mchl cable

mchl cable
Specification
CONSTRUCTION
Conductor
  • Bare annealed copper per ASTM B-3
  • 10 AWG and smaller are compressed Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • 8 AWG and larger are compact stranding per ASTM B496
Insulation
  • Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) type XHHW per UL 44.
Grounding Conductors
  • Class B stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 & B8
  • Sized in accordance with NEC Table 250.122
Armor
  • Impervious, continuously welded and corrugated aluminum alloy sheath
Jacket
  • Black Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), sunlight and oil resistant, per UL 1569, 90°C temperature rating.

Applications:

  • Designed for use on power or control circuits
  • Can be installed in cable tray, wire ways, racks, or buried directly
  • This cable has three symmetrically placed grounds to reduce problems associated with pulse-width modulated AC drives
  • Suitable for VFD applications.
  • Suitable for exposure to hazardous locations, Type MC-HL for Classes I, II, and III Division 1 and 2

Standards:

  • UL 44, XHHW-2
  • UL 1309 Marine Shipboard
  • UL 1569 Type MC and UL 2225 Type MC-HL
  • UL 1581
  • Designated Type MC as per NEC Article 334
  • IEEE 1202 available upon request

Additional Information:

    Color Code for 6 AWG and smaller:
  • Conductor 1 | Black
  • Conductor 2 | Red
  • Conductor 3 | Blue
  • Conductor 4 | Orange

Type MC-HL cables are a special type of armored conductors designed for control systems. These products’ design have continuous sheath welded along their length for uttermost protection against punishing operating environments. The acronyms MCHL stand for Metal Clad Hazardous Location. So if you need a high crush and impact systems control cables tailor made for a punishing environment then you need to buy mchl cable and you can be sure of uttermost performance in the long term.

Nassau Nation cable has a wide variety of mchl cables for sale. Our cables qualify for Div 1 of NEC specifications and Zone 1 of the Canadian certifications. Unlike their closest substitutes; interlocked Teck 90 cables, the mchl cables have a continuously welded protection giving a much stronger protective cover for the conductor. This armor is an impervious seal which protects the underlying conductor from water, moisture, chemicals, heat, UV rays and abrasion. The interlocked cables could be a more flexible option for control panels but if you want more protection in a corrosive environment, buy mchl cable.

Types of MC-HL cables

There are as many types of mchl cables for sale as the unique needs of our customers. The types are dictated by domestic and international specifications governing cable use. For instance, some mchl cables have an aluminum armor while some designs have a galvanized steel sheathing. The variations between the types is based on the sheathing material and the conductor size. However, all mchl cables are developed to resist external damage.

What to look out for before you buy mchl cables

  • Conductors

    Generally, mchl cables are made of four bare annealed copper conductors in accordance with ASTM B-3. 10 AWG or smaller versions of the armored cables are often compressed as per class B stranding specified on ASTM B8 while 8 AWG sized mchl cables are compressed as per ASTM B496. Besides the conventional conductors, they also have a grounding conductor made of stranded bare copper conductor in accordance with ASTM B3 and B8. This grounding conductor offers a ground-fault current connection preventing electrocution in case of fault currents. The grounding wire is developed in adherence to NEC table 250.122.

    The color codes for the four conductors of mchl cables are as follows:

    • Conductor 1- Black
    • Conductor 2 -Red
    • Conductor 3 -Blue
    • Conductor 4 -Orange
  • Insulation

    Mchl armored cable have their conductors insulated with cross-linked polyethylene, commonly referred to as XLPE. Cross-linking is the process by which complex plastic molecules are compounded to develop three dimensional molecular bonds making an insulating material with high tensile strength, high chemical resistance and low heat deformation.

  • Jacket

    It’s the mchl cable jacket that puts its internal components together under one structure. The jacket is made of black Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC offers a good resistance to deterioration by sunlight and is oil resistant. The jacket is developed as per UL 1569 and has a temperature rating of 90°C.

  • Armor

    It’s the armor that make mchl cables specialized for their applications. You surely want to be keen on this because in has a direct bearing on the cable’s resistance to external damage. This armor is often an impervious, continuously welded and corrugated aluminum alloy.

