The Electrician’s Handbook

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INTRODUCTION The material presented in this handbook has been extracted from the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, CSA Standard C22.1 – 1998, and other sources. For authoritative reference or ruling please see the Canadian Electrical Code or consult your local inspection authority or Canadian Standards Association at (416) 747-4000.

CAUTION In case of fire, well-maintained early-warning smoke detectors will give an alarm long before nonmetallic coverings become combustible. However, the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association of Canada has suggested that all purchasers of PVC insulated/jacketed products be advised of the following: • Non-metallic coverings of electrical cables can burn and may transmit fire when ignited. • Burning non-metallic coverings may emit acid gases which are toxic and may generate dense smoke. • Emission of acid gases may corrode metal in the vicinity; e.g., sensitive instruments and reinforcing rods in cement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 11 11 12 12 13-19 20 21-22 23-25 26-37 Current Ratings – Single Copper Conductors . . . . . . . . . . . Current Ratings – Multi-Copper Conductors . . . . . . . . . . . . Current Ratings – Single Aluminum Conductors . . . . . . . . . Current Ratings – Multi-Aluminum Conductors . . . . . . . . . . Correction Factors applying to Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 . . . . . . . Correction Factors for Tables 1 and 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ampacity Correction Factors for Tables 2 and 4 . . . . . . . . . Current Rating Factors for Cables in Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum Allowable per cent Conduit Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximum Number of Conductors of One Size in Trade Sizes of Conduit or Tubing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cross-Sectional Areas of Conduit and Tubing . . . . . . . . . . . Strandings for Building Wire and Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dimensions of Insulated Conductors for Calculating Conduit Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conditions of Use and Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature of Wires and Cables other than Flexible Cords, Portable Power Cables and Equipment Wires . . . . . . . . . . . Spacing for Conductors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supporting of Conductors in Vertical Runs of Raceways . . . Space for Conductors in Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corflex Dimensions Corflex Installation Information ACWU Dimensions ACWU Installation Information Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5A Table 5B Table 5C Table 5D Table 8 Table 6 Table 9 Table D5 Table 10 Page 61 62 63 64-66 67-70 71-74 75-76 77-78 79 80 80 81-83 84-85 85 86 87-88 89 90 91 92-95 96 Recommended Configurations – Single Conductor Cables in Free Air Ampacity and Configurations – Single Conductor Cables Direct Buried Ampacity and Configurations – Single Conductor Cables in Underground Ducts Conductors in Cable Trays Voltage Drop Distance to Centre of Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table D3 Splicing and Terminating Aluminum Conductor Shielding of Insulated Conductors Grounding – Portable Equipment Minimum Size Conductors Metallic Conduit or Electrical Metallic Tubing for Grounding raceways and Equipment . . . Table 16 Minimum Size of Grounding Conductor for AC Systems or Common Grounding Conductor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table 17 Minimum Size of Grounding Conductor for Services . . . . . . Table 18 Uses and Ampacity of Flexible Cord and Equipment Wire . . Table 12 Three Phase AC Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table 44 Single Phase AC Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table 45 Alternating and Direct Current Formulae CSA Wire and Cable Standards Nexans Canada Inc. Product Listings SI Prefixes Metric Conversions Stranded Bare Copper and Aluminum Conductors Fire Rated Cables FT1 and FT4

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Table 19 Table 20 Table 21 Table 22

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5 40 50 65 85 120 160 180 210 245 285 330 385 445 Col. 2 20 25 40 55 80 105 120 140 165 195 225 260 300 Col. 4 20 25 40 70 100 135 155 180 210 245 285 330 385 125°C‡ See Note (3) 200°C‡ Bare Wire See Note (3) Col. 7 45 55 75 100 135 180 210 240 280 325 370 430 510 2 . 42-016. RW90. TW75 Allowable Ampacity† 85–90°C‡ 110°C‡ Types R90. 19 and D3) ALLOWABLE AMPACITIES FOR SINGLE COPPER CONDUCTORS IN FREE AIR *Based on Ambient Temperature of 30°C 60°C‡ Size AWG kcmil Type TW 75°C‡ Types RW75.TABLE 1 (See Rules 4-004. 1 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 Col. 3 20 25 40 65 95 125 145 170 195 230 265 310 360 Col. T90 Nylon Single-Conductor Mineral-Insulated Cable§ Col. and Tables 5A. 26-000. 8-104. 42-008. 6 40 50 70 90 125 170 195 225 265 305 355 410 475 Col. 26-744. 5B. 12-2212.

7 * See Table 5A for the correction factors to be applied to the values in columns 2 to 7 for ambient temperatures over 30°C.4W/(m°C).005 1. 3 Col.470 495 555 610 665 765 855 940 980 1.TABLE 1 (continued) 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1.385 425 480 530 575 660 740 815 845 880 940 1.155 405 445 505 545 620 690 755 785 815 870 935 1.020 — 1. 3.250 1. 2. see Table 58.085 — 1.000 1. 4. 6 Col. These ampacities are only applicable under special circumstances where the use of insulated conductors having this temperature rating are acceptable to the inspection department. § These ratings are based on the use of 90°C insulation on the emerging conductors and for sealing. provided that insulation and sealing material approved for such higher temperature is used.715 530 590 655 710 815 910 1.070 1. or any material having a conductivity not less than 0.280 1.130 1. 4 Col.000 340 375 420 455 515 575 630 655 680 730 780 890 980 1.165 — 1.260 1.045 1. ‡ These are maximum allowable conductor temperatures for single conductors run in free air and may be used in determining the ampacity of other conductor types in Table 19.750 2.370 1. wood. then from the above Table determine the ampacity under the column of corresponding temperature rating. 1 Col.450 — 1.500 1. which are so run as follows: From Table 19 determine the maximum allowable conductor temperature for that particular type. The ratings of Table 1 may be applied to a conductor mounted on a plane surface of masonry. 5 Col.000 1. † The ampacity of single conductor aluminumsheathed cable is based on the type of insulation used on the copper conductor. Where a deviation has been allowed in accordance with Rule 2-030.240 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Col. Notes: 1. 2 Col. plaster.065 1. Type R90 silicone wire may be used in ambient temperatures up to 65°C without applying the correction factors for ambient temperatures above 30°C provided the temperature of the conductor at the terminations does not exceed 90°C. 3 .175 1. For correction factors where from 2 to 4 conductors are present and in contact. mineral-insulated cable may be used at higher temperatures without decrease in allowable ampacity.

12-2212. 6 30 40 50 65 85 115 130 145 170 200 230 265 310 Col. 4 15 20 30 45 65 85 105 120 140 155 185†† 210 235 125°C‡ See Note (1) 200°C‡ See Note (1) See Note (1) Col. 5 30 35 45 60 80 105 120 135 160 190 215 245 275 Col. 42-016. 8-104. 42-008. 19 and D3) ALLOWABLE AMPACITIES FOR NOT MORE THAN 3 COPPER CONDUCTORS IN RACEWAY OR CABLE *Based on Ambient Temperatures of 30°C 60°C‡ Size AWG kcmil Type TW 75°C‡ Types RW75. 12-012. 2 15 20 30 40 55†† 70 80 100 110 125 145 165 195 Col. 5C. 3 15 20 30 45 65 85 100 115 130 150 175 200 230 Col. RW90. and Tables 5A. 7 30 40 55 70 95 120 145 165 190 225 250 285 340 4 . 26-744. TW75 Allowable Ampacity† 85–90°C‡ 110°C‡ Types R90.TABLE 2 (See Rules 4-004. 26-000. T90 Nylon Paper Mineral-Insulated Cable** Col. 1 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 Col.

In this case. or 3 conductors run in a raceway or 2 or 3 conductors. 4 Col. run in a cable and may be used in determining the ampacity of other conductor types in Table 19. † The ampacfty of aluminum-sheathed cable is based on the type of insulation used on the copper conductors. 2 Col. the allowable ampacity for sizes No. the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.500 1. 5 Col.750 2.000 215 240 260 280 320 355 385 400 410 435 455 495 520 545 560 255 285 310 335 380 420 460 475 490 520 545 590 625 650 665 265 295 325 345 395 455 490 500 515 555 585 645 700 735 775 315 345 390 420 470 525 560 580 600 — 680 — 785 — 840 335 380 420 450 500 545 600 620 640 — 730 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Col. Notes: 1. †† For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208 V residential services or subservices. 2/0 AWG shall be 60 A and 200 A respectively. 5 . 7 * See Table 5A for the correction factors to be applied to the values in columns 2 to 7 for ambient temperatures over 30°C. which are so run as follows: From Table 19 determine the maximum allowable conductor temperature for that particular type. These ampacities are only applicable under special circumstances where the use of insulated conductors having this temperature rating are acceptable to the inspection department 2.TABLE 2 (continued) 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1. By special permission. ** These ratings are based on the use of 90°C insulation on the emerging conductors and for sealing. then from the above Table determine the ampacity under the column of corresponding temperature rating. ‡‡ See Table 5C for the correction factors to be applied to the values in Columns 2 to 7 where there are more than 3 conductors in a run of raceway or cable. 3 Col. Type R90 silicone wire may be used in ambient temperatures up to 65°C without applying the correction factors for ambient temperatures above 30°C provided the temperature of the conductor at the terminations does not exceed 90°C. mineral-insulated cable may be used at higher temperatures without decrease in allowable ampacity. ‡ These are maximum allowable conductor temperatures for 1. 6 Col. 1 Col. 6 and No. 2.250 1.000 1. provided that insulation and sealing material approved for such higher temperature is used.

26-744. 5 40 50 65 95 125 140 165 190 220 255 300 345 6 . RW90. 3 20 30 45 75 100 115 135 155 180 210 240 280 Allowable Ampacity† 85–90°C‡ 110°C‡ Types R90. 26-000. 1 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 75°C‡ Types RW75. T90 Nylon Col. 5B. TW75 Col. 6 40 55 70 100 135 150 175 205 240 275 320 370 200°C‡ Bare Wire Col.TABLE 3 (See Rules 4-004. 4 20 30 45 80 105 120 140 165 190 220 255 300 125°C‡ See Note (3) Col. 42-008 and 42-016 and Tables 5A. 7 45 60 80 105 140 165 185 220 255 290 335 400 Type TW Col. 12-2212. 8-104. 2 20 30 45 60 80 95 110 130 150 175 200 230 See Note (3) Col. 19 and D3) ALLOWABLE AMPACITIES FOR SINGLE ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS IN FREE AIR *Based on Ambient Temperature of 30°C 60°C‡ Size AWG kcmil Col.

TABLE 3 (continued) 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1.750 2. 7 * See Table 5A for the correction factors to be applied to the values in columns 2 to 7 for ambient temperatures over 30°C. † The ampacity of single conductor aluminumsheathed cable is based on the type of insulation used on the aluminum conductor. 3 Col.000 1. wood or any material having a conductivity not less than 0.425 415 460 510 555 635 720 795 825 855 — 990 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Col. Notes: 1.4 W/(m°C).250 1.150 330 375 415 450 515 585 645 670 695 750 800 905 1. 6 Col. These ampacities are only applicable under special circumstances where the use of insulated conductors having this temperature rating are acceptable. 3. ‡ These are the maximum allowable conductor temperatures for single conductors run in free air and may be used in determining the ampacity of other conductor types in Table 19. then from the above Table determine the ampacity under the column of corresponding temperature rating.125 1. 1 Col.175 — 1. 5 Col. For correction factors where from 2 to 4 conductors are present and in contact. 2. plaster.020 1. 2 Col. as follows: From Table 19 determine the maximum allowable conductor temperature for that particular type. 7 . which are so run.500 1. 4 Col.000 265 290 330 355 405 455 500 515 535 580 625 710 795 875 960 315 350 395 425 485 545 595 620 645 700 750 855 950 1. see Table 5B. The ratings of Table 3 may be applied to a conductor mounted on a plane surface of masonry.220 385 435 475 520 595 675 745 775 805 — 930 — 1.050 1.

7 30 45 55 75 95 115 130 150 180 200 225 270 8 . 4 15 25 30 55** 65 75 95** 105 120 145 165 185** 125°C‡ See Note 200°C‡ See Note Type TW Col. 6 30 40 50 65 90 100 115 135 160 180 210 245 Col. RW90. 42-008. 5 25 35 45 60 80 95 105 125 150 170 195 215 Col. 3 15 25 30 50 65 75 90 100 120 135 155 180 Allowable Ampacity†§ 85–90°C‡ 110°C‡ Types R90. 2 15 25 30 40 55 65 75 85 100 115 130 155 See Note Col. 8-104. 42-016 and Tables 5A. 5C. 19 and D3) ALLOWABLE AMPACITIES FOR NOT MORE THAN 3 ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS IN RACEWAY OR CABLE *Based on Ambient Temperature of 30°C 60°C‡ Size AWG kcmil Col. 26-000. TW75 Col. 1 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 75°C‡ Types RW75.TABLE 4 (See Rules 4-004. T90 Nylon Paper Col. 12-2212. 26-744.

run in a cable and may be used in determining the ampacity of other conductor types in Table 19. 2. 4/0 AWG shall be 60 A. the 5% adjustment of Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied. 6.000 1. No. then from the above Table determine the ampacity under the column of corresponding temperature rating. † The ampacity of aluminum-sheathed cable is based on the type of insulation used on the copper conductors. ‡ These are maximum allowable conductor temperatures for 1. 3 Col. 2 and No.750 2. the allowable ampacity for sizes No.000 170 190 210 225 260 285 310 320 330 355 375 405 435 455 470 205 230 250 270 310 340 375 385 395 425 445 485 520 545 560 215 240 260 290 330 370 395 405 415 455 480 530 580 615 650 250 275 310 335 380 425 455 470 485 — 560 — 650 — 705 270 305 335 360 405 440 485 500 520 — 600 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Col.500 1. In this case. 2 Col. These ampacities are only applicable under special circumstances where the use of insulated conductors having this temperature rating are acceptable. 5 Col. 100 A. 6 Col. ** For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208 V residential services or subservices.250 1. § SeeTable 5C for the correction factors to be applied to the values in Columns 2 to 7 where there are more than 3 conductors in a run of raceway or cable. 7 * See Table 5A for the correction factors to be applied to the values in columns 2 to 7 for ambient temperatures over 30°C. Note. 4 Col. 1 Col. and 200 A respectively.TABLE 4 (continued) 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1. or 3 conductors run in a raceway or 2 or 3 conductors. 9 . which are so run as follows: From Table 19 determine the maximum allowable conductor temperature for that particular type.

83 0. to Tables 1.80 0.61 0.92 0. 3.51 — — 200°C See Note (2) Col.52 0.69 0.79 0.72 0.35 — — — — — — Correction Factor 85–90°C 110°C Types R90. 57. T90 Nylon Col.86 0.65 0. 3. These ampacities are only applicable under special circumstances where the use of insulated conductors having this temperature rating are acceptable.91 0.67 0.82 0. 4 0.71 0.69 0. 12-2212 and Tables 1. 58 and D3) CORRECTION FACTORS APPLYING TO TABLES 1.95 0. and 4. 3 0.77 0.41 — — — — — — — — See Note (2) Col. 3.59 Type TW Col.94 0.71 0.82 0.00 1.50 — — — Notes: 1. 2.87 0.86 0. column for column. 1 40 45 50 55 60 70 75 80 90 100 120 140 75°C Types RW75.89 0.58 0.TABLE 5A (See Rules 4-004(8).66 0. 6 0. The correction factors in column 2 also apply to Table 57) 60°C Ambient Temperature °C Col.75 0. 2.00 0.84 0.83 0. TW75 Col.90 0.30 — — — — 125°C See Note (2) Col.88 0. The ampacity of a given conductor type at these higher ambient temperatures is obtained by multiplying the appropriate value from Table 1.43 0. or 4 by the correction factor for that higher temperature. 2. 2.00 1.61 0.58 0.76 0. 10 .74 0. 2 0.87 0. 5 0.85 0. 3 AND 4 AMPACITY CORRECTION FACTORS FOR AMBIENT TEMPERATURES ABOVE 30°C (These correction factors apply. RW90.90 0. 2. 4. 7 1.80 0.00 1.

50 11 .85 0.80 0. 2. the ratings for conductors in raceways shall be used. Where more than four conductors are in contact.TABLE 5B (See Rules 4-004(9) and Tables 1. 3 and D3) CORRECTION FACTORS FOR TABLES 1 AND 3 WHERE FROM 2 TO 4 SINGLE CONDUCTORS ARE PRESENT AND IN CONTACT Number of Conductors 2 3 4 Correction Factors 0. the values for two conductors may be used.60 0. Where four conductors form a three-phase-with-neutral system. the values for three conductors may be used. TABLE 5C (See Rules 4-004 and 12-2212 and Tables 2 and 4) AMPACITY CORRECTION FACTORS FOR TABLES 2 AND 4 Number of Conductors 1–3 4–6 7 – 24 25 – 42 43 and up Ampacity Correction Factor 1. three-wire system.00 0.70 0.90 0. Where three conductors form a single-phase.80 Notes: 1.

87 0.74 TABLE 8 (See Rule 12-1014) MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE PER CENT CONDUIT AND TUBING FILL Maximum Conduit and Tubing Fill.83 0.00 0. Per Cent Number of Conductors or Multi-conductor Cables 1 Conductors or multi-conductor cables (not lead-sheathed) Lead-sheathed conductor or multi-conductor cables 53 55 2 31 30 3 40 40 4 40 38 Over 4 40 35 12 .89 0.82 0.TABLE 5D (See Rule 12-2212) CURRENT RATING CORRECTION FACTORS WHERE SPACINGS ARE MAINTAINED (VENTILATED AND LADDER TYPE CABLE TRAYS) Number of Conductors or Cables Horizontally Vertically 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1.84 0.76 0.83 0.79 0.93 0.75 0.

see Rule 4-004) Size of Conduit or Tubing (inches) Conductor Type Conductor Size AWG kcmil RW9OEP RW75EP 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 9 7 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 18 15 13 8 5 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 25 21 17 10 6 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 41 35 29 17 11 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 58 49 41 25 15 12 10 9 7 6 5 4 4 90 77 64 39 24 18 16 14 11 9 8 7 6 121 103 86 52 32 24 21 19 14 12 11 9 8 155 132 110 67 41 31 28 24 18 16 14 12 10 195 166 138 84 51 39 35 31 23 20 18 15 13 200 200 174 105 64 50 44 38 29 25 22 19 16 200 200 200 152 93 72 63 56 42 37 32 28 24 ½ ¾ 1 1¼ 1½ 2 2½ 3 3½ 4 4½ 5 6 RW75 R90 RW75 (XLPE)** RW90 (XLPE)** 13 .TABLE 6 (See Rule 12-1014) MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CONDUCTORS OF ONE SIZE IN TRADE SIZES OF CONDUIT OR TUBING (NOTE: For ampacity derating factors for more than three conductors in raceways.

TABLE 6 (continued) Size of Conduit or Tubing (inches) Conductor Type Conductor Size AWG kcmil 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 14 12 10 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 10 8 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 17 14 7 5 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 23 19 10 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 46 39 32 16 13 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 65 55 45 23 18 5 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 100 85 70 36 28 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 135 114 94 48 38 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 173 147 121 61 49 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 200 184 152 77 61 13 11 10 9 8 6 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 200 200 190 97 77 19 17 15 14 11 9 8 8 8 7 6 5 4 4 3 200 200 200 140 111 ½ ¾ 1 1¼ 1½ 2 2½ 3 3½ 4 4½ 5 6 RW75 R90 RW75 (XLPE)** RW90 (XLPE)** RW75EP RW90EP TWU RWU75(XLPE) RWU90(XLPE) 14 .

TABLE 6 (continued) 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 7 5 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 12 11 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22 19 17 12 11 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 29 26 22 17 14 12 10 9 7 6 6 5 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 38 33 29 22 19 16 14 11 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 48 42 36 27 23 20 17 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 60 52 45 34 29 25 21 18 15 13 11 10 9 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 3 3 2 86 76 65 49 43 37 31 26 21 19 17 15 13 10 9 9 8 7 7 5 5 4 4 15 TWU RWU75 (XLPE) RWU90 (XLPE) (continued) .

TABLE 6 (continued) Size of Conduit or Tubing (inches) Conductor Type Conductor Size AWG kcmil 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 RWU90 (EP) 250 300 350 400 500 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 12 10 6 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 20 17 14 8 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 32 28 24 14 8 6 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 46 40 34 20 11 9 8 7 5 5 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 71 62 52 31 18 14 13 11 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 3 2 96 83 70 42 24 19 17 15 12 10 9 8 7 5 4 4 4 3 123 107 91 54 31 25 23 20 15 13 12 10 9 6 6 5 5 4 155 134 114 68 39 32 28 25 19 17 15 13 11 8 7 7 6 5 194 168 143 85 49 40 35 31 24 21 18 16 14 10 9 8 8 7 200 200 200 123 70 57 51 46 35 31 27 23 20 15 13 12 11 10 16 ½ ¾ 1 1¼ 1½ 2 2½ 3 3½ 4 4½ 5 6 RWU75 (EP) .

8 and larger) RW75 (XLPE)§ R90 (XLPE) RW90 (XLPE)§ (continued) .TABLE 6 (continued) RWU75 (EP) 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 12 9 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 20 15 7 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 35 26 12 7 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 47 36 17 10 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 99 78 60 28 16 12 10 9 6 5 5 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 142 111 85 40 23 17 15 13 9 8 7 6 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 200 171 131 62 36 27 23 20 14 12 10 9 7 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 200 200 176 83 48 36 31 27 19 16 14 12 10 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 200 200 200 107 62 47 40 34 25 21 18 15 13 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 200 200 200 134 78 58 50 43 31 27 23 19 16 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 200 200 200 168 97 73 63 54 39 33 28 24 20 8 8 7 7 6 6 4 4 3 3 200 200 200 200 141 106 91 78 57 49 41 35 29 17 RWU90 (EP) TW TW75 R90 Silicone (Sizes No.

TABLE 6 (continued) Size of Conduit or Tubing (inches) Conductor Type Conductor Size AWG kcmil 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 14 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 13 10 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 23 18 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 31 25 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 62 51 41 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 88 73 58 6 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 136 112 90 8 7 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 183 150 121 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 200 193 155 13 11 10 9 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 200 200 195 16 14 12 11 9 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 3 3 2 200 200 200 23 20 18 16 14 11 10 9 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 200 200 200 18 ½ ¾ 1 1¼ 1½ 2 2½ 3 3½ 4 4½ 5 6 TW TW75 R90 Silicone (Sizes No. 8 and larger) RW75 (XLPE)§ R90 (XLPE) RW90 (XLPE)§ R90 Silicone .

** These are the values for Types RW75XLPE and RW90XLPE with a jacket.TABLE 6 (continued) 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 13 10 6 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 18 11 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 29 18 9 6 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 69 51 32 15 11 7 6 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 93 69 44 21 15 9 8 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 154 115 73 35 25 15 13 11 8 7 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 200 163 104 50 36 22 19 16 12 10 8 7 5 4 4 3 3 2 200 200 160 78 56 34 29 24 19 15 13 10 9 7 6 5 4 4 200 200 200 105 76 46 39 33 26 20 17 14 12 9 8 7 6 5 200 200 200 135 98 60 51 43 33 26 22 18 15 12 10 9 8 7 200 200 200 169 122 75 64 53 42 33 28 23 19 15 13 12 10 8 200 200 200 200 154 94 80 67 52 42 35 29 24 19 17 15 13 11 200 200 200 200 200 136 116 97 76 61 51 42 35 28 24 21 19 16 T90 NYLON § These are the values for RW75XLPE and RW90XLPE without a jacket. 19 .

970 3.79 7.344 0.026 4.04 1.258 0.214 2.000 8.771 11.820 2.250 6. 20 .16 0.29 3.090 0.677 2.48 2.820 4.105 0.96 30% 0.556 38% 0.72 15.185 0.088 6.000 8.04 3.548 4.456 0.50 2.277 1.473 0.450 5.506 5.008 1.27 0.049 1.165 0.30 0.450 7.540 3.525 0.469 3.714 1.09 0.38 9.776 1.840 6.212 0.63 1.122 1.301 0.581 7.610 2.980 35% 0.745 8.612 1.805 3.081 1.47 0.825 1.784 6.765 4.94 20.600 0.380 1.327 0.570 0.452 10.202 0.068 3.000 15.795 1.910 5.952 3.94 6.159 0.848 2.159 0.20 8.292 0.378 8.916 2.114 0.53 0.344 1.320 40% 0.600 10.780 2.067 2.000 10.465 4.622 0.670 Note: The dimensions represent average conditions only and variations will be found in dimensions of conduit and tubing of different manufacture.060 7.437 2.600 15.TABLE 9 (See Rule 12-1014) CROSS-SECTIONAL AREAS OF CONDUIT AND TUBING Trade Size Inches 0½ 0¾ 1 1¼ 1½ 2 2½ 3 3½ 4 4½ 5 6 Internal Diameter Inches 0.00 28.176 1.281 0.585 3.36 4.060 5.120 31% 0.450 0.960 5.635 4.900 53% 0.824 1.047 6.816 1.90 12.000 11.065 Per Cent Cross-Sectional Area of Conduit – Square Inches 100% 0.89 55% 0.120 0.07 3.86 1.94 4.

236 0.0372 0.0305 0.0756 0.TABLE D5 STRANDINGS FOR BUILDING WIRE AND CABLE Nominal Standard Diam.0673 0.264 0.0612 0. of Wires Diam.0574 14* 12* 10* 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 4 110 6 530 10 380 16 510 26 240 41 740 52 630 66 360 83 690 105 600 133 100 167 800 211 600 250 000 300 000 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 19 19 19 19 19 37 37 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 37 37 37 37 37 61 61 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 61 61 61 61 61 91 91 *These sizes are customarily supplied with solid conductors.235 0.0211 0.0167 0. of Wires No.630 Flexible Diam.0925 0.471 0.0526 0.0377 0. (continued) 21 .297 0.0534 0.0735 0.0589 0.333 0.0147 0.421 0.0486 0.0476 0.117 0.0640 0.0900 0.0931 0.263 0. of Stranded Conductor (inches) 0.631 Extra Flexible Diam.0524 0. of Diam.260 0.0822 0.0295 0.0701 No.528 0.575 0.0467 0.374 0.0915 0.116 0.0940 0.470 0.0336 0.0591 0.0416 0.0105 0.0664 0.0424 0.529 0.332 0.0735 0.292 0.0469 0.0266 0.420 0.1055 0.419 0.0974 0.333 0.148 0.0133 0.0772 0.186 0.0242 0.0726 0.375 0.530 0.186 0.232 0. of Stranded Each Wire Conductor (inches) (inches) 0.632 AWG CM Area No.472 0. of Each Wire (inches) 0.0837 0. of Stranded Conductor (inches) 0. of Each Wire (inches) 0.0745 0.0385 0.184 0.577 0.0867 0.576 0.146 0.373 0.0600 0.148 0.0524 0.0185 0.117 0.296 0. of Wires Diam.0234 0.0370 0.

152 1.TABLE D5 (continued) Nominal Standard Diam.632 22 AWG CM Area No.893 0.730 0.0810 0.031 1.1071 0.894 0.966 0.1255 0.094 1.1174 0.682 0.0905 0.0992 0.930 0.0942 0.289 1.0757 0.1103 0.1162 0.774 0.0960 350 000 400 000 450 000 500 000 550 000 600 000 650 000 700 000 750 000 800 000 900 000 1 000 000 1 250 000 1 500 000 1 750 000 2 000 000 37 37 37 37 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 61 91 91 127 127 61 61 61 61 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 91 127 127 169 169 91 91 91 91 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 127 169 169 217 217 .1284 0.855 0.815 0.0898 0.729 0.632 Flexible Diam.964 0.0938 0.094 1.1032 0.0994 0.1048 0.527 1.0741 0.999 1.0973 0.930 0.1280 0.290 1.0877 0. of Wires No.0812 0. of Each Wire (inches) 0.1215 0.0794 0.032 1.0859 0.1172 0.1087 0.855 0.894 0.412 1. of Stranded Conductor (inches) 0.033 1.1145 0.1088 No.774 0.999 1.0860 0.0842 0.0715 0.0887 0. of Stranded Each Wire Conductor (inches) (inches) 0. of Wires Diam.0992 0.290 1.414 1.0768 0.965 0.413 1.856 0.998 1.681 0.813 0.0687 0.527 1.0658 0.095 1.526 1.0950 0.1018 0.682 0.632 Extra Flexible Diam.0663 0. of Wires Diam.1040 0.0742 0. of Each Wire (inches) 0.154 1.0777 0.815 0.0845 0. of Stranded Conductor (inches) 0.1109 0. of Diam.0908 0.0703 0.728 0.0620 0.929 0.153 1.772 0.

— 0.122 0.153 0.— .— 0.— 0.0216† .0263† .— 0.0278 0. Rubber. RWU75 (XLPE)§.183† .— .0087 0.— .131 0.0343 .168 0.0384* .171 (3/64) 0.TABLE 10 (See Rule 12-1014) DIMENSIONS OF INSULATED CONDUCTORS FOR CALCULATING CONDUIT AND TUBING FILL Note 1.— . RW90(XLPE)** Diameter Inches 14 14 14 12 12 12 10 10 10 (2/64) 0.— 0.— Area Square Inches 0. RW75 (XLPE)§. TW75.— 0. R90 Silicone.0327† .— 0.188 (3/64) 0.— 0.231 . RW75 EP.— Types TW.— 0.268 Diameter Inches Area Square Inches 0.0419 .— 0.— Area Square Inches 0.— . RWU90 (XLPE)§ Area Square Inches .105 0.0184 23 (continued) . Subject to the range of conductors and types of wires for which aluminum conductors are approved. RW90 EP.0117 0.0224 0.— 0.0135 0.— 0.— 0.— 0.204† .— Types TW U.— .— .247 .0293 .209 . R90 (XLPE)§ Diameter Inches 0.230 Diameter Inches .0415 Types RWU75 EP RWU90 EP Area Square Inches .— .0230 0.221* — 0.166† .(Thermoset) and Thermoplastic-insulated Conductors (0–600 V) Size AWG kcmil Types RW75.— .— .— 0.0479 . RW90 (XLPE)§.— .193 .0460 .242 .0172 0.— . Note 2.148 0.— 0.204* — (2/64) 0. The dimensions represent average conditions only and variations will be found in dimensions of conductors of different manufacture.— 0. RW75 (XLPE)**.— .— .— 0.0564 Type T90 Nylon Diameter Inches .0327* .

3308 0.433 0.323 0.345 0.533 0.4877 0. R90 (XLPE)§ Diameter Inches 0.6055 0.397 0.3739 0.2781 0.257 0.544 0.6291 Types TW U.363 0.0824 0.0519 0.473 0.0845 0.4151 0.2324 0.3904 0.878 0.789 0.0935 0.7620 Types TW.822 0.6793 Types RWU75 EP RWU90 EP Area Square Inches 0.456 0.0819 0.5661 0.727 0.788 0.822 Area Square Inches 0. RW90 (XLPE)§. RWU75 (XLPE)§.895 Area Square Inches 0. RW90 EP.868 0.1521 0.737 0.1238 0.2027 0.219 0.1263 0.4669 0.508 0.9246 Type T90 Nylon Diameter Inches 0. RW75 (XLPE)§.5581 0. RW75 (XLPE)**.785 0.705 0.033 1.1633 0.977 1.675 0.3137 0.3675 0.401 0.690 0.324 0.3278 0.481 0.649 0.4347 0. R90 Silicone.1817 0.771 0.1333 0.4889 0.452 0.588 0.513 0.2003 0.412 0.1590 0.0760 0.5307 24 .1182 0. RW90(XLPE)** Diameter Inches 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 250 300 350 0.450 0.6837 0.632 0.3107 0. RWU90 (XLPE)§ Area Square Inches 0.3578 0.744 0.372 0.311 0.930 Diameter Inches 0.3288 0.5917 0.4266 0.328 0.4840 0.566 0. TW75.933 0.1757 0.843 0.588 0.646 0.1605 0.684 0.085 Diameter Inches 0.TABLE 10 (continued) Rubber (Thermoset) and Thermoplastic-insulated Conductors (0–600 V) Size AWG kcmil Types RW75.0377 0.8381 0.1893 0.2715 0.585 0.1087 0.1035 0.2265 0.2067 0.2688 0.491 0.716 0.0475 0.2231 0.505 0.2516 0.1473 0.549 0.2367 0.647 0.7497 0.537 0.5307 0. RW75 EP.356 0.4026 0.248 0.629 0.0995 0.595 0.388 0.849 0.440 0.985 Area Square Inches 0.2715 0.

0936 1.404 1.9236 2.9834 1.7163 * These are the dimensions for Types RW75 and R90. ** Dimensions for Types RW75 XLPE and RW90 XLPE conductors with a jacket. RW75 EP.676 1.922 Area Square Inches 0.9377 3.5931 0.032 1.616 1.2748 2.494 1.741 1. RW90(XLPE)** Diameter Inches 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 1.408 1.444 1. § Dimensions for Types RW75 XLPE.119 1. RW90 (XLPE)§. RWU75 (XLPE)§.385 1.5930 2.2311 1.6331 1.0261 1.3706 1.8316 1.7813 1.345 1. 25 .282 1.858 1.4082 1.301 1.435 1.373 1.5475 2.565 1.7113 3.442 1.021 Area Square Inches 0.1940 1.6610 Type T90 Nylon Diameter Inches 0. 14 to 10 AWG.372 1.064 1.180 1. R90 Silicone. Dimensions of R90 silicone in sizes No.287 1.4806 1.029 1.0082 1.8365 0.249 1.506 1.934 2. RW90 EP.0510 2.252 1.5482 1.809 1.9013 Types TW U.159 Diameter Inches 0.2062 2.5570 1.133 1.321 1.339 1.966 Diameter Inches 1.4208 1.TABLE 10 (continued) Rubber (Thermoset) and Thermoplastic-insulated Conductors (0–600 V) Size AWG kcmil Types RW75.8891 1. R90 XLPE.978 1.801 1.3355 1.6377 2.869 0.7531 2.5066 1.233 1.916 2.0357 Types RWU75 EP RWU90 EP Area Square Inches 1.219 1.304 1.6173 1.214 1.2079 Types TW. RWU90 (XLPE)§ Area Square Inches 0.955 Area Square Inches 0.143 1. TW75.3039 3.1575 1.051 2.1671 1. 8 AWG and larger are the same as Type TW. RW75 (XLPE)§.4784 1.5702 2.6969 0. RW75 (XLPE)**. R90 (XLPE)§ Diameter Inches 0.8895 3.702 1.3009 1.817 1.9532 2. † Dimensions of R90 silicone in sizes No. and RWU90 XLPE conductors without a jacket.3806 2. RWU75 XLPE.3294 1.942 1.2908 1.7512 0.577 1.2252 1. RW90 XLPE.

