ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V
Specification

Application:

USE-2 cables are primarily used for power distribution, in raceways in accordance with National Electrical Code, except that the cable is not rated for use in cable tray. USE-2 is approved for direct burial and for service entrance below ground. USE-2 cables may be used in wet or dry locations, with ambient temperatures not exceeding 90°C. Voltage rating for USE-2 cable is 600V.

Conductors:

USE-2 conductor is a compact soft drawn bare 8000 series aluminum, with Class B stranding per ASTM

Insulation:

USE-2 has abrasion, heat and moisture resistant cross-linked polyethylene insulation XLPE

Standards:

  • USE-2 meets or exceeds the following standards 
  • UL 44 
  • Requirements of the National Electrical Code 
  • ASTM standards B 800, B 801 
  • Sunlight resistant 
  • RUS ACCEPTED
  Product Name
Length
Price (Per FT.)
 
ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

8 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       8           
Stranding       7
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.134
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.080
O.D. Inches      0.290
New Weight lb/1000FT       125 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      30   
FT.
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ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

6 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       6          
Stranding       7
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.169
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.080
O.D. Inches      0.330
New Weight lb/1000FT       171 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      55   
FT.
$0.22

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

4 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       4           
Stranding       7
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.213
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.080
O.D. Inches      0.370
New Weight lb/1000FT       236 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      65   
FT.
$0.24

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

3 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       3          
Stranding       7
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.240
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.080
O.D. Inches      0.400
New Weight lb/1000FT       285 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      75   
FT.
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ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

2 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       2         
Stranding       7
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.268
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.080
O.D. Inches      0.430
New Weight lb/1000FT       337 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      95   
FT.
$0.33

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

1 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       1         
Stranding       18
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.299
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.095
O.D. Inches      0.490
New Weight lb/1000FT       429 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      105   
FT.
$0.45

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

1/0 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       1/0         
Stranding       18
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.335
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.095
O.D. Inches      0.530
New Weight lb/1000FT       515 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      120
FT.
$0.57

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

2/0 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       2/0         
Stranding       18
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.378
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.095
O.D. Inches      0.570
New Weight lb/1000FT       623 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      145
FT.
$0.68

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

3/0 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       3/0         
Stranding       18
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.423
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.095
O.D. Inches      0.620
New Weight lb/1000FT       751 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      165
FT.
$0.79

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

4/0 ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       4/0         
Stranding       18
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.476
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.095
O.D. Inches      0.670
New Weight lb/1000FT       902 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      185
FT.
$0.90

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

250 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       250         
Stranding       35
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.520
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.110
O.D. Inches      0.740
New Weight lb/1000FT       1085 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      215
FT.
$1.23

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

300 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       300         
Stranding       37
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.571
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.110
O.D. Inches      0.790
New Weight lb/1000FT       1286 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      240
FT.
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ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

350 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       350         
Stranding       35
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.614
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.110
O.D. Inches      0.840
New Weight lb/1000FT       1454 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      260
FT.
$1.62

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

400 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       400         
Stranding       37
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.657
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.110
O.D. Inches      0.880
New Weight lb/1000FT       1646 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      290
FT.
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ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

500 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       500         
Stranding       35
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.736
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.110
O.D. Inches      0.960
New Weight lb/1000FT       1998 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      330
FT.
$2.11

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

700 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       700         
Stranding       58
Conductor Diameter Inches      1.059
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.135
O.D. Inches      1.147
New Weight lb/1000FT       1039 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      480
FT.
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ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

750 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       750         
Stranding       58
Conductor Diameter Inches      0.909
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.110
O.D. Inches      1.131
New Weight lb/1000FT       881 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      480
FT.
$2.98

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

1000 MCM ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2 XLP USE-2 DIRECT BURIAL

Gauge       1000         
Stranding       58
Conductor Diameter Inches      1.059
Insulation Thickness Inches      0.125
O.D. Inches      1.310
New Weight lb/1000FT       1138 lbs
AMPS at 30C * :      480
FT.
Call 516-472-0650 for pricing

Specification

Application:

USE-2 cables are primarily used for power distribution, in raceways in accordance with National Electrical Code, except that the cable is not rated for use in cable tray. USE-2 is approved for direct burial and for service entrance below ground. USE-2 cables may be used in wet or dry locations, with ambient temperatures not exceeding 90°C. Voltage rating for USE-2 cable is 600V.

Conductors:

USE-2 conductor is a compact soft drawn bare 8000 series aluminum, with Class B stranding per ASTM

Insulation:

USE-2 has abrasion, heat and moisture resistant cross-linked polyethylene insulation XLPE

Standards:

  • USE-2 meets or exceeds the following standards 
  • UL 44 
  • Requirements of the National Electrical Code 
  • ASTM standards B 800, B 801 
  • Sunlight resistant 
  • RUS ACCEPTED

Details

ALUMINUM RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C XLPE INSULATION 600V

This type of aluminum cable is also rated at 600 volts just as its name implies. It can operate in temperatures not exceeding 900C. It primarily used for power distribution but cannot be installed in cable trays unlike other types of aluminum cables. It is also heat and moisture resistant.

Conductor:

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.

Insulation:

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.

Cable jacket:

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.

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
• For dwelling units, conductors shall be permitted at listed Ampacities to be utilized as 120/240 volt, 3-wire, single phase service
• Ampacities based on National Electric Code , 2005 edition, section 310-15

Question and Answer:

Frequently Asked Questions - Aluminum RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C

Any special instructions I should follow while using Aluminum RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C?

Aluminum RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C cables are designed for use in power distribution within raceways as per the National Electrical Code. While the cables are not rated to be used in cable tray, they should be used in applications of about 600 volts and you should make sure that the temperatures don’t exceed 90 degrees Celsius.

What are the specifications of Aluminum RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C cables?

The cables are listed UL 44 and meet ASTM standards B 800 and B 801. They also meet the requirements of the National Electrical Code and are RUS accepted.  

How can I identify an Aluminum RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C cable?

It has compacted conductors that are made of aluminum alloy AA-8000 series and these conductors have RHH, RHW-2, and USE-2 specifications. When you strip off the insulation of the conductor, you will see that they are made using aluminum material which appears light gray instead of the coppery color you find with copper wires. When you look at the insulation, it is made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE).

What does RHH, RHW-2, and USE-2 mean?

Type RHH cable means that it is designed to work in dry locations however, the temperature should not exceed 90 degrees Celsius. With RHW-2, it implies that the cable can be used in both wet and dry locations however, the temperature should not be more than 90 degrees Celsius. USE-2 is therefore suitable for underground services within dry and wet locations but the temperature requirement should not be more than 90 degrees Celsius.

Should I use copper instead of aluminum cable?

In the past, aluminum cables had a tendency of oxidizing after they have been exposed to air and this prevents flow of electricity. The aluminum cables used in the past could often become hot and at times, they could result in fire. This was unsafe, but today, with advancement in the engineering of aluminum cables, they are safe. The aluminum cables designed today have a protective cover to prevent oxidation. Therefore, you can consider using aluminum cables such as Aluminum RHH/RHW-2/USE-2 90°C. 

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