The XLPE/ARCTIC-FLEX Unshielded Low-Voltage Power Cable is part of our line of Multi-Conductor Industrial Control and Power Cables. This Low-Voltage Power Cable has flame-resistant, crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation, and a flame and sunlight-resistant Arctic-Grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) jacket. This multi-conductor power cable is unshielded and suitable for use in direct burial applications. It meets the ICEA and CSA cold bend tests at -35°C and has a maximum temperature of 90°C in both wet and dry environments.

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XLPE/ARCTIC-FLEX Unshielded Low-Voltage Industrial Power Cable Specifications

XLPE/ARCTIC-FLEX Low-Voltage Power Cable Construction:

  • Conductor: 8 AWG thru 500 kcmil bare, annealed copper per ASTM B3
    • Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Insulation: Flame Retardant Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
    • Color Code Chart per CSA Standard C22.2
      No of Cond. Color Code
      2 Black, White
      3 Black, Red, Blue
      4 Black, Red, Blue, White
      >5 All black
    • All conductors for all constructions are alpha-numeric printed
  • Ground (Bonding) Conductor: Uninsulated bare annealed copper per ASTM B3
    • Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Jacket: Flame retardant and sunlight resistant Arctic-grade Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Multi-Conductor Power Cable Options:
    • Tinned copper
    • Class C stranding
    • Overall shielded multi conductors
    • Optional color code as specified per CSA standard C22.2 No. 38 for two to four-conductor cable
    • Non-UL 1000 volt CSA type RW90 XLPE, CSA Type TC
    • Other constructions available upon request

XLPE/ARCTIC-FLEX Low-Voltage Power Cable 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 3 or more conductors
    • UL 1581
    • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70
    • CSA C22.2 No. 38 RW90 XLPE
    • CSA C22.2 No 230 Type TC
  • Flame Tests Approvals:
    • UL 1581 VW-1
    • UL 1277
    • IEEE 383
    • IEEE 1202
    • CSA FT4
  • Other Compliances:
    • Meets EPA 10 CFR, Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP method
    • OSHA acceptable

XLPE/ARCTIC-FLEX Low-Voltage Power Cable Features:

  • Ripcord applied to all cables with a jacket thickness of 60 mils or less
  • Meets CSA cold impact test at -40°C
  • Meets ICEA and CSA cold bend test at -65°C
  • Meets the crush and impact requirements of Type MC

XLPE/ARCTIC-FLEX Low-Voltage Power Cable Applications:

  • Industrial lighting, control, and signaling circuits
  • Permitted for Exposed Run 'ER' use in accordance with NEC for 3 or more conductors
  • Approved for direct burial, Class I, Div 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC for UL Type TC cables. In Canada, protection may be required by the inspection authority per the Canadian electrical code.
  • Approved for cable in-tray, industrial hazardous locations, Class I, Zone 2 and Class II, Division 2 per CEC rules 18-156 and 18-252 when used with certified HL glands.