12-902. 30-1004. 16-112. 12-1606. 56-104. 74-004. 22-204. 12 Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable NMD90 90 23 Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable NMW. 32-100. 32-202. 30-312. 10. 78-104. 12-302. 22-202. 12-602. 10. 12 4. 34-216. and D1) CONDITIONS OF USE AND MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONDUCTOR TEMPERATURE OF WIRES AND CABLES OTHER THAN FLEXIBLE CORDS. 12-904. PORTABLE POWER CABLES. 4. 54-100. Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 90 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes For exposed wiring in dry locations only Armoured Cable TECK90 AC90 4. 2. 38-006. and Tables 1. if suitable for corrosive conditions encountered For exposed wiring in dry locations where not exposed to mechanical injury For exposed wiring in dry locations and in Category 1 and 2 locations. AND EQUIPMENT WIRES. 16-210. 4. 26-642. 12 For exposed wiring in dry locations where exposed to corrosive action. 6-300. 82-018. and 80-004.TABLE 19 (See Rules 4-006. where not exposed to mechanical injury Armoured Cable TECK90 90 2. NMWU 60 23 26 . 12-2104. 12-100. 22-206. 12-606. 3. 10. 22-200. 60-304. 12-2204. 30-1102.

7. 21 4.TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 60 90 90 90 90 75 90 75 90 90 60 75 60 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable For exposed wiring in dry or damp locations Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Nylon Jacketed Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable Armoured Cable Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable For exposed wiring in wet locations Aluminum-Sheathed Cable Mineral-Insulated Cable Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable R90 TW T90 NYLON* NMD90 TECK90 ACWU90 RW75 RL90. 12 4. 12 4 14 18. 7. 10. 10. 10. 7. 7 4. LWMI TW TW 75* NMWU 4. 7. 23 (continued) 27 . 9. 7 7. 10. 10. 8. 12 4. 12 4. 7. 10. 23 4. 7. RW90 RA75 RA90 MI. 12 1. 12 7 4. 11.

TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 75 90 60 75 75 60 90 90 90 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes Armoured Cable Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable For exposed wiring where exposed to the weather Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Neutral-Supported Cable Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable For concealed wiring dry locations only Armoured Cable TECK90 RW75 R90. NMWU 60 23 28 . 12 18. 10. 10. 12 4 4 — 8. 10. TWU TWU75 NS-1. 10. NSF-2 NMWU TECK90 AC90 NMD90 4. 12 4. 23 4. 10. 12 4. 12 4. 23 For concealed wiring dry and damp locations Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable For concealed wiring in dry locations and in Category I and 2 locations where not exposed to mechanical injury Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable NMW. RW90 TW.

23 7 4. 10. 8. 10. 7. 7 4. RWU90 TW. 12 4. 6. 7. 10. 10. 12 1. RWU75 RW90. 7. 7. in dry or damp locations Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Nylon Jacketed Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable For use in raceways.* TWU75 4. 9. in wet locations Thermoplastic-insulated Cable TECK90 ACWU90 NMWU RA75 RA90 MI. 7 (continued) 29 . 12 7. 12 4. LWMI R90 TW T90 NYLON* RW75. 7. 12 4. 10. 12 4 14 4. 7.TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 90 60 75 90 90 90 60 90 75 90 60 75 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes Armoured Cable For concealed wiring in wet locations Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable Aluminum-Sheathed Cable Mineral-Insulated Cable Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable For use in raceways. TWU TW75. 21 4. except cable trays. 10. 11. except cable trays.

10. 12 4. 12 4. 10. 13 30 . non-ventilated and ladder type cable trays in dry locations only Armoured Cable AC90 TECK90 TECK90 ACWU90 RA75 RA90 MI. 10. 10. 10. 7. non-ventilated and ladder type cable trays in wet locations Aluminum-Sheathed Cable Mineral-Insulated Cable Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Lead-Sheathed Cable For use in ventilated and non-ventilated cable trays in vaults and switch rooms Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable RW75 RW90 75 90 4.TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 90 90 90 75 90 90 90 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes For use in ventilated. LWMI RL90 4. 12 7 4. 12 Armoured Cable For use in ventilated. 7. 10. 10. 7. 12. 13 4. 12 4. 12. 10. 7. 12 7 4.

5. 10. 12 4. 10 1. 23 4. 12 5 4. 6 4. 10. 5. 5. LWMI TWU TWU75 ASLC AC90 ACWU90 TECK90 RA75 RA90 4. 5. 21 4. 10. 5. 12 4. 9. 5. 12 5. RWU90 RA75 RA90 MI. 10. 5. 5 22 19 For direct earth burial (with protection as required by inspection authority) Mineral-Insulated Cable Thermoplastic-Insulated Cable Airport series lighting cable Armoured Cable For service entrance above ground Aluminum-Sheathed Cable — 31 (continued) .TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 90 60 75 90 75 90 90 60 75 90 90 90 90 75 90 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes Armoured Cable For direct earth burial (with protection as required by inspection authority) Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable Aluminum-Sheathed Cable ACWU90 TECK90 NMWU RWU75 RL90.

12.TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 90 75 90 90 60 75 75 90 90 90 75 90 60 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes For service entrance above ground Mineral-Insulated Cable Neutral Supported Cable Service-Entrance Cable Thermoplastic-Insulated Wire MI NS-1. 15 4. 12 4. NSF-2 USEI90 USEB90 TWU TWU75 RWU75 RWU90 TECK90 ACWU90 RA75 RA90 GTO. 5 4. 10. 5 4. GTOL 1. 10. 5. 5. 10. 12 — 5 5 — For service entrance below ground Rubber (Thermoset-) Insulated Cable Armoured Cable Aluminum-Sheathed Cable For high-voltage wiring in luminous-tube signs Luminous-Tube Sign Cable 32 . 5. 21 — 4. 12 4. 5. 10.

TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 60 Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes For use in raceways in hoistways For use in Class 2 circuits. in exposed or concealed wiring or use in raceways. CMP. MP. MPR. CMH 60 60 60 60 25 25 25 25 33 (continued) . CMR. in dry or damp locations For use in communication circuits when exposed. CMG. in dry or damp locations For use in Class 2 circuits in dry locations in concealed wiring or exposed wiring where not subject to mechanical injury For use when concealed indoors under carpet squares. or in ceiling air handling plenums Hoistway Cable 16. CM. CMX. MPG. 17 Extra-Low-Voltage Control Cable LVT 60 — Extra-Low-Voltage Cable ELC 60 20 Flat Conductor Cable FCC 60 — Inside Wiring Cable Z Station Wire Premise Communication Cable Communication Cable IWC ZSW PCC MPP. concealed or used in raceways indoors in dry or damp locations.

or used in raceways. in dry or damp locations. concealed or used in raceways. concealed. or in ceiling air handling plenums Coaxial Cable CXC 60 27 Communication Building Cable CBC 60 — Communication Flat Cable CFC 60 24 Flame and Smoke Tested Cable FSTC 60 25 34 . indoors in dry or damp locations.TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes For use in communication and community antenna distribution circuits. concealed or used in raceways. indoors in dry or damp locations or in plenums For use in communication circuits. when exposed. within and between buildings For use in communication circuits when concealed indoors under-carpet squares. when exposed. in dry or damp locations For use in communication circuits when exposed.

OFNG. OFCR. including ventilated. concealed or used in raceways. concealed or used in raceways. or in plenums For use in buildings in dry or damp locations. indoors in dry or damp locations For use in raceways. OFC. non-ventilated and ladder type cable trays in wet locations and where exposed to weather For use in cable trays in Class I Division 2 and Class II Division 2 hazardous locations Fire Alarm and Signal Cable FAS FAS 90 FAS 105 FAS 200 TC TC OFNP. Non-conducti ve Optical Fibre Cable where exposed. Hybrid Conductor Cable where exposed or concealed — 29 90 30 35 (continued) . OFNR. OFNH OFCP. OFCH NMDH90 26 Tray Cable Tray Cable 28 28 9 For use in buildings in dry or damp locations.TABLE 19 (continued) Maximum Allowable Conductor Temperature °C 60 90 105 200 — — — Conditions of Use Trade Designation CSA Type Designation Reference Notes For use in fire alarm. OFN. or in plenums For use in buildings in dry or damp locations. concealed or used in raceways. Conductive Optical Fibre Cable where exposed. signal and voice communication circuits where exposed. OFCG.

(15) Type USEB90 shall have a nonmetallic jacket over concentric neutral conductor. (9) Types having silicone rubber insulation are surface marked with the type designationfollowed by “silicone”. (11) Type R90 silicone may be used to connect equipment which is marked as requiring supply conductors having insulation suitable for a temperature up to 125°C. eg. they are surface printed with the type designation followed by “MINUS 40°C” or “(–40°C)”. 36 (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) . R90 (EP). are required to be flame tested. provided the temperature at the terminations does not exceed that specified in Tables 1 and 2.5 m in length. Type NMWU cable is not suitable for use in aerial spans. Conductors or cable assemblies acceptable for direct earth burial may be used for underground services in accordance with Rule 6-300. when used under Rule 122204. when provided with a nylon jacket. (13) Types RW75 and RW90. May be used where exposed to heat. (19) For dry locations only. Any protective covering provided shall be suitable for the applicable sheath temperature. (10) Types having cross-linked polyethlene insulation are surface marked with the type designation followed by “X-Link” or “XLPE”. (17) Except for short runs not exceeding 1. (16) Hoistway cables may also be provided with 90°C insulation. eg. grease. When any of these types have an insulation or covering suitable for installation and use at temperatures down to minus 40°C. (14) When exposed to oil. Type T90 NYLON is limited to 60°C. such as in oil refineries and around gasoline storage or pump areas (eg.Reference Notes to Table 19 (1) A maximum sheath temperature of 250°C is permissible for mineral-insulated cable. For bare or tinned copper conductors having individual strands smaller in diameter than 0. are also approved for use where adverse conditions may exist. (18) With thermoplastic jacket in damp locations.015 inch. R90 (X-Link) or R90 XLPE. where subjected to alkaline conditions in the presence of petroleum solvents). the parallel construction is intended for use in raceways in which the cables are laid in. Types suitable for use in wet locations may also be used in dry or damp locations. eg. or corrosive fumes. the maximum allowable conductor temperature is 150°C. if suitable for the corrosive condition. Types TW and TWU. (12) Types having ethylene-propylene insulation are surface marked with the type designation followed by “EP”. R90 (silicone).

A thermoplastic covering shall be provided over the interlock armoured cable when installed in a damp location. (29) OFNP. OFC. Cables having a temperature rating greater than 60°C shall be permitted provided that the temperature rating is surface marked on the cable. and FAS 200 may be provided with mechanical protection such as interlock armour or an aluminum sheath. and PCC that meet with the flame spread requirements of Rule 2-128 for plenum spaces shall also be permitted for communication circuits when exposed in ceiling air handling plenums. Conductors of No. (25) FSTC. OFCR. ZSW. 75°C wet and 60°C where exposed to oil. *Although not in the 1994 CEC. T90/TWN75 is not sunlight resistant. NMW-9. (27) CXC that meets the flame spread requirements of Rule 2-128 for plenum spaces shall also be permitted for communication and community antenna distribution circuits when exposed in ceiling air handling plenums. 26 AWG copper. (21) Mineral-insulated cable having a stainless steel sheath requires a separate grounding conductor. (24) CFC conductors that are used to electrically connect communications equipment to a telecommunications network shall not be smaller than No. NMW. (22) Type ASLC is for use only in accordance with Section 74. OFCG. OFN. Nexans Canada Inc. (See Rule 10804(e)). OFCP.Reference Notes to Table 19 (continued) (20) Type ELC cable is limited to Class 2 circuit application as per Rule 16-210. OFNG. OFNH. 30 AWG copper shall be permitted for other types of communications applications. CSA now recognizes a T90/TWN75 construction. (26) Types FAS. OFNR. This wire is suitable for operation at 90°C dry. with or without overall thermoplastic covering. and OFCH shall have a minimum cable temperature rating of 60°C. has CSA approval for T90/TWN75. FAS 90. and NMW-10 respectively. (30) The signalling conductors of a hybrid conductor cable shall not be smaller than No. (28) The maximum allowable conductor temperature for Type TC cables is dependent on the temperature rating of the cable so marked. (23) NMD90. 28 and No. 37 . 24 AWG. IWC. FAS 105. and NMWU were previously marked NMD-7.

5 38 .25 2.75 4.TABLE 20 (See Rules 12-204 and 12-214) SPACINGS FOR CONDUCTORS Voltage of Circuit Volts 0 to 300 301 to 750 Minimum Distance–Millimetres Between Conductors 65 100 From Adjacent Surfaces 13 25 TABLE 21 TABLE 22 (See Rule 12-120) SUPPORTING OF CONDUCTORS IN VERTICAL RUNS OF RACEWAYS Conductor Size AWG and kcmil 14 to 8 6 to 0 00 to 0000 250 to 350 Over 350 to 500 Over 500 to 750 Over 750 30 30 24 18 15 12 10 Maximum Distance–Metres Copper Aluminum 30 60 55 40 35 30 25 AWG 14 12 10 8 6 (See Rule 12-3038) SPACE FOR CONDUCTORS IN BOXES Size of Conductor Usable Space Required for Each Insulated Conductor Cubic Inches 1.5 1.75 2.

2 No. For direct embedding in concrete. Groups A. B. Class III: Connectors used must also be approved for the particular Class and Groups required for the location.and vapourtight solid corrugated aluminum sheath. and G. Cables are also rated and marked FT4 – for more details see page 96. and ladder type cabletrays and ventilated flexible cableways in dry or wet locations. Our Corflex* II Cables and connectors are rated for hazardous locations and bear the mark HL. F. masonry or plaster (with permission as required by local Inspection Authority). . CSA Spec C22. *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc. Class II: Groups E. 39 For hazardous locations: Class I. Low temperature flame retardant low gas emission/low flame spread PVC jacket.CORFLEX* II ALUMINUM SHEATHED CABLES 600 VOLTS 90°C CORFLEX* II RA90 XLPE MINUS 40°C Description: Single or multi copper or ACM aluminum conductors in sizes 14 AWG to 2000 MCM with Exelene* Insulation (RW90 XLPE) enclosed in a liquid. 123-96. C. For use in ventilated. For direct earth burial (with protection as required by Inspection Authority). non-ventilated. Application: For exposed and concealed wiring in dry or wet locations and where exposed to the weather. and D. Rated FT4 and AG 14.

4 .1 38.3 36.1 25. Ampacity 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 1) SINGLE COPPER CONDUCTOR 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 16.7 45.30 1.9 26. 113 Other sizes available upon request Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No.1 25.02 1. mm in.7 29.) Wet or Dry Hazardous Location Location Type D Type W Size AWG or MCM Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in.0 19.77 .24 1.9 27.67 18.17 1.0 35.95 .48 1.1 24.88 . 1.CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS COPPER CONDUCTORS *Canada Patent No.7 33.7 31.1 28.1 19.2 . 40 .6 41.5 32.99 1.27 1.06 1.73 .80 .09 1.9 42.6 20.75 .3 23.4 23.38 1.53 1.5 21.8 22.13 1.91 .1 37.78 536 674 804 970 1213 1400 1640 1968 2208 2752 3246 4044 5273 360 453 540 652 815 941 1102 1322 1484 1849 2181 2717 3543 640 796 930 1101 1362 1555 1801 2150 2396 2961 3467 4293 5543 430 535 625 740 915 1045 1210 1445 1610 1990 2330 2885 3725 16D2 20D3 20D3 20D3 25D3 25D3 25D3 30D4 30D4 35D5 35D5 40D5 45D6 16W2 20W3 20W3 20W3 25W3 25W3 25W3 30W4 30W4 35W5 35W5 40W5 45W6 178 203 203 229 254 254 254 305 305 330 356 381 432 7 8 8 9 10 10 10 12 12 13 14 15 17 210 245 285 330 385 425 480 530 575 660 740 845 1000 #CE Code Rule 12-712(3) *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.86 .42 1. Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft Minimum# Bending Radius mm in. 120.63 .91 1.64 1.

