Model # 68580055

Internet #202316559

Store SKU #744716

Southwire 250 ft 12/2 solid CU MC Lite Cable


250 ft 12/2 solid CU MC Lite Cable

  • Wiring for power, lighting, control and signal circuits
  • For commercial and residential applications
  • 250-foot pre-cut length
$9097 /each
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Product Overview

Southwire Armorlite Type MC Cable is constructed with soft-drawn copper, Type THHN/THWN conductors rated 90°C dry available in sizes 14 AWG through 2 AWG, and a green insulated grounding conductor. The conductors are cabled together and a binder tape bearing the print legend is wrapped around the assembly. Aluminum interlocking armor is applied over the assembly.

  • Branch, feeder and service power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-residential buildings
  • Power, lighting, control, and signal circuits
  • Fished or embedded in plaster
  • Concealed or exposed installations
  • Environmental air-handling spaces per NEC 300.22 (C)
  • Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and theaters per NEC 520
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) and 645.5(D)(2)
  • Conductors are cabled together and wrapped with a binder tape bearing the print legend
  • Aluminum interlocking armor jackets
  • Note: product may vary by store
  • Click to learn the factors you must consider when wiring your home

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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (ft.)
250.0 ft
Product Width (in.)
Wire/Cable Length (ft.)


Allowable Ampacities
Cable/Wire Type
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Conductor Gauge
Conductor Material
Direct Burial
Electrical Product Type
Armored Electrical Cable
Number of Conductors
Stranded or Solid
Wet Location Use
Wire Cut Type
Pre-Cut Length

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

What would you use to fasten this cable to studs?

Asked by: Free2surf
3/8 MC/BX Straps and screws.
Answered by: staybrightgenerator
Date published: 2017-05-27

which one is better 12/2 or 10/2 whats the difference between twp

Asked by: dan
Neither one is "better". 10/2 is just bigger wire and can carry more current. 12/2 is used on branch circuits on short runs or circuits 15-20 amps or less. 10/2 is used on longer runs and higher amp circuits. Consult an electrician if you are not sure what size wire to use. Too small of a wire is a FIRE HAZARD.
Answered by: staybrightgenerator
Date published: 2017-07-31

installing a 220volt 30 amp outlet running from circuit braker for a new Samsung Electric dryer.

Plug is a gnd and 2 angled prongs from dryer. this the cable I was told i need.
Asked by: PhillipSantanaMusic
DO NOT use 12/2 on 30 amp circuits. 12/2 is too light for a 30A circuit!
Answered by: staybrightgenerator
Date published: 2017-07-31

I am trying to find this product without the " Green Insulated Ground ." I just need a " Bond Wire Ground. "

Asked by: GVG
Sounds like you need AC cable aka BX cable.. similar but different
Answered by: LAElectrcian
Date published: 2017-08-14
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Customer Reviews

250 ft 12/2 solid CU MC Lite Cable is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff is awesome. Way better than running a long extension cord. One great thing about arm... This stuff is awesome. Way better than running a long extension cord. One great thing about armored cable is that the rats cannot chew through it, like they can on an extension cord. It has three really nice wires inside and these have colored insulation. When you hook one end of the wire to a breaker, the electricity comes out the other end. You can hook up all kinds of things to this wire and they will work just fine. Just make sure you don't overload the wire, since it is not meant to carry too many amps. When you get a 250 foot roll. keep it wrapped up and pull out just what you need. If you unwrap it, the roll just springs apart and it gets knotted up, 250 feet of wire can really get tangled up. Have fun with all your electrical projects and BE SAFE!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stuff to work with... I use this in my house rather than Romex, overkill but I like working with it and that it is less subject to damage in exposed areas like the attic, crawl space and my classic bare stud garage. Price is relatively good compared to buying 12 awg wire spools and pulling. Buy the special cutting tool for the cladding if you don't have one, well worth it.
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for running power around the shop This wire works great for power outlets around the shop. I have used about 400 ft of it and there were no problems...
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wet Location Rated/Great Product You can use this MC cable for outdoors you must purchase MC connectors that are rated for wet locations according to NEC code of Florida.
Date published: 2015-04-20
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