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Southwire 500 ft. 4/0 Black Stranded Al USE Wire
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Southwire

500 ft. 4/0 Black Stranded Al USE Wire

$438.90 /each

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For use in wet or dry locations, this Southwire Black USE Wire is designed for use as underground service entrance cable. Compatible in direct burial applications from the transformer to the meter base. The Voltage rating for this cable is 600-Volt maximum.

  • Stranded AlumaFlex aluminum alloy conductors
  • Ideal for direct burial applications at conductor temperatures not to exceed 194˚F in either wet or dry locations
  • Gasoline and oil resistant
  • Polyethylene insulation for abrasion, moisture, heat and sunlight resistance
  • UL listed and CSA certified
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180 ft run from 200 amp box (at pole) to another 200 amp box for home. We decided 200 ft of cable...

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180 ft run from 200 amp box (at pole) to another 200 amp box for home. We decided 200 ft of cable to allow for unexpected issues. I will only be pulling 100 amps until we can get a pole in. Then I will be pulling 200. In any case, I need to know if I can use four 200 ft pulls (or runs) of this cable to the second box or if I need to use something else. If I need to use something else, please let me know what that is. Thanks for any help!
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I would recommend you use 4/0-4/0-4/0-2/0 MHF (Mobile Home Feeder) rather than 4 separate runs of this USE wire. This Type USE wire cannot enter the home even in conduit as it's insulation lacks the required fire ratings. The MHF has the required fire ratings and must be installed in conduit anywhere it is used above grade.
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Can I use this wire to connect from 100 Amp service to my house 100 Amp box

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I have a run of about 350 feet from my box to my house...
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Yes, you can use 3 - 4/0 aluminum Type USE conductors, but you'll also need a 4th grounding conductor since the panel in your house is technically a subpanel. I'd use #2 aluminum Type USE for the grounding conductor.
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September 8, 2016
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It's about twice the size of what's needed for a 100A service, but given the distance, it would be better than running smaller wite as suggested above.
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It's actually safer to use the same strand of wire throughout the entire run. Not only for ease of use, but it's code to do that throughout most areas of the country.
If you do decide to connect it, make sure it's in an accessible junction box. It's best to really consult a local electrician in your area who can go over further information on-site with you.
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can this be used for incoming service to meter base and to main breaker 200 amp

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Type USE conductors are direct burial rated and can be used to feed the service underground from the transformer pole or pad mounted transformer to the meter socket. USE conductors cannot be used inside the house (to the main breaker panel) because USE conductors do not have the required fire ratings. The NEC allows either 4/0 aluminum or 2/0 copper to be used for service entrance wiring to a dwelling Read More
Type USE conductors are direct burial rated and can be used to feed the service underground from the transformer pole or pad mounted transformer to the meter socket. USE conductors cannot be used inside the house (to the main breaker panel) because USE conductors do not have the required fire ratings. The NEC allows either 4/0 aluminum or 2/0 copper to be used for service entrance wiring to a dwelling regardless of the lower amperage ratings mentioned by other posters. Rather than using 3 USE conductors I would use 4-0 - 4-0 - 2-0 URD to the meter socket. Read Less
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August 21, 2016
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My 2014 NEC book says yes. Check out 310.15 (b)(7) (1) thru (4).... 83% of a 200A service is 166A. 4/0 aluminum is good for 180A@75°C...........
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May 12, 2016
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No, 4/0 Stranded Al USE Wire is rate for 180 amps.
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meter box -electrical box

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can I convert this from a 200 amp meter box to 125 amp breaker box
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Between the meter socket and panel use 3 - #2 copper Type THHN/THWN-2 conductors in conduit....OR....use #2 copper SEU cable.
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500 ft. 4/0 Black Stranded Al USE Wire is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suitable as expected. Product is fine, as expected. Delivery to the work site was easy to arrange.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as tough as I expected I had to purchase 65 feet of this cable. I installed it in 2" PVC conduit like the power company said to do and when installing it into the conduit the PVC shaves large chunks of the sheathing off the cable because the sheathing is really soft. I found it hard to imagine it could be direct buried with sheathing so soft. The wire does what it should but at almost $2 a foot at my store I thought direct bury cable would be tougher. We have very rocky soil so the sheathing was very important.
Date published: 2015-06-05
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