3 37.58 .10 1.9 43.39 1.5 .7 15.2 33.92 .4 25.4 30.8 36.00 1.65 1.0 14.61 1. 41 . Size AWG or MCM Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in.85 2.19 1.02 126 164 201 324 422 609 715 850 1125 1402 1668 2093 2513 3117 3694 85 110 135 218 283 409 480 571 756 942 1121 1407 1689 2095 2482 134 238 283 446 551 759 871 1012 1317 1615 1890 2344 2775 3400 4003 90 160 190 300 370 510 585 680 885 1085 1270 1575 1865 2285 2690 13D2 13D2 13D2 20D3 20D3 25D3 25D3 25D3 30D4 35D5 35D5 40D5 40D5 45D6 50D8 13W2 13W2 13W2 20W3 20W3 25W3 25W3 25W3 30W4 35W5 35W5 40W5 40W5 45W6 50W8 152 152 178 203 229 254 254 254 305 330 356 381 406 432 483 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 15 20 30 45 65 85 105 120 140 155 185 210 235 265 295 #CE Code Rule 12-712(3) *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS (continued) COPPER CONDUCTORS *Canada Patent No. 120.51 .86 .3 39.5 48.4 24.75 1.29 1.8 41.03 1.47 .2 20.0 19.62 .0 21. Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft Ampacity 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 2) TWO COPPER CONDUCTORS 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 11.) Wet or Minimum# Dry Hazardous Bending Location Location Radius Type D Type W mm in.1 23.96 1.76 . mm in.72 1.33 1.54 1.79 .8 35. 113 Other sizes available upon request Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No.7 47.06 1.89 1.2 26.9 13. 1.91 14.7 17.0 51.8 22.1 40.9 27.55 .9 32.67 .9 44.43 1.3 .49 1.6 26.

91 15.8 36.5 35.82 2. 120.3 .3 37.4 26.53 1.70 1.15 1.77 .8 24.7 48.72 . the ampacity for #2/0 AWG copper is 200 amperes.48 1.9 40.2 51. 113 Other sizes available upon request Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No.60 1.6 43.06 1. In this case the 5% adjustment per C.60 .25 1.1 29.5 15. mm in.38 1.65 . 1.53 .4 13.CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS (continued) COPPER CONDUCTORS *Canada Patent No.64 1.2 33.6 41.72 1. Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft Minimum# Bending Radius mm in.9 31.32 1.10 1. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.6 23.E. 42 .89 .95 99 1.1 38.2 46.) Wet or Dry Hazardous Location Location Type D Type W Size AWG or MCM Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in.2 19.49 .1 25.02 164 201 290 439 567 834 992 1281 1627 1937 2423 2932 3605 4394 110 135 195 295 381 561 667 861 1093 1302 1628 1971 2423 2952 238 283 379 551 699 990 1153 1466 1838 2158 2671 3192 3884 4703 160 190 255 370 470 665 775 985 1235 1450 1795 2145 2610 3160 13D2 13D2 16D2 20D3 20D3 25D3 25D3 30D4 35D5 35D5 40D5 40D5 45D6 50D8 13W2 13W2 16W2 20W3 20W3 25W3 25W3 30W4 35W5 35W5 40W5 40W5 45W6 50W8 152 152 178 229 229 254 254 304 330 356 381 406 432 483 6 6 7 9 9 10 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 15 20 30 45 65 85 105 120 140 155 185†† 210 235 265 #CE Code Rule 12-712(3) ††For 3 wire 120/240 and 120/208 volt residential services or sub-services.3 22.82 .7 43.61 .5 16.5 18.6 20.9 27.43 1.92 1. Ampacity 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 2) THREE COPPER CONDUCTORS 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 12. *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.5 .

0 20.30 1.5 6.6 .2 32.2 48.17 1.8 .59 .9 25.27 1.74 1.71 . 120. 43 .55 1.1 41. mm in.72 1.3 15.1 38.6 23.1 19.7 29.E.3 18.53 .6 26.) Wet or Minimum# Dry Hazardous Bending Location Location Radius Type D Type W mm in.7 46.50 1. In this case the 5% adjustment per C.75 .04 1.81 .11 1. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.4 28.40 1. 1. the ampacity for #2/0 AWG copper is 200 amperes.65 1.1 16.64 .3 36.7 51.84 2.92 16.1 44. Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft Ampacity*** 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 2) FOUR COPPER CONDUCTORS 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 13.CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS (continued) COPPER CONDUCTORS *Canada Patent No.0 23. #CE Code Rule 12-712(3) ††For 3 wire 120/240 and 120/208 volt residential services or sub-services.94 1.93 1.03 195 275 350 536 770 1086 1397 1741 2113 2628 3175 3914 4838 130 185 235 360 517 730 939 1170 1420 1766 2134 2630 3251 270 360 445 655 923 1250 1585 1949 2336 2880 3170 4197 5149 180 240 300 440 620 840 1065 1310 1570 1935 2130 2820 3460 13D2 16D2 16D2 20D3 25D3 25D3 30D4 35D5 35D5 40D5 40D5 45D6 50D8 13W2 16W2 16W2 20W3 25W3 25W3 30W4 35W5 35W5 40W5 40W5 45W6 50W8 125 135 145 229 254 254 305 330 356 381 406 432 483 5.4 41.9 43.6 39. Size AWG or MCM Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in.0 5. 113 Other sizes available upon request Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No. *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.63 .0 35.62 1.42 1.01 1.0 9 10 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 15 20 30 45 65 85 105 120 140 155 185†† 210 235 ***Assuming 4th conductor is the neutral of a balanced 3-phase 4 wire system.7 33.

CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS

ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS

*Canada Patent No. 1, 120, 113
Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No.) Wet or Minimum# Dry Hazardous Bending Location Location Radius Type D Type W mm in.

Size AWG or MCM

Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in. mm in.

Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft

Ampacity 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 3)

SINGLE ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 1250 19.1 19.6 20.3 23.1 24.1 25.1 28.7 29.7 33.0 35.1 38.9 42.4 45.7 .75 .77 .80 .91 .95 .99 1.13 1.17 1.30 1.38 1.53 1.67 1.80 21.8 22.4 23.1 25.9 26.9 27.7 31.5 32.3 36.1 37.6 41.7 45.2 48.0 .86 .88 .91 1.02 1.06 1.09 1.24 1.27 1.42 1.48 1.64 1.78 1.89 331 380 435 536 604 687 842 928 1152 1326 1648 2073 2529 223 255 292 360 406 462 566 624 774 891 1107 1393 1700 454 506 566 685 759 848 1039 1116 1362 1548 1897 2344 2820 305 340 380 460 510 570 698 750 915 1040 1275 1575 1895 20D3 20D3 20D3 25D3 25D3 25D3 30D4 30D4 35D5 35D5 40D5 45D6 45D6 20W3 20W3 20W3 25W3 25W3 25W3 30W4 30W4 35W5 35W5 40W5 45W6 45W6 203 203 229 254 254 254 305 305 330 356 381 432 457 8 8 9 10 10 10 12 12 13 14 15 17 18

190 220 255 300 330 375 415 450 515 585 670 800 905 44

#CE Code Rule 12-712(3)

CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS (continued) ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS *Canada Patent No. 1, 120, 113
Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No.) Wet or Minimum# Dry Hazardous Bending Location Location Radius Type D Type W mm in.

Size AWG or MCM

Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in. mm in.

Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft

Ampacity 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 4)

THREE ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 20.8 24.1 29.2 33.5 35.1 38.9 40.6 43.7 48.5 50.3 56.4 56.4 63.0 .82 .95 115 1.32 1.38 1.53 1.60 1.72 1.91 1.98 2.22 2.22 2.48 23.4 26.9 31.8 36.3 37.6 41.7 43.2 46.2 51.3 53.1 59.2 59.2 65.8 92 1.06 1.25 1.43 1.48 1.64 1.70 1.82 2.02 2.09 2.33 2.33 2.59 321 425 641 816 925 1141 1310 1566 1990 2248 2560 2813 3441 216 286 431 548 622 767 881 1053 1337 1511 1720 1890 2312 454 580 826 1027 1146 1391 1570 1845 2299 2575 2924 3177 3847 305 390 555 690 770 935 1055 1240 1545 1730 1965 2135 2585 20D3 25D3 30D4 35D5 35D5 40D5 40D5 45D6 50D8 50D8 N/A N/A N/A 20W3 25W3 30W4 35W5 35W5 40W5 40W5 45W6 50W8 50W8 N/A N/A N/A 229 254 305 330 356 381 406 432 483 483 533 533 610 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 19 21 21 24

55†† 65 95†† 105 120 145 165 185†† 215 240 260 290 330

#CE Code Rule 12-712(3) ††For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208 volt residential services or sub-services, the allowable ampacity for sizes #6 and #2 AWG shall be 60 and 100 amperes respectively. In this case the 5% adjustment per C.E. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.

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CORFLEX* II RA90 (XLPE) MINUS 40°C – 600 VOLTS (continued) ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS *Canada Patent No. 1, 120, 113
Connectors (Nexans Cataloque No.) Wet or Minimum# Dry Hazardous Bending Location Location Radius Type D Type W mm in.

Size AWG or MCM

Approximate Diameter Over Sheath Over PVC Jacket mm in. mm in.

Approximate Net Cable Weight Without Jacket With PVC Jacket kg/km lbs/kft kg/km lbs/kft

Ampacity** 30°C Ambient (amps) (CE Code Table 3)

FOUR ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR 6 4 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 23.9 25.7 33.0 35,6 39.4 41.1 44.2 48.8 56.4 54.4 63.0 63.0 71.1 .94 1.01 1.30 1.40 1.55 1.62 1.74 1.92 2.22 2.22 2.48 2.48 2.80 26.4 28.2 36.1 38.1 41.9 43.7 46.7 51.6 59.2 59.2 65.8 65.8 73.9 1.04 1.11 1.42 1.50 1.65 1.72 1.84 2.03 2.33 2.33 2.59 2.59 2.91 435 543 885 1489 1274 1471 1749 2130 2501 2836 3293 3627 4796 292 365 595 1000 865 989 1175 1431 1680 1905 2212 2437 3223 588 707 1094 1265 1525 1734 2031 2441 2865 3200 3698 4033 5253 395 475 735 850 1025 1165 1365 1640 1925 2150 2485 2710 3530 25D3 25D3 35D5 35D5 40D5 40D5 45D6 50D8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 25W3 25W3 35W5 35W5 40W5 40W5 45W6 50W8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 254 254 330 330 356 381 406 432 483 533 610 610 686 10 10 13 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 24 24 27

55†† 65 95†† 105 120 145 165 185†† 215 240 260 290 330

#CE Code Rule 12-712(3). **Assuming 4th conductor is the neutral of a balanced 3-phase 4 wire system. Other sizes available upon request. ††For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208 volt residential services or sub-services, the allowable ampacity for sizes #6 and #2 AWG shall be 60 and 100 amperes respectively. In this case the 5% adjustment per C.E. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied. Refer to page 47 for support clips and connector information *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.

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*Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc. 47 .SUPPORT CLIPS Cable Support Clip (Nexans Cataloque No.) No With PVC PVC Jacket Jacket HC5 CS6 CS7 CS12 CS14 CS15 CS17 CS18 CS20 CS6 CS7 CS10 CS13 CS15 CS16 CS18 CS19 CS21 Connector Size Hype D or W) 13 16 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Hub Size* 1/2 1/2 3/4 3/4 1 1-1/4 1-1/4 1-1/2 2 Knockout Opening mm in 22 22 29 29 35 44 44 51 64 7/8 7/8 1-1/8 1-1/8 1-3/8 1-3/4 1-3/4 2 2-1/2 Nexans Series CS Clip Note: Connector size number indicates diameter (mm) of the Corflex* aluminum sheath. * Hub size is thread size in inches.

conductor Corflex* cables should be rated per Tables 2 and 4 of the 1.E. Recommended spacings for single conductor Corflex* cables to equipment bonding wire. (Refer to Rules 4-008. washers and clamps. Recommended spacing of supports: Horizontal Single conductor cables up to 1. When installed in metallic or non-metallic ducts in free air. Installation of any single conductor metal sheathed or armoured cables should be made with due consideration of the effects of sheath currents and of induced eddy currents in ferrous end plates. Alternatively to IEEE S135 as allowed by Appendix B rule 4-004 (1). When used as SERVICE ENTRANCE feeders. 5. Code. Corflex* cables should be fitted with non-ferrous grounding type bushings at the service equipment end (Ref. 6. 10-302(2) and 12-3026 and the notes on these rules in Appendix ‘B’ of the C. C. embedded. must be used. Code Rules 10-602 to 10-610). C.25" diameter: 4–5 ft. Vertical All constructions: 6–8 ft. bonding continuity of the sheath is established through the Corflex* connectors. 8. Code) ampacity ratings are: than 200 amps. racks. etc. it may be necessary to install a supplementary 2.E. non-ferrous entrance plates. The Corflex* sheath and connector may be used as an EQUIPMENT Bonding Conductor (not as a SYSTEM ground) and is sized to meet the requirements of the C. 1 diameter apart.E. In air. Rules 10-812 and 10-814).E. Maximum conductor temperature 90°C. For other than service entrance circuits. Minimum recommended bend radius 3. 48 . 5 or more conductors Cable 3–4 ft. Corflex* cables should be installed using only the approved Nexans Canada Inc. Code. Spacing of supports for single conductor cables should be reduced from above if short circuit conditions are unusually severe. Direct buried. See page 61. Single conductor cables over 1. See page 60. For single conductor cables carrying more qualify for Table 1 and 3 (C. *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc. Multiconductor Power Cable 4–5 ft..CORFLEX* II INSTALLATION NOTES Where sheath currents are allowed to flow in single conductor Corflex* cables (carrying above 425 amps). For installations in underground duct. For details of connectors see pages 39-46. Where sheaths are isolated. Minimum recommended installation temperature minus 40°C (with suitable handling procedures).) 7. wet and dry type connectors. 50 and 51.. (2). 4. bushings. the manufacturer’s recommended ratings are shown on pages 52 and 53 of this handbook. on tray. etc.E. Code Table 16 (Ref.25" diameter: 3–4 ft. see page 62. connectors. single — see pages 39 to 45.

after attaching it to the cable. The cable sheaths should be additionally grounded by attaching an approved grounding bushing to the threaded end of each connector and passing continuously through each grounding lug. through a clear hole in the entrance plate and secure it firmly with a locknut. common metallic-connection between cable sheaths. Pass the threaded portion of the connector. the Code requires insertion in the steel box of a non-magnetic metal plate. “bonding and grounding” of the sheaths of 1-conductor cables means that sheaths are metallically connected together and this common connection grounded. When current per conductor exceeds 200 amperes. This method is illustrated above for two single conductor cables in parallel per phase. Hence. Thickness should be 1/4" minimum. Alternative arrangement of cables *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc. but is equally applicable to one single conductor cable per phase. the largest copper conductor which the lugs can accommodate.INSTALLATION DATA BONDING and GROUNDING SINGLE CONDUCTOR CORFLEX* II CABLES Bonding of the sheaths in a circuit of single conductor cables means the provision of a solid. SERVICES ONLY A recognized method of assuring continuity of grounding at service equipment in accordance with Rule 10-604 of the Canadian Electrical Code is shown. Grounding means the metallic connection of a sheath to ground potential. 49 .

it is recommended that cable sheaths be bonded and grounded at both ends (sheath currents).g. install as shown above except replace the insulating material at the load end with a non-magnetic box or plate. 50 .S.S. Above 350 MCM Aluminum (250 MCM Copper) cable sheaths should be bonded and grounded at supply end only. ALUMINUM SHEATHS Load STEEL BOX GROUNDED Separate Bonding Conductor MAY be required Dry or Wet Type Connectors For termination with sheath currents.OTHER THAN SERVICES For terminations other than services.. all CORFLEX connectors with locknut or locknut and grounding bushing provide adequate grounding of the cable sheath as shown below. When current per conductor exceeds 200 amperes. e. follow the standard instructions outlined above for insertion of a non-magnetic metal plate and also non-ferrous grounding bushings should be used. Certified grounding bushings are available from Distributors.A. Insulating Material NO SHEATH CURRENTS (PVC Jacket recommended) Non-Magnetic Box or Plate NOTE: Any C.A. Separate copper bonding conductor is required. Up to and including 350 MCM Aluminum (250 MCM Copper). Type “D” and Type “W” C. certified connector may be used.

Carefully cut through the raised helix using a fine-tooth hacksaw (24T). 5. 4. 3. cut jacket back to length of connector barrel. *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc. slightly rotating in direction of conductor lay. 6. 2. Be careful not to cut into cable insulation. Tighten by hand only. If cable has a PVC jacket. Slick off burr with knife edge. Crack scored sheath by gently bending back and forth. Slip body over cable. 51 .STEPS FOR TERMINATING CORFLEX* II WITH TYPE “D” DRY LOCATION CONNECTOR 1. Type “D” connector has a “one unit” body with internal threading matched to the profile of the sheath. Pencil indicates relative location to cut sheath. Carefully thread the connector onto the sheath and turn by hand until the end of the sheath binds against the internal shoulder. Pull off sheath. Score line with knife “squarely” around cable where sheath is to be cut.

Thread the connector body onto the sheath and turn by hand only until the sheath binds against the internal shoulder. 5. 4. ensure rubber gasket is placed between connector and outside surface of plate. 2. Tighten by hand.STEPS FOR TERMINATING CORFLEX* II WITH TYPE “W” MOISTURE-PROOF OR SUBMERSIBLE CONNECTOR 1. Cut back jacket for length of connector body only. 52 . Place packing nut and sealing grommet onto cable. 6. ensuring that grommet is completely over the PVC jacket. Score and cut sheath (as per dry connector instructions). When connecting to plate. Thread packing nut onto the body and tighten sufficiently to begin squeezing grommet out from under the packing nut. *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc. Slide unwanted sheath off conductor(s). 3.

