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Southwire (By-the-Foot) 2-2-4-6 Gray Stranded Al MHF Cable
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(By-the-Foot) 2-2-4-6 Gray Stranded Al MHF Cable

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Southwire's Mobile Home Feeder underground service entry cable is used for powering mobile homes to a source of electricity. It is used for direct burial when temperatures do not exceed 90*C. The aluminum conductors are constructed of four AlumaFlex AA-8000 series, alloy, compacted, type RHH, RHW-2 or USE-2.

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In what applications is this wire not suitable, but 2-2-2-4 AL MHF wire *is* suitable? (In which...

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In what applications is this wire not suitable, but 2-2-2-4 AL MHF wire *is* suitable? (In which cases are a larger neutral and ground required by code).
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None that I can think of in a single phase application. The 2-2-2-4 Al MHF feeder simply has a full sized neutral (personal preference) and an oversized equipment grounding conductor. A 100 amp feeder to a subpanel is never required to have an equipment grounding conductor larger than a #6 unless the hot legs are oversized. The only real difference I can see is that the 2-2-2-4 Al MHF could be used to Read More
None that I can think of in a single phase application. The 2-2-2-4 Al MHF feeder simply has a full sized neutral (personal preference) and an oversized equipment grounding conductor. A 100 amp feeder to a subpanel is never required to have an equipment grounding conductor larger than a #6 unless the hot legs are oversized. The only real difference I can see is that the 2-2-2-4 Al MHF could be used to feed a 100 amp 3-phase 4-wire service from the utility transformer. Read Less
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Can I use it to run a 250 foot,240 volt 50 am subpanel to a greenhouse from main building ?

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Yes, the MHF has 4 conductors and fulfills that requirement. I would suggest using a 100 amp main breaker panel for the subpanel where the 100 amp main breaker serves only as a panel disconnect. This cable is oversized for 50 amps and should serve to minimize voltage drop. There are online voltage drop calculators that can be used to calculate the exact voltage drop if you know the calculated load of the Read More
Yes, the MHF has 4 conductors and fulfills that requirement. I would suggest using a 100 amp main breaker panel for the subpanel where the 100 amp main breaker serves only as a panel disconnect. This cable is oversized for 50 amps and should serve to minimize voltage drop. There are online voltage drop calculators that can be used to calculate the exact voltage drop if you know the calculated load of the subpanel. The problem you'll have is that #2 conductors will not fit the lugs on a 2 pole 50 amp breaker feeding the subpanel and most likely will not fit the lugs of a 100 amp main breaker at the subpanel either. I see two options to resolve this. You can either use pin connectors to reduce the size of the conductors at each end or you can install a junction box at each end to splice smaller 50 amp rated conductors to each of the conductors in the MHF feeder. Read Less
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Will this wire work to feed 100 amp main breaker panel in shop?

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I'm looking to install 100 amp main breaker panel in shop which is about 140 feet from house.

house has 200 amp breaker panel.

What size conduit will I need for this wire?
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No, you would need to utilize a #4/0 Aluminum conductor. By doing so, it will limit the voltage drop to 2.73% or less when supplying 100.0 amps for 140 feet on a 120 volt system. Also, by using a #2/0 Copper conductor, the voltage drop will be limited to to 2.54% or less when supplying 100.0 amps for 140 feet on a 120 volt system. As far as finding the right size conductor, please refer to the link Read More
No, you would need to utilize a #4/0 Aluminum conductor. By doing so, it will limit the voltage drop to 2.73% or less when supplying 100.0 amps for 140 feet on a 120 volt system. Also, by using a #2/0 Copper conductor, the voltage drop will be limited to to 2.54% or less when supplying 100.0 amps for 140 feet on a 120 volt system. As far as finding the right size conductor, please refer to the link :http://www.southwire.com/commercial/calculators.htm 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 www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. 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. Read Less
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2-2-4-6 MHF is fine for a 100 amp subpanel. It is direct burial rated and doesn't need to be installed in conduit except for a short length at each end where the feeder extends above grade. Direct bury it with 24" cover. If you must pull it into conduit because of rocky conditions, the triplexing of the conductors will make it pretty difficult to pull into anything smaller than 2" PVC conduit. The Read More
2-2-4-6 MHF is fine for a 100 amp subpanel. It is direct burial rated and doesn't need to be installed in conduit except for a short length at each end where the feeder extends above grade. Direct bury it with 24" cover. If you must pull it into conduit because of rocky conditions, the triplexing of the conductors will make it pretty difficult to pull into anything smaller than 2" PVC conduit. The conduit must have 18" of cover. Read Less
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Can this be used in new construction?

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Does it have to be used to feed power to a mobile home or can I use it to go from a 100 Amp meter pole to my main panel located inside a wood frame metal sided building? Can I direct bury it in the ground from the pole up to the point on entry to the building? Do I need to use it in conduit from the entrance point up to the main panel?
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This product is rated RHH/RHW/USE and can be used for this application. It can be direct buried and must be used in conduit when above ground and in the building.
This 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 www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. The NEC and local building codes regulate the types of wire and Read More
This product is rated RHH/RHW/USE and can be used for this application. It can be direct buried and must be used in conduit when above ground and in the building.
This 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 www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. 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. Read Less
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June 4, 2016
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Mobile Home Feeder is commonly used to feed power from a 100 amp disconnect at a meter pole to a subpanel in a mobile home, but it can also be used from a 100 amp disconnect at a meter pole to a subpanel in a building. This product is direct burial rated, but must be installed in conduit anywhere that it may be exposed.
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Yes, his can be used in new construction.
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