RHW-2, USE-2 and RHH cables are bare copper with cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation. RHW wires are an underground service entrance cable for direct burial in which the conductor temperature will not exceed 90 degrees Celsius wet or dry. RHW-2/USE-2 and RHH cables have a voltage rating of 600 volts, and are high-heat, moisture and sunlight resistant. Applications include lighting and power along with general wiring applications. RHW cables can be used in raceway, duct, direct burial, and aerial installations. These products are available in 12-4 AWG.

Standards:

  • Listed by Underwriters Laboratories as Type USE-2 (90 degrees Celsius wet or dry) per Standard 854 for Service Entrance Cables
  • Listed by Underwriters Laboratories as Type RHW-2 (90 degrees Celsius wet or dry) or RHH (90 degrees Celsius dry) per Standard 44
  • Conforms to ICEA Pub. No.S-66-524, utilizing Column A insulation thickness
  • Conforms to Federal Specifications J-C-30B
  • Sizes 12-4 AWG stranded copper approved under FAA Advisory Circular 150/5345-7D per spec L-824 Airport Lighting Cable

Construction:

  • Anneald copper conductor
  • XLP thermosetting chemically cross-linked polyethylene insulation
  • Surface printed

 

     Copper
     Ampacity Aprox. Wt. Lb/1000 Ft.
Size AWG or kcmil No of Strands Insulation Thickness Mils Nom. Diam Inches 90 ° C * USE-2 RHW-2 RHH 75 ° C ** USE RHW Net Shipping
Solid
12 solid 45 0.180 30 25 30 33

10

solid 45 0.200 40 35 43 46
8 solid 60 0.250 55 50 68 73
Straned
12 7 45 0.190 30 25 32 33
10 7 45 0.210 40 35 45 49
8 7 60 0.270 55 50 72 79
6 7 60 0.310 75 65 105 115
4 7 60 0.360 95 85 155 175

  

 ** AMPACITY in accordance with NEC for not more than three conductors. As RHW: in raceway, 75C ° C conductor temperature and 30 ° C ambient in wet or dry locations. As USE: direct burial, 75 ° C conductor temperature and 30 ° C ambient in wet locations.* AMPACITY in accordance with NEC for not more than three conductors. As RHW-2 in Raceway, 90 ° C conductor temperature and 30 ° C ambient in wet or dry locations. As RHH: in raceway,90 ° C. Conductor temperature and 30 ° C ambient in dry locations. As USE -2: direct burial, 90 ° C conductor. Temperature and 30 ° C ambient in wet locations.

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