RW90 (40C) XLPE 600 Volts 90C Aluminum

Single ACM aluminum conductor with low temperature moisture resisting cross-linked polyethylene insulation.
CSA Spec C22.2 No. 38-95

Applications:

ECS
Catalogue
Number
Conductor Insulation
(inches)

Ampacity

(30C Ambient)
(amps)

Free Air

Ampacity

(30C Ambient)
(amps)

Conduit#

Nominal
O.D.
(inches)
Total
Weight
(lbs/km)
No. AWG
Size
Stranding
RWA08ST 1 8 7 Strand .045 45 30 .24 92
RWA06ST 1 6 7 Strand .045 80 55* .28 138
RWA04ST 1 4 7 Strand .045 105 65 .32 190
RWA03ST 1 3 7 Strand .045 120 75 .35 230
RWA02ST 1 2 7 Strand .045 140 95* .38 282
RWA01ST 1 1 19 Strand .045 165 105 .44 354
RWA001ST 1 1/0 19 Strand .055 190 120 .48 433
RWA002ST 1 2/0 19 Strand .055 220 145 .52 531
RWA003ST 1 3/0 19 Strand .055 255 165 .57 653
RWA004ST 1 4/0 19 Strand .055 300 185* .63 807
RWA250ST 1 250 37 Strand .065 330 215 .70 958
RWA300ST 1 300 37 Strand .065 375 240 .75 1,132
RWA350ST 1 350 37 Strand .065 415 260 .80 1,302
RWA400ST 1 400 37 Strand .065 450 290 .85 1,473
RWA500ST 1 500 37 Strand .065 515 330 .93 1,807
RWA600ST 1 600 61 Strand .080 585 370 1.04 2,201
RWA750ST 1 750 61 Strand .080 670 405 1.14 2,703
RWA1000ST 1 1000 61 Strand .080 800 480 1.30 3,534
 

Colours: Standard colours are available.

Non-jacketed RW-90 (XLPE) cables are not suitable for installation in vaults and switch rooms under the conditions of C.E. Code Part 1 Rule 12-2204. Suitable flame retardant jacketed cables are available on request.

*For 3-wire 120/240 and 120/208V residential services or sub-services, the allowable ampacity for sizes #6, #2 and #4/0 AWG aluminum shall be 60, 100 and 200 amperes respectