SPEC 83043

Triplex 600 Volt RHH/RHW-2 or USE-2 AlumaFlex® Underground Service Entrance

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Conductors are stranded, compressed Triple E per ASTM 800 and 801
  2. Insulation:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Type RHH/RHW-2 or USE-2
  3. Neutral:Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) with three Yellow Extruded Stripes (YES)

Applications and Features:

Conductors are stranded, compressed aluminum Triple E AA8000 (8176-H24), insulated with cross-linked polyethylene Type RHH/RHW-2 or USE-2. Neutrals are identified by three yellow extruded stripes. Cables with “YES” neutrals have sequential footage markers. Conductors are durably surface printed for identification. Two-phase conductors and one neutral conductor are cabled together to produce the triplex cable configuration. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C for normal operation in wet and dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 250°C for short circuit conditions

Specifications:

  • ASTM B801 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors of 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy
  • UL 44 Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 854 Service Entrance Cable
  • ICEA S-105-692 Standard For 600 Volt Single Layer Thermoset Insulated Utility Underground Distribution Cables
  • Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCode WordPhase Cond. SizePhase StrandDia. Over Phase ConductorPhase Insul. ThicknessDia. Over Phase InsulationNeutral Cond. SizeNeutral StrandNeutral Insul. ThicknessDia. Over Neutral InsulationApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilNo.inchmilinchAWG/KcmilNo.milinchinchlb/1000ft
    TBAVassar470.225600.34547600.3450.745191
    378117Stephens270.283600.40347600.3450.87249
    TBARamapo270.283600.40327600.4030.87278
    378166Brenau1/090.352800.51227600.4031.106404
    650770Bergen1/090.352800.5121/09800.5121.106441
    426643^Brenau1/090.352800.5121/09800.5121.106441
    378182Converse2/0110.395800.55519800.4731.199478
    695924Hunter2/0110.395800.5552/011800.5551.199535
    TBAHollins3/0170.443800.6031/09800.5121.302581
    TBARockland3/0170.443800.6033/017800.6031.302651
    377127Sweetbriar4/0180.498800.6582/011800.5551.421709
    TBAMonmouth4/0180.498800.6584/018800.6581.421796
    398982Pratt250220.542950.7323/017800.6031.581853
    399063Wesleyan350300.641950.8314/018800.6581.7951106
    TBAHolyoke500370.789950.97930037950.7842.1151545
    TBARider500370.789950.97935030950.8312.1151593
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ^ HI-SCORE: Medium Density Polyethylene Insulation
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCode WordPhase Cond. SizeDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CInductive Reactance @ 60HzGMRAllowable Ampacity in Duct 90°CAllowable Ampacity Directly Buried 90°C
    AWG/KcmilΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftftAmpAmp
    TBAVassar40.41830.53630.03310.00687575
    378117Stephens20.26310.33730.03140.0086100100
    TBARamapo20.26310.33730.03140.0086100100
    378166Brenau1/00.16530.2120.03170.0107135135
    650770Bergen1/00.16530.2120.03170.0107135135
    426643^Brenau1/00.16530.2120.03170.0107135135
    378182Converse2/00.13120.16820.03080.0121150150
    695924Hunter2/00.13120.16820.03080.0121150150
    TBAHollins3/00.1040.13350.02950.0139175175
    TBARockland3/00.1040.13350.02950.0139175175
    377127Sweetbriar4/00.08250.10590.02880.0157205205
    TBAMonmouth4/00.08250.10590.02880.0157205205
    398982Pratt2500.06980.08970.02910.0172230230
    399063Wesleyan3500.04990.06410.02810.0204320415
    TBAHolyoke5000.03490.0450.0270.0252350350
    TBARider5000.03490.0450.0270.0252350350
    Notes:
    1. Inductive reactance assumes cables are cradled in conduit, and the neutral is carrying no current.
    2. Conductors assumed to be reverse lay stranded, compressed construction.
    3. Phase spacing assumes cables are touching.
    4. Resistances shown are for the phase conductors only.
    5. Ampacities are based on Table 310.15 (B)(16) of the NEC, 2017 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts, based on ambient temperature of 30°C (86°F)

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