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Southwire 500 ft. 2-2-2-4 Black Stranded AL USE MHF Cable
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Southwire

500 ft. 2-2-2-4 Black Stranded AL USE MHF Cable

$699.19 /each

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The Southwire Company 500 ft. 2-2-2-4 AL USE MHF Service Entry Electrical Cable is ideally used as a connection between pole or pedestal-mounted equipment and a mobile home. This cable features aluminum conductors. UL listed.

  • Use as connection between pole or pedestal-mounted equipment and a mobile home
  • For use in underground service entrance cable for direct burial at conductor
  • Type RHH or RHW-2 or USE conductors are used with conduit as specified in the NEC 1
  • Use in temperatures up to 90˚C or 194˚F
  • 600-Volt maximum
  • 500 ft. of cable
  • USE conductors are aluminum
  • Black, cross-linked polyethylene (XLP) abrasion insulation is heat-moisture and sunlight-resistant
  • Note: product may vary by store
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What is the minimum conduit size allowed for 2-2-2-4 MHF

Considering attic access and the drop to an existing (in wall) load panel, I would like to use the smallest allowable conduit for a portion of the run. It appears this wire will fit (snugly) in 1", but I don't know if that is too much fill per code. Can anyone give authoritative guidance? (BTW: the majority of the run will be in 2" conduit. I'm just looking at options for my space restricted portion of the run.) Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.
Asked by: atlanticom
You can drop down to 1 1/2" to remain at 40% conduit fill. That insulation is RHH which is thicker than thhn, etc. Do a search for raceway fill calculator and use one of those to find your answer. If your downpipe is less than 2 feet you can get away with 1 1/4 inch. I used the Electrician2 dot com calculator to get these results.
Answered by: pureluck
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is this wire suitable for service to an outbuilding (garage)

I have underground conduit between the house and the garage. When I enter the basement can the wire be left open and attached to the structure with staples or clamps. The distance in the structure to the main panel is about 80' through and unfinished basement and crawl space. Or does it require conduit.
Asked by: Installer
Conduit is required wherever it comes out of the ground.
Answered by: pureluck
Date published: 2015-09-26

Do you sell it by the foot

Asked by: todd
At this time, this product is not available by the foot.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-11-14

Southwire, I want to install a 100amp sub panel in my barn. The 100amp breaker on the sub panel a...

Southwire, I want to install a 100amp sub panel in my barn. The 100amp breaker on the sub panel at the barn will act as a disconnect with a BR type breaker at the main panel. The distance between the main panel and sub panel will not exceed 500ft. With a 500ft run and using the 2-2-2-4 MHF what is the suggested amperage for the breaker at the main panel? In other words, at 500ft what is the maximum amperage capacity of the 2-2-2-4 MHF?
Asked by: BofNC
Per the NEC, the rated amperage capacity (ampacity) of 2-2-2-4 MHF is 100 Amps. Ampacity changes with conductor size (diameter), not length. It's the voltage drop that changes with length and it will be a big issue for a circuit that long. The industry standard for voltage drop is 3%, so we want to keep your voltage drop below that. If the voltage is too low, it can lead to malfunctioning electronics and damaged motors. Voltage drop is directly related to the length of the circuit and the amount of current carried over that circuit. Longer circuit => larger voltage drop. More current used => larger voltage drop. Southwire provides a voltage drop calculator to help with this calculation at http://www.southwire.com/support/voltage-drop-calculator.htm. If you have a 100A subpanel, the best way to insure that you won't have a voltage drop problem is to compute the voltage drop at full load (100A). Also, if you will be using any equipment at 120V, use 120V rather than 240V for the calculation. The result of that calculation is: 2 conductors per phase utilizing a #400 Aluminum conductor will limit the voltage drop to 2.94% or less when supplying 100.0 amps for 500 feet on a 120 volt system. As you can see, you need 2 parallel runs of much larger conductors to supply that much current to the barn without voltage drop issues.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-11-02
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