW-2 OR 600 V USE-2 (SIZE) 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 c(UL) RWU90 1000 V MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK Features: Packaging: CATALOG NUMBER COND.055 0.03 2.442 0.91 1. * Non-stock item.14 1.0972 37/. subject to industry tolerances.56 17.0469 19/.324 1.65 1.055 0.112 0.SPEC 5810 SunGen January.558 0.14 1.1280 NOMINAL COND.0372 19/.706 0.060 0.710400* 12221.29 MINIMUM AVG. Please contact Customer Service for price and delivery. Copper Features (cont’d.060 0. O.14 1.20 9.0526 19/. Class B stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 Options: • Bare copper conductor • Other stranding options are available upon request • Colors available on request Applications: Insulation: • Lead-free Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) colored for contrast with black jacket Jacket: • Black.91 1.27 31.25 15.045 0.710600* 12221.1040 37/.717000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.43 10.065 0.075 0.090 0.52 1.): ® • Resistant to most oils and chemicals • UV/sunlight-resistant • Meets cold bend test at -40°C Industry Compliances: • UL 4703 Type PV. UL File # E90499 or E86307 • Limited Smoke Rating per UL • RoHS Compliant Flame Test Compliances: • UL 1581 VW-1 •  For sizes 1/0 and larger: IEEE 383.080 0.79 17.611 0.075 0.65 1.273 0.410 0.760 0.40 1.935 0.52 2.03 2. oil-. sunlight-resistant.222 1.716750* 12221.113 1.323 0.080 0.93 8. Class C stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 • 1 AWG thru 1000 kcmil tinned coated compressed copper.63 4. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP • OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Compliances: Product Construction: Conductor: • 14 AWG thru 2 AWG tinned coated compressed copper.080 0. direct burial photovoltaic wire rated 90°C wet or dry.250 0.652 0.52 1.661 0.045 0.060 0.045 0.090 1.16 28.D.29 2.0900 37/.716250* 12221.0142 19/.0234 19/.59 28. UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 Single Conductor.030 0.055 0.29 2.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 12221.070 0.080 0. flame-retardant.generalcable.398 0.716500* 12221.40 1.0992 61/.40 10.507 0.78 19.060 0.075 0.65 1.93 20.232 0.23 2.76 0.0664 19/.78 2.41 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 19 30 48 74 121 192 305 384 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1582 1838 2246 2802 3447 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 36 46 64 95 148 208 306 440 505 615 747 891 1012 1184 1339 1527 1831 2262 2734 3564 kg/km 54 68 95 141 220 309 455 655 751 915 1111 1326 1506 1763 1993 2273 2725 3367 4069 5303 14 AWG .88 14.1055 37/.716300* 12221.14 1.710100* 12221. INCHES mm 0.52 1.065 0.080 0.76 0.11 11.37 MINIMUM AVG.055 0.060 0.234 0.700 0.075 0. minimum runs apply.088 0. chemicaland sunlight-resistant Cross-linked Chlorinated Polyethylene (XL-CPE) • Single conductor.985 1.296 0. 2000 V for interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.607 0.184 0.716350* 12221.710200* 12221. NFPA 70 • Rated 90°C wet and dry • Rated for direct burial • Deformation-resistant at high temperatures • Excellent moisture resistance.711100 12221.03 NOMINAL CABLE DIAMETER INCHES mm 0.14 1.065 0.866 0.04 22.710800* 12221.716600* 12221.52 1. IEEE 1202/CSA FT4 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.715400* 12221. exceeds UL 44 • Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range • Extra tough.04 33.31(A) and other applicable parts of the National Electrical Code (NEC).03 2.03 2.711400 12221.14 1. 2012 Dual-Layer EPR/XL-CPE. STRAND 19/. JACKET THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.030 0.473 5.com 14 SunGen® .42 16.045 0. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.030 1.94 7.40 23. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 COND.715100* 12221.03 2.40 1.711200 12221.65 1.143 0.460 0.520 0. UL File # E323451 • National Electrical Code (NEC) • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 •  UL 44 Type RHH or RHW-2.52 8.35 6.045 0.68 13.02 26.03 2.1159 61/.065 0.63 37.84 3.332 0.045 0.090 0.0740 19/.075 0.080 0.65 1.0940 19/.40 1.0822 37/.91 2.91 1.41 11.76 1.91 1.00 24. lead-free.

715400* 12411. * Non-stock item.79 2.52 8.80 8.143 0.968 1.0469 19/.0372 19/.045 0. Class B stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 ® Insulation: •  Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE).060 0.837 0. direct burial photovoltaic wire rated 90°C wet or dry.710800* 12411.79 2.716300* 12411.307 0.37 MINIMUM AVG.515 0.20 9.095 0. Please contact Customer Service for price and delivery.79 2.608 0.711800* 12411.09 34.0972 37/.563 0.D.658 0.460 0.93 20.373 4.03 2.71 18.710400* 12411.44 16.41 2.169 0.110 0.03 2.87 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 5 8 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 7 12 19 30 48 74 121 192 305 384 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1582 1838 2246 2802 3447 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 14 18 27 36 51 85 123 180 267 333 410 502 620 767 923 1090 1240 1423 1718 2136 2597 3411 kg/km 21 27 40 54 76 126 183 268 397 495 610 747 922 1141 1374 1622 1845 2117 2557 3179 3865 5076 18 AWG .060 0.095 0.26 22.125 0.110 0.238 0. UL File # E90499 • c(UL) RWU90 1 kV. 2012 XLPE.13 19.716750* 12411.84 10.716350* 12411.com .1159 61/.060 0.SPEC 5840 SunGen January.710600* 12411.194 0.1280 NOMINAL COND.0992 61/.21 14.23 2.710200* 12411. UL File # E90494 Flame Test Compliances: • UL 1581 VW-1 •  For sizes 1/0 and larger: IEEE 383. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.711400 12411.088 0.18 3.53 23.558 0.932 1.0092 19/.67 5.42 1.79 2. NFPA 70 • Rated 90°C wet and dry • Rated for direct burial • Deformation-resistant at high temperatures • Excellent moisture resistance.711600* 12411.180 0.095 0.04 7.184 0.04 22. exceeds UL 44 • Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range • Excellent resistance to crush and compression cuts • Resistant to most oils and chemicals • UV/sunlight-resistant • Meets cold bend test at -40°C Compliances: Features: Options: • Bare copper conductor • Other stranding options are available upon request • Colors available on request Industry Compliances: • UL 4703 Type PV.370 0.67 25.generalcable.41 2.11 11.095 0.0837 19/.060 0.0664 19/.14 1.224 1.03 2.31(A) and other applicable parts of the National Electrical Code (NEC).070 0.716400* 12411.41 2.866 0.080 0.080 0.122 1.52 1. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 COND.715200* 12411. minimum runs apply.17 15.056 0.125 1. sunlight-resistant. STRAND 19/.03 2.611 0.52 1.68 13. INCHES mm 0.18 3.460 0. UL File # E90494 • UL 854 Type USE-2.94 7.57 4.29 4.0940 19/. 600 V.080 0. subject to industry tolerances.93 5.50 31. IEEE 1202/CSA FT4 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.110 0.661 0.112 0.348 0.0185 19/.234 0.0526 19/.79 3.716250* 12411.18 NOMINAL CABLE DIAMETER INCHES mm 0.79 17.43 6.1040 37/.78 28.706 0.0234 19/. black Print: • 18 AWG and 16 AWG: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 600 V PV WIRE DIR BUR 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 600 V PV WIRE DIR BUR OR 2000 V RHH OR RHW-2 OR 600 V USE-2 (SIZE) 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 c(UL) RWU90 1000 V MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK Applications: •  Single conductor.214 0.110 0.520 0.710100* 12411. UL File # E323451 • National Electrical Code (NEC) • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 • UL 44 Type RHH or RHW-2.63 4.68 13.125 0.080 0.52 16.117 1.78 2.1109 61/.784 0.060 0.714 0.0295 19/. 600 V for interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.715300* 12411. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP • OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Packaging: SunGen® 15 CATALOG NUMBER COND. Copper Product Construction: Conductor: •  18 AWG thru 2 AWG tinned coated compressed copper.84 3. Single Conductor.41 2.715100* 12411.41 11.711100 12411.08 14.91 21.52 1.0740 19/.0900 37/.015 1. UL Type PV/USE-2 or 2000 V RHH or RHW-2 or c(UL) RWU90 1000 V.717000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.52 1.00 24.711200 12411.52 2.296 0.0822 37/.110 0. Class C stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 •  1 AWG thru 1000 kcmil tinned coated compressed copper.30 15. Photovoltaic Wire.40 10.59 28.716600* 12411.1055 37/.0142 19/.410 0.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 12411.0117 19/. O.323 0.095 0.41 2. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.398 0.887 0.789 0.716500* 12411.

356 0.520 0.716600* 12431.716750* 12431.0305 7/. black Applications: Print: • 18 AWG and 16 AWG: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 600 V PV WIRE DIR BUR 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 600 V PV WIRE DIR BUR OR 2000 V RHH OR RHW-2 OR 600 V USE-2 (SIZE) 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 c(UL) RWU90 1000 V MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK •  Single conductor.056 0.18 3.0240 7/.194 0.110 0.52 1.29 4.91 21.095 0.00 24.125 0.31(A) and other applicable parts of the National Electrical Code (NEC).789 0.84 13. 600 V for interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.716350* 12431. direct burial photovoltaic wire rated 90°C wet or dry.41 2.714 0.608 0. STRAND 7/.711100 12431. UL File # E323451 • National Electrical Code (NEC) • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 • UL 44 Type RHH or RHW-2.14 1.17 15.234 0.52 1.095 0.79 2.93 5.37 MINIMUM AVG.143 0.060 0. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 COND.716300* 12431.20 9.87 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 5 8 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 7 12 19 30 48 74 121 192 305 384 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1582 1838 2246 2802 3447 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 14 18 27 36 51 88 126 183 269 333 410 502 620 767 923 1090 1240 1423 1718 2136 2597 3411 kg/km 21 27 40 54 76 131 186 272 401 495 610 747 922 1141 1374 1622 1845 2117 2557 3179 3865 5076 18 AWG .79 17.184 0.837 0.088 0.515 0.com 16 SunGen® .095 0.02 2.26 22.866 0.715400* 12431.1109 61/.67 25.84 3.40 10.SPEC 5845 SunGen IC XLPE.52 16.0972 37/.71 18.296 0.045 0.95 9.21 14.41 11. Copper Features (cont’d. 600 V.79 2.080 0.13 19.661 0.79 3.711400* 12431.93 20.710200* 12431.117 1.63 4.0900 37/.0822 37/.52 8.0992 61/.887 0.53 23.68 13. Class B per ASTM B8 Options: •  Tinned copper conductor • Other stranding options are available upon request • Colors available on request Insulation: •  Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE). IEEE 1202/CSA FT4 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.0612 7/.214 0.0740 19/.41 2.711600* 12431.78 2. NFPA 70 • Rated 90°C wet and dry • Rated for direct burial • Deformation-resistant at high temperatures • Excellent moisture resistance.41 2.0192 7/. UL File # E90494 Flame Test Compliances: • UL 1581 VW-1 •  For sizes 1/0 and larger: IEEE 383.710600* 12431.710100* 12431.1280 NOMINAL COND. subject to industry tolerances. O.18 3.08 14. exceeds UL 44 • Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range Features: Packaging: CATALOG NUMBER COND.706 0.0940 19/.D.23 2.1055 37/.04 22.0664 19/. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.060 0. sunlight-resistant.710400* 12431.313 0.41 2.112 0.generalcable.095 0.095 0.125 1.79 2.180 0.060 0.110 0.715100* 12431.405 0.711800* 12431.29 11.94 7.43 6.52 1.717000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.59 28. UL Type PV/USE-2 or ® January. Photovoltaic Wire.716500* 12431.79 2.02 2.02 2.0152 7/.0772 7/.122 1.658 0.04 7.080 0.02 2.1040 37/.125 0.44 16.323 0.224 1.460 0.42 1.0837 19/. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.932 1.67 5.30 15.563 0.18 NOMINAL CABLE DIAMETER INCHES mm 0. UL File # E90499 • c(UL) RWU90 1 kV.0974 19/.410 0.711200 12431.110 0.070 0.238 0.0385 7/.110 0.169 0.060 0.52 1.57 4.968 1.52 2.): • Excellent resistance to crush and compression cuts • Resistant to most oils and chemicals • UV/sunlight-resistant • Meets cold bend test at -40°C Industry Compliances: • UL 4703 Type PV. Please contact Customer Service for price and delivery.710800 12431.716250* 12431. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP • OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Compliances: Product Construction: Conductor: •  18 AWG thru 1000 kcmil bare compressed copper.09 34.611 0. UL File # E90494 • UL 854 Type USE-2.370 0.080 0.784 0. * Non-stock item.558 0.080 0.715200* 12431.41 2.373 4. INCHES mm 0.0486 7/.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 12431.715300* 12431. 2012 2000 V RHH or RHW-2 or c(UL) RWU90 1000 V. minimum runs apply.78 28. Single Conductor.110 0.716400* 12431.466 0.060 0.50 31.04 10.015 1.1159 61/.

