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XLPE/XL-CPE Low-Voltage Unshielded Power Cable (Type TC-ER) Specifications

XLPE/XL-CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable (Type TC-ER) Construction:

  • Conductor: 14 AWG thru 500 kcmil tinned, annealed copper per ASTM B33
    • Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Insulation: Flame Retardant Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
    • Color-coded per ICEA Method 4; Individual conductors colored black with conductor number surface printed in contrasting ink
  • Ground: Uninsulated tinned annealed copper per ASTM B3
    • Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Jacket: Lead-Free, Cross-Linked Chlorinated Polyethylene (XL-CPE)
  • Low-Voltage Unshielded Power Cable Options:
    • 2kV version
    • Bare copper conductor
    • Class C stranding
    • E-1 or E-2 Color Code
    • Overall shielded multi-conductor
    • Insulated ground conductor
    • Flame Retardant Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) insulation
    • Thermoplastic Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen (LSZH) jacket
    • Other constructions available upon request

XLPE/XL-CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable (Type TC-ER) Ratings and Approvals:

  • Voltage Rating: 600V
  • Max. Temperature: 90°C, wet or dry
  • Industry Approvals
    • UL 44 Type XHHW-2
    • UL 1277 Type TC-ER for 2 AWG and larger
    • UL 1581
    • ICEA S-73-532
    • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70
  • Flame Tests Compliances:
    • UL 1581 VW-1
    • UL 1277
    • IEEE 383
    • IEEE 1202
    • CSA FT4
    • ICEA T-29-520
  • Other Compliances:
    • Meets EPA 40 CFR, Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP method
    • OSHA acceptable

XLPE/XL-CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable (Type TC-ER) Features:

  • Ripcord applied to all cables with jacket thickness of 60 mils or less
  • Excellent physical, thermal and electrical properties
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Outstanding resistance to crush, compression cuts, and heat deformation
  • Excellent flame resistance
  • Oil resistant jacket
  • "Heavy-Duty" rating per ICEA standards
  • Sunlight and weather resistant
  • Excellent low-temperature cold bend characteristics
  • Meets cold bend test at -35°C
  • Meets the crush and impact requirements of Type MC cable for 2 AWG and larger

XLPE/XL-CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable (Type TC-ER) Applications:

  • In free air, raceways, or direct burial
  • In wet or dry locations
  • Permitted for Exposed Run 'ER' use in accordance with NEC for 2 AWG and larger
  • Permitted for use in Class I, Div 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC