Price (Per FT.)
Interlocked Armor - Power Cable
5KV UL Type MV-105 or MC, CT Use, 105°C
Non-Shielded, EPR Insulation
133% Insulation Level
Aluminum Armor, Copper Conductor
Aluminum interlocked armor cable is suggested as an economical substitute to wire in conduit structures. The Interlocked Armor Cable is mainly used for power and feeder circuits in all uses of commercial and industrial power distribution systems. Equipped for all uses in severe environments, and also armored for max conductor protection. Permitted for use in all dry or wet locations at 105°C. Applicable for all installations of indoors or outdoors, aerially, in conduits, ducts, cable trays or direct burial in circuits not exceeding 5,000 volts. Used in NEC Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations. National Electric Code approved for use at 105°C for continuous operation, 140°C for emergency overload conditions, and 250°C for short circuit conditions.
Semi-conducting conductor shield of a soft bare annealed copper per ASTM B-3, Class B stranding per ASTM B-8 (compressed) or ASTM B-496 (compact).
Ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) per ICEA S-96-659.
Soft bare annealed copper per ASTM B-3, Class B stranding per ASTM B-8 sized in accordance with UL Standard 1072.
Aluminum interlocked tape armor per UL Standard 1569. Also offered in stimulated steel armor.
Yellow sunlight-resistant PVC per UL Standard 1072 and applicable ICEA standards.
- UL and IEEE 383 70,000 BTU/hr flame test
- IEEE 1202 (2AWG and larger) CSA FT4 flame test
- ICEA 210,000 BTU/hr flame test
Interlocked armor 5KV MV-105 or MC Non Shielded EPR Insulation
The interlocked armored cable is designed for heavy duty applications which require a sturdy cable that can with stand harsh environments and has a high voltage rating of 5000 volts. Further more, this cable has attributes which enables it to operate in adverse temperatures of up to 1050C as recommended by the National Electric Code (NEC) for high voltage cables. Moreover, it can still operate in temperatures up to 1400C in emergency overload conditions and 2500C in case a short circuit occurs.
The conductor is the core of the cable and it is made up of a semi-conducting shield of soft bare annealed copper which is stranded in accordance to ASTM B-3. The annealing and stranding enhances the flexibility and reliability of the cable. The cable also has a grounding conductor which ensures excess current is wired to the ground to prevent short-circuits.
The insulation is very important in any electrical cable since it prevents electrocution of cable handlers. Interlocked armored cable insulation is made of ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) which is in line with ICEA S-96-659. This material is strong and resistant to harsh environmental conditions.
The armor protects the cable from external damages. This cable’s armor is made of aluminum interlocked tape in accordance to UL Standard 1569. It is also available in stimulated steel. The armor is resistant to impact, abrasion, corrosion and flames.
The cable jacket is made from PVC material in accordance to UL Standard 1072. The jacket is resistant to sunlight, moisture, flames, chemicals, corrosion, abrasion, acids and oils.
Approvals and Certifications
• UL Listed
• ICEA Flame test
• IEEE Flame test
• Power and feeder circuits
• Indoors and outdoors
• Conduit structures, cable trays and direct burial applications
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Frequently Asked Questions - Interlocked Armor Control Cable Type MC 600v
What are the common applications of the Interlocked Armor Control Cable Type Mc 600v?
As per NEC, this cable can be used wherever Type MC cable can be used at 900C. The cable is designed for use in both wet and dry places. However, you will have to install it as per NEC requirements to meet OSHA standards. You can use them almost anywhere and some of the most common places are in conduits, underground ducts, cable trays, direct buried, with messenger and aerially. They can be installed in 600V control and power circuits.
How is the Interlocked Armor Control Cable Type MC 600v constructed?
You can find 3-4 copper conductors that are stranded and come with XLP insulation. XLP insulation stands for Cross-Linked Polyethylene. The phase conductors can be easily identified. It has a stranded ground wire made of copper and a cable tape. The armor can be in either aluminum or galvanized steel. There is an overall jacket made of black PVC.
Are there any conditions where Type MC cable should not be installed?
You cannot install a Type MC cable where there are corrosive vapors or fumes that can harm the cable. However, if it has a metallic sheath with a PVC jacket that is suitable for such conditions, then you can go ahead and install the cable. Also, you cannot directly bury the cable in the earth unless it is being clearly listed and marked on the cable.
Can I use an aluminum connector for a Type MC interlocked Armor cable?
Generally, you can use aluminum connectors for aluminum cables only unless it has been specifically mentioned in the cables. Also care has to be taken to choose the right sized connectors in accordance with the diameter of the cable. In some case, you will have to take the diameter over the jacket of the cable into consideration.
Where is de-rating of MC cables not required?
De-rating of MC cables are not required when there are only 3 current carrying conductors in a cable. The circuit conductors have to be 12 AWG when it is copper. There should also not be more than 20 current carrying conductors that are bundled or supported.
What are the standards that the Interlocked Armor Control Cable Type MC 600v meets?
The Interlocked Armor Control Cable Type MC 600v meets and exceeds the following standards –
- ASTM B-3 and B-8 conductors
- UL 44 insulation
- UL 1569 MC Type Cable
- ICEA S-95-658