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XHHW-2 cables are primarily use for power distribution. XHHW-2 cables may be used in wet or dry locations, with ambient temperatures not exceeding 90C. Voltage rating for RW90 cable is 600V.
XHHW-2 conductor is a compact soft drawn bare 8000 series aluminum, with Class B stranding per ASTM
XHHW-2 has abrasion, heat and moisture resistant cross-linked polyethylene insulation XLPE
ALUMINUM XHHW-2 CABLE 600V
This type of aluminum cable is primarily used for power distribution. As its name implies its application areas are not to exceed 600 volts and like the other cables the maximum operating temperature is 900C. Since it is primarily used for power distribution, it has a high resistance to sunlight and changes in weather. It is relatively resistant to moisture, heat and abrasion.
The aluminum cable has some amazing features that make it the ideal cable for your power transmission needs. First and foremost these cables are versatile as long as the voltage rating of the cable is not exceeded. When we talk about versatility of cables, it refers to the ability of the cable to adapt to other transmission needs other than need specified of the cable. Versatility largely depends on the design, material and manufacturing process of the cable. Aluminum cables also have amazing malleability hence they are very easy to install especially in constricted areas.
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.
Among its other positive attributes is that it has a tough resistance to bruising forces and can withstand the harshest of environments which makes it durable. This in turn saves you money from constant repair and maintenance. They also have reliable protection. These cables have high efficiency hence minimal failures in your applications.
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 XHHW-2
What is the use of Aluminum XHHW-2?
It is mainly deployed in situations where there is need of electrical conduit to route or protect electrical wiring and also in raceways for feeder, service and branch unit as per the protocol of the National Electrical Code.
Is Aluminum XHHW-2 suitable in healthcare?
Aluminum XHHW-2 is perfectly suitable in a healthcare unit as per the compliance of NEC 517.160.
Is AluminumXHHW-2 susceptible to heat and moisture?
XHHW-2is developed to sustain temperature under 90°C and can be used in dry or wet locations. It is resistant to moisture.
What is the insulation type of AluminumXHHW-2?
In order to avoid leakage and better insulation, XHHW-2 uses cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) for insulation. This enables di-electric constant which usually ranges from 2.2 to 3.0 megaohms at 20°C.
Is Aluminum XHHW-2 cheaper than THHN?
Aluminum XHHW-2 in comparison to THHN is a bit on the higher side, because THHN use PVC where XHHW-2 uses XLPE (Cross-linked polyethylene) insulation. But the performance and advantages offered in XHHW-2 will outweigh THHN.
How easy is to install XHHW-2?
Compared to THHN, XHHW-2 is easier to install and offers more flexible design.
What is the need of using XLPE in AluminumXHHW-2?
XLPE is a thermostating material and offers better adaptation in varying temperature. It helps to check the high temperature high, which is one main reason for using XLPE.
What would be the standard deployment scenario for Aluminum XHHW-2?
As per Article 310 of National Electric Code (NEC), Aluminum XHHW-2 is perfect to deploy in commercial and industrial units. It is also suitable to deploy in server rooms.
Do I need to use lubricants during installation of Aluminum XHHW-2?
No, you don’t need any lubricant when deploying XHHW-2.
Is Aluminum XHHW-2 sunlight resistant?
Yes, Aluminum XHHW-2 is resistant to sunlight.
What is the procedure to install the locator system?
It entirely depends upon the situation. The locator wire can be rested in a trench just above the conduit or can also be installed through directional drilling.
Is there any other benefit using Aluminum XHHW-2?
The effective design of Aluminum XHHW-2 lowers installation cost and moreover it is easier to deploy and can be done in less time.
Where can I buy Aluminum XHHW-2?
Aluminum XHHW-2 is available widely, but it is better to get in touch with an electrical agency that has knowledge in this domain.
What tape is recommended to use when connecting XLPE and conductor strands?
For better standards and stability, it is best to use Mylar tape to connect XLPE and conductor strands.