716600* 12421.710800* 12421.0992 61/.67 3. black Print: • 18 AWG and 16 AWG: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 2000 V PV WIRE DIR BUR 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 2000 V PV WIRE DIR BUR OR RHH OR RHW-2 OR 600 V USE-2 (SIZE) 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 c(UL) RWU90 1000 V MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK Applications: • Single conductor.38 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 5 8 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 7 12 19 30 48 74 121 192 305 384 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1582 1838 2246 2802 3447 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 16 21 32 42 57 87 123 181 266 350 429 527 647 796 938 1106 1257 1441 1737 2157 2620 3437 kg/km 24 31 48 62 85 129 183 269 396 521 638 784 963 1184 1396 1646 1870 2144 2585 3211 3900 5115 18 AWG .070 0.31(A) and other applicable parts of the National Electrical Code (NEC).410 0. exceeds UL 44 • Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range • Excellent resistance to crush and compression cuts • Resistant to most oils and chemicals • UV/sunlight-resistant • Meets cold bend test at -40°C Compliances: Features: Options: • Bare copper conductor • Other stranding options are available upon request • Colors available on request Industry Compliances: • UL 4703 Type PV. STRAND 19/.22 10. 2012 XLPE.0117 19/. 2000 V for interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.0940 19/.40 10.323 0.968 1.711800* 12421.29 29.16 2.0740 19/.866 0.105 0.056 0.90 1. UL File # E90499 • c(UL) RWU90 1 kV.04 13.0092 19/.737 0.674 0.120 0. subject to industry tolerances.17 15.52 8.244 0.538 0.16 2. Copper Product Construction: Conductor: • 18 AWG thru 2 AWG tinned coated compressed copper.67 2.907 0.67 5.611 0.0972 37/.135 0.43 NOMINAL CABLE DIAMETER INCHES mm 0.120 0.05 3.711200 12421. Class C stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 • 1 AWG thru 1000 kcmil tinned coated compressed copper.90 2.20 9.31 12.20 6. Photovoltaic Wire.04 24. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP •  OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Packaging: SunGen® 17 CATALOG NUMBER COND. Class B stranding per ASTM B33 and B8 ® Insulation: • Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE).67 2. * Non-stock item.520 0.63 4.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 12421.67 2.14 1.105 0.716500* 12421.085 0. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.79 17.117 1.0837 19/.661 0.23 2.00 24.474 0.com .234 0. UL File # E90494 Flame Test Compliances: •  UL 1581 VW-1 •  For sizes 1/0 and larger: IEEE 383.0185 19/. direct burial photovoltaic wire rated 90°C wet or dry. UL File # E90494 •  UL 854 Type USE-2 for 600 V. minimum runs apply. UL Type PV/RHH or RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 or c(UL) RWU90 1000 V.706 0.105 0.120 0.59 28.77 23.0295 19/. Please contact Customer Service for price and delivery.16 2.18 26.28 9.0822 37/.952 1.03 17.1280 NOMINAL COND.D.143 0.558 0.05 5.43 3.0900 37/.711600* 12421.0469 19/.105 0.81 8. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 COND. O.363 0.120 0.1159 61/.01 31.586 0.716400* 12421.715400* 12421.0526 19/.SPEC 5850 SunGen January.42 1.90 1. sunlight-resistant. NFPA 70 • Rated 90°C wet and dry • Rated for direct burial • Deformation-resistant at high temperatures • Excellent moisture resistance.370 0.075 0.05 3.631 0.393 5.075 0.0664 19/.41 11.60 35.804 0.711400 12421.78 2.135 1.210 0.68 13.710400* 12421.120 0.075 0.085 0.94 7.075 0.05 3.21 14.789 0.716350* 12421.42 21.710100* 12421.1055 37/.857 0.0142 19/.045 0.224 0.710200* 12421.33 5.085 0.52 16. UL File # E323451 •  National Electrical Code (NEC) •  ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 •  UL 44 Type RHH or RHW-2. INCHES mm 0.715300* 12421.93 20.460 0.406 0.90 1.37 MINIMUM AVG.0372 19/.716250* 12421.716300* 12421.075 0.715200* 12421.69 6.717000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.04 22.72 20.112 0.326 0.43 3.244 1.05 3.716750* 12421.135 0.84 3.199 0.90 1.296 0. IEEE 1202/CSA FT4 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.05 3.268 0.035 1.105 0.16 2.66 14.0234 19/.142 1.184 0.715100* 12421.12 18. Single Conductor.711100 12421. 2000 V.085 0.1109 61/.088 0.88 16.67 2.1040 37/.710600* 12421. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.generalcable.

363 0.706 0.67 2.77 23.210 0. INSULATION THICKNESS INCHES mm 0.0992 61/.41 11. Photovoltaic Wire.78 2.generalcable.056 0.05 3.67 3.90 1.0305 7/.05 3.711600* 12441.0192 7/.105 0.1055 37/.0740 19/.81 8.0240 7/.716300* 12441. exceeds UL 44 • Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range Features: Packaging: CATALOG NUMBER COND.075 0.04 24.716600* 12441.04 22.268 0.31(A) and other applicable parts of the National Electrical Code (NEC).088 0. UL Type PV/RHH or ® January.105 0. UL File # E90494 Flame Test Compliances: •  UL 1581 VW-1 •  For sizes 1/0 and larger: IEEE 383.1159 61/. STRAND 7/.05 3.105 0. UL File # E90499 or E86307 •  c(UL) RWU90 1 kV.22 10.711100 12441.474 0.17 15.0612 7/.135 0.D.16 2.460 0.43 NOMINAL CABLE DIAMETER INCHES mm 0.717000* Dimensions and weights are nominal.04 13.244 1. direct burial photovoltaic wire rated 90°C wet or dry.907 0.0974 19/.789 0. O.43 3.952 1. Single Conductor.075 0.085 0.31 12.33 5.035 1.710400* 12441. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.070 0.715400* 12441.075 0.296 0.244 0.661 0.0837 19/.184 0.42 1.0972 37/.38 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 5 8 13 20 32 50 81 129 205 258 326 411 518 653 772 926 1063 1235 1509 1883 2316 3088 kg/km 7 12 19 30 48 74 121 192 305 384 485 611 771 972 1149 1378 1582 1838 2246 2802 3447 4595 NET WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT 16 21 32 42 57 87 123 181 266 350 429 527 647 796 938 1106 1257 1441 1737 2157 2620 3437 kg/km 24 31 48 62 85 129 183 269 396 521 638 784 963 1184 1396 1646 1870 2144 2585 3211 3900 5115 18 AWG .0152 7/. Copper Features (cont’d. * Non-stock item.968 1.79 17.90 1.075 0.84 3.1109 61/.737 0. black Applications: Print: • 18 AWG and 16 AWG: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 2000 V PV WIRE DIR BUR 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • 14 AWG thru 1000 kcmil: GENERAL CABLE® (PLANT OF MFG) SUNGEN® 2000 V PV WIRE DIR BUR OR RHH OR RHW-2 OR 600 V USE-2 (SIZE) 90°C WET OR DRY SUN RES (UL) -40°C VW-1 c(UL) RWU90 1000 V MONTH/YEAR OF MFG SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE MARK • Single conductor. 2000 V for interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.93 20.558 0.710800 12441.16 2.68 13.710100* 12441.0385 7/.18 26.716500* 12441. IEEE 1202/CSA FT4 Other Compliances: •  EPA 40 CFR.69 6.SPEC 5855 SunGen IC XLPE.88 16.66 14.715100* 12441.715300* 12441.224 0.14 1. UL File # E323451 •  National Electrical Code (NEC) •  ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70 •  UL 44 Type RHH or RHW-2.120 0.143 0.674 0.20 6.12 18.711800* 12441.28 9. Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP •  OSHA Acceptable • Material cut to length and shipped on non-returnable wood reels Compliances: Product Construction: Conductor: • 18 AWG thru 1000 kcmil bare compressed copper.715200* 12441.716350* 12441.631 0.0486 7/.234 0.075 0. 2012 RHW-2 or 600 V USE-2 or c(UL) RWU90 1000 V.16 2.0772 7/.586 0.045 0.43 3. subject to industry tolerances.085 0.com 18 SunGen® .804 0.716250* 12441.611 0.716750* 12441.90 2.0822 37/.112 0.520 0.1040 37/.866 0.120 0.00 24.59 28. SIZE (AWG/ kcmil) 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 COND.0664 19/.120 0.21 14. Please contact Customer Service for price and delivery.37 MINIMUM AVG.410 0.406 0.085 0. minimum runs apply.710200* 12441.120 0.67 2.117 1.0940 19/.370 0.42 21.1280 NOMINAL COND. sunlight-resistant.120 0.72 20.323 0.711400* 12441.393 5.199 0.05 3.105 0.1000 kcmil CONDUCTORS 12441.40 10.16 2.90 1.67 2.29 29.142 1.20 9.01 31.05 3. INCHES mm 0.538 0.085 0.03 17.67 2.857 0. NFPA 70 • Rated 90°C wet and dry • Rated for direct burial • Deformation-resistant at high temperatures • Excellent moisture resistance. Class B per ASTM B8 Options: • Tinned copper conductor • Other stranding options are available upon request • Colors available on request Insulation: • Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE). 2000 V.67 5.135 1.710600* 12441.105 0.716400* 12441.94 7.05 5.90 1.711200 12441.52 8.135 0.63 4.60 35.326 0.0900 37/.): • Excellent resistance to crush and compression cuts • Resistant to most oils and chemicals • UV/sunlight-resistant • Meets cold bend test at -40°C Industry Compliances: • UL 4703 Type PV.23 2.52 16. UL File # E90494 or E54260 •  UL 854 Type USE-2 for 600 V.

15(B)(16). 6 AWG .522 7. OF WIRES INSULATION THICKNESS JACKET THICKNESS INCHES mm INCHES mm NOMINAL CABLE O. provided the final derating ampacity does not exceed that of a 60°C rated conductor (NEC® Article 334).38 0.015 0. Multi-Conductor.13 0.54 20.430 8.030 0.black. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.02 0.653 4. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.15 38 60 96 133 193 51 81 127 187 277 442 672 57 90 143 199 288 76 121 189 278 412 658 1001 56 82 123 185 256 74 107 165 251 352 565 841 83 122 183 275 381 110 159 246 374 524 841 1252 15 20 30 40 55 15 20 30 40 55 70 95 Dimensions and weights are nominal.040 0.38 0. 10 AWG – orange.31 5. Type NM-B.10 0.040 0.10 0.10 0. switches.08 3. 3 conductor .76 0.366 x 14. subject to industry tolerances.064 x 11.020 0.493 0.38 0.005 0.004 0.004 0. Table 310.D. and other loads • Exposed or concealed wiring • May be run through walls. section 310.015 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5900 January.26 8.318 x 11.76 1.10 0.330 x 0.6 Solid Solid Solid 7 7 Solid Solid Solid 7 7 7 7 0.83 24.006 0.030 0. Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electric Code.generalcable.906 4.450 0.38 0.black Insulation: Print: Grounding Conductor: Assembly: • GENERAL CABLE® (SIZE) WITH GROUND TYPE NM-B 600 VOLTS (UL) MONTH/YEAR OF MFG • Residential wiring as branch circuits for outlets.005 0.006 0.945 mm 4.com 19 .15.51 0.210 x 0.92 14.580 0.37 13.76 10.004 0.15 0.820 0.030 0. 8 AWG – black. The 90°C rating shall be permitted to be used for ampacity adjustments and correction calculations.430 5.345 0.015 0. white.170 x 0.76 0.020 0. INCHES 0.08 3. 2012 NM-B PVC.450 0. 12 AWG – yellow.334 x 12.318 x 9. Adjustments and corrections may apply.004 0.3 21.004 0.732 8.13 0.390 0.3 2.160 x 0.555 0.005 0.015 0. rated 90°C in dry locations(1) • 2-conductor – insulated conductors laid parallel with a bare copper grounding conductor wrapped in paper and laid parallel between the insulated conductors • 3-conductor – insulated conductors laid parallel or twisted together with bare copper grounding conductor wrapped in paper • The entire assembly is wrapped with a paper separator prior to applying the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) outer jacket • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) • Color-coded: 14 AWG – white. (1) May be installed in dry locations with temperatures up to 90°C.612 0.004 0.2 33.382 x 17.00 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km TOTAL WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km AMPACITY (1) TYPE NM-B COPPER CONDUCTOR WITH GROUND 311422 311222 311022 320822 320622 321432 321232 321032 320832 320632 320432 320232 14/2G 12/2G 10/2G 8/2G 6/2G 14/3G 12/3G 10/3G 8/3G 6/3G 4/3G 2/3G 2.695 0.030 0. ceilings and masonry blocks • New wiring or replacement wiring • Only for use in normally dry locations • Color-coded inners for circuit identification • Available with and without ground • Rated for 90°C in dry locations(1) • Ampacity is limited to that for 60°C conductors per NEC® Article 334 Compliances: Applications: • UL Standard 83 • UL Standard 719 • ASTM B3 and B8 • NEC® Article 334 • Federal Specification A-A-59544 • 250' or 125' coils or 1000' reels Packaging: Features: Outer Jacket: NM-B SIZE CATALOG NUMBER AWG OR kcmil mm² NO.31 5. white.black.10 0.170 x 0. Copper Product Construction: Conductor: • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG bare annealed solid copper per ASTM B3 • 8 AWG and larger stranded bare annealed copper per ASTM B8 • Premium-grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with a Nylon jacket • Color-coded: 2 conductor .10 0.26 8.76 0.430 0.02 1.10 15.51 0.37 13.13 0.005 0. but with the ampacity limited to that of 60°C conductors. red • Bare annealed copper per ASTM B3 or ASTM B8 • Type THHN inners.290 x 0.13 0.

