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(By-the-Foot) 2 Black Stranded AL USE-2 Cable

  • #2 AWG Aluminum USE-2 Cable - Sold by the Foot (continuous)
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Product Overview

For use in wet or dry Locations, this Southwire Black 2-Gauge 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
  • Click to learn the factors you must consider when wiring your home



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Price
Ratings
(15)
(11)
(8)
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Conductor Gauge4212/0
Conductor MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminum
Number of Conductors1111
Cable/Wire TypeUSE-2USE-2USE-2USE-2
Max AmpsNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Total Wire Length (ft.)1111
Wire Cut TypeCut By-The-FootCut By-The-FootCut By-The-FootCut By-The-Foot
Gauge42100
Electrical Product TypeService Entry Electrical CableService Entry Electrical CableService Entry Electrical CableService Entry Electrical Cable
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
0.388
Product Height (in.)
0.388
Product Length (ft.)
1
Product Width (in.)
12
Total Wire Length (ft.)
1

Details

Cable/Wire Type
USE-2
Commercial/Residential
Commercial,Residential
Conductor Gauge
2
Conductor Material
Aluminum
Construction Type
Round
Electrical Product Type
Service Entry Electrical Cable
Features
Heat Resistant,Jacketed,Waterproof
Gauge
2
Grounded
Non-Grounded
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Jacket Color
Black
Jacketed
No
Max Amps
Not Specified
Number of Conductors
1
Returnable
90-Day
Stranded or Solid
Stranded
Wet Location Use
Dry,Wet
Wire Cut Type
Cut By-The-Foot

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
N/A

Questions & Answers

10Questions11Answers

What is the difference between this and 2/0 wire?

Asked by Bummy28 February 9, 2021
1
Answer

This product is the size 2 AWG, which is smaller than the size 2/0 AWG. 2/0 AWG conductors will handle more current than 2 AWG conductors.

Is this wire the rated also I will need to run wire in conduit into a building so if not duel or ...

Asked by Wirenut January 16, 2021
1
Answer

This wire is rated for outdoor use and is type USE-2.

Will this support a 100 amp sub panel for a work shop?

Asked by Pat December 6, 2020
1
Answer

We are happy to help! Please consult with our team at cabletechsupport@southwire.com for further assistance.

I have a 150A Main Panel on the side of my home. I want to install a 90A CB on the Main to feed a...

Asked by Joey November 16, 2020
1
Answer

We are happy to help! Please consult with our team at cabletechsupport@southwire.com for further assistance.

how many strands is #2 aluminum wire ?

Asked by tt77 July 3, 2020
1
Answer

We are happy to help! Please consult with our team at cabletechsupport@southwire.com for further assistance.

can this be buried directly underground without conduit, if not which wire can i use? need 2awg thx

Asked by eddi January 7, 2020
2
Answers

That USE stands for underground service entrance so it can be buried but over the years I learned it's a gamble so I always put it in pvc conduit. Rocks and gravel and other junk in the ground will wear a hole in it which will rot the aluminum.

is this triple rated? RHH/RHW/USE-2

Asked by Mike October 7, 2018
1
Answer

This is just a USE. 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.

Will this handle a 100 amp sub panel with a 50 foot run from main panel?

Asked by chuck April 6, 2018
1
Answer

Please contact a local electrician. 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.

What does the 3E refer to?

Asked by Guest1 November 8, 2017
1
Answer

8000 series aluminum alloy - Triple E®. Triple E is a proprietary alloy with the designator 8176. It combines high conductivity with mechanical characteristics that are much closer to copper than earlier EC-grade aluminum materials. Since 1987, the NEC has required an 8000-series alloy product in most building wire applications. • 3E is short for triple E and is found on our AL building wire products • Softer and easier to bend • Higher load standards than the original 1350 alloy • Meets UL test requirements

Is this wire also RHW rated?

Asked by wp23 September 6, 2014
1
Answer

This product has an RHH or RHW or USE rating. I have attached a spec sheet for your review.

(By-the-Foot) 2 Black Stranded AL USE-2 Cable - page 2

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I ordered this #2 AWG wire to go with the...
I ordered this #2 AWG wire to go with the 4/0 4/0 2/0 wire I bought. I couldn't find any wire that was 4/0 4/0 2/0 #2. and I ordered 150' of each which is what I got but I forgot about wrapping the #2 wire around the other 3 wires, when I got to the end the #2 wire was 4 feet shorter than the other 3 wires so if you are doing this remember to order extra of the wire you are wrapping around other wires. good wire...
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I was just what I ordered. Took a little bit to get delivery. Not something carried in the close by stores. Too bad you can't ship in-between stores for faster delivery.
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Wire is fine, but it took 3 full weeks from order to delivery. This seems excessive to me.
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