Applications Single Conductor Cross linked polyethylene (XLP or XLPE) Type XHHW-2, intended for use at 600 volts or less. It is approved for general purpose lighting and power applications at a maximum continuous operating temperature of 90 ºC in wet or dry locations. VW-1 available where required.
Construction Single copper conductors, solid or stranded annealed or hard uncoated copper per UL83 and ASTM requirements. Insulates with XLP as specified and applied tightly to the conductor in a concentric manner. The minimum at any point shall not be less than 90% of the specified average thickness in compliance with UL 44. Identified by surface marking indicating the manufacturer, conductor size, voltage rating, UL symbol, and type designation. Continuously spark tested at 7500 Volts DC and pass the 4 hour cold bend test of -25 ºC. Other electrical and mechanical tests shall be in accordance with UL 44 and UL 1581.
Underwriter's Laboratories UL 44
Canadian Standard C22.2 No. 38
Insulated Cable Engineers Association ICEA S-95-658
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 1202