004 0.541 5.10 0.320 x 0.415 0. OF WIRES INSULATION THICKNESS JACKET THICKNESS INCHES mm INCHES mm NOMINAL CABLE O. including direct burial • Underground feeder to outdoor lighting or apparatus • Exposed or concealed wiring in damp. moist. section 310. INCHES 0.779 x 30.black.08 3.26 8.690 0. subject to industry tolerances.26 8.699 x 9.10 0.185 x 0.128 x 15. Table 310.com 20 UF-B and NMC .51 0.13 0. Adjustments and corrections may apply.48 COPPER WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km TOTAL WEIGHT LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km AMPACITY (1) TYPE UF-B AND NMC COPPER CONDUCTOR WITH GROUND 341429 341229 341029 340829 340629 341439 341239 341039 340839 340639 14/2 12/2 10/2 8/2 6/2 14/3 12/3 10/3 8/3 6/3 2.004 0.200 mm 4. wet.015 0.385 x 0.38 0.748 5.842 x 11.10 0.38 0.230 x 0.030 0.13 0.800 0.385 0.620 0.605 4.230 x 0.D.990 0.020 0.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5910 January.004 0.76 0.128 x 25.76 0. Multi-Conductor.15.38 0.320 x 0.51 0.13 0. and corrosive locations • NMC applications as specified in Article 334.004 0.015 0.10 0. Type UF-B and NMC.76 0.08 3. 2012 UF-B and NMC PVC.460 0. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.10B of the NEC • Color-coded inners for circuit identification • Available with ground and without ground • Sunlight-resistant jacket • Suitable for direct burial • Rated for 90°C in dry or 75°C in wet locations(1) • Ampacity is limited to that for 60°C conductors per NEC® Article 340 • UL Standard 83 • UL Standard 493 • ASTM B3 and B8 • NEC® Article 340 Type UF-B • NEC® Article 334 Type NMC • Federal Specification A-A-59544 Features: Product Construction: Conductor: Assembly: • Type THHN or THWN inners.015 0.030 0.10 0.13 38 60 96 133 193 51 81 127 187 277 57 90 143 199 288 76 121 189 278 412 53 75 140 213 305 93 134 194 330 449 79 112 208 317 454 138 199 289 491 668 15 20 30 40 55 15 20 30 40 55 Dimensions and weights are nominal.575 0.generalcable.black. or in wet locations with temperatures up to 75°C but with the ampacity limited to that of 60°C conductors.526 8. dry.005 0.620 0. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. 3 conductor .31 5. white.385 x 1.779 4.953 x 10.32 4. The 90°C dry or 75°C rating shall be permitted to be used for ampacity adjustments and correction calculations.748 9.004 0.37 13.842 x 17.3 Solid Solid Solid 7 7 Solid Solid Solid 7 7 0.005 0.38 0.31 5.37 13.005 0.030 0. red • Bare annealed copper per ASTM B3 or B8 Insulation: Compliances: Outer Jacket: Print: Grounding Conductor: SIZE CATALOG NUMBER AWG OR kcmil mm² NO.laid in a valley between the insulated conductors • Sunlight-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).10 0. rated 90°C in dry or 75°C in wet locations(1) • 2 and 3 conductor – insulated conductors laid parallel • With grounding conductor . Copper Applications: • Where exposed to direct rays of sun or underground.004 0.015 0.020 0.185 x 0. (1) May be installed in dry locations with temperatures up to 90°C. white.684 8.195 x 0.76 0.15(B)(16). gray • GENERAL CABLE® (SIZE) WITH GROUND TYPE UF-B OR NMC SUNLIGHT RESISTANT 600 VOLTS (UL) MONTH/YEAR OF MFG • 14 AWG thru 10 AWG solid bare annealed copper per ASTM B3 • 8 AWG and larger stranded bare annealed copper per ASTM B8 • Premium-grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with Nylon jacket • Color-coded: 2 conductor .779 x 20. provided the final derating ampacity does not exceed that of a 60°C rated conductor (NEC® Article 334 Type NMC or NEC® Article 340 Type UF-B).3 2.699 x 14.953 x 15.146 9.005 0. Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the National Electric Code.030 0.195 x 0.

622 15.63 42. subject to industry tolerances.000 0.496 20. 600 VOLTS 2 CDRS (SIZE) CU 1CDR (SIZE) CU (UL) MONTH/YEAR • Above-ground service entrance and branch circuit • Maximum operating temperature of phase conductors not to exceed 90˚C for dry locations or 75˚C for wet locations Features: • Color-coded phase conductors • Full or reduced neutral constructions • UL Standard 83 • UL Standard 854 • Federal Specification AA59544 • NEC® Articles 338 and 230 • NEMA RV4 2009 • Bare annealed copper.76 1.03 3/0 107.870 0.081 x 339 504 445 662 70 21.557 10.850 0.040 0.972 18.43 7 7 7 7 7 12 12 12 12 12 18 18 18 7.574 x 1233 1834 1431 2130 145 34. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.26 Solid 0. Multi-Conductor. Type SE Style U.76 0.3 13.27 10 8 8 6 6 4 5 3 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 5.030 0.02 1.030 0. OF WIRES INCHES CATALOG AWG OR NUMBER kcmil mm² BARE GROUND SIZE NO.440 x 0.24 x 539 802 668 994 95 25. 3-wire.162 18.810 x 1.700 0.27 1.When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over 100 amperes or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.3 21.050 0. OF AWG OR WIRES mm kcmil mm² (1) OVERALL NOMINAL CABLE O.098 14.27 1.050 0. COPPER WEIGHT INCHES 0.15.515 x 0.15 21.15 16.930 0.303 x 243 362 319 475 55 17.625 0.30 13.30 21.020 8.29 22. conductors shall be permitted at listed ampacities as 120/240-volt.570 x 0. NO.Wet or dry locations.400 x 0. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the 2011 edition of the National Electric Code.26 Solid 8. Adjustments and corrections may apply: 60°C .15 26.493 x 94 140 142 211 30 11.050 0.4 16.240 0. For ampacity derating purposes. gray • GENERAL CABLE® TYPE SE STYLE U THHN OR THWN CDRS.15(B)(16).37 13.For dwelling units.02 1. evenly distributed and helically applied over the insulated conductors so as to produce the equivalent AWG size required by UL 854 • THHN or THWN inner conductors meeting the requirements of UL 83 • Insulated conductors laid parallel with bare grounding conductors helically wound around core • Glass-reinforced tape is applied over the cable core Compliances: Assembly: Applications: SIZE PHASE CONDUCTORS INSULATION THKN.15 33.59 13.455 0.720 x 1.D.288 x 775 1154 941 1400 110 29. section 310.890 x 1.040 0.875 11. 75°C . 2012 SE Style U Product Construction: Conductor: PVC.295 x 0.907 13.040 0. Copper • Solid bare annealed copper per ASTM B3 • 7-strand Class B concentrically stranded per ASTM B8 • 19-strand combination unilay conductors per ASTM B787 Insulation: • Premium-grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with a Nylon jacket • Color-coded: black and red Jacket: Print: Grounding Conductor: • Sunlight-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).716 x 387 575 494 735 70 22.256 x 615 915 745 1109 95 26.67 21.176 x 213 317 290 432 55 17.480 mm AMPACITY(1) NET WEIGHT SE Style U LBS/ LBS/ 1000 FT kg/km 1000 FT kg/km 60°C 75°C 90°C DWELLING TYPE SE STYLE U COPPER CONDUCTOR WITH GROUND 371039 10/2 370839 376289 370639 374269 370439 373259 370339 372249 370239 370139 8/2 6/2 6/2 4/2 4/2 3/2 3/2 2/2 2/2 1/1 5.606 x 1554 2313 1775 2641 165 37.040 0.22 Dimensions and weights are nominal.generalcable.16 x 153 228 219 326 40 15.478 x 428 636 547 814 85 23.040 0.77 26.740 x 1.605 x 0.705 0.540 x 0.37 8.02 1.02 1.67 33.78 11.970 0. Dwelling .4 13.41 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 19 19 19 19 0.48 37B309 2/0-2 67. Low-Voltage Power 600 V.640 x 1. Table 310.When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 amperes or less or marked for 14 through 1 AWG conductors.com 21 .48 67.02 1.592 30 50 65 65 85 85 30 55 75 75 95 95 — — — — 100 100 110 110 125 125 150 175 200 225 100 110 100 110 115 130 115 130 130 150 150 170 175 195 200 225 37A309 1/0-2 53.41 53.27 1.367 x 488 725 609 906 85 24.67 26.63 42.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5920 January. 90°C .796 x 977 1455 1157 1722 125 31.445 x 0.050 0. single-phase services and feeders.63 33.030 0.350 0.600 x 1.040 0.43 37C309 3/0-2 85.030 0.180 0.02 1.76 0.638 15.51 0.

