Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder cable is designed for mobile homes as a service entrance cable. The cable is sunlight resistant and is approved for use in accordance with the recommendations of the National Electric Code in raceways and underground installations. Maximum operating temperature is not to exceed 90°C in wet and dry locations. Voltage rating is 600 volts.
Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder cable has a compact strand soft drawn 8000 series aluminum conductor, per ASTM B-800 & B-801.
Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder cable has a type XHHW-2 cross linked polyethylene (XLP) insulation. The conductors are cabled together with a green XLP insulted aluminum ground. The grounded (neutral) conductor is identified by a longitudinal white stripe.
- Ampacities based on National Electric Code, 2005n edition, section 310-15
- UL 44 for types RHH & RHW-2
- UL 854 for type USE-2
Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder Cable
It mainly functions as a service entrance cable for mobile homes. In most cases mobile homes are vulnerable to numerous factors as compared to the conventional homes hence this is the most preferred cable for any form of mobile unit and ensures maximum safety in your circuitry. It is designed to certain standard to enable it to have the uttermost reliability since it is from the home feeder cable that power distribution starts as it spreads to the entire building. It is used in applications not exceeding 600 volts. Its operating temperature is not to exceed 900C in both wet and dry locations.
Aluminum home feeder cable has a compact stranded soft drawn 8000 series aluminum conductor in accordance to ASTM B-800 or B-801. The conductor is the electrode in the cable and is responsible for transmitting electric current.
It has cross-linked polyethylene (XLP) insulation. The conductors are normally cabled together with XLP insulated aluminum ground or bare copper ground and covered with a reinforced binder tape. XLP insulation is tough and is resistant to impact, abrasion, chemicals, acids, oils, industrial solvents and changes in weather.
The cable jacket used in its design is polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The jacket protects the inner components of the cable from external forces that may cause damage to it. PVC is robust and is resistant to oil, sunlight, water, flames, acids, chemicals, radiation, impact, abrasion and weather changes. On the cable jacket are sequential footage markings that help the user identify the appropriate length during installation without guess work.
It has a unique design compared to other aluminum cables since it has a grounded neutral conductor that is identified by a longitudinal white stripe.
Industrial ratings and approvals:
• National Electric Code (NEC)
• UL 44 for types RHH & RHW-2
• UL 854 for type USE-2
• ASTM standards B 800, B 801
• Sunlight resistant
• RUS ACCEPTED
Question and Answer:
Frequently Asked Questions - Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder
Are there any special instructions that I have to follow while using an Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder?
Aluminum Mobile Home Feeders are used to bring power supply to mobile homes as stipulated in the 2011 National Electrical Code. The voltage has to be around 600V and although it is suitable for direct burial in the ground, you must check that the maximum temperatures of the conductors do not exceed 90°C.
What are the specifications of your Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder?
Our Aluminum Mobile Home Feeders are RoHS/REACH compliant and UL listed 44 and 854. They are also as per Federal Specification A-A-59544 and NEC.
How do I identify anAluminum Mobile Home Feeder?
You can see four quadruplexed compacted conductors made of AA-8000 seriesaluminum alloy twisted together with any of the following specifications–
The four conductors have unique features such as the following –
- Neutral conductor – Has an insulation made of black cross-linked polyethylene with a white stripe.
- Phase conductors – There are two of them which are triple extruded. Their insulation is made of black cross-linked polyethylene (XLP). The Polarity ID is shown by a thin red stripe on the insulation surface of one of the phase conductors.
- Grounding conductor- This also has cross-linked polyethylene insulation, which has a green overall coating.
You can also find out that they are made of Aluminum when you strip the conductors off their insulation. You will see that the wires are a light gray rather than a coppery color as it would be if they were made of Copper.
What are the differences between RHH, RHW-2 and USE-2?
When it is Type RHH, it is suitable for dry locations and the conductor temperature should not become more than 90°C. RHW-2 can be used in wet or dry locations but the temperature requirement is the same as RHH. USE-2 then it is suitable for underground use, in both wet and dry locations with the same temperature requirements.
What are the different sizes of Aluminum Mobile Home Feeder that are available?
You can get them in three sizes and they can be with or without the reduced neutral such as the following –
- 100 ampere rating
- 150 ampere rating
- 200 ampere rating
My electrician recommends that I go in for Copper than Aluminum cables for my mobile home. What do you recommend?
Previously, when aluminum cables were used, the aluminum used to oxidize when exposed to air which will then prevent the flow of electricity. As a result the cable can get hot and even lead to fire. However, today the scenario is different and aluminum cables come with a protective oxidization cover which prevents oxidization. So you can safely go in for Aluminum Mobile Home Feeders.