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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
$102.00 /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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Customer Questions & Answers

how do you keep the red anti short bushing in place since this cable does not have the small bond...

how do you keep the red anti short bushing in place since this cable does not have the small bonding wire that other BX cables come with?
Asked by: Chris
NEC does not require the use of anti-short bushings with Type MC Cable. They are included because some local AHJs still require them to be used. If you are required to use them, once the fitting is applied, the fitting should hold the anti-short bushing in place.
Answered by: Southwire Tools Support
Date published: 2017-03-05

What would you use to fasten this cable to studs?

Asked by: Free2surf
In the search tab for, type in "1-Hole Conduit Straps" you should see multiple options that can suit your needs.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-11-03

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

Asked by: dan
The differences between the two are: size and allowable ampacities. While in comparison to the 12/2, 10/2 is larger and it can handle more amps. The above advice is based upon the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC). Free access to the latest version of the NEC is available online at The NEC and local building codes regulate the types of wire and cable that can be used in specific electrical applications, as well as the manner of installation. Check your local building codes before you start any wiring and cable electrical project and be sure to obtain required permits. When your work is complete, always have it inspected for compliance with local codes to ensure that it has been safely installed.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-07-06

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
you will need at least a 10 gauge depending on the distance.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-02-24
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Customer Reviews

250 ft 12/2 solid CU MC Lite Cable is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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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