27 1.830 0. Type SE Style R. For ampacity derating purposes.58 19 38B319 2/0-3 67. 2012 SE Style R PVC.43 19 38C309 3/0-3 85.050 0.610 14.970 1. Dwelling .050 0. Table 310.050 0.6 33. single-phase services and feeders. 90°C .generalcable.D. NO. OF AWG OR WIRES LBS/ LBS/ kcmil mm² (1) INCHES mm 1000 FT kg/km 1000 FT kg/km AMPACITY(1) .040 0. Adjustments and corrections may apply: 60°C .27 8 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 8. panel feeder in multiple dwellings. 75°C .89 206 288 473 596 751 947 1194 1506 1886 2378 307 429 703 886 1118 1409 1777 2241 2807 3539 290 432 601 737 911 1151 1417 1768 2186 2729 432 643 894 1097 1356 1713 2109 2631 3253 4061 40 55 70 85 95 110 125 145 165 195 50 65 85 100 115 130 150 175 200 230 55 75 95 110 130 150 170 195 225 260 — — 100 110 125 150 175 200 225 250 38A329 1/0-3 53.040 0.050 0.1 26.030 0.89 21.4 8.4 13. ASTM B8 or ASTM B787 Insulation: • THHN or THWN inner conductors meeting the requirements of UL 83 • Conductors are twisted together with the bare copper grounding conductor in one interstice • Glass-reinforced tape is applied over the cabled core • Sunlight-resistant Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).63 42.08 22.com 22 SE Style R BARE GROUND OVERALL SIZE NOMINAL CABLE O.200 1. Multi-Conductor.41 7 7 7 7 7 19 0.76 0. Copper Applications: • Above-ground service entrance. white.When terminated to equipment for circuits rated over 100 amperes or marked for conductors larger than 1 AWG.4 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 19 19 19 0.100 1.03 19 38D300 4/0-3 107.67 33.02 1.76 1. OF WIRES INCHES mm CATALOG AWG OR NUMBER kcmil mm² 60°C 75°C 90°C DWELLING TYPE SE STYLE R COPPER CONDUCTOR WITH GROUND 388389 386369 384369 383359 382349 381339 8/3 6/3 4/3 3/3 2/3 1/3 8.94 30.15.64 27.040 0.15 26. conductors shall be permitted at listed ampacities as 120/240-volt.48 33.Copper Building Wire SPEC 5930 January. range. red • Bare annealed copper per ASTM B3.27 1.310 1.570 0.02 1. gray •  GENERAL CABLE® TYPE SE STYLE R THHN OR THWN CDRS 600 VOLTS 3 CDRS (SIZE) CU 1 CDR (SIZE) CU (UL) MONTH/YEAR Jacket: Print: Grounding Conductor: SIZE PHASE CONDUCTORS INSULATION THKN.30 21.22 19 Dimensions and weights are nominal.15(B)(16).030 0.895 0.665 0. section 310.When terminated to equipment for circuits rated 100 amperes or less or marked for 14 through 1 AWG conductors.For dwelling units.6 67.4 53. (1) Allowable ampacities shown are for general use as specified by the 2011 edition of the National Electric Code. subject to industry tolerances. Low-Voltage Power 600 V. COPPER WEIGHT NET WEIGHT NO.48 16.27 36. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.27 1.430 1.8 21.050 0.37 13.02 1. dryer and other branch circuits • Maximum operating temperature of phase conductors not to exceed 90˚C for dry locations or 75˚C for wet locations • Color-coded phase conductors • UL Standard 83 • UL Standard 854 • Federal Specification AA59544 • NEC® Articles 338 and 230 • NEMA RV4 2009 Features: Product Construction: Conductor: Assembly: Compliances: • 7-strand Class B concentrically stranded per ASTM B8 • 19-strand combination unilay conductors per ASTM B787 • Polyvinyl Chloride PVC with a Nylon jacket • Color-coded: black.Wet or dry locations.3 16.27 1.6 42. 3-wire.32 40.73 24.

Date of Issue 01/12 Building Wire Technical Information General Technical Information DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE 2 PAGE NUMBER Building Wire Types Metric Conversion Factors Reel Capacity Chart A002 A150 A200 Jan. 2011 Jan. 2010 Jan. 2010 Nov. 2010 Jan. 2010 Jan. 2010 Jan. 2012 Jan.com 23 . 2012 Jan. 2012 34 Handling and Storage Recommendations DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Recommended Reel Handling Practices Recommended Cable Handling Practices Recommended Cable Storage Practices D005 D025 D050 Jan.generalcable. 2010 24 25-31 32 Glossary A003 Jan. 2011 35 36 37 Technical Cable Installation Guidelines DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Pre-Installation Instructions Installation – Overview and Checklist Installation – Feed-In Setups Installation – Conductor Maximum Pulling Tensions Installation – Training and Bending Limitations Installation – Maximum Side Wall Pressure E005 E025 E050 E075 E100 E125 Jan. 2012 33 Conductor Data DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATION NUMBER REVISION DATE PAGE NUMBER Class B and Class C Conductors for General Wiring B027 Jan. 2011 38 39 40-41 42-43 44 45 Catalog Number Index 46-47 Phone: 800-243-8020 www. 2010 Jan.

Dry Locations only (Indoor) 600 V Non-Metallic Sheathed Cable. Heat Resistant. Photovoltaic Wire Rated 90°C Dry and Wet Locations. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Heat Resistant. Heat Resistant. marquees. 2 kV. and in unprotected locations exposed to weather. 90° Dry and Wet Locations 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. as in the case of a building under construction. Nylon Jacket. 75°C Dry and Wet Locations 600 V Rubber (Thermoset) Insulation. Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation (XLPE). Several Combinations of Insulation and Jacketing Compounds. 90°C Dry and 75°Wet Locations 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. High Heat Resistant. 90°C Dry and Wet Locations 600V Thermoplastic Insulation. Dry Location A location not normally subject to dampness or wetness. Flexible Fixture Wire. Overall PVC Jacket. THHN/THWN or XHHW Insulation. 90° Dry Locations and 75°C Wet Locations 600 V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation (XLPE). Heat Resistant. Nylon Jacket. 2012 Building Wire Types WIRE TYPE DESCRIPTION NM-B NMC PV RHH RHW RHW-2* RW90 RWU90 SE-R SE-U T90 TC TFN TFFN THHN THW THW-2* THWN THWN-2* TWN75 UF-B USE USE-2* XHHW XHHW-2* Non-Metallic Sheathed Cable. Heat Resistant. some barns. Locations protected from weather and not subject to saturation with water or other liquids but subject to moderate degrees of moisture. Article 100 Definitions 24 Wire Types . Nylon Jacket. Installations underground or in concrete slabs or masonry in direct contact with the earth. 75°C Direct Burial 600 V Underground Service Entrance. 90°C Dry and Damp Locations 600 V * -2 is the UL designation for 90°C dry and wet locations. Nylon Jacket. Examples of such locations include partially protected locations under canopies. in locations subject to saturation with waters or other liquids. Nylon Jacket. 90°C Dry and Damp Locations 600 V Rubber (Thermoset) Insulation.Building Wire SPEC A002 January.1 kV. THHN/THWN or XHHW Insulation. for Interconnection Wiring of Grounded and Ungrounded Photovoltaic Power Systems (Solar) Rubber (Thermoset) Insulation. Sunlight Resistant. THHN or THWN Insulation. Nylon Jacket 90° Dry and Damp Locations (CSA Type) 600 V Multi-Conductor Tray Cable. Damp and Corrosive Locations (Indoor or Outdoor) 600 V Single Conductor. 75°C Dry and Wet Locations 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. and interior locations subject to moderate degrees of moisture. High Heat Resistant. and like locations. 600 V. Dry. Cable Tray Use 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. 75°C Dry and Wet Locations 600V Thermoplastic Insulation. 90°C Dry and Wet Locations 600 V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation (XLPE). 90°C Direct Burial 600 V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation (XLPE). High Heat Resistant. 90°C Dry and 75°Wet Locations 600 V Service Entrance Uninsulated Concentric Neutral.com Damp Location Wet Location Location information based on National Electrical Code Book 2011. Fixture Wire. Insulated and Integrally or Non-Integrally Jacketed. 90° Dry Locations 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. Heat Resistant. Nylon Jacket 75°C Wet Locations (CSA Type) 600 V Underground Feeder. such as basements. such as vehicle washing areas. A location classified as dry may be temporarily subject to dampness or wetness. roofed open porches. and some cold storage warehouses.generalcable. THHN Individual Conductors 90°C Overall PVC Jacket. 90°C Direct Burial (CSA Type) 1 kV Service Entrance Round Construction. High Heat Resistant. 90° Dry Locations 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation (XLPE). 90°C Dry and Wet Locations 600 V Thermoplastic Insulation. 90°C Dry and Wet Locations (CSA Type) 600 V Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulation (XLPE). 90°C Dry and 75°C Wet Locations and Corrosive Locations 600 V Underground Service Entrance. THHN Individual Conductors 90°C Overall PVC Jacket.

American Wire Gauge: A standard used in the determination of the physical size of a conductor determined by its circular mil area. measured in circular mils.generalcable. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Balanced Circuit: A circuit so arranged that the impressed voltages on each conductor of the pair are equal in magnitude but opposite in polarity with respect to ground. AEIC: Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. When annealing copper. Adjacent Conductor: Any conductor next to another conductor either in the same multi-conductor cable layer or in adjacent layers.) ASA: The American Standards Association.Building Wire SPEC A003 January. Armor: A braid or wrapping of metal. as well as the direct current resistance.): An electric current that continually reverses its direction. usually steel or aluminum. Appliance Wire and Cable: Appliance wiring material is a classification of Underwriters’ Laboratories.. the act of softening the metal by means of heat to render it less brittle. #12 or #10 AWG. Accelerated Aging: A test performed on material or cable meant to duplicate long-time environmental conditions in a relatively short space of time. Apparatus Wire and Cable: Apparatus wire is an overall term used to describe a number of specific wire types including non-automotive battery cables. Also included under this heading in AWG sizes 14 and heavier are appliance wire. These individual circuits are sometimes referred to as branch circuits. pump or well cable. giving a definite plus and minus wave form at fixed intervals. The conductors will provide power from the final overcurrent device (fuse or circuit breaker) protecting the load served. ANSI: The American National Standards Institute. ASTM: The American Society for Testing and Materials.C.” Bare Conductor: A conductor having no covering. used for mechanical protection. Bunch Strand: Any number of conductor strands twisted together in one direction with the same lay length. Inc. Binder: A spirally served tape or thread used for holding assembled cable components in place awaiting subsequent manufacturing operations. Type AC defined by UL4 and NEC® Article 333. These conductors are run through ducts. Ampacity: The maximum current an insulated wire or cable can safely carry without exceeding either the insulation or jacket material limitations. Aging: The change in properties of a material with time under specific conditions. Anneal: To subject to high heat with subsequent cooling. ASME: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Also referred to as Brown and Sharpe (B&S) wire gauge. electric furnace cables. Branch circuit conductors are usually #14. former name of ANSI. 1000 volts or less. covering insulated wire and cable intended for internal wiring of appliances and equipment. Ambient Temperature: Any all-encompassing temperature within a given area. defroster wire.com 25 . machine tool wire. Bending Radius: Radius of curvature that a cable can be safely bent without any adverse effects. Bedding: A layer of material applied to a cable immediately below the armoring. square inches. (Same as Current Carrying Capacity. Alternating Voltage: The voltage developed across a resistance or impedance through which alternating current is flowing. It may be caused by the application of too high voltage or by defects or decay. General-use branch circuits supply power to a number of outlets for lighting and appliance loads. Branch Circuits: The individual circuits are served from the smaller electrical panels by insulated conductors. Alternating Current (A. Usually expressed as AWG. and switchboard and control wire. Glossary AIA: Aluminum Interlocked Armor. having specific or desirable qualities. etc. Each construction satisfies the requirements for use in particular applications. 2012 Glossary Abrasion Resistance: Ability of material or cable to resist surface wear. Adhesion: The state in which two surfaces are held together by interfacial forces which may be chemical or mechanical in nature. Ampere: The unit of current. conduits or raceways. Area of Conductor: The size of a conductor cross-section. Breakdown Voltage: The voltage at which the insulation between two conductors breaks down. Resistance: The total resistance offered by a device in an alternating current circuit due to inductive and capacitive effects. Also a specific cable construction. fixture wire. and gas tube sign ignition cables. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association states that apparatus wire is “insulated wire and cable used in connecting electrical apparatus to a power source. motor and transformer lead wire. also including wire and cable used in the apparatus itself. AWM: Designation for appliance wiring material. Armored Cable: A cable having a metallic covering for protection against mechanical injury.C. Building Wire: A general term used for light and power wiring products. One ampere is the current flowing through one ohm of resistance at one volt potential. Alloy: A combination of two or more metals to form a new or different metal. AWG: Abbreviation for American Wire Gauge. A. A conductor with no coating or cladding on the copper. Breakdown of Insulation: Failure of an insulation resulting in a flow of current through the insulation.

(See Hertz. Cycle: The complete sequence of alternation or reversal of the flow of an alternating electric current. Conductivity: A term used in describing the capability of a material to carry an electrical charge. with or without an overall covering. a term used to denote a component or assembly of components. 2012 Glossary Buried Cable: A cable installed directly in the earth without use of underground conduit. To compound. CE Code. Corrosion: The process or result of a material being eaten or worn away. Continuity Check: A test to determine whether electrical current flows continuously throughout the length of a single wire or individual wires in a cable.: Abbreviation for “Direct Current. C. It may be a solid or flexible tube in which insulated electrical wires are run. buried around the perimeter of a structure for grounding purposes when grounding electrical transmission towers – usually running parallel to the overhead lines along the right-of-way.001)2 x 106 Current Carrying Capacity: The maximum current an insulated conductor or cable can continuously carry without exceeding its temperature rating. Cut-Through Resistance: The ability of a material to withstand mechanical pressure. Compatibility: The ability of dissimilar materials to exist in mutual proximity or contact without changing their physical or electrical properties. Conduit: A tube or trough for protecting electrical wires and cables.A. usually by chemical reaction. Color Code: A color system for circuit identification by use of solid colors. etc. the mixing together of two or more different materials to make one material. The sample is then removed and examined for defects or deterioration in the materials or construction. A grounding installation employed where deep ground rods cannot effectively be used due to dry. which shows that the product being shipped conforms to test specifications. CEC: Canadian Electrical Code. sheath. measured in amperes. Cabling: The act of twisting together two or more insulated components by machine to form a cable. Current.) Counterpoise: Bare copper. Certified Test Report (CTR): A report providing actual test data on a cable. It is also called ampacity. Cold Bend: Test procedure whereby a sample of wire or cable is wound around a mandrel of a specified size within a cold chamber. at a specified temperature for a given number of turns at a given rate of speed. Direct (D. Usually expressed as a percentage of copper conductivity copper being one hundred percent (100%).: Abbreviation for Canadian Standards Association. The value depends largely on the surface area of the plates and the distance between them. shield.Building Wire SPEC A003 January.” Concentric Stranding: A central wire surrounded by one or more layers of helically wound strands in a fixed round geometric arrangement. Current. Cross-Sectional Area: The area of the cut surface of an object cut at right angles to the length of the object.): Electrical current whose electrons flow in one direction only. Conductor: Any material capable of carrying an electrical charge easily.com 26 Glossary . or armor. 1 circular mil = (. Current: The rate of flow of electricity in a circuit. without separation. Cable: A group of individually insulated conductors in twisted or parallel configuration. Also called “direct burial cable. Crimp Termination: A wire termination that is applied by physical pressure of terminal to wire. it may be constant or pulsating as long as their movement is in the same direction. The Canadian counterpart of Underwriters’ Laboratories. braids. Core: In cables. over which other materials are applied.” Phone: 800-243-8020 www.generalcable. surface printing. Continuous Vulcanization: Simultaneous extrusion and vulcanization of wire coating materials in a continuous process. such as additional components. Connector: A device used to physically and electrically connect two or more conductors. Circuit Sizes: A popular term for building wire sizes 14 through 10 AWG. Cross-Linked: Inter-molecular bonds between long chain thermoplastic polymers by chemical or electron bombardment means. The number of full cycles occurring in a given unit of time (one second) is called the frequency of the current.C.C.): An electric current that periodically reverses direction of electron flow. calculated by squaring the diameter. usually soft drawn.C. Alternating (A. Tests are normally run by a Quality Control Department. usually a sharp edge of prescribed radius. The most common fixed installation type conductors are: 1) Round – no diameter reduction 2) Compressed – approximately 3% diameter reduction 3) Compact – approximately 10% diameter reduction Crazing: The minute cracks on the surface of plastic materials.S. The properties of the resulting thermosetting material are usually improved. rocky. D. Capacitance: Storage of electrically separated charges between two plates having different potentials. tracers. Circular Mil: A measurement used for the area of wire. or poor soil. Compound: A term used to designate an insulating and jacketing material made by mixing two or more ingredients.

(2) A substance.C. GSIA: Galvanized Steel Interlock Armor. etc. Dielectric Test: A test in which a higher than the rated voltage is applied for a specified time to determine the adequacy of the insulation under normal conditions. Hard Drawn Copper Wire: Copper wire that has been drawn to size and not annealed. FT4. often inert.2 No. as electric energy. EIA: Abbreviation for Electronic Industries Association. b) A wire intended to be used for grounding (also called grounding conductor). Direction of Lay: The direction. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Direct Burial Cable: A cable installed directly in the earth. Dielectric Breakdown: The voltage at which a dielectric material is punctured. Also called Permittivity and Specific Inductive Capacity. counterpart is NEMA). FT1: One of several CSA flame test designations for wires and cables which pass the C22. Drawing: In the manufacturing of wire. 2012 Glossary Derating Factor: A factor used to reduce the current-carrying capacity of a wire when used in environments other than that for which the value was established. Fixture wires shall not be smaller than No. Elongation at Break: The tensile strain in a test piece stretched to breaking point. Ground Faults: Those conditions where electric current flows to the earth and thereby creates a neutral-to-earth voltage. Glossary Dielectric Strength: The voltage which an insulation can withstand before breakdown occurs. Flexible stranding is used for most fixture wire. They also are used for connecting lighting fixtures to the conductors of the circuit that supplies the fixtures. Duct: An underground or overhead tube used for carrying electrical conductors. 18. which is divisible by thickness to give dielectric strength. FR-1: A flammability rating established by Underwriters’ Laboratories for wires and cables that pass a specially designed vertical flame test.): An electric current which flows in only one direction. but solid conductors may be used in some applications. a method of sealing a tape wrap jacket by means of thermal fusion. Heat Distortion: Distortion or flow of a material or configuration due to application of heat.3 test requirements (other designations include FT2. Farad: A unit of electrical capacity. 2) A material having the property that energy required to establish an electric field is recoverable in whole or in part. Dielectric: 1) Any insulating medium which intervenes between two conductors and permits electrostatic attraction and repulsion to take place across it. Dielectric Constant (K): The ratio of the capacitance of a condenser with dielectric between the electrodes to the capacitance when air is between the electrodes. This designation has been replaced by VW-1. EEMAC: Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association of Canada (U. Ground: a) An electrical term meaning to connect to the earth or other large conducting body to serve as a ground. thereby applying a continuous coating of insulation or jacket to the core or conductor. Embossing: A means of marker identification by means of thermal identification leaving raised lettering on the sheath material or cable. added to a compound to improve properties and/or decrease cost. FAA: Federal Aviation Administration.S.Building Wire SPEC A003 January. Filler: (1) A material used in the cable to fill large interstices between electrical components.). Flexibility: The ease with which a cable may be bent. Grounding Conductor: A conductor used to connect equipment of the grounded circuit of a wiring system to a grounding electrode or electrodes. Each panel contains over-current protection devices for the circuits it serves. thus making a complete electrical circuit. either clock-wise or counterclockwise. Gauge: A term used to denote the physical size of a wire. of a conductor or group of conductors when looking axially down a cable length. pulling the metal through a die or series of dies for reduction of diameter to a specified size. 0. Flame Retardance: Ability of a material to prevent the spread of combustion by a low rate of travel so the flame will not be conveyed. Usually expressed as a voltage gradient (such as volts per mil).generalcable.com 27 . Elongation: The fractional increase in length of a material stressed in tension. Heat Resistance: Ability of a substance to maintain physical and chemical identity and electrical integrity under specified temperature conditions. Extrusion: The process of continuously forcing a plastic or elastomer and a conductor core through a die. the conditions being such that the stress is substantially uniform over the cross-section. Heat Seal: In cabling. Direct Current (D. Fixture Wire: Fixture wires according to the National Electrical Code are designed for installation in lighting fixtures and in similar equipment where enclosed or protected and not subject to bending or twisting in use. Emergency Overloads: Loads which occur when larger than normal currents are carried through a cable or wire over a short period of time. Feeder Conductors: The power is distributed from the main load center into sub-panels via feeder cables. Flame Resistance: Ability of the material to extinguish flame once the source of heat is removed.

usually a high strength steel wire. The reciprocal of an ohm. Lay: The axial distance required for one cabled conductor or conductor strand to complete one revolution about the axis around which it is cabled. imprinted with the manufacturer’s name and the specification to which the cable is made. IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission. LS/NH: Low Smoke/Non Halogen. An overall jacket on a complex cable grouping is also often referred to as a sheath. kcmil: One thousand circular mils (MCM). Lay Direction: The direction in which the strands of a conductor run over the top of the conductor as they recede from an observer looking along the axis of the conductor. Hygroscopic: Capable of absorbing and retaining moisture. Rated voltage of the cables. High Temperature Wire and Cable: Those electrical wires and cables having thermal operating characteristics of 150°C and higher. Mil: A unit used in measuring diameter of a wire or thickness of insulation over a conductor. Mho: The unit of conductivity. LSZH: Low Smoke. IMSA: International Municipal Signal Association. type of cable and configuration. Messenger: The linear supporting member. . Jacket: A material covering over a wire insulation or an assembly of components. The messenger may be an integral part of the cable or exterior to it. with provision for screwing down to a terminal.Building Wire SPEC A003 January. Marker Tape: A tape laid parallel to the conductors under the sheath in a cable. It is measured in henrys. Insulation Thickness: The wall thickness of the applied insulation. One one-thousandth of an inch (. Insulated Wire: A conductor of electricity covered with a non-conducting material. used as the supporting element of a suspended aerial cable. Leakage Current: The undesirable flow of current through or over the surface of an insulation. Often called the dielectric in a radio frequency cable. thus causing current changes to lag behind voltage changes. similar to the ISO in structure and scope. Inductance: The property of a circuit or circuit element that opposes a change in current flow. Kilowatt: A term denoting one thousand watts. Lug: A term commonly used to describe a terminal. the space. IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It may also denote a temperature rating or the specification to which the cable is made.com 28 Glossary Hz: Abbreviation for Hertz. most applications for low voltage power are 1000 volts or less. Moisture Absorption: The amount of moisture. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. is due to resistance. Interstice: In cable construction. ISA: Instrument Society of America. National Electrical Code (NEC): A consensus standard published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and incorporated in OSHA regulations. Multi-Conductor: More than one conductor within a single cable. usually crimped or soldered to the conductor. Line Drop (Voltage Drop): A voltage loss occurring between any two points in a power circuit. Insulation Resistance: That property of an insulating material which resists electrical current flow through the insulating material when a potential difference is applied. Kilovolt: A term denoting one thousand volts. Induced Current: An electric current set up in a circuit by cutting lines of force. valley or void left between or around the cable’s components. that a material will absorb under specified conditions. used as a means of circuit identification. a current caused by electromagnetic induction. ICEA: Insulated Cable Engineers Association (formerly IPCEA). MCM: One thousand circular mils. Hi-Pot: A test designed to determine the highest voltage that can be applied to a conductor without electrically breaking down the insulation.generalcable. sometimes called a longitudinal stripe. Low-Voltage: 2 kV or less. Megohm: One million ohms.001”). Kilohertz: 1. Multi-Plexed Conductors: Three or more completed cables together without filler or common jacket. in percentage. Insulation: A non-conductive material usually surrounding or separating two conductive materials. 2012 Glossary Heat Shock: A test to determine stability of a material by sudden exposure to high temperature for a short period of time. Zero Halogen. Other information such as date of manufacture may also be included.000 Hertz (cycles). Hertz (Hz): A term replacing cycles-persecond as a unit of frequency. Marker Thread: A colored thread laid parallel and adjacent to the strands of an insulated conductor which identifies the cable manufacturer. Horizontal Stripe: A colored stripe running horizontally with the axis of a conductor. Limiting Oxygen Index: Percentage of oxygen necessary to support combustion of a specified material. ISO: International Standards Organization. Such loss. or drop. reactance or leakage of the circuit. Line Voltage: The value of the potential existing on a supply or power line.

