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XHHW-2

Specifications and Standards

  • UL Standard 44 - Thermoset - Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL Standard 1581 - Reference Standard for Electrical Wires, Cables, and Flexible Cords
  • ASTM-B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM-B8 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors, Hard, Medium-Hard, or Soft

Construction

  • Soft Annealed bare copper, stranded, per ASTM B3 or B8
  • Heat resistant cross-linked polyethlene (XLP) insulation per UL 44

Applications

  • Wiring for control and power circuits in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
  • May be used in wet or dry locations in conduit and other recognized raceways
  • XHHW-2 conductors are rated 600V, 90°C
Size(AWG/MCM) Number of Strands Conductor Size(mm2)
Polyethylene Thickness(inches)
Outside Diameter
(inches) (mm)
Allowable
Ampacity
60°C 75°C 90°C
Approx. Net Weight(lbs./1000 ft.)
14 19 2.08 .030 .133 3.38 15 15 15 18
12 19 3.31 .030 .152 3.86 20 20 20 26
10 19 5.26 .030 .177 4.50 30 30 30 40
8 19 8.37 .045 .237 6.02 40 50 55 66
6 19 13.3 .045 .275 6.99 55 65 75 99
4 19 21.2 .045 .324 8.23 70 85 95 149
3 19 26.7 .045 .340 8.64 85 100 110 185
2 19 33.6 .045 .385 9.78 95 115 130 230
1 19 42.4 .055 .441 11.20 110 130 150 292
1/0 19 53.5 .055 .477 12.12 125 150 170 363
2/0 19 67.4 .055 .528 13.41 145 175 195 452
3/0 19 85.0 .055 .579 14.71 165 200 225 565
4/0 19 107 .055 .637 16.18 195 230 260 705
250 37 127 .065 .705 17.91 215 255 290 835
300 37 152 .065 .760 19.30 240 285 320 995
350 37 177 .065 .811 20.60 260 310 350 1155
400 37 203 .065 .857 21.77 280 335 380 1314
500 37 253 .065 .943 23.95 320 380 430 1633
600 61 304 .080 1.052 26.72 355 420 475 1966
750 61 380 .080 1.158 29.41 400 475 535 2441