600/2000 V UL MC Metal Clad Cable

Type MC metal clad cable is manufactured in accordance with the latest requirements given in Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Standard for Metal Clad Cables, UL 1569. It is intended for use in accordance with Article 334 of the National Electrical Code and is suitable for use in Class I Zone 2 and Class II, Division 2, Hazardous Locations

Design Standards

Bare Conductors:
Solid or Stranded bare or tinned copper #18AWG - 750MCM. The cable is available in 2 to 50 multi conductors or 1 to 50 pairs and triads depending on gauge size. Other stranding is available upon request.
Insulated Conductors:
NEC Type XHHW-2, RHH, RHW or RHW-2 rated flame retardant cross-linked polyethylene (FR XLPE) is suitable for use in wet or dry locations at operating temperatures of up to 90°C (194°F), in accordance with UL 44. VW-1 rated conductors are available upon request.
NEC Types THHN and THWN PVC insulated and Nylon jacketed, are suitable for dry location at operating temperatures of up to 90°C (194°F) or in wet locations at operating temperatures of up to 75°C (167°F) in accordance with UL 62 and 83.
Insulation Colour Code:
Singles: black and number coded
Pairs: black and white, and number coded
Triads: black, white and red, and number coded
Other colour codes are availably upon request.
Grounding Conductor:
Bare copper or insulated grounding conductors sized per UL 1569 for use in multi conductors cables.
Fillers:
Non-hygroscopic filler materials are used where necessary to ensure cable roundness.
Shielding Options:
The cable is available with unshielded, overall shielded or individual and overall shielded pairs and triads. The shielding material consists of 100% coverage aluminum/polyester tape with a tinned copper drain wire.
Copper tape or tinned copper braid shielding is available upon request.
Rip Cord:
A Nylon rip cord is applied under the jacket to facilitate easy removal.
Inner Jacket:
All MC cables are offered with an inner 90°C (194°F) Flame Retardant Low Acid Gas PVC jacket with a minimum average thickness of 50 mils. Also available in 90C thermoplastic CPE, 90C thermoset CSPE or 75C thermoplastic low smoke zero halogen.
Armour:
Armour consists of interlocked aluminum alloy or steel. Minimum armour thickness is 23 mils for aluminum and 17 mils for steel.
Outer Jacket:
An optional outer 90°C (194°F) Flame Retardant Low Acid Gas PVC jacket may be applied over the cable armour with a minimum average thickness of 65 mils. Other jacket types such as 90C thermoplastic CPE, 90C thermoset CSPE or 75C thermoplastic low smoke zero halogen are available upon request.

Standard Performance Features

Cables employing outer PVC jackets may be marked:

Approvals