3-wire system of midpoint of a single phase portion of a 3-phase delta system or a midpoint of a 3 wire. A fault. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. NM-B: Type NM.com 29 . heat and moisture-resistant. 90°C dry or wet locations.generalcable. Ridge Marker: One or more ridges running laterally along the outer surface of an insulated wire or cable for purpose of identification. They are basically pure hydrocarbon resins. Power Factor: The ratio of resistance to impedance. 90°C dry or 75°C wet locations. Pulling Eye: A device which may be fastened to the conductor or conductors of a cable or formed by or fastened to the wire armor and to which a hook or rope may be directly attached in order to pull the cable into or from a duct. such as a short circuit or ground fault is not an overload. Rated Temperature: The maximum temper-ature at which an electric component can operate for extended periods without loss of its basic properties. Polypropylene: A thermoplastic polymer of propylene. In A. The term itself refers to the packaged product that is ready to be stored or shipped. Ohm: Unit of resistance such that a constant current of one ampere produces a force of one volt. RHW: Rubber-insulated building wire. wet or dry. Non-Metallic Sheathed Cable.C. short circuit or ground fault. heatand moisture-resistant. 90°C. Overall Diameter: Finished diameter over wire or cable. OSHA: Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Act. rubber. depending on specific formulation. heatand moisture-resistant. measured in ohms. or elastomer. Neutral Conductor: The conductor connected to the neutral point of a system that is intended to carry current under normal conditions. Mathematically. Resistance: In D. but excluding the rubbers. Plasticizer: A chemical agent added in compounding plastics to make them softer and more flexible. NEMA: National Electrical Manufacturers Association. with excellent dielectric properties. Parallel Cable: Two or more cables used to share the current in heavily loaded power circuits which permits the use of smaller conductors. Nylon: An abrasion-resistant thermoplastic with good chemical resistance used for wire and cable jacketings. The ratio of the actual power of an alternating current to apparent power.Building Wire SPEC A003 January. including both natural and synthetic products. 2012 Glossary NBS: National Bureau of Standards. Reel Drum Diameter: Diameter of the drum (or hub) of the reel. circuits. direct current system. Rated Voltage: The maximum voltage at which an electric component can operate for extended periods without undue degradation or safety hazard. When combined with butylene or styrene polymers. when it persists for a sufficient length of time. Polyolefin: A family of thermoplastics based upon the unsaturated hydrocarbons known as olefins. the opposition a material offers to current. Reel Width: Overall width of reel. Reel Flange Diameter (Reel Height): Diameter of the reel flanges. REA: Rural Electrification Administration. A cable assembly consisting of insulated conductors jacketed with a non-metallic material. Also used to indicate ratio of conductance between phase conductor and neutral in power cables. 90°C dry or 75°C wet locations. The term polymer is often used in place of plastic. Specifically the Williams-Steiger law passed in 1970 covering all factors relating to safety in places of employment. circuits. RHH: Rubber-insulated building wire. Porosity: Multiple air voids in an insulation or jacket wall.C. Quadruplex Cable: Assembly of four single conductors twisted together. Glossary Polyethylene: A family of insulating materials derived from polymerization of ethylene gas. Plastic: Also called thermoplastic. the cosine of the angle between the voltage applied and the current resulting. full-load rating or a conductor in excess of rated ampacity that. Polymer: A substance made of many repeating chemical units or molecules. they form compounds such as polyethylene and polypropylene. It may result from overload. RHH-2: Ditto. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): A thermoplastic material composed of polymers of vinyl-chloride which may be rigid or elastomeric. Overcurrent: Any current in excess of the rated current of equipment or the ampacity of a conductor. Percentage Conductivity: Conductivity of a material expressed as a percentage of that of copper. resistance is the real component of impedance and may be higher than the value measured at D. Neutral Point: The common point on a wye-connection in a polyphase system or midpoint on a single phase. would cause damage or dangerous overheating. Overlap: The amount the trailing edge laps over the leading edge of a tape wrap. Overload: Operation of equipment in excess of normal. Reel Traverse: Width of space between reel flanges. that are capable of flowing under heat and pressure.C. Put-Up: Refers to packaging of wire and cable. NFPA: National Fire Protection Association. high polymeric substances. RHW-2: Rubber-insulated building wire. Parallel: A construction in which 2 or more conductors are laid parallel and surrounded and separated by an insulating material.

If excessive. It can be utilized to improve stripping qualities and/ or flexibility. leaving the insulation of each conductor intact. vinyl insulated building wire. Short Circuit Current Rating: The prospective symmetrical fault current at a nominal voltage to which an apparatus or system is able to be connected without sustaining damage exceeding defined acceptance criteria. butyl rubber and others. 75°C. SWBP can damage cable components and reduce the life of the cable. Thermoplastic: Material that will resoften and distort from its formed shape by heating above a critical temperature peculiar to the material. nylon jacketed building wire for dry and wet locations. Surge: A temporary and relatively large increase in the voltage or current in an electrical circuit or cable.Building Wire SPEC A003 January. when reheated. etc. Service Drop: The overhead electric service conductors from the last pole or other aerial support to and including the splices. neoprenes. dry and wet locations. Spark Test: A test designated to locate imperfections (usually pin-holes) in a wire insulation by application of an electrical potential across the material for a very short period of time while the wire is drawn through an electrode field with one end of the wire grounded.. signal or power cable specifically approved under the National Electrical Code for installation in trays. paper. the step-down transformer may be mounted on a utility pole or mounted at ground level in enclosed box. cross-linked and mechanically expanded which. a layer of insulating material such as textile. Stranded Conductor: A conductor composed of individual groups of wires twisted together to form an entire unit. SIA: Steel Interlocked Armor. forming a rigid structural system used to support cables. nylon jacketed building wire for dry and damp locations. Service Conductors: In commercial and industrial applications. Sheath: The material. Hypalon. such as natural or synthetic rubbers. which is placed between a conductor and its dielectric. Side Wall Bearing Pressure (SWBP): A term used in reference to the pressure on a cable which is being pulled around a curved surface under tension. Separator: Pertaining to wire and cable. will return to its original diameter.and heat-resistant. or between various components of a multiconductor cable. Tray Cable: A factory-assembled multiconductor or multi-pair control. Tray: A cable tray is a unit or assembly of units or sections and associated fittings.com 30 Glossary THHN-2: Incorrect reference commonly . Very often referred to as a jacket. Power is carried directly from a step-down transformer by a secondary service cable. Flame-retardant. applied outermost to a wire or cable. Tinned Copper: Tin coating over copper to aid in soldering and inhibit corrosion. THWN: 75°C. or can offer additional mechanical or electrical protection to the components it separates. Thermosetting: Term describing insulation that will not resoften or distort from its formed shape by heating until a destructive temperature is reached. THHN: 90°C. 2012 Glossary Ringing Out: The process of locating or identifying specific conductive paths by means of passing current through selected conductors. between a cable jacket and the components it covers. Temperature Rating: The maximum temperature at which insulating material may be used in continuous operation without loss of its basic properties. usually an extruded plastic or elastomer. Solid Conductor: A conductor consisting of a single wire. Rope Strand: A conductor composed of a center group of twisted strands surrounded by one or more layers of similar groups of twisted strands. Rubber: A general term used to describe wire insulation and jackets made of thermosetting elastomers. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Shrink Tubing: Tubing which has been extruded. Also called transient. power is typically wired into the building to a main load center. Serve: Any filament or group of filaments.generalcable. usually water for liquids and hydrogen for gases. Depending on the application. 600 volt. misapplied when THWN-2 is called out. nylon jacketed building wire for dry and wet locations. 600 volt. Tank Test: A term used to describe a voltage dielectric test where the specimen to be tested is submerged in a liquid (usually water) and a voltage potential applied between the conductor and the liquid as ground. Tinned Wire: Copper wire that has been coated with a layer of tin or solder to simplify soldering. such as wires or fibers helically wound around a central core. THW: Thermoplastic. Strand: A single uninsulated wire. Specific Gravity: The ratio of the weight of any volume of substance to a weight of an equal volume of some substance taken as a standard. Rip Cord: Two or more insulated conductors in a parallel configuration which may be easily separated. 600 volt. moisture. if any connecting to the service entrance conductors at the building or other structure. EPR. made of noncombustible materials. SIC: Specific Inductive Capacity. THWN-2: 90˚C. Tensile Strength: A term denoting the greatest longitudinal tensile stress a substance can bear without tearing apart or rupturing.

all layers have the same direction of lay. USE-2: NEC Type Underground Service Entrance Cable. or voltage drop. 90°C dry or 75°C wet locations. thereby retaining a circular form without migration of strands from one layer to another. in a stranded conductor. Ungrounded: Not connected to ground or to a conductive body that extends the ground connection. Watt: A unit of electrical power. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. USE: NEC Type Underground Service Entrance Cable. The sizes are expressed by numbers. Unidirectional Concentric Stranding: Stranding where each successive layer has a different lay length.com 31 . 90°C dry or wet locations. potential difference. 2012 Glossary Triplexed Cable: Three individual cables twisted together without fillers or a common jacket.C. to designate electric pressure that exists between two points and is capable of producing a flow of current when a closed circuit is connected between the two points. Wire: (1) A single piece of slender. 27. XHHW-2: Ditto. One volt is the amount of pressure that will cause one ampere of current in one ohm of resistance. circuit. See also interstice. Unilay Stranding: A bunched construction having 19. 90°C wet or dry. UL: Underwriters’ Laboratories. Voltage Rating: The highest voltage that may be continuously applied to a wire or cord in conformance with standards or specifications. (2) Several wires (as in 1) twisted together. potential. XLPE: Also Cross-Linked Polyethylene. A nonprofit independent organization which operates a listing service for electrical and electronic materials and equipment (Canadian counterpart is CSA). Wall Thickness: The thickness of the applied insulation or jacket. or any number of strands which might be found in a concentric stranding. 75°C wet. 37. VW-1: A flammability rating established by Underwriters’ Laboratories for wires and cables that pass a specially designed vertical flame test. Unidirectional Stranding: A term denoting that. URD: Underground Residential Distribution. Wire Gauge: A measure of the diameter or sizes of wires. 90°C dry. formerly designated FR-1. XHHW: Heat and moisture-resistant Cross-Linked Polyethylene insulated building wire. Unilay: More than one layer of helically laid wires with the direction of lay and length of lay the same for all layers. Glossary Voltage Drop: The amount of voltage loss from original input in a conductor of given size and length or over a connection such as a termination. flexible metal ranging in approximate size from a piece that is difficult to bend by hand to a fine thread. XLP: Cross-Linked Polyethylene. Voltage: The term most often used in place of electromotive force. UF: Thermoplastic underground feeder and branch circuit cable. (3) Wires (as in 1 or 2) that are insulated. Volt: A unit of electrical pressure. UD: Underground Distribution. One watt is equivalent to the power represented by one ampere of current under a pressure of one volt in a D.Building Wire SPEC A003 January.generalcable. Wicking: The longitudinal flow of a liquid in a wire or cable construction due to capillary action. Valley: Any void between the insulated conductors of a cable or between a cable core and its covering.

2808 Ohms/Kilometer Ohms/Kilofeet 0.2808 Pounds/Square Inch Kilo Pascal* 6.3048 Megohms—Kilometer Megohms—Kilofeet 3.generalcable.448 * 1 Pascal = 1 newton/m 2 Mechanical Phone: 800-243-8020 www.4882 Kilograms/Kilometer Pounds/Kilofeet 0.155 7 5. 2010 Metric Conversion Factors Length Area Weight Electrical To Convert From To Multiply By Inches Millimeters 25.3048 Microfarads/Kilofeet Microfarads/Kilometer 3.3048 Meters Feet 3.240 7.3048 3.3048 Insulation Resistance: Megohms—Kilofeet Megohms—Kilometer 0.895 Kilo Pascal* Pounds/Square Inch 0.4516 0.2808 kilofeet (1000 ft) kilometers Square Inches Square Millimeters Square Inches Square Centimeters Square Inches Circular Mils Circular Mils Square Millimeters kilometers kilofeet (1000 ft) Square Millimeters Square Inches Square Centimeters Square Inches Circular Mils Square Inches Square Millimeters Circular Mils 0.54 Centimeters Inches 0.854 x 10- .03937 Inches Centimeters 2.764 Pounds Kilograms 0.4 Millimeters Inches 0.com 32 Conversions 1.00155 6.Building Wire SPEC A150 January.0929 Square Meters Square Feet 10.1432 Pounds (force) Newtons 4.273.2808 645.16 0.6720 Ohms/Kilofeet Ohms/Kilometer 3.2046 Pound/Kilofeet Kilograms/Kilometer 1.066 x 10 1973.3937 Feet Meters 0.4536 Kilograms Pounds 2.51 4 Square Feet Square Meters 0.2808 Microfarads/Kilometer Microfarads/Kilofeet 0.

