• Armorlite Type MC Copper Conductors

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    The Armorlite® Type MC Cable combines versatile THHN/THWN approved conductor with aluminum interlocked armor.  THHN copper conductors are Thermoplastic High Heat-resistant Nylon coated.  The acronym mainly refers to the nylon insulation that protects the cable from high heat and corrosion.  With the added THWN approval, the cable is also deemed as water resistant.  The assembly includes an insulated copper stranded grounding conductor to ensure steady conductivity over the life of the cable.  The assembly of conductors is cabled together and wrapped in binder tape to sit firmly in place.  The assembly is then encased in an aluminum interlocked armor that protects the conductors from being jarred or interfered with by outside objects.

    Armorlite® Type MC Copper Conductors cable is designed for installation in branch, feeder, and service power distribution.  The Armorlite® Type MC Copper Conductors cable can be used in residential, multi-residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial buildings.  It is most often used for control, power, lighting, and signal circuits.  The cable is usually installed in cable tray or approved raceways but can also be fished or embedded in plaster.  The cable is approved for use in hazardous locations as specified by NEC.  The cable has a maximum conductor temperature for continuous operation at 90°C and can transmit ampacities up to 600 volts. 

    Size
    (AWG or KCMIL)
    Phase Conductor Size AWG Base Neutral Messenger Size
    AWG
    ........................
    Diameter Steel Core (Inches) Weight Per 1000ft Total (Lbs.) Allowable Ampacity
    75C (Amps) 90C (Amps)
    MC 1 Gauge 1/3 6 Green Insulated 1.203 1137 130 150
    MC 1 Gauge 1/4 6 Green Insulated 1.351 1456 130 150
    MC 1/0 Gauge 1/0-3 6 Bare 1.245 1344 150 170
    MC 1/0 Gauge 1/0-4 6 Bare 1.362 1733 150 170
    MC 2/0 Gauge 2/0-3 6 Bare 1.339 1630 175 195
    MC 2/0 Gauge 2/0-4 6 Bare 1.491 2180 175 195
    MC 3/0 Gauge 3/0-3 4 Bare 1.449 2037 200 225
    MC 3/0 Gauge 3/0-4 4 Bare 1.615 2709 200 225
    MC 4/0 Gauge 4/0-3 4 Bare 1.570 2555 230 260
    MC 4/0 Gauge 4/0-4 4 Bare 1.749 3307 230 260
    MC 250 MCM 250-3 4 Bare 1.737 2980 255 290
    MC 250 MCM 250-4 4 Bare 1.913 3868 255 290
    MC 350 MCM 350-3 3 Bare 1.960 4029 310 350
    MC 350 MCM 350-4 3 Bare 2.162 5247 310 350
    MC 500 MCM 500-3 2 Bare 2.238 5576 380 430
    MC 500 MCM 500-4 2 Bare 2.477 7289 380 430
    MC 600 MCM 600-4 2 Bare 2.483 8237 420 475
    MC 750 MCM 750-3 1 Bare 2.675 8158 475 535
    MC 750 MCM 750-4 1 Bare 2.960 10692 475 535

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