The following curves show the manufacturer’s recommended current carrying capacity for CORFLEX* II cables operating with sheath currents flowing. Code). derating of the cable is normally required (Ref. Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 Rule 4-008 and Appendix B) due to the heating effect of sheath currents. 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 Aluminum Conductor Size – AWG or MCM 53 . and illustrates the margin of safety available in the CORFLEX design over Code ratings (Tables 1 and 3 of C. The “Calculated Ratings (no sheath currents)” curves show the calculated current required to obtain full 90°C conductor operating temperature. ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS 1000 Aluminum Sheathed Cables Single conductor – Type RA90 X-link Exelene Cable in free air Ambient temperature = 30°C Maximum conductor tempertature = 90°C 900 800 ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR Current Rating – Amperes 700 600 s ing s) Rat rent ted ur ula eath C c ts) Cal o Sh ings ren Rat Cur (N ode heath C S (No 1×D g pacin lowing S = F teral S Equilath Currents S=2×D Shea S=1×D S=2×D 500 400 Flat Spacing Sheath Currents Flowing 300 Equilateral Spacing D 200 Flat Spacing S S 100 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.E.CORFLEX* II CABLE DERATING DUE TO SHEATH CURRENTS When single conductor metal sheathed cables carrying over 425 amps are installed with both ends of the sheath grounded.

ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS – CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITY 1100 1000 900 800 700 600 500 Flat Spacing Sheath Currents Flowing cing wing l Spa atera nts Flo Equil th Curre Shea 650 Aluminum Sheathed Cables gs Single conductor – Type RA90 X-link Insulation tin ts) Ra rren Cable in free air ted h Cu la lcu at Ambient temperature = 30°C ) Ca o She s ents (N Maximum conductor tempertature = 90°C ting urr Ra h C de at Co o She (N 600 550 500 450 400 350 300 Aluminum Sheathed Cables Single conductor – Type RA90 X-link Insulation Cable in free air Ambient temperature = 30°C Maximum conductor tempertature = 90°C Current Rating – Amperes Current Rating – Amperes ×D S=1 D =2× S D =1× S ×D S=2 gs ) atin ents d R urr late ath C lcu e Ca o Sh (N ) s ents ting urr ×D Ra C D S=2 de heath 1× Co o S S= (N ×D S=2 ×D =1 S Flat Spacing Sheath Currents Flowing Equilateral Spacing D Equilateral Spacing Sheath Currents Flowing Equilateral Spacing D 400 300 200 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 See enlargement at right Flat Spacing S S 250 200 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 Flat Spacing S S 300 350 400 Copper Conductor Size – AWG or MCM Copper Conductor Size – AWG or MCM 54 .

For use in ventilated flexible cableways in dry or wet locations. Maximum conductor temperature 90°C. For service entrance above or below ground. Single conductor cables have copper concentric bonding wire. F & G and Class Ill Hazardous Locations. 55 . For direct earth burial (with protection as required by Inspection Authority).L. B. Class II Div 1 & 2 Groups E. Conductor assembly is wrapped and enclosed in an interlocked aluminum armour with an overall low acid gas and low flame spread PVC jacket (LAG/ LFS) with FT4 and AG14 rating H. For hazardous locations with approved connectors.ARMOURED CABLES 600 VOLTS 90°C ACWU90 XLPE INSULATION MINUS 40°C ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS Description: One to four ACM aluminum conductors with low temperature Exelene* cross-linked polyethylene insulation (RW90 XLPE) and bare aluminum bonding wire in multiconductor cables. rated for Class I Div 1 & 2 Groups A. C & D. 51-M89. Minimum recommended installation temperature minus 40°C (with suitable handling procedures). *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.2 No. Application: For exposed and concealed wiring in dry or wet locations and where exposed to the weather. CSA Spec C22.

84 2.065 .80 0.03 2. Approximate Net Cable Weight kg/km lbs/kft Ampacity** (30°C Ambient) (amps) Armour mm ONE STRANDED CONDUCTOR (plus bonding wire) 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 1250 1500 1.1 38.40 1.1 26.41 2.29 1.03 2.56 1.40 1.5 43.69 1.02 1.65 1.4 48.31 1.41 .40 1.3 21.16 1.2 30.65 1.8 34.71 1.95 1.9 32.055 . mm in.20 670 730 855 1005 1175 1275 1455 1555 1850 2080 2530 2980 3850 4490 450 490 575 675 790 860 975 1045 1245 1400 1700 2000 2585 3015 190 220 255 300 330 375 415 450 515 585 670 800 905 1020 **Ampacity in accordance with Table #3 of the Canadian Electrical Code Part #1 (1994) 56 .ACWU90 XLPE INSULATION MINUS 40°C ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS – 600 VOLTS Size AWG or MCM lnsulation Thickness mm in.065 .6 55.055 .080 .65 1.1 25.2 25.4 23.91 0.42 1.065 .065 .99 1.4 36.080 .055 .06 23.91 0.06 1.42 1.065 .055 .40 1.9 42.19 1.095 .0 24.4 0.22 1.8 0.53 1.080 .6 30.3 33.90 2.11 1.9 46.7 51.1 31.34 1.10 1.8 28.84 0.9 29.095 6 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1/0 1/0 2/0 3/0 20.3 52.03 2. Bonding Wire Size AWG Approximate Diameter PVC Jacket in.1 39.65 2.65 1.9 27.0 36.03 2.23 1.

Bonding Wire Size AWG Approximate Diameter PVC Jacket in.7 40. the allowable ampacity for sizes #6. Approximate Net Cable Weight kg/km lbs/kft Ampacity** (30°C Ambient) (amps) Armour mm THREE STRANDED CONDUCTORS (plus bonding wire) 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 (7) (7) (7) (7) (19) (19) (19) (19) (19) (37) (37) (37) (37) (37) (61) (61) 1.8 51. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.53 2. 100 and 200 amperes respectively.5 57.03 2. In these cases the 5% adjustment per C.88 2.065 .06 1.1 26.055 .5 27.28 1.5 34.9 28.045 .60 1.74 1.31 1.40 1.055 .3 35. mm in.01 2.9 0.75 1.4 48.11 2.00 1.65 1.2 64.065 .065 .7 0.14 1.65 2.5 32.46 2.25 2.3 69.055 .84 0.40 1.0 30.65 1.1 25.65 1.7 33.14 1.8 54.E.40 1.03 .2 73.0 62. #2 and #4/0 AWG aluminum shall be 60. 57 .06 1.91 540 680 765 860 1045 1185 1365 1580 1890 2200 2695 2990 3255 3965 4670 5520 360 455 515 575 700 795 915 1060 1270 1480 1810 2010 2185 2665 3140 3710 55# 65 75 95# 105 120 145 165 185# 215 240 260 290 330 370 405 **Ampacity in accordance with Table #4 of the Canadian Electrical Code Part #1 (1994).080 .5 51.61 1.14 1.045 .49 1.055 . #For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208V residential services or sub-services.17 1.75 24.045 .4 24.38 1.080 8 (7) 6 (7) 6 (7) 6 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 1 (19) 1 (19) 1/0 (19) 21.4 68.065 .1 47.5 44.20 1.2 29.65 1.39 1.69 2.48 1.055 .045 .065 .2 53.95 1.40 1.7 40.3 37.9 37.ACWU90 XLPE INSULATION MINUS 40°C ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS – 600 VOLTS (continued) Size AWG or MCM lnsulation Thickness mm in.15 2.7 58.11 1.95 1.14 1.29 2.8 44.40 1.91 2.04 2.

76 1.03 2.04 1.15 1.40 1.95 2.9 77.8 36.055 .53 1.055 . 100 and 200 amperes respectively.8 63.22 2.14 1.49 2.97 2.2 0.29 1.23 635 820 920 1050 1270 1465 1735 2005 2535 2965 3355 3735 4195 5015 5900 7115 430 550 620 705 855 985 1165 1350 1705 1990 2255 2510 2820 3370 3965 4780 55# 65 75 95# 105 120 145 165 185# 215 240 260 290 330 370 405 **Ampacity in accordance with Table #4 of the Canadian Electrical Code Part #1 (1994).0 33.2 30.6 38.4 26.40 1.1 50.4 59.5 75.065 .65 1.65 2.3 70.3 68. #For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208V residential services or sub-services.9 1.40 1.03 .7 49.44 1. In these cases the 5% adjustment per C.055 .23 2.53 2.080 8 (7) 6 (7) 6 (7) 6 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 4 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 2 (7) 1 (19) 1 (19) 1/0 (19) 23.14 1.5 28.065 .045 .42 1.E.8 36.18 1.7 32.10 1.045 . Approximate Net Cable Weight kg/km lbs/kft Ampacity** (30°C Ambient) (amps) Armour mm FOUR STRANDED CONDUCTORS (plus bonding wire) 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 (7) (7) (7) (7) (19) (19) (19) (19) (19) (37) (37) (37) (37) (37) (61) (61) 1.065 .65 1.8 44.055 .11 2.5 56.1 53.65 1.0 38.4 56. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.ACWU90 XLPE INSULATION MINUS 40°C ACM ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS – 600 VOLTS (continued) Size AWG or MCM lnsulation Thickness mm in. the allowable ampacity for sizes #6. mm in.14 1.080 .055 .92 1. Assuming the 4th conductor in a 4/c cable is the neutral of a balanced 3 phase 4 wire system.04 26.4 46.14 1.79 3.065 .33 2.9 41. 58 .52 1.065 .65 1.96 3.045 . Bonding Wire Size AWG Approximate Diameter PVC Jacket in.2 64.7 59.40 1.5 41.70 2. #2 and #4/0 AWG aluminum shall be 60.40 1.1 81.0 30.10 2.03 1.35 2.045 .63 1.65 1.33 1.2 29.21 1.4 53.81 1.

Pass the threaded portion of each connector through the entry hole in the nonmagnetic entry plate and secure it with a non-magnetic locknut. This bonding conductor should extend through the armour connector and be left long enough to be bunched or twisted with the other bonding wires and attached to the bonding lug or connector inside the enclosure. For Circuit Ampacity up to and including 425 Amperes • When the current per conductor exceeds 200 amperes.INSTALLATION OF SINGLE CONDUCTOR ACWU90 CABLES 1. Thickness should be 1/4" minimum. Aluminum entry plates Bunched concentric bonding wires Approved ACWU connectors Steel enclosures Bunched concentric bonding wires 59 . the code requires the insertion in the steel box of a non-magnetic metal plate. • Single conductor ACWU90 cables are supplied with a concentrically applied bonding conductor. • Attach an approved connector to the armour of each cable.

The cable is terminated using an approved connector which is mounted on a non-conducting (insulating) plate. If not eliminated.. jacketed cable should be used). A separate bonding conductor (sized in accordance with Table 16 of the Canadian Electrical Code) may be required to bond the enclosures together. • With single conductor armoured cables carrying over 425 amperes. the concentric bonding conductor is cut off just as it emerges from the connector.2. This prevents the bonding conductor from coming in contact with ground or other bonding conductors. circulating currents cause Bunched cable heating and prevent the cable from concentric carrying its rated Table 1 or 3 (from the bonding wires Canadian Electrical Code) current.e. In addition. For Circuit Ampacity over 425 Amperes Aluminum entry plate Non-conducting entry plate • Follow the instructions on the previous page for the installation of the single conductor cables at the source end of the circuit. Concentric bonding wires cut off and isolated from ground and other cables 60 . In Approved ACWU connectors order to eliminate these circulating Steel enclosures currents the armour and concentric bonding conductor must be isolated from ground at one end and along the route Bonding conductor (i. currents induced in the armour and concentric bonding conductor become excessive. This (optional – to bond steel isolation is usually done at the load end of enclosures together) the circuit. • Armour and concentric bonding conductor isolation is accomplished by mounting the armour connectors on a non-conducting entry plate.

For 1/C cables in underground or embedded duct. A A B B B B A A A A B B C C B B Four Conductors per Phase or A A B B B B A A B A or A C B C B A C B A C S S S ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ A A 61 . Spacing between cables is one cable diameter (2 diameters centre to centre) for Canadian Electrical Code Table 1 or 3 ratings. Two Conductors per Phase Single Phase A B Three Phase C C B A or A B B A A B C A A C B B C A or A B C S See note below left Three Conductors per Phase A A C B C B A C ¡ Not recommended B S ¡ C C S The installation of more than four conductors in parallel per phase without engineering analysis is not recommended.RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATIONS For installation of single conductor cables IN FREE AIR ATTENTION Only these configurations are recommended by Nexans Canada Inc. S – Spacing between groups to be equal to width of group. Neutral conductors to be located outside of the above groups in the most convenient manner. embedded in concrete or plaster. For 1/C cables direct buried. to obtain satisfactory load sharing. see page 62. see page 61.

Single Conductor Ampacities. TECK 90. Neutral conductors to be located outside of the above groups in the most convenient manner.5" and 24" between groups • Burial depth of 36" to centre of top cable layer • Open circuit sheath/shield operation.E.5" O O O ABC CBA O O O O O O ABC CBA →  ← 24" O O O O O O ABC CBA O O O O O O O O O O O O ABC CBA →  ← 24" O O O O O O O O O O O O ABC CBA O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O ABC CBA →  ← 24" O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 350 500 600 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 CU AL 295 230 335 265 385 300 435 340 470 370 570 445 690 540 752 590 845 665 980 780 1083 868 1176 952 1257 1027 1325 1094 CU 267 302 341 386 421 500 605 659 745 846 935 1011 1078 1133 AL 208 235 266 301 328 390 471 513 580 659 750 821 880 934 CU 275 310 355 400 435 520 630 682 775 890 985 1068 1140 1200 AL 215 245 275 310 340 410 495 541 610 710 790 865 932 991 CU 203 229 258 291 317 375 452 491 554 627 691 746 793 832 AL 158 178 201 227 247 292 352 382 431 488 554 605 647 686 CU 220 248 280 315 343 408 489 534 596 683 753 813 865 909 AL 171 193 218 246 267 318 383 419 469 542 604 660 706 749 CU 165 186 210 236 256 304 365 397 447 505 556 600 637 669 AL 129 145 163 183 200 237 284 308 348 393 446 487 520 552 CU 179 202 228 256 278 331 396 433 482 551 607 655 696 730 AL 140 157 178 200 217 258 309 340 379 437 487 531 568 602 Notes. to obtain satsifactory load sharing and ampacity. Code Rules 4-004. 12-012. 62 . The above ampacities are based on the following conditions: 100% load factor • Ambient soil temperature of 20°C • Soil resistivity of 90°C-cm/W • Conductor temperature of 90°C • Spacing between conductor centres of 7. Appendix D8 and Appendix D10. Directly Buried Cables Types RWU90. ACWU90. 0 to 5 kV Size 1 Cable/Phase 2 Cables/Phase 2 Cables/Phase 4 Cables/Phase 4 Cables/Phase 6 Cables/Phase 6 Cables/Phase ABC →  ← 7. Appendix B.AMPACITY RATING AND RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATIONS For installation of single conductor cables IN DIRECT BURIAL ATTENTION: Only these configurations are recommended by Nexans Canada Inc. See C. RA90.C.