420 ..300 1.651 .050 1.700 1.470 .600 1.1.2..1.101 ..925 .2.975 ...270 ..250 .201 .451 .501 .900 2..1..200 1..300 3.2..5 1.1.626 .2 10.06 1 6 2 1155.1...700 .201 .8 2000 110 45x28x21 61-2056 3.2.301 .601 .381 .300 .2 3000 142 50x32x24 61-2253 3.1.100 1.951 .200 2..241 .301 .1.201 .340 .875 .600 .480 .725 .400 3.5 10 2 9658.350 1.321 .280 .481 .generalcable.450 1.851 .5 8.310 ..370 .650 .301 .101 .. 2012 Reel Capacity Chart Phone: 800-243-8020 www..700 2.2.360 .401 .401 .251 .051 .625 .441 .1.850 .826 .500 1.000 821 10790 10110 9610 9030 8490 8100 7620 7300 6880 6600 6230 6000 5660 5450 5250 4970 4700 4630 4390 4040 3650 3310 3080 2810 2630 2400 2260 2070 1950 1840 1690 1610 1530 1450 1340 1280 1220 1170 1075 990 910 810 750 700 650 580 550 520 490 410 370 330 10520 9940 9540 9030 8550 8220 7790 7510 7120 6880 6530 6310 6110 5530 5030 4580 4180 3910 3580 3280 3090 2840 2690 2480 2350 2230 2060 1970 1880 1735 1660 1590 1525 1360 1260 1120 1040 980 870 820 770 690 650 590 500 450 420 12580 11940 11330 10910 10370 10000 9510 9180 8880 8050 7330 6680 6110 5590 5240 4820 4530 4180 3950 3650 3460 3200 3040 2900 2690 2570 2460 2280 2190 2010 1800 1670 1500 1400 1310 1180 1110 1040 990 840 760 650 600 540 500 15010 14290 13790 13150 12700 11540 10510 9610 8800 8050 7430 6970 6430 5940 5610 5190 4920 4670 4340 4130 3850 3670 3510 3270 3130 2880 2590 2400 2160 2020 1820 1710 1610 1460 1370 1230 1060 960 880 760 700 650 600 520 490 460 430 Reel Capacity 10420 9630 8900 8260 7800 7250 6870 6400 6090 5680 5420 5060 4840 4630 4340 3990 3600 3250 3030 2740 2570 2410 2190 2070 1950 1690 1520 1325 1210 1060 970 900 790 740 690 640 600 530 500 470 440 420 400 380 11530 10860 10250 9690 9170 8700 8250 7850 7120 6490 5930 5450 5020 4640 4320 4000 3730 3490 3070 2720 2420 2170 1960 1740 1620 1480 1360 1260 1160 1080 1000 930 870 820 770 720 680 640 11290 10700 10160 9660 8760 7980 7300 6710 6180 5720 5300 4930 4590 4290 3770 3340 2980 2680 2410 2190 2000 1830 1680 1550 1430 1320 1230 1150 1070 1010 940 890 840 790 11210 10160 9260 8470 7780 7170 6630 6150 5720 5330 4980 4380 3880 3460 3100 2800 2540 2320 2120 1950 1790 1660 1540 1430 1330 1250 1170 1090 1030 970 910 33 ...460 .726 .1..676 .3..500 2.5 10 3 11205.525 .526 .06 1.1.100 3.431 .575 ..430 .4 1500 91 40x24x17 61-1808 3.271 .551 .3.471 ...351 ..801 .400 2.901 .300 2.461 .75 1 4.5 10 2 7847.151 .776 .451 .06 1.06 1.450 .500 .1.3.091 .900 .801 .290 .001 ..391 .950 .1.311 ..3..Building Wire SPEC A200 January.2.com WOOD REELS Reel (FxTxD) RM Code Arbor Hole Drive Hole Drive Hole Radius Clearance Factor Max Weight Net Weight Cable OD .500 30x18x12 61-1215 2.5 1...701 .361 ..825 .101 .260 .800 ..501 ..2.331 .5 1.250 1.491 .001 .600 2....3 750 47 11040 10200 9460 8800 8200 7660 7180 6740 6330 5970 5630 6320 5040 4780 4530 4310 4100 3910 3730 3560 3410 3260 3120 2990 2870 2760 2500 2280 2090 1920 1770 1630 1510 1410 1310 1230 1150 1080 1010 950 900 850 810 760 730 690 630 570 520 480 440 410 380 350 330 310 270 240 36x24x17 61-1659 3.901 .330 .601 .2.371 .390 .1.976 .701 .401 ..06 1.876 .801 .000 1.501 .200 3.576 .3.421 .001 .5 2 2274.5 10 2 4468..400 1.3.2.750 .261 .490 .775 .100 2.281 ..2..301 .4 9000 744 90x36x48 61-4366 3.5 509.1...7 4800 208 58x32x28 61-2764 3.400 .380 .751 .350 .4 8000 513 84x36x48 61-4265 3.150 1.900 1.6 6500 271 72x36x36 61-3655 3.550 .401 .320 .351 .000 2.800 2.410 .251 ..5 10 2 3227..675 .341 .291 .800 1.1..06 1 6 2 1582.411 .701 .601 ..440 .000 3.926 .

0640 61/.0242 7/.116 0.0915 0.362 0.332 0.0585 0.6 13.0 14.728 0.152 mm 0.661 0.01 107.95 3.48 15.336 0.0591 37/.85 2.68 25.0073 19/.690 105.324 0.240 41.405 0.0 24.367 13.520 0.0121 7/.53 9.0701 61/.0365 0.49 20.512 0.360 83.52 5.184 0.575 0.611 0.0290 0.41 53.41 14.225 0.0 22.0152 7/.19 8.46 1.152 mm 0.299 0.0735 0.570 0.740 66.42 8.0576 0.0058 19/.0900 37/.65 22.000 600.31 2.519 0.71 4.1280 CLASS C STRANDING INCHES 19/.292 0.350 2.65 16.2 127 152 177 203 253 304 380 507 CLASS B CONCENTRIC INCHES 0.0992 61/.40 4.0486 7/.232 0.110 6.580 4.30 18.168 1.0147 19/.729 0.681 0.0612 7/.908 1.813 0.9 20.085 0.1109 61/.0757 61/. Cables.41 14.789 0.418 0.0456 0.800 211.0305 7/.74 18.332 0.813 0.0295 19/.283 0.32 2.380 16.D.0096 7/. Phone: 800-243-8020 www.0092 19/.65 23.59 8.376 0.6 28.134 0.575 0.0908 91/.372 0.000 400.919 1.31 5.1055 37/.0534 37/.72 3.261 8.823 1.61 16.41 .0476 37/.16 1.000 300. 2012 Class B and Class C Conductors for General Wiring Copper and Aluminum Conductors ASTM CLASS B and CLASS C SIZE AWG/kcmil 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 CLASS B STRANDING INCHES 7/.8 17.0756 37/.19 10.456 0.72 7.0117 19/.62 11.728 0.06 26.generalcable.071 0. and Flexible Cords.0745 19/.558 0.42 8.060 mm — — — — — 2.146 0.113 0.510 26.2 15.68 25.893 0.21 14.43 85.1040 37/.867 2.0940 19/.423 0.95 3.475 0.0372 19/.0385 7/.43 9.92 Adapted from UL 1581 Reference Standard for Eletrical Wires.142 0.600 133.322 0.67 5.0810 61/.372 0.0837 19/.00 17.600 250.87 3.486 1.45 10.998 1.71 4.0905 91/.0974 19/.0287 0.0234 19/.213 0.29 6.107 0.4 COMPACT INCHES — — — — — 0.62 42.0362 0.528 0.26 2.49 20.117 mm — — — — 1.89 7.43 9.1048 NOMINAL O.15 33.0469 19/.07 13.26 CLASS C CONCENTRIC INCHES 0.08 3.0925 0.866 0.184 0.45 10.927 1.000 750.1162 61/.681 0.49 67.268 0.com 34 Stranding 5.620 2.0727 0.100 167.178 0.968 1.418 0.61 4.74 12.35 29.893 0.94 13.0812 91/.736 0.0822 37/.020 1.616 0.55 10.81 7.69 20.630 0.0973 37/.0460 0.00 17.30 21.94 13.5 16.470 0.706 0. NOMINAL AREA CIRCULAR MILS 640 1.000 500.630 0.30 18.998 1.35 29.000 mm² 0.0 11.0600 37/.000 1.146 0.232 0.000.67 5.528 0.61 16.0664 19/.0673 37/.18 9.0772 7/.116 0.89 7.80 2.169 0.0185 19/.Building Wire SPEC B027 January.813 0.16 2.659 0.65 22.530 10.0192 7/.292 0.089 0.470 0.737 0.000 350.62 11.26 COMPRESSED INCHES — — — — 0.

Handling Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Refuse or receive subject to inspection for hidden damage. Always load with flanges on edge and chock and block securely.com Place spacers under the bottom flange and between reels to create a space to insert the forks. NO Reels can be hoisted with a shaft extended through both flanges. 2010 Recommended Reel Handling Practices How to Handle Cable Reels YES Cradle both reel flanges between forks. hoist or fork lift. Lower reels from truck using hydraulic gate. Cable or reel will be damaged. Do not lift by top flange. Upended heavy reels will often arrive damaged. LOWER CAREFULLY. 35 .Building Wire SPEC D005 January. Use a spreader bar to prevent bending the reel flanges and mashing the cable.generalcable. Never drop reels. Never allow forks to touch cable surface or reel wrap.

2010 Recommended Cable Handling Practices Unloading and Moving of Reels: Cable reels are never shipped upended (flat side down).6 and then by the reduction factor. either a cradle supporting the reel flanges or a shaft through the arbor hole should be used.Building Wire SPEC D025 January. the ramp must be wide enough to contact both flanges completely.Interlocked Armor (Duralox® ) 600 V-35 kV 7. Under no circumstances should the forks come into contact with the cable surface or the protective wraps. Single and multiple conductor cable . Triplexed single conductors cabled together.com 36 Handling . See “Recommended Reel Handling Practices” on the previous page. a cable’s protective covering and/or lagging should be inspected for evidence of damage during shipment. The circumscribing overall diameter* shall be multiplied by the factor in 1 .unshielded 0-2000 V 2. If evidence of damage is found. the forks must lift the reel at 90˚ to the flanges. and in the case of protective wrap. Unloading and reel handling should be accomplished so that the equipment used does not contact the cable surface.helically applied tape shield (Uniblend® ) 5-35 kV 5. Cable reels that arrive in this manner should be rejected or received only after a thorough inspection for damage. that the equipment does not contact the protective wrap.generalcable. When a reel of cable is rolled from one point to another. Under no circumstances should reels be dropped from the delivering vehicle to the ground. Upon receipt. Single and multiple conductor cable . and the forks must be long enough to make complete lifting contact with both flanges. If an inclined ramp is used for unloading. The stopping of the reels at the bottom shall be accomplished by using the reel flanges and not the surface of the cable. *Single conductor times 2.75 1. Single and multiple conductor cable .155 times NEMA WC26 EEMAC201-2007 Binational Wire and Cable Packaging Standard Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Single and multiple conductor cable .wire shield (UniShield® ) 5-35 kV 4. Single and multiple conductor cable . a report should immediately be made to the carrier.unshielded 2400 V 3. Minimum Drum Diameters for Packaging Cables Type of Cable Minimum Drum Diameter as a Multiple of Outside Diameter of Cable 10 12 12 14 20 14 . Single and multiple conductor cable . If unloading and reel handling is accomplished by crane.longitudinally applied flat tape shield (Type TC) 6. care must be taken to see that there are no objects on the surface area which could contact or damage the cable surface or protective wrap. If a fork lift is utilized.

Reels should be stored on a flat. falling or flying objects or other materials will not contact the cable. and inspection made on each reel during the relocation. In general. Storage Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Moisture and atmospheric conditions can cause exposed conductors to oxidize and discolor. If the reels are exposed in a non-secure area. If the cables are stored in a secure area and not exposed to the effects of the weather.Building Wire SPEC D050 November. Cable reels must not be stored on their sides. –25˚C. Uncovered/unsheltered cable will degrade due to exposure to direct sunlight and/or the elements. Cables should be stored in a sheltered area.generalcable. If a length of cable has been cut from the reel. or –40˚C.g. the reel’s protective covering should be restored. any cable for use indoors should be stored indoors. If the cables are protected. Cables stored outdoors should have the ends sealed to prevent moisture ingress into the cable. any extenuating circumstances. Cable reels should be stored with the protective covering or lagging in place. Reels must not be stacked. should be kept on file. Cable should be stored in an area away from open fires or sources of high heat. Cables without a cold temperature marking must be stored indoors. If a part length is returned to storage. Where the reels are exposed to the weather. hard surface so that flanges do not sink into the earth. policing of the area at frequent intervals may be required depending on circumstances. e. installation date. –10˚C. Reels should be stored in an area where construction equipment. Records of delivery date. the cable end should be immediately resealed to prevent the entrance of moisture. a bimonthly inspection should be performed to observe any sign of deterioration. there should be no degradation of the insulation. they should be handled as suggested in the “Recommended Reel Handling Practices” section. Any cable suitable for installation outdoors is suitable for storage outdoors. If the reels are relocated. manufacturer. Timbers or metal supports must be placed under the reel flanges to provide elevated storage of the reels away from the direct contact with water or damp soil. Wooden reels should be stored off the ground to prevent rotting. Cable reels and lagging must not be stored for an extended time period sitting in direct contact with water or dampness. Cable should be stored in an area where chemicals or petroleum products will not be spilled or sprayed on the cable. The weight of the reel and cable must be carried at all times by the reel flanges. may be stored outdoors. Cables with a cold temperature marking.com 37 . along with all test reports. an annual inspection should be satisfactory. 2011 Recommended Cable Storage Practices Storage and Storage Maintenance: Finished cables have no established shelf-life. Cable reels must remain in the upright position.

