Central Office Power Wire and Cable
Class I Flexible Strand With Braid
Low Smoke, Non-Halogenated Insulation, Lead-Free and Silicone-Free, UL Central Office Power Cable with Cotton Braid. 105°C Dry as AWM, 60°C Wet; UL Listed RHH/ST1 90°C Dry and VW-1, 600 Volts DC or AC. Sizes 1/0 AWG and larger are UL Listed for CT USE. CSA AWM I B 105°C 600 Volt FT4.
This specification covers the construction requirements for limited smoke, non-halogenated central office power wire and cable, insulated with Southwire TelcoHyde®. UL listed Type RHH/ST1 with cotton braid for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code. The construction of the wire and cable is in accordance with Specification KS24194™, (List 4), Telcordia GR-347-CORE and ATIS-0600017.2014, Underwriters Laboratories requirements, and the requirements of CSA for the FT4 flame test. Sizes 1/0 AWG and larger are UL "CT Use" (Cable Tray) rated. Meets IEC including 60674 & 60332 and REACH – European Community Regulation.
Size: 8 AWG through 750KCMIL Single Conductor
Conductors: Class I modified bunched (8 and 6 AWG) or rope-bunched (4 AWG and larger) stranded, tin-coated copper conforming to ASTM B-33 and Underwriters Laboratories requirements. An opaque Mylar tape shall be applied over the conductor to facilitate stripping.
Insulation: 105°C rated low smoke, non-halogen TelcoHyde® conforming to Underwriters’ Laboratories Standard 44, Subjects 509 and 758, and CSA C22.2 No. 210-11. In addition, TelcoHyde® complies with the requirements of Telcordia Specification GR-347-CORE. The insulation has a Limiting Oxygen Index of 35%.
Separator: On sizes 6 AWG and larger, a 1 mil clear mylar tape shall be applied over the insulation.
Covering and Finisher: On all sizes, a natural cotton braid conforming to UL Standard 44 requirements is applied overall. A section of completed cable has a Limiting Oxygen Index of 35%. A moisture resistant, fire retardant saturant and a colored finisher are applied to the braid.
Surface Marking: Two sides of the cable shall be printed using an ink of a contrasting color and with the following information: "SOUTHWIRE AIW™ CORD BRAND TELCOFLEX® III/KS24194™ L4 NON-HAL (UL) E18321 SIZE (AWG or KCMIL) 600 VOLTS RHH ST1 FT4 OR AWM 3578 60°C WET VW-1 — LL8825 CSA AWM I B 105°C 600 VOLTS FT4 YEAR TIME JULIAN DATE — MEETS IEC INCLUDING 60674 & 60332." Add "FOR CT USE" before "(AWM3578)" on Sizes 1/0 AWG and larger. Sequential footage markings shall be applied at 2 foot intervals on one side of the cable.
Testing: Physical and electrical tests in accordance with the requirements of UL Standard 44, Subject 509 and 758, and CSA Standard C22.2 No. 210-11 as AWM.
Labels: UL and CSA tags and labels shall be applied to all packages.
TELCOFLEX® is a registered trademark of Southwire. TelcoHyde™ is a trademark of Southwire.
KS24194™ is a trademark of General Electric Corporation.