See C. RWU90 cable rated 0 to 5 kV Size 1Cable/Phase ABC O O O 2 Cables/Phase ABC O O O O O O 4 Cables/Phase ABC O O O O O O O O O O O O 6 Cables/Phase ABC CBA O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 350 500 600 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 CU 231 264 301 345 379 461 564 621 706 823 920 1004 1077 1139 AL 180 205 235 269 296 360 442 488 556 653 738 813 880 940 CU 201 228 260 296 325 391 475 521 589 682 759 824 880 928 AL 157 178 203 231 253 306 372 409 464 541 608 667 719 766 CU 159 180 204 231 252 303 364 404 448 526 571 618 659 692 AL 123 140 158 180 197 236 283 314 349 409 457 501 538 571 CU 146 164 186 211 230 275 330 365 406 474 515 556 592 622 AL 114 128 145 164 179 213 257 284 315 370 413 452 484 513 Notes The above ampacities are based on the following conditions: – 100% load factor – Ambient soil temperature of 20°C – Concrete thermal resistivity of 85 C-cm/W – Conductor temperature of 90°C – Spacing between duct centres of 7. 63 . Single Conductor Ampacities in Underground Ducts Types RW90. one cable per duct) – Top of ductbank at 30" below surface – 5" duct Neutral conductors to be located outside of the above groups in the most convenient manner. 12-012.E. Appendix B. Appendix D9 and Appendix D11.AMPACITY RATING AND RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATIONS For installation of single conductor cables IN UNDERGROUND DUCTS ATTENTION: Only these configurations are recommended by Nexans Canada Inc.e.5" (i. Code Rules 4-004.C. to obtain satisfactory load sharing and ampacity.

non-cellular units. (3) Cable trays shall not pass through walls except were the walls are constructed of noncombustible material. (See Appendix B). and if totally enclosed where passing through and for a minimum distance of 2m above the floor. if provided with acceptable fire stops. 12-2202 Method of Installation. consisting of units with hollow spaces (cells) suitable for use as raceways and in some cases. (4) Cable trays may extend vertically through floors in dry locations. 64 . (1) Cable trays shall be installed as a complete system using fittings or other acceptable means to provide adequate cable support and bending radius before the conductors are installed.CONDUCTORS IN CABLE TRAYS Cable tray means a raceway consisting of troughing and fittings therefore. Ladder cable tray means a prefabricated structure consisting of two longitudinal side rail(s) connected by individual transverse members. so formed and constructed that insulated conductors and cables may be readily installed or removed after the cable tray has been completely installed. Ventilated cable tray means a prefabricated structure consisting of a ventilated bottom within integral longitudinal side rails with no openings exceeding 50mm in a longitudinal direction. Cellular floor means an assembly of cellular metal or cellular concrete floor mernbers. (5) Cable trays shall be adequately supported by noncombustible supports. (6) Dead-ends of cable trays shall be closed by the use of end fittings. Cable trays shall not be used in any hazardous location except as permitted by Rule 18-068. with openings exceeding 50mm in a longitudinal direction. Non-ventilated cable tray means a prefabricated structure without openings within the integral or separate longitudinal side rails. without injury either to conductors or their covering. CABLE TRAYS 12-2200 Restriction of Use. to provide adequate protection from mechanical injury. (2) The maximum design load and associated support spacing shall not exceed the values specified in Table 42.

and such that effective bonding will be maintained. and (c) No smaller than 1/0 AWG if single conductor is used. and (c) 600mm horizontal clearance on one side of cable trays mounted adjacent to one another or to walls or other obstructions. Where joints and splices are made on feeders or branch circuits within cable trays. and (b) 300mm vertical clearance from the top of the cable tray to all ceilings. (see Appendix B) (1) Conductors for use in cable trays shall be listed in Table 19 and except as permitted in Subrules (2) and (3) shall have a continuous metal sheath or interlocking armour. excluding depth of cable trays. (4) Single conductors shall be fastened to prevent excessive movement due to fault-current magnetic forces. Where cables trays are connected to other wiring methods. and (b) In other locations which are inaccessible to the public and are constructed as a service room where a deviation has been allowed in accordance with Rule 2-030. between cable trays installed in tiers except where cables of 2inch diameter or greater may be installed. heating ducts and heating equipment and 150mm for short length obstructions. the arrangement shall be such that the conductors will not be subject to mechanical damage or abrasion. 65 . they shall be made and insulated by acceptable methods and shall be in accessible locations. (2) Type TC tray cable shall be permitted in cable trays in areas of industrial establishments which are inaccessible to the public provided the cable is: (a) Installed in conduit or other suitable raceway when not in cable tray. 12-2206 Joints and Splices Within Cable Trays. the clearance shall be 300mm. and (b) Provided with mechanical protection where subject to damage either during or after installation. (5) Where single conductors are fastened to cable trays. (3) Conductors having moisture-resistant insulation and flame tested non-metal coverings or sheaths of a type listed in Table 19 shall be permitted in ventilated or non-ventilated cable trays where not subject to damage during or after installation in: (a) Electrical equipment vaults and service rooms. and (d) Installed only where qualified persons service the installation. 12.2208 Connection to Other Wiring Methods. 12-2204 Conductors in Cable Trays.(7) The minimum clearances for cable trays shall be: (a) 150mm vertical clearance. precautions shall be taken to prevent overheating of the fasteners due to induction.

12-2210 Provision for Bonding. or both is maintained at greater than 100 per cent of the largest conductor or cable diameter. the ampacity of the conductors or cables shall be the value as specified in Tables 2 or 4 multiplied by the correction factor specified in Table 5C for the total number of conductors in the cable tray. 66 . and (b) Multi-conductor cables as specified in Tables 2 and 4. and for any spacing in a non-ventilated cable tray. or both is less than 25 per cent. (1) In ventilated and ladder-type cable trays. the ampacity of the conductors or cables shall be the value specified in Subrule (1). the temperature correction factor of Table 5A shall be applied to the ampacities determined from Subrules (1). Rule 4-004(7) shall apply. cables. cables. the cable tray shall be adequately bonded at intervals not exceeding 15m and the size of bonding conductors shall be based on the maximum rating or setting of an overcurrent device in the circuits carried by the cable tray in accordance with the requirements of Rule 10-814. 12-2212 Ampacities of Conductors in Cable Trays. the tray shall be deemed to be bonded to ground. where the air space between conductors. (3) In ventilated and ladder-type cable trays. cables or both is maintained at not less than 25 per cent nor more than 100 per cent of the largest conductor or cable diameter. unless a deviation has been allowed in accordance with Rule 2-030 for other correction factors. (4) In determining the total number of conductors in the cable tray in Subrule (3). (2) and (3) as applicable. (5) Where cable trays are located in room temperatures above 30°C. where the air space between conductors. (2) In ventilated and ladder-type. (1) Where metal supports for cable trays are bolted to the tray and are in good electrical contact with the grounded structural metal frame of a building. multiplied by the correction factor specified in Table 5D for the arrangement and number of conductors or cables involved. single-conductor metal sheathed or armoured cable and single-conductor mineral-insulated cable. (2) Where the conditions of Subrule (1) do not apply. where the airspace between conductors. multiplied by the correction factor in Table 5C for the number of conductors in each cable. as specified in Tables 1 and 3. cable trays. the ampacity of the conductors or cables shall be the value specified in Paragraph (a) or (b): (a) Single conductors.

) conduits. For circuits operating on other systems the following CORRECTION FACTOR (ƒ) should be included in the calculation: SystemType 1 PHASE 2 WIRE (120 V branch circuits) 1 PHASE 3 WIRE (240 V residenticil circuits) 1 PHASE 3 WIRE Line to Line 3 PHASE 3 WIRE Line to Line 3 PHASE 4 WIRE Line to Line 3 PHASE 4 WIRE Line to Neutral Correction factor (ƒ) 2 2 2 1.73 1. PVC. aluminum. etc.VOLTAGE DROP The “K” FACTOR TABLE gives voltage drop per 1000 ampere-metres for wire in non-magnetic (e. The table is based on Three Phase Line-to-Neutral Voltage.73 1 67 .g.

100% P.858 2.244 3.404 8.873 3. 100% P.130 0. For three conductor cables or three single conductor cables in conduit. ALUMINUM Magnefic Conduit or Armour 80% P.053 0.775 0.561 1.357 0. To correct voltage drop per 1000 metres to voltage drop per 1000 feet.654 1.839 0.134 1.F.997 0..810 0.320 6. multiply the voltage drop by 1.592 3.509 0.966 0.381 9.334 1.639 0.265 3.711 2.959 0.503 0. 90% P.592 3.682 1.087 2.612 1.642 0.562 1.402 3.665 3.469 0.191 1. 90% P.341 5.438 1.729 0.3048.582 1. For circuits known to be operating at 90°C. 90% P.105 for aluminum.896 3.903 0.F.058 0.368 0.662 1.355 1.843 2.575 0.F.800 0.512 0.374 1.322 2.246 0.733 0.908 0.304 5.500 0.F.620 0.501 0.383 9.553 1.F.726 2. multiply by 0.875 0.214 2.470 4.625 1.329 5.835 0.405 10. K factors are calculated for 60–75°C wire temperature since this is an estimate of the average temperature at which a circuit operates in service.467 0.198 1.241 0.410 1.070 2.F.992 0.335 2.021 0.453 2.507 0.706 0.013 0.VOLTAGE DROP ESTIMATING TABLE “K” Factor-voltage drop per ampere per circuit kilometre.F.711 0.118 1.F. 100% P.882 0.796 0.F.125 0. 90% P.804 0.665 68 .280 6.231 2.573 0.445 1.440 2.F.102 for copper and 1. Non-Magnefic Conduit or Armour 80% P.642 4.674 1.328 1.496 4.623 0.407 10. COPPER Size AWG or MCM Magnetic Conduit or Armour 80% P. 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 8.769 0. 100% P.642 4. Non-Magnefic Conduit or Armour 80% P.403 1.F.F.296 5.

90% P.339 0.201 0.195 0.110 0.480 0.F.218 0.418 0..F.101 0.260 0.192 0.165 0.280 0.058 0. 100% P.293 0.123 0. use K factor for non-magnetic conduit or armour.250 0.080 0.151 0.217 0.127 0.314 0.076 Notes: In general the voltage drop on an Aluminum conductor is approximately the same size as that for a Copper conductor two gauge sizes smaller.293 0.129 0.145 0.418 0.172 0.194 0.102 0.105 0.098 0.153 0.110 0.137 0.144 0.F. 100% P.142 0.195 0.081 0.203 0.314 0.F.418 0.203 0.105 0.339 0.270 0.104 0.096 0. 90% P.517 0.F.321 0.069 0. 90% P.176 0. Non-Magnefic Conduit or Armour 80% P.281 0.146 0.170 0.126 0.332 0. 69 .F.101 0. 4 wire line to neutral voltage drop multiply “K” factors shown by the (ƒ) factor shown on page 67.094 0.214 0.234 0.082 0. Non-Magnefic Conduit or Armour 80% P.168 0.F. 2/0 3/0 4/0 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 0.089 0.330 0.169 0.119 0.216 0. 90% P.527 0. 100% P.115 0. ALUMINUM Magnefic Conduit or Armour 80% P.131 0.114 0.155 0.223 0.171 0.051 0.167 0.392 0.254 0. 100% P.144 0.242 0.220 0.108 0.480 0.242 0. For other than 3 phase.112 0.254 0.280 0.153 0.418 0.124 0.281 0.320 0.270 0.146 0.VOLTAGE DROP ESTIMATING TABLE (continued) COPPER Size AWG or MCM Magnetic Conduit or Armour 80% P.148 0.221 0.145 0.132 0.320 0.141 0.196 0.321 0.F.332 0.198 0.142 0.201 0.118 0.177 0.121 0.527 0.171 0.193 0.064 0.127 0.F.090 0.234 0.517 0.076 0.330 0.392 0.122 0.093 0.139 0.F.165 0.260 0.222 0.250 0. For non-metallic sheathed cables.193 0.169 0.109 0.112 0.088 0.F.F.

23 1. Voltage drop × 1000 f × amps × metres 6.6 volts.0 × 170 × 180 1000 = 10. 70 .6 × 1000 = 1.0 × 20 × 70 Maximum K = = From the table for copper conductors in non-magnetic conduit (assuming 100% power factor). 4 AWG (k = 1.9 × 1000 = 0. the smallest conductor size that does not exceed K = 1.222). Voltage drop × 1000 f × amps × metres 3. select #4/0 AWG copper wire (k = .1 × 100 = 2. 4 wire system is required to carry 170 amps a total run of 180 m. assuming a 90% power factor? Voltage drop K × f × amps × metres 1000 = 0.9 volts. As a percentage.1 volts to ground.EXAMPLES OF VOLTAGE DROP CALCULATIONS Voltage Drop (volts) = K (from table) × ƒ (factor) × Current (amps) × length of run (metres) 1000 % Voltage Drop (volts) = Actual voltage drop (volts) × 100 Actual circuit voltage Example 2: A single phase line to neutral circuit from a 600/347 V 3 phase. From the table.013).0 × 170 × 180 = Example 1: It is required to run a 120 volts.9% 347 What size of wire would be required to give a 2% drop? Allowable Vd = 2% × 347 6. is a No. this voltage drop is 10. carrying 20 amps. #2/0 AWG copper RW90 in aluminum conduit is proposed.330 × 1. What size of copper NMD90 cable should be used if maximum voltage drop required is 3%? Allowable Vd Required K = = = = 3% × 120 3. What would be the resulting voltage drop.28 volts/1000 amp m. single phase circuit 70 m long.28 2.

8 50.0 2. Rule 4-004) DISTANCE TO CENTRE OF DISTRIBUTION FOR A 1 PER CENT DROP IN VOLTAGE ON NOMINAL 120 V.7 7.6 12.2 4.6 7.7 50.0 5.7 15.4 12.0 48.8 24.2 24.3 9.1 31.7 24.5 (continued) .8 31.4 49.4 62.7 6.2 19.3 15.1 63.9 49.6 63.2 31.3 8.1 4.1 30.9 61.4 24.8 6.7 15.7 6.6 2.9 3.6 15.5 19.4 9.3 9.8 7.9 3.5 38.1 19.0 31.TABLE D3 (See Rule 8-102 and Appendix B.6 15.8 3.5 50.6 19.8 6.1 12 10 Copper Conductor Size in AWG 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 Distance in Metres to Centre of Distribution Measured along the Conductor Run.8 31.8 62.8 62.4 31.4 15.8 6.0 30.1 62.8 7.9 3.7 62.2 9.00 1.4 12.8 15.7 12.9 7.1 38.2 9.4 30.0 6.8 3.2 4.1 4.7 19.2 15.1 9.5 30.3 31.9 62.0 39.4 49.3 39.5 16 20 25 32 40 50 63 80 18 24.4 24.8 3.8 62.1 49.0 12.0 19.5 12.1 4.2 49. 2-CONDUCTOR COPPER CIRCUITS Current Amps 1.25 1.3 12.4 14 61.4 19.3 39.8 24.4 15.8 3.6 24.1 12.0 24.6 6.5 9.3 39.0 9.5 25.2 71 31.8 39.8 3.7 7.8 15.7 49.1 39.7 39.5 12.2 39.1 49.5 24.5 3.1 4. Calculated for Conductor Temperature of 60°C 61.3 25.6 19.0 49.5 9.5 15.0 10.1 2.0 39.6 19.8 19.7 12.9 3.9 19.0 19.4 16 38.7 6.0 24.7 12.9 3.7 7.2 4.9 39.0 2.9 62.2 4.0 48.9 7.7 31.6 39.

9 6. these distances must be multiplied by the correction factors on the following page according to the temperature rating of the conductor used and the percentage load with respect to the allowable ampacity determined in accordance with Rule 4-004 and Tables 1 to 5B.4 9.8 6.7 12.5 10.2 3/0 25.3 1/0 15.5 10. Inductive reactance has not been included since it is a function of conductor size and spacing.0 1 12.8 15. 18 AWG to No.6 9.2 5.8 12.8 4/0 31.0 6.3 2/0 19. the approximate distance in metres to the centre of distribution measured along the conductor run for a 1 per cent drop in voltage at a given current.9 6.6 25.0 7. with the conductor at a temperature of 60°C.9 12.9 6. 4/0 AWG and gives.9 7.0 7. (3) Since the distances in Table D3 are based on conductor resistances at 60°C.9 7.9 Distance in Metres to Centre of Distribution Measured along the Conductor Run.0 7. Calculated for Conductor Temperature of 60°C NOTES: (1) Table D3 is calculated for copper wire sizes No.9 15.2 5.6 9.9 6.9 8. for each size specified.1 15.3 4.TABLE D3 (continued) Current Amps 100 125 160 200 250 320 18 16 14 12 10 Copper Conductor Size in AWG 8 6 4 3 3.3 19. (continued) 72 . (2) The distances for a 3 per cent or 5 per cent voltage drop are 3 or 5 times those for a 1 per cent voltage drop.8 12.9 2 9.1 20.

e.04 1. This relationship can be used when no value is shown in the Table.87 0.68 90 1.09 1.1 m 73 (continued) . The maximum run distance from the centre of distribution to the load without exceeding a 3 per cent voltage drop is: Maximum run length for No. 1 AWG copper. the corresponding distance decreases by a factor of 10. 6 AWG aluminum use the distances listed for No.91 0.Rated Conductor Temperature 60°C 75°C 85–90°C 110°C 125°C 200°C Distance Correction Factor – Per Cent of Allowable Ampacity 100 1.06 1. look at a 10 times larger current.. ensure wire size obtained from this Table is suitable for ampacity from Table 2 or 4. (9) Example on use of Table: Consider a two conductor circuit of No.85 0.04 (4) For other nominal voltages multiply the distances in metres by the other nominal voltage (in volts) and divide by 120.00 1.00 40 1.04 1. (7) For multi-conductor cables. for any conductor size. (5) Aluminum conductors have equivalent resistance per unit length to copper conductors which are smaller in area by two AWG sizes.07 1.83 70 1. Similarly.09 1. for No.00 0.04 1.07 1. i. and Rule 4-004. (8) For currents intermediate to listed values use the next higher current value.02 1. 12 AWG copper NMD90 carrying 16A at nominal 240V under maximum ambient of 30°C.00 0.92 0.05 1.96 50 1.95 0. In that case. (6) The distances and currents listed in Table D3 follow a pattern.07 1.76 80 1.00 0.06 1.96 0. 1 per cent voltage drop at nominal 120V from Table is: 6.07 1. 16A.00 1. is increased by a factor of 10. The distance to the centre of distribution is then 10 times larger than the listed value. 2/0 AWG aluminum use the distances for No.82 0. for No. When the current.00 0.00 0.06 1. 12 AWG.90 60 1. 8 AWG copper in Table D3.90 0.10 1.08 1.95 0.97 0. Table D3 may be used for aluminum conductors because of this relationship.03 1.02 1.

is 1. i. The maximum run length is: 240V 6. The Distance Correction Factor to 20 ( ) be used.e. 80 percent column. 90°C row. The given current is 16A or 80 per cent 16 of the allowable ampacity. 12 AWG NMD90 (90°C rating per Table 19) is 20A. No. 240V 9.1 m × 3(%) × 1.00..7 m × 3(%) × 1. 10 AWG (30A allowable ampacity) beyond 37m up to and including 62m. allowable ampacity for 2 conductor No.Distance Correction Factor to be used is: From Table 2. from Note (3).06 × —— = 62m – 120V 74 .00 × —— = 37m – 120V Beyond this distance a larger size of conductor is required.

