These wires are single conductor wires that are intended for lighting and power applications in accordance with the National Electric Code and other general purpose wiring applications. This specification describes a stranded copper conductor with a cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). Cross-linked polyethylene is a thermoset, zero halogen insulation that provides flame retardant properties.
Conductor: Stranded bare or tinned copper, conforms to ASTM B-3 & B-8
Insulation: Low smoke zero halogen cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), conforms to UL 44*
*Performance Wire Cable has ETL listed products, these are not UL listed. For clarification or questions, please contact us directly at Sales@PerformanceWire.com
RHW-2, USE-2 and RHH cables are used for lighting, power, and general wiring applications.
Specifically, RHW cables can be used for raceway, duct, direct burial, and aerial installations.
These wires are suitable for installation in raceway, duct, direct burial, and aerial installations in accordance with National Electric Code and other general-purpose wiring applications.
USE-2, RHW-2 and RHH cables provide resistance from:
- High heat
Operating temperature is 70 degrees Celsius
Voltage is 600 volts
500 ft, 1000 ft, 2500 ft, 5000 ft standard reel lengths; custom lengths are available upon request. Identified by surface printing indicating manufacturer, conductor size, and insulation type; custom print legends are available upon request.
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 4 AWG through 12 AWG.
Cross-Linked Polyethylene 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
Cross-Linked Polyethylene Construction:
- Annealed copper conductor
- XLP thermosetting chemically cross-linked polyethylene insulation
- Surface printed
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** AMPACITY in accordance with NEC for not more than three conductors. As RHW: in raceway, 75°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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