  • Applications of mchl cables

    This is probably the first factor you’ll have in mind when looking for mchl cable for sale. These cables have a wide range of applications including but not limited to:

    1. Designed for use on power or control circuits
    2. Can be installed in cable tray, wire ways, racks, or buried directly
    3. This cable has three symmetrically placed grounds to reduce problems associated with pulse-width modulated AC drives
    4. Suitable for VFD applications.
    5. Suitable for exposure to hazardous locations, Type MC-HL for Classes I, II, and III Division 1 and 2

    Standards and Certifications

    1. UL 44, XHHW-2
    2. UL 1309 Marine Shipboard
    3. UL 1569 Type MC and UL 2225 Type MC-HL
    4. UL 1581
    5. Designated Type MC as per NEC Article 334
    6. IEEE 1202 available upon request

    Nassau National Cable offers many mchl cables for sale online. To browse our selection of mchl cables, please visit our website today!

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mchl cable

14 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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10 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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8 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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6 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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4 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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1 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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1/0 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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2/0 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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3/0 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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4/0 AWG 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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250 MCM 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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262 MCM 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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350 MCM 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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373 MCM 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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500 MCM 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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535 MCM 3 CONDUCTOR XLP/PVC 600V HL CCA VFD CABLE

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Specification

CONSTRUCTION
Conductor
  • Bare annealed copper per ASTM B-3
  • 10 AWG and smaller are compressed Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • 8 AWG and larger are compact stranding per ASTM B496
Insulation
  • Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) type XHHW per UL 44.
Grounding Conductors
  • Class B stranded bare copper per ASTM B3 & B8
  • Sized in accordance with NEC Table 250.122
Armor
  • Impervious, continuously welded and corrugated aluminum alloy sheath
Jacket
  • Black Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), sunlight and oil resistant, per UL 1569, 90°C temperature rating.

Applications:

  • Designed for use on power or control circuits
  • Can be installed in cable tray, wire ways, racks, or buried directly
  • This cable has three symmetrically placed grounds to reduce problems associated with pulse-width modulated AC drives
  • Suitable for VFD applications.
  • Suitable for exposure to hazardous locations, Type MC-HL for Classes I, II, and III Division 1 and 2

Standards:

  • UL 44, XHHW-2
  • UL 1309 Marine Shipboard
  • UL 1569 Type MC and UL 2225 Type MC-HL
  • UL 1581
  • Designated Type MC as per NEC Article 334
  • IEEE 1202 available upon request

Additional Information:

    Color Code for 6 AWG and smaller:
  • Conductor 1 | Black
  • Conductor 2 | Red
  • Conductor 3 | Blue
  • Conductor 4 | Orange

Details

MCHL Corrugated & Welded VFD Cable

MC-HL refers to Metal Clad Hazardous Location. The MCHL VFD Cable is armored with an interlocking strip for mechanical protection. Continuously Corrugated and Welded (CCW) armor is moisture and sunlight resistant. This cable is meant to serve in both wet and dry locations. It offers self-support for vertical installation.

Conductor

Type MC-HL CCW Cable measures 10 AWG and ten feet long. It is either made of bare annealed copper as per ASTM B3, or small stranded compressed Class B copper conductors in accordance to ASTM B8. Copper is a good electrical conductor thanks to its low power resistance. Annealing of conductors involves heating them and allowing them to cool. This makes them soft and malleable without interfering with their electrical conductive properties. Soft copper conductors are flexible and thus easy to terminate during installation.

Approvals and Certifications

• Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 1581
• UL 44, XHHW-2
• UL 1569 type MC & UL 2225 type MC-HL
• UL 1309 marine shipboard
• IEEE 1202
• Designated type MC in accordance to NEC Article 334

Insulation

The conductors are insulated with the cross linked polyethylene type XHHW in accordance to UL 44. XLPE is non-conducting thus creates a boundary between the conductors to prevent short circuiting. It also ensures that the handler is safe from electric shocks when handling the cable. Cross linked polyethylene is moisture and sunlight resistant.

Jacketing

CCW Armored VFD Cable is jacketed with a black polyvinyl chloride. The PVC is tough and can withstand abrasive conditions. Polyvinyl chloride is non-biodegradable. This means that it can withstand fungal attacks even when installed through direct burial.

Applications

• AC drives
• Control circuits
• IED and mine detectors
• Advanced radar systems
• Ground combat vehicle
• Communication equipment

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