This is done through proper cable inspection. Next. observe recommended bending radii. Cable Inspection Inspect every cable reel for damage before accepting the shipment. Be particularly alert for cable damage if: • A reel is laying flat on its side • Several reels are stacked • Other freight is stacked on a reel •  Nails have been driven into reel flanges to secure shipping blocks • A reel flange is damaged •  A cable covering is removed. use swivels to prevent twisting and avoid overruns. consult your local building authority. stained or damaged •  A cable end seal is removed or damaged Cabling Handling Remove all nails and staples from the reel flanges before moving a reel. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. Also. handling and storage. you must identify any existing cable damage and prevent any further damage from occurring. gouge or impact the cable when moving. When unreeling. you should confirm the following prior to installation: •  The cable selected is proper for your application •  The cable has not been damaged in transit or storage Review all applicable state and national codes to verify that the cable chosen is appropriate for the job.generalcable. NEVER use the cable as a means to move a reel. and avoid all objects that could crush. 2010 Pre-Installation Instructions Pre-Installation Overview To ensure safety during cable installation and reliability once the cable is installed.Building Wire SPEC E005 January.com 38 Installation •  A reel has been dropped (hidden damage likely) .

kink or bend cable sharply in low temperatures. effective radius gloves guide-in flexible tubing (elephant trunks) hand winches (come-a-long) HI-POT tester lint-free rags make-up air blower & hose manhole edge sheave measuring tape personal protection equipment (PPE) plywood sheets portable electric generator pre-lubing devices pulling rope pump. The cold bend temperature rating is indicated on the catalog spec sheet. There are six main considerations in any cable installation: • Ambient temperature • Equipment • Conduit fill • Mechanical fit in raceway • Physical limitations • Knowledgeable installers Installation Temperature Low temperatures are a cause for concern when installing cable. signs Installation For more information. Prior to performing a low temperature (less than 10°F or -12˚C) cable installation. cable should be stored for a minimum of 24 hours at a temperature of 55°F (13˚C) or higher.Building Wire SPEC E025 January.. The equipment needed for most installations is detailed in the following checklist: 0-1/5/10 kip dynamometer basket grip pullers cable cutter cable end seals cable pulling lubricant cable tray bend sheaves cable tray rollers capstan-type puller diameter tape duct cleaning mandrels electric safety blankets and clamps extension cords and GFCI protection fish tape or string blower/vacuum floodlights  gang rollers: with at least 4 ft. Needless to say. 2011 Installation­ —Overview and Checklist Installation Overview Most cables are subjected to more mechanical stress during installation than they ever experience in actual operation. drop. handling and pulling your cable according to manufacturer’s recommendations is extremely important.com 39 .e. Cable should be pulled more slowly and trained in place the same day it is removed from storage. Do not impact. Equipment The proper use of appropriate equipment is crucial to a successful cable installation. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. reference IEEE 1185 Recommended Practices for Cable Installations in Generating Stations and Industrial Facilities.generalcable. diaphragm radios or telephones reel arbor reel brakes reel jacks   several wire rope slings of various lengths shackles/clevis short ropes for temp tie-offs swivels warning flags. minimum installation temperature = cold bend temperature rating + 15°C). Cable should not be installed when temperatures are less than the cold bend temperature rating of the cable product plus 15°C (i.

2010 Installation—Feed-In Setups Cable Feed-In Setups The following diagrams illustrate various cable feed-in setups: Apply lube here Guide-in tube Reels on truck Setup for duct close to floor Setup for overhead. PROPER IMPROPER Figure 2 Figure 2 Phone: 800-243-8020 www. into tray The feed-in setup should unreel the cable with a natural curvature (Figure 1) as opposed to a reverse “S” curvature (Figure 2).com 40 Installation .generalcable.Building Wire SPEC E050 January.

The fit of a pulley around the cable is also important when pulling heavy weights (e. 2010 Installation—Feed-In Setups Cable Feed-In Setups (continued) Single Sheave Single sheaves should only be used for GUIDING cables. For pulling around bends.generalcable. A “10 inch” cable sheave typically has a 10 inch outside flange diameter with a 6 inch inside diameter that provides an inside (bending) radius of 3 inches. use conveyor sheave assemblies of the appropriate radius series. NEVER ALLOW Figure 3 Remember to use the radius of the surface over which the cable is bent.g. not the outside flange diameter of the pulley.Building Wire SPEC E050 January. Never allow a polygon curvature to occur (Figure 3). pulleys at the top of a vertical drop). Sheave Assembly Installation The pulleys must be positioned to ensure that the effective curvature is smooth and changes direction or elevation evenly at each pulley. Radius Phone: 800-243-8020 www.com 41 . Arrange multiple blocks to maintain bending radii whenever cable changes direction or elevation.

T = 0.008 x cmil x n.8.Building Wire SPEC E075 January.008 x cmil x n x 0.generalcable. if n > 3 Phone: 800-243-8020 www. if n ≤ 3 T = 0. In Parallel or as Multiplexed Assemblies MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PULLING TENSION (LBS) NUMBER OF CONDUCTORS AWG/kcmil 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 350 500 750 1000 1 13 20 33 52 83 132 210 334 531 670 845 1065 1342 1693 2000 2800 4000 6000 8000 2 26 40 66 104 166 264 420 668 1062 1339 1690 2130 2685 3386 4000 5600 8000 10000 10000 3 39 60 99 157 249 396 630 1002 1593 2009 2534 3194 4027 5078 6000 8400 10000 10000 10000 4 41 65 105 167 266 423 672 1069 1699 2142 2703 3407 4296 5417 6400 8960 10000 10000 10000 5 52 81 132 209 332 528 840 1336 2124 2678 3379 4259 5370 6771 8000 10000 10000 10000 10000 6 62 97 158 251 399 634 1008 1603 2548 3214 4055 5111 6444 8125 9600 10000 10000 10000 10000 The maximum allowable pulling tensions are for direct attachment to the conductor.com 42 Installation . 2010 Installation—Conductor Maximum Pulling Tensions Multi-Conductor Cables Having Equal-Sized Conductors.

if n ≤ 3 T = 0. 2010 Installation—Conductor Maximum Pulling Tensions MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PULLING TENSION (LBS) Multi-Conductor Cables Having Equal-Sized Conductors.008 x cmil x n.8. without Subassemblies Number Of Conductors 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 24 25 30 37 CONDUCTOR SIZE (AWG/kcmil) 18 26 39 41 52 62 73 83 93 104 124 145 156 166 187 197 207 228 249 259 311 383 16 40 60 65 81 97 113 129 145 161 194 226 242 258 290 306 323 355 387 403 484 596 14 66 99 105 132 158 184 210 237 263 316 368 395 421 473 500 526 549 631 658 789 974 12 104 157 167 209 251 293 334 376 418 502 585 627 669 752 794 836 919 1000 1000 1000 1000 10 166 249 266 332 399 465 531 598 664 797 930 996 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 Installation The maximum allowable pulling tensions are for multi-conductor cables pulled into a raceway or cable tray using a basket grip or similar device secured directly to the cable jacket.generalcable.com 43 .Building Wire SPEC E075 January. It is recommended that a combination of basket grips and pulling eyes be used whenever possible.008 x cmil x n x 0. T = 0. if n > 3 Phone: 800-243-8020 www.

to 2 in. When installing cable. Bends in conductors.generalcable. The extruded polymers used for insulation shields have sufficient conductivity and coverage initially to pass acceptance testing. ® Phone: 800-243-8020 www. and for multiplexed or multi-conductor cables. whichever is greater. (>50 mm) 6X 600 V or 2000 V Multiconductor or Multiplexed Shielded MC All 3 TC or TC-ER MC MV MC 3 Over 2000 V Single Nonshielded Shielded MC and MV MC and MV MC and MV Multi-conductor Multiplexed 3 1 2 Nonshielded Shielded 12 times the diameter of an individual shielded conductor or 7 times the overall cable diameter. The problem is compounded by the fact that most tapes are under jackets that conceal such damage. when bent too sharply. multi-conductor cables or assemblies of conductors shall be made so that the cable will not be damaged. Since UniShield is a unique construction. However. the object is to limit the mechanical forces so that the cable’s physical and electrical characteristics are maintained for the expected service life. it is 8 times the diameter of the individual conductors or 5 times the overall diameter. Per 330. Bending is the positioning of cable when it is under tension. Remember that offsets are bends.2 Nonshielded TC or TC-ER 1 in. This is especially true for cables having helically applied metallic shielding tapes which. then fail prematurely due to corona at the shield/insulation interface. (>25 mm to 50 mm) 5X 7X 12X 12X 12X/7X1 8X 7X 12X 2 8X 12X/7X1. A nonshielded cable can tolerate a sharper bend than a shielded cable.com 44 Installation .24B Interlocked-Type Armor or Corrugated Sheath. General Cable recommends 8 times for single conductors.Building Wire SPEC E100 January. in accordance with ANSI/ICEA S-93-639 5-46 kV Shielded Power Cable for Use in the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Energy. whichever is greater. 2010 Installation—Training and Bending Limitations Physical Limitations Training and Bending Overview Training is the positioning of cable when it is not under tension. can separate or buckle and cut into the insulation. Minimum Bending Radius in Accordance with National Electric Code Voltage Conductors Shielding Cable Types 600 V 601-2000 V Single Nonshielded All All Minimum Bending Radius as a Multiple of Conductor/Assembly Diameter 5X 8X Over 1 in. there are no applicable values for the bending radius in the NEC. (25 mm) or less 4X Over 2 in.

provide wire pulling compounds intended for use as lubricants in installing electrical conductors in raceways. Dura-Line Corp. Rectorseal Robinette Inc. Madison Electric Products Inc. Co. DBA Electro Compounds Co. is the radial force exerted on a cable being pulled around a conduit bend or sheave. Klein Tools Inc. 3M Company American Bentonite International Inc.Building Wire SPEC E125 January.. The maximum tension that can safely be applied to the cable during installation can be calculated using the maximum SWBP for the cable and the radius of the bend it is traversing. consult with pulling compound manufacturers. Thomas & Betts Corp. These manufacturers have had some of their products evaluated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to determine their compatibility with conductor insulation and coverings. Whitlam Mfg. Greenlee Textron Ideal Industries Inc. the installer should check with the pulling compound manufacturer or the cable manufacturer to determine compatibility between specific cable materials and the pulling compound.” Refer to the latest edition of the UL Electrical Construction Equipment Directory for the current listing of manufacturers of wire pulling compounds and their control numbers.generalcable. together with the word “LISTED. Since it is not feasible to test every possible combination of cable material with every wire pulling compound. The Listing Mark for these products includes the UL symbol.C. SWBP is reduced by increasing the radius of bends.com 45 . American Polywater Corp. Phone: 800-243-8020 www. *Yellow 77 not recommended for use with UniShield® cables. a cable having a maximum SWBP of 300 lb/ft that is being pulled around a bend having a radius of 2 feet should have no more than 300 lbs/ft x 2 ft or 600 lbs tension applied to it as the cable exits the bend. one of the most restrictive factors in installations having bends and requiring high pulling tensions. 300 V and 600 V Shielded Control & Instrumentation 600 V Nonshielded Control & Instrumentation 600 V and 2400 V Nonshielded Power 5 kV-35 kV Shielded Power Interlocked Armored Cable (all voltage) CCW® MC-HL Armored Cable SWBP (LBS/FT) 500 500 1000 1000 300 500 Installation General Cable’s Approval List of Cable Pulling Lubricants The following manufacturers. who are listed in the 2006 UL Electrical Construction Equipment Directory. Excessive SWBP can crush a cable and is. or side wall loading. For LSZH jacketed cable. Other wire pulling compounds may be suitable for use with General Cable constructions. Rainbow Technology Corp. Contact the wire pulling compound manufacturer regarding the suitability of their products with specific General Cable products.* J. Tension Side Wall Load CABLE TYPE 300 V Nonshielded. Arnco Corp.” a control number and the product name “Wire Pulling Compound. 2011 Installation—Maximum Side Wall Pressure Overview Side Wall bearing pressure (SWBP). therefore. Formulated Solutions LLC Compound Co. For example.

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