It seals the contact surfaces from air or moisture. 75 . See Tables D6 and D7 in 1994 C.E. The surface shall be cleaned and coated with a suitable compound. If the cable is to be terminated in a panelboard or switchgear. capable of penetrating the oxide film and preventing its reforming. It assists in reducing the electrical resistance in the joint. The following procedure is to be followed during splicing and terminating: (a) Compatibility of Fitting Ensure that CSA-approved devices. either with a special tool or with a knife. (c) Cleaning of Strands The oxide film on aluminum conductor shall be removed by abrading with a wire brush before joining or terminating. terminal lugs or connectors are used with aluminum conductors.E.SPLICING AND TERMINATING ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR While aluminum conductor features easy handling during installation due to its light weight. ensure that adequate tool and die are used. 2. and the compatibility and installation of fittings. shall be used for terminating or splicing all sizes of stranded aluminum conductors. See Table D6 in 1994 C. code. Note: The following rule is extracted from the 1994 C. the cleaning (wire brushing) of stranded conductors. code. Avoid ringing of insulation since the conductor may be nicked. the terminal lug must be compatible with aluminum. If a compression fitting is to be used. (e) Solid Conductors When solid conductors are used with a binding head screw make a 3/4 loop under the screw head and tighten securely. If a bolted connector is used. 12-118 Termination and Splicing of Aluminum Conductors (1) Adequate precaution shall be given to the termination and splicing of aluminum conductors including the removal of insulation and separators. The purpose of sealing compound is twofold: 1. code. (2) A joint compound.E. care must be exercised during splicing and terminating in order to attain service continuity. (d) Installation of Fitting Insert cable onto connector or terminal lug and peform a secure connection. (b) Stripping of lnsulation Remove insulation from cable end by pencilling. ensure that the appropriate amount of torque is applied.

about which conductors can be looped under the head of the screw. provided that a flat steel washer of thickness not less than onesixth of the nominal diameter of the bolt or stud is interposed between the helical washer and any aluminum surface against which it would bear. shall include as part of the joint any of the following means of allowing for expansion of the parts: (a) a conical spring washer. involving bolts or studs 3/8-inch diameter or larger. (4) Aluminum conductors shall not be terminated or spliced in wet locations unless the termination or splice is adequately protected against corrosion. (5) Field-assembled connections between aluminum lugs and aluminum or copper bus bars or lugs. (6) Connection of aluminum conductors to wiring devices having wire binding terminal screws. 76 . provided that all the elements in the assembled connection are of aluminum. (3) Equipment connected to aluminum conductors shall be specifically approved for the purpose and be so marked except: (a) where the equipment has only leads for connection to the supply. shall be made by forming the conductor in a clockwise direction around the screw into three-fourths of a complete loop and only one conductor shall be connected to any one screw. and (b) equipment such as outlet boxes having only grounding terminals. or (c) aluminum bolts or studs.unless the termination or splice is approved for use without compound and is so marked. or (b) a helical spring washer of the heavy series.

if provided.or multi-conductor cable construction with (i) a metal sheath. where the conductors are installed on insulators or in metal raceways and bound together. in switch rooms. and (4). armour. and (c) provided in either single. Code. (3) Shielding need not be provided for conductors having thermoset insulation where the circuit voltage does not exceed 5000 V phase-to-phase. the wire type of the flat tape type. and (b) intended and installed for permanent duty. conduit and fittings shall be bonded together and connected to ground. transformer vaults. provided that insulation or the nonmetallic jacket. (4) Shielding need not be provided for conductors having thermoset insulations which are: (a) intended for operation at not more than 5000 V phaseto-phase. metal sheaths. shielding shall be provided over the insulation of each permanently installed conductor with or without fibrous covering or non-metallic jacket.SHIELDING OF INSULATED CONDUCTORS Purpose of Shielded Cable (1) To protect personnel through reduction of shock hazard (2) To prevent arcing from sheath to ground (3) To provide uniform distribution of electrical stresses through the insulation (4) To conform to C. Part 1. metal-enclosed switchgear assemblies and similar permanently dry locations where the conductor run does not exceed 15 m.E. 36-104 Shielding of Thermoset Insulated Conductors (see Appendix B) (1) Except as permitted in Subrules (2). or (ii) metal armour of the interlocking type. (3). shielding. 77 . (2) Shielding need not be provided for conductors having thermoset insulation where they are directly buried in the soil and operating at circuit voltages not exceeding 3000 V phase-to-phase. is of ozone. (5) Subject to Rule 10-302. Rule 36-104. operating at circuit voltages above 2000 V phase-to-phase.and dischargeresistant type.

78 . and adequate leakage distance provided from the live terminal. Use flexible grounding wire. NOTE: Detailed instructions on request from Nexans Canada Inc. Underlying insulation surface MUST be thoroughly cleaned for jointing and terminating. convenient points. JOINTS GROUNDING Electrical continuity of the metallic shield should be maintained by completely shielding the insulated joints. Ground shield at cable terminations wherever feasible. TERMINATIONS Shield should be terminated in a stress relief device.HANDLING OF SHIELD WARNING Any semi-conducting material over the insulation MUST be removed completely with the metal shielding tape. and preferably at several. and watertight seal. Shield MUST be grounded at one. ensure low resistance bond to shield.

10-814. 12-1814. . . Conduit. AWG 14 12 10 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 0 00 000 0000 250 kcmil 350 kcmil 400 kcmil 500 kcmil 700 kcmil 800 kcmil Aluminum Wire. Amperes 20 30 40 60 100 200 300 400 500 600 800 1000 1200 1600 2000 2500 3000 4000 5000 6000 Size of Bonding Conductor Copper Wire. 66-202. 24-104. 24-202. 10-906. AWG 12 10 8 8 6 4 2 1 0 00 000 0000 250 kcmil 350 kcmil 400 kcmil 500 kcmil 600 kcmil 800 kcmil 1000 kcmil 1250 kcmil 79 . etc. Not Exceeding .TABLE 16 (See Rules 10-518. 10-816. 68-058 and 68-406) MINIMUM SIZE CONDUCTORS FOR BONDING RACEWAYS AND EQUIPMENT Rating or Setting of Overcurrent Device in Circuit Ahead of Equipment.

Amperes 60 100 200 400 600 800 Over 800 Size of Grounding Conductor Metal Conduit or Pipe Inches ¾ 1 1¼ 2½ 3 4 6 Electrical Metallic Tubing Inches 1 1¼ 1½ 2½ 4 4 Copper Wire AWG 8 8 6 3 1 0 00 NOTE: The ampacity of the largest service conductor. 80 . .TABLE 17 TABLE 18 (See Rules 10-204. is to be determined from the appropriate Code Table taking into consideration the number of conductors in the conduit and the type of insulation. or equivalent if multiple conductors are used. 10-206 and 10-812) MINIMUM SIZE OF GROUNDING CONDUCTOR FOR AC SYSTEMS OR COMMON GROUNDING CONDUCTOR Ampacity of Largest Service Conductor or Equivalent for Multiple Conductors 100 or less 101 to 125 126 to 165 166 to 200 201 to 260 261 to 355 356 to 475 Over 475 Size of Copper Grounding Conductor AWG 8 6 4 3 2 0 00 000 (See Rule 10-812) MINIMUM SIZE OF GROUNDING CONDUCTOR FOR SERVICE RACEWAY AND SERVICE EQUIPMENT Ampacity of Largest Service Conductors or Equivalent for Multiple Conductors Not Exceeding . .

(4) Flexible cord shall be protected by an insulating bushing or in some other acceptable manner where it enters or passes through the enclosure wall or the partitioning of a device or enters a lampholder. are not counted in determining ampacities. or (ii) run through holes in walls. and (d) wiring of cranes and hoists. and (h) the connection of appliances such as ranges and clothes dryers. using an attachment plug. (b) at temperatures above the temperature rating of the cord or at temperatures sufficiently low as to be liable to result in damage to the insulation or overall covering. or (iii) run through doorways. 80% of that specified in Table 12.4-010 Uses of Flexible Cord (1) Flexible cord shall be of the types specified in Table 11 for each specific condition of use. or similar openings. and (c) 7 to 24 conductors inclusive. and (e) the connection of stationary equipment to facilitate its interchange. no live parts shall be exposed when one end is connected to a source of supply and the other end is free. and (d) 25 to 42 conductors inclusive. where a deviation is allowed in accordance with Rule 2-030. as in the case of a normally balanced circuit of three or more conductors. and (f) the prevention of transmission of noise and vibration.3 kg. and interconnection of data processing systems. 50%. provided the cord is of the extrahard usage type. (2) Flexible cord may be used for: (a) electrical equipment for household or similar use having a rating of 15 A or less at voltages not exceeding 250 V and which is intended to be: (i) moved from place to place. and (i) both connection. or 6 conductors. and (g) the connection of electrical components between which relative motion is necessary. 70% of that specified in Table 12. 81 . unless the cord and device assembly are marked as capable of supporting a weight up to 11 kg. and (c) pendants. (c) for the suspension of any device weighing more than 2. or (ii) detachably connected according to a Part II Standard. of that specified in Table 12. which carries only the unbalanced current from other conductors. (2) Conductors used for bonding equipment to ground and a conductor used as a neutral conductor. (5) Where a flexible cord is used as an extension cord or to plug into an appliance or other device. or floors. (3) Flexible cord shall not be used: (a) as a substitute for the fixed wiring of structures and shall not be: (i) permanently secured to any structural member. 4-014 Ampacity of Flexible Cords (1) The maximum current which two or more copper conductors of given size contained in a flexible cord may carry shall be as follows: (a) 2 or 3 conductors. and (b) electrical equipment for industrial use which must be capable of being moved from place to place for operation. and (b) 4. 60% of that specified in Table 12. and (e) 43 or more conductors. 5. windows. as specified in Table 12. ceilings.

SJTO‡. SJTW. TST Christmas-Tree Cord Elevator Cable Types E. EO. Carrying Conductors 3 CurrentCarrying Conductors* Equipment Wire Types GTF*. TEWN*. SJT‡. DRT Types TXF. SEW*.TABLE 12 (See Rules 4-014 and 4-018) ALLOWABLE AMPACITY OF FLEXIBLE CORD AND EQUIPMENT WIRE (Based on Ambient Temperature of 30°C) (See Appendix B) Allowable Ampacity Flexible Cord Types PXWT. SVTOO**. SJ‡. SJOOW. SJTOW. SJOO‡. SPT-2. SJTOO‡. SEWF*. REW*. TBS*. STOO‡. SVOO. STOOW 2 Current. ETT. TEW*. SOOW. SJOW. ETP Size AWG Type CXWT Type PXT Types HSJO‡* HPN. SJO‡. SJTOOW. S‡. TXFW 27 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 0. STOW. SVTO**. ST‡. STW. SPT-1. SVT**. SIS* Tinsel Cords Types TPT. SO‡. SPT-3. SVO. SOW. STO‡. SOO‡.5 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 5 7 — — — — — — — 2 — —— — — — —— — — 5 7 15 20 25 — — — — 2 10 13 18 25 30 — — — — — 7 10 15 20 25 — — — — — 10 15 20 25 30† — — — — 2 5 7 — — — — 1 2 3 4 6 8 17 23 28 (continued) 82 . SV.

or SVOO 2 conductor No. SOO. ** Type SVT. STO. SO. (d).TABLE 12 (continued) 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 35 45 60 — 80 — — — — — 40 55 70 — 95 — — — — — 35 45 60 — 80 — — — — — 40† 50† 60† — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 40 55 70 80 95 110 125 145 165 195 * The derating factors of Rule 4-014(1)(b). ‡ Types HSJO. S. 83 . SVTOO. SJT. (c). and STOO flexible cords are now recognied only as components of equipment. SV. SVTO. SVO. and (e) are to be applied to these values for the types listed in this column. 16 and 18 AWG. ST. † These current ratings are for Type DRT household dryer and range cables only. NOTES: (1) (2) It is intended that this table be used in conjunction with applicable end-use product standards to ensure selection of the proper size and type. 20 AWG only. TXFW is recognized in size No. TXF is recognized in No. SJTOO. SJ. 17 AWG is recognized with an ampacity of 12 A as a component of vacuum cleaners with retractable power supply cords. SJOO. SJO. SJTO.

4 13.9 6.4 2.1 9 11 17 22 27 32 41 52 62 77 99 125 144 192 2300V — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 16 20 26 31 37 49 Synchronous Type.2 6.2 22 28 42 54 68 80 104 130 154 192 248 312 360 480 460V 1 1.8 1.6 15.8 7.4 1. (2).7 3.1 2. Unity Power Factor (see note (4)) Amperes 230V — — — — — — — — — — — 54 65 86 108 128 161 211 264 — — 460V — — — — — — — — — — — 27 33 43 54 64 81 106 132 158 210 575V — — — — — — — — — — — 22 26 35 44 51 65 85 106 127 168 2300V — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 12 15 20 25 30 40 84 (continued) .8 3.8 2.2 10.8 9.6 11 14 21 27 34 40 52 65 77 96 124 156 180 240 575V .6 7. Squirrel-Cage and Wound Rotor Amperes 230V 2 2.6 5.TABLE 44 (See Rules 28-010 and 28-704) THREE PHASE AC MOTOR FULL-LOAD CURRENT IN AMPERES (see notes (1).4 4. (3) and (5)) Motor Rating HP ½ ¾ 1 1½ 2 3 5 7½ 10 15 20 25 30 40 50 60 75 100 125 150 200 115V 4 5.6 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Induction Type.1 1.6 3.

8 7. Refer to CSA Standard CAN3-C235-83. 3. and multi-speed motors will have full load current varying with speed. Preferred Voltage Levels for AC Systems 0-50. These values of motor full-load current are to be used as guides only.2 2. 85 .000 Volts. 4. The voltages listed are rated motor voltages. 2.000 Volts. 3 These values of full-load current are for motors running at usual speeds and motors with normal torque characteristics.8 13. 5. for motor protection).25 respectively. For full-load currents of 208 and 200 V motors. These values of motor full-load current are to be used as guides only. always use those appearing on the motor nameplate. 240. Preferred Voltage Levels for AC Systems. These values of motor full-load current are for motors running at speeds usual for belted motors and motors with normal torque characteristics. respectively.g. For full-load currents of 208 and 200 volt motors. 480 and 600 V. 4 The voltages listed are rated motor voltages.4 5. Corresponding Nominal System Voltages are 120. Refer to CSA Standard CAN3-C235-83. increase the corresponding 230 volt motor full-load current by 10% and 15% respectively 2.1 and 1. Motors built for especially low speeds or high torques may have higher full-load currents.Notes to Table 44 1. always use those appearing on the motor nameplate.9 3.2 9. for motor protection). increase the corresponding 230 V motor full-load current by 10% and 15%.8 16 20 24 34 56 80 100 230V 2. Motors built for especially Iow speeds or high torques may require more running current.9 6.F.6 4. in which case the nameplate current ratings shall be used. Where exact values are required (e.. Where exact values are required (eg. the above figures shall be multiplied by 1. and multi-speed motors will have full-load current varying with speed. Corresponding Nominal System Voltages are 120 and 240 volts. TABLE 45 (See Rules 28-010 and 28-704) SINGLE PHASE AC MOTORS FULL-LOAD CURRENT IN AMPERES (see notes 1 to 4) HP Rating 1/6 1/4 1/3 1/2 3/4 1 1-1/2 2 3 5 7-1/2 10 115V 4. For 90% and 80% P. 0 to 50.9 8 10 12 17 28 40 50 Notes to Table 45 1. in which case the nameplate current rating shall be used.

73 × pf 1000 1.73 × E × pf 1000 × kva 1.73 × I × E 1000 Kilovolt-amperes (kva) kva = I × E × eff 746 kva = kva = Horsepower (hp) Output hp = hp = I × E × eff × pf 746 hp = I × E × 2 × eff × pf 746 hp = I × E × 1.73 × eff × pf 746 *For two phase.73 × E × eff × pf 1000 × kw 1. balanced circuits the amperes in common conductor = 1.ALTERNATING AND DIRECT CURRENT FORMULAE Alternating Current To Find Amperes (I) When Horsepower (hp) is known Amperes (I) When Kilowatts (kw) is known Amperes (I) When Kilovolt-amperes (kva) is known Kilowatts (kw) Input kw = I×E 1000 Direct Current I= 746 × hp E × eff Single Phase I= 746 × hp E × eff × pf 1000 × kw E × pf 1000 × kva E I × E × pf 1000 I×E 1000 *Two Phase. I = Amperes pf = Power Factor in decimals kw = Kilowatt Input E = Volts (line to line) eff = Efficiency in decimals kva = Kilovolt–Ampere Input hp = Horsepower Output 86 .73 × E I= 1000 × kw E I= I= I= I= I= I= kw = kw = kw = I × E × 1. three wire.41 × that in either of the other two. Four Wire I= 746 × hp 2 × E × eff × pf 1000 × kw 2 × E × pf 1000 × kva 2×E I × E × 2 × pf 1000 2×I×E 1000 I= Three Phase 746 × hp 1.

