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USE-2

USE-2, RHH, RHW-2 Copper Conductor

Type USE-2 or RHH or RHW-2 copper conductors are suitable for use in conduit and raceways installed underground in conduit, in wet locations, and where condensation and moisture accumulations within the conduit do not exceed 90ºC. When used as RHH or RHW-2, conductor temperatures shall not exceed 90ºC in wet or dry locations. Voltage rating for USE-2 or RHH or RHW-2 conductors is 600 volts. Rated for 1,000 volts in RW90 applications per c(UL).

Standards & Specifications

  • 600V Rated
  • UL 854, 44
  • Cable Tray Use 1/0 & Larger
  • NEMA Publication No. WC70
  • Gasoline & Oil
  • Resistant II
  • Sunlight Resistant
  • 90ºC and Wet and
  • Dry Locations
  • -40ºC
  • RoHS and REACH Compliant
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544 Insulated Cable Engineers Association ICEA S-66-524
  • ARRA 2009 Section 1605 “Buy American” Compliant
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Wire Size & Specs

ConductorAllowable Ampacities*
Size (AWG) Stranding Insulation Thickness
(inches)
Outside Diameter
(Inches)
60° C 75° C 90° C Approx Net WT./MFT Standard Packaging
Options (ft)
Conductor
Size (AWG)
8
Stranding
7
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.060
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.266
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
40
75° C
50
90° C
55
Approx Net WT./MFT
72
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
6
Stranding
7
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.060
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.304
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
55
75° C
65
90° C
75
Approx Net WT./MFT
106
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
4
Stranding
7
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.060
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.352
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
70
75° C
85
90° C
95
Approx Net WT./MFT
157
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
3
Stranding
7
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.060
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.380
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
85
75° C
100
90° C
110
Approx Net WT./MFT
201
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
2
Stranding
7
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.060
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.412
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
95
75° C
115
90° C
130
Approx Net WT./MFT
237
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
1
Stranding
19
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.080
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.481
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
110
75° C
130
90° C
150
Approx Net WT./MFT
309
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
1/0
Stranding
19
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.080
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.520
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
125
75° C
150
90° C
170
Approx Net WT./MFT
382
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
2/0
Stranding
19
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.080
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.564
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
145
75° C
175
90° C
195
Approx Net WT./MFT
471
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
3/0
Stranding
19
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.080
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.614
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
165
75° C
200
90° C
225
Approx Net WT./MFT
587
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
4/0
Stranding
19
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.080
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.670
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
195
75° C
230
90° C
260
Approx Net WT./MFT
729
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500', 1000', 2500', 5000' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
250
Stranding
37
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.095
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.732
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
215
75° C
255
90° C
290
Approx Net WT./MFT
861
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' 2500' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
300
Stranding
37
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.095
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.784
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
240
75° C
285
90° C
320
Approx Net WT./MFT
1029
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' 2500' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
350
Stranding
37
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.095
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.831
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
260
75° C
310
90° C
350
Approx Net WT./MFT
1193
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' 2500' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
400
Stranding
37
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.095
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.875
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
280
75° C
335
90° C
380
Approx Net WT./MFT
1354
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' 2500' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
500
Stranding
37
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.095
Outside Diameter (Inches)
0.956
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
320
75° C
380
90° C
430
Approx Net WT./MFT
1676
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' 2500' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
600
Stranding
61
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.110
Outside Diameter (Inches)
1.086
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
355
75° C
420
90° C
475
Approx Net WT./MFT
2012
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' 2500' Reels
Conductor
Size (AWG)
750
Stranding
61
Insulation Thickness (inches)
0.110
Outside Diameter (Inches)
1.335
Allowable Ampacities*
60° C
455
75° C
545
90° C
615
Approx Net WT./MFT
2490
Standard Packaging Options (ft)
500' 1000' Reels
*Allowable ampacity shown above is per National Electrical Code. The above data is approximate and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances.

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