2 No. 16-M1986 C22. and Extra-Low-Voltage Control Cable Thermoset Insulated Wires and Cables Grounding and Bonding Equipment General Use Receptacles. and Similar Wiring Devices Non-metallic Sheathed Cable Flexible Cords and Cable Armoured Cables Underground Service-Entrance Cables Flexible Metal Conduit and Liquid-Tight Flexible Metal Conduit Surface Raceways and Lighting Fixture Raceways and Fittings Wire Connectors Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables Portable Power Cables (continued) 87 . 49-92 C22. 17-1973(R1992) C22.2 No.2 No. 56-M1977(R1992) C22. and Associated Fittings Extra-Low-Voltage Control Circuit Cables.2 No. 42-M1984 C22. 26-1952(R1993) C22. 38-95 C22. Auxiliary Gutters.2 No. 62-93 C22.2 No. Conduit Boxes.2 No. 75-M1983(R1992) C22.2 No.2 No.2 No.2 No. 18-M92 C22. Attachment Plugs.2 No. 41-M1987(R1993) C22.2 No.2 No.2 No.2 No.3-92 C22.2 No. Low-Energy Control Cable.2 No. 21-90 C22.CSA WIRE AND CABLE STANDARDS C22. 65-93 C22. 52-96 C22. 0. 96-M92 General Requirements-Canadian Electrical Code Part 11 Safety Functions Incorporating Electronic Technology Wiring Space and Wiring Bending Space in Enclosures for Equipment Rated 750 Volts or less Test Methods for Electrical Wires and Cables Insulated Conductors for Power-Operated Electronic Devices Cable for Luminous-Tube Signs and for Oil and Gas-Burner Ignition Equipment Outlet Boxes.2 No.2 No. 48-M90 C22.8-M1986 C22. 35-M1987(R1993) C22. 0-M91 C22. and fittings Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords Wireways.2 No. 0. 51-M95 C22.12-M1985 C22. 0.2 No.

126-M91 C22.2 No.2 No.2-M1986(R1992) C22. 179-M1987(R1993) C22.CSA WIRE AND CABLE STANDARDS (continued) C22.2 No.2 No.2-M1984(R1992) C22.2-M90 C22. 211. 127-95 C22. 230-M1988(R1993) C22. 131-M89(R1994) C22.2 No. 214-94 C22. 123-96 C22.2 No. 197-M1983(R1992) C22. 239-M91 Coil-Lead Wires Aluminum Sheathed Cables Mineral-Insulated Cables Cable Tray Systems Equipment/Lead Wires Neutral Supported Cable Type TECK90 Cable Heat Tracing Cable and Cable Sets for Use in Hazardous Locations Cables and Cable Glands for Use in Hazardous Locations Airport Series Lighting Cables Splicing Wire and Cable Connectors PVC Insulating Tape Underground Cable Splicing Kits Fire Alarm and Signal Cable Appliance Wiring Material Products Rigid Types EBI and DB2/ES2 PVC Conduit Rigid PVC (unplasticized) Conduit Communication Cables Tray Cables Optical Fibre Cables Control and Instrumentation Cables 88 .2 No.2 No.2 No.2 No.2 No.2 No. 208-M1986(R1992) C22. 232-M1988(R1994) C22.2 No.2 No.2 No.2 No. 211.2 No.1-M1984(R1992) C22.2 No. 174-M1984(R1992) C22.2 No. 138-M1989(R1994) C22. 210. 116-1980(R1992) C22. 124-M1986(R1992) C22. 198.2 No. 129-M1976(R1994) C22. 188-M1983(R1983) C22.2 No.

89 . COPPERPLY. T90/ TWN75/THHN/THWN) CONTROL CABLE CORFLEX* CONNECTORS CORFLEX* (corrugated aluminum sheathed) DATA CONTROL CABLE DATATRANS* DISTRIBUTION FRAME WIRE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION CABLE EQUIPMENT WIRE EXELENE* (cross linked polyethylene) FIBER OPTIC CABLES & ACCESSORIES FIGURE 8 SELF SUPPORTING FIXTURE WIRE FLEXIBLE CORDS HEATER CORDS (HPN) HEATEX* (NMD90) HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE HPOF (high pressure oil filled) PIPE TYPE CABLE LAMP CORD LINE WIRE LOCOMOTIVE CABLE LOW VOLTAGE CONTROL WIRES MACHINE TOOL WIRE MAGNET WIRE MERCHANT MARINE CABLES MOTOR LEAD WIRE NAVY CABLES NEUTRAL SUPPORTED SERVICE DROP CABLES NON-METALLIC SHEATHED NMD90 CANADEX* PILC (paper insulated lead covered) CABLE PORTABLE POWER CORDS POTHEADS POWER CABLE ACCESSORIES.W. ALUMINUM. POWER SUPPLY CABLES RAILWAY SIGNAL CABLES RH/RHH/RHW/XHHW RURAL DISTRIBUTION WIRE SELF-C0NTAINED OIL FILLED CABLES SELF-DAMPING CONDUCTOR SIGNAL CABLE SPLICES STATION WIRE SUBMERSIBLE PUMP CABLE SUPERVEX* (NMWU) SWITCHBOARD WIRE TECK CABLE TERMINATORS THERMOCOUPLE WIRE TRANSFORMER LEAD PAPER INSULATED TRAY CABLE TROLLEY WIRE UNDERGROUND SERVICE ENTRANCE CABLE WELDING CABLE *Registered Trademark of Nexans Canada Inc.C.CABLE PRODUCTS ALUMINUM SHEATHED CABLE APPLIANCE CORDS ARMOURED CABLE BARE CONDUCTOR. ETC. ACSR (aluminum conductor steel reinforced) BLASTING WIRE BUILDING WIRES BURIED DISTRIBUTION WIRE CANADEX* (NMD90) CATEGORY 3 & 5 P. TW. COPPER. TWH. CHRISTMAS TREE WIRE COAXIAL CABLE (& TWIN AXIAL) COIL LEAD WIRE COMPUTER CABLE CONCENTRIC (neutral) CABLE CONDUIT WIRE (RW90. OIL HANDLING. ALUMINUM ALLOY.

1 0.SI PREFIXES Multiplying factor 1 000 000 000 000 1 000 000 000 1 000 000 1 000 100 10 0.000 000 001 0.000 001 0.000 000 000 000 000 001 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = 1012 109 106 103 102 101 10-1 10-2 10-3 10-6 10-9 10-12 10-15 10-18 Prefix tera giga mega kilo hecto deca deci centi milli micro nano pico femto atto Symbol T G M k h da d c m m n p f a TEMPERATURE CONVERSION °F to °C: °C = (°F minus 32) x 5/9 °C to °F: °F = (°C x 9/5) plus 32 90 .000 000 000 001 0.001 0.01 0.000 000 000 000 001 0.

) lbf/in2 = (psi) × 6. × 2.58999 = km2 (square kilometres) Volume cu.836127 = m2 sq. ft.8066 = N (weight at or near sea level) Length mils × 0. tensile strength.WIRE AND CABLE METRIC CONVERSIONS DIMENSIONS MASS pounds × 0. × 0. pressure. modulus of elasticity.092903 = m2 (square metres) sq. ft. × 1. × 3.45359 = kg (kilograms) tons (2000 lb) × 0.028317 = m3 (cubic metres) gallons × 4.54609 = L (litres) U. mi. for tensile stress.70 = kg/km (for aluminum) mm2 × 7.28185 = kg/km Solid wire weight mm2 × 8. etc.89 = kg/km (for copper) mm2 × 2.16 = mm2 sq.e.83 = kg/km (for steel) Force per unit area (stress. etc.006895 = MPa (megapascals) N/mm2 = MPa Note Kilopascals are used generally for fluid pressures.0005067 = mm2 (square millimetres) sq. × 16.S. i.448 = N (newtons) mass (in kg) × 9.387 = cm3 (cubic centimetres) cu. in.3048 = m (metres) miles × 1. 91 . × 0. Megapascals are used generally for stresses in materials. gal.609344 = km (kilometres) Area circular mils × 0.7854 = L (litres) Mass per unit length lb/1000 ft.895 = kPa (kilopascals) lbf/in2 × 0. in × 645.4 = mm feet × 0.0254 = mm (millimetres) inches × 25.907185 = t (metric tonnes) FORCE or TENSION pounds (force) × 4. yd. × 0.48816 = kg/km (kilograms per kilometre) lb/mi × 0.

STRANDED BARE COPPER AND ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS Conductor Size AWG 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 Circ. Mils 1020 1620 2580 4110 6530 10380 16510 26240 41740 52620 66360 83690 105600 133100 167800 211600 Area mm
2

Wire No. sq. in. .00080 .00128 .00203 .00323 .00513 .00816 .01297 .02061 .03278 .04133 .05212 .06573 .08291 .1045 .1318 .1662 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 19(18)* 19(18)* 19(18)* 19(18)* 19(18)* Diameter mm 0.31 0.39 0.49 0.61 0.77 0.98 1.23 1.55 1.96 2.30 2.47 1.69 1.89 2.13 2.39 2.68 in. .0121 .0152 .0192 .0242 .0305 .0385 .0486 .0612 .0772 .0867 .0974 .0664 .0745 .0837 .0940 .1055 Class B Standard mm 0.92 1.16 1.46 1.84 2.32 2.95 3.71 4.67 5.89 6.60 7.42 8.43 9.47 10.64 11.94 13.41 in. .036 .046 .058 .073 .092 .116 .146 .184 .232 .260 .292 .332 .373 .418 .470 .528

Nominal Conductor Diameter Compressed Round mm in. Compact Round mm in.

0.519 0.823 1.31 2.08 3.31 5.26 8.37 13.30 21.15 26.66 33.62 42.41 53.51 67.44 85.02 107.22

1.78 2.25 2.86 3.60 4.53 5.71 6.40 7.20 8.18 9.19 10.32 11.58 13.00

.071 .089 .113 .142 .179 .225 .252 .282 .322 .362 .406 .456 .512 3.40 4.29 5.41 6.05 6.87 7.60 8.55 9.57 10.8 12.1 .134 .169 .213 .238 .268 .299 .336 .376 .423 .475

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STRANDED BARE COPPER AND ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS (continued) Conductor Size MCM 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 Circ. Mils Area mm
2

Wire No. sq. in. .1963 .2356 .2749 .314 .3927 .4712 .5890 .7854 .9817 1.178 1.374 1.571 37(36)* 37(36)* 37(36)* 37(36)* 37(36)* 61(58)* 61(58)* 61(58)* 91 91 127 127 Diameter mm 2.09 2.31 2.47 2.64 2.95 2.52 2.82 3.25 2.98 3.26 2.98 3.19 in. .0822 .0900 .0973 .1040 .1162 .0992 .1109 .1280 .1172 .1284 .1174 .1255 Class B Standard mm 14.60 16.00 17.30 18.49 20.65 22.68 25.35 29.26 32.47 35.86 38.76 41.45 in.

Nominal Conductor Diameter Compressed Round mm 14.16 15.52 16.78 17.94 20.03 22.00 24.59 23.38 31.76 34.78 37.60 40.21 in. .558 .611 .661 .706 .789 .866 .968 1.117 1.250 1.370 1.479 1.583 Compact Round mm 13.2 14.5 15.7 16.7 18.7 20.7 23.0 26.9 in. .520 .570 .616 .659 .736 .813 .908 1.060

126.68 152.01 177.34 202.68 253.36 304.02 380.03 506.70 633.38 760.05 866.73 1013.40

.575 .630 .681 .728 .813 .893 .998 1.152 1.289 1.412 1.526 1.632

* Reduced number of wires for compact strandings shown in parentheses.

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STRANDED BARE COPPER AND ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS (continued)

APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT* Conductor Size AWG
20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 3 2 1 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0

AVERAGE D.C. RESISTANCE* –25°C Ohms per 1000 m Copper
34.6 21.8 13.7 6.13 9.75 15.5 24.6 39.2 49.4 62.3 78.6 99.1 125 157 199 8.61 5.42 3.41 2.14 1.35 0.848 0.673 0.553 0.423 0.335 0.266 0.211 0.167 8.89 5.59 3.52 2.21 1.39 1.10 0.875 0.694 0.550 0.436 0.436 0.274

Kg per 1000 m Copper
4.70 7.46 11.9 18.9 30.0 47.7 75.9 121 192 242 305 385 485 611 771 972 9.12 14.5 23.1 36.7 58.3 73.5 92.7 117 147 186 234 296

Lbs per 1000 ft. Copper
3.15 5.02 7.97 12.7 20.2 32.1 51.0 81.0 129 162 205 259 326 411 518 653

Ohms per 1000 ft. Copper
10.5 6.64 4.18 2.63 1.65 1.04 .653 .411 .258 .205 .163 .129 .102 .0811 .0643 .0510 2.71 1.70 1.07 .674 .424 .336 .267 .211 .168 .133 .105 .0836

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

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0708 0.0236 .0202 0.116 0.STRANDED BARE COPPER AND ALUMINUM CONDUCTORS (continued) APPROXIMATE NET WEIGHT* Conductor Size MCM 250 300 350 400 500 600 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 AVERAGE D.0236 0.0295 . Copper . Conductor data and metric equivalents in these tables are based where possible on E-FC recommendations current at time of compilation. otherwise on published ICEA standards.0360 .0108 .0180 .00616 .0354 0.0590 .0144 .0432 .194 0.0967 0.0283 0.C.0118 .00719 .0472 0. RESISTANCE* –25°C Ohms per 1000 m Copper 0.0387 0.0354 .101 0.0177 Kg per 1000 m Copper 1150 1380 1610 1840 2300 2760 3450 4590 5740 6890 8040 9091 Lbs per 1000 ft.0580 0.0308 . 95 .0332 0.142 0.00539 Aluminum 349 419 489 559 699 838 1050 1400 1750 2100 2440 2790 Aluminum 235 282 329 376 469 563 704 939 1170 1410 1640 1880 Aluminum 0.0216 .00863 .0464 0.C. Copper 772 925 1080 1240 1540 1850 2320 3090 3860 4630 5400 6180 Ohms per 1000 ft.0774 0.0506 .0708 .166 0.0885 0.0270 .0101 .0177 .00885 * Approximate weights and average D. resistances are considered to apply to all types of strands.145 0.0142 .0290 Aluminum .118 0.0442 .0590 0.232 0.

CM. and OFCG have been found to meet the standard criteria of FT4. “FT4” Testing The FT4 test procedure is known as the Vertical Flame TestCables in trays (published in CSA Standard C22. Cables are mounted on a vertical tray and exposed for 20 minutes to a 70.2 No.1).11. OFCH. OFNP. and **FT4 – Wires and cables that are suitable for installation in: (a) Buildings of noncombustible and combustible construction. An extract from Appendix “B” of the 1998 Canadian Electrical Code follows. that may be used as a plenum in buildings of combustible or noncombustible construction. **Communication and optical fibre cables marked MPP.2 No. CMP. OFNR. or ceiling and roof.000 Btu/h flame.17 Plenum spaces in buildings ARTICLE 3. The 1998 edition of the Code includes references to a stringent series of tests developed for flame testing of wires and cables.3 The markings for wires and cables meeting the flame spread requirements of the National Building Code of Canada (without additional fire protection) are: *FT1 – Wires and cables that are suitable for installation in buildings of combustible construction. 2-126 The flame spread requirements for wiring and cables in buildings are located in the 1995 Edition of the National Building Code as follows: Combustible building construction ARTICLE 3.Cables will in future be marked from “FT1” to “FT4”. *Communication and optical fibre cables marked MPP.5 metres from the point of flame application. and communications and optical fibre cables marked FT4 have been found to meet the standard criteria for FT1. OFN. “FT1” Testing The FT1 test procedure is known as the “Vertical Test” (published in CSA Standard C22. published by the Canadian Standards Association. MPG. 0. is the national safety code for electrical installations that is adopted into law by each province and territory with amendments or local rules.3 Test Methods for Electrical Wires and Cables para 4. CMX. 96 . OFNH. OFCP. or concrete slabs. MP. OFNG. OFCR.1. CMH.The resulting char distance must not be greater than 1. CMR. para 4.4).11. 0.4.depending on which of the specified flame test requirements they fulfill. Wires and cables with combustible outer jackets or sheaths that do not meet the above classifications should be located in noncombustible raceways. CMP. OFNP. OFNG. Cables are subjected to 5-15 second applications of a specified flame.4. masonry walls.3 Test Methods for Electrical Wires and Cables. MPR. OFCR.It explains the application of cables bearing the FT1 and FT4 designations.1.5. OFC. MPG. CMR. OFCP. OFCG.3 Noncombustible building construction ARTICLE 3. CMG. CMG.FIRE RATED CABLES FT1 & FT4 The Canadian Electrical Code.and not more than 25% of the extended portion of the indicator shall be burned. Burning shall cease within 60 s. OFNR. and (b) Spaces between a ceiling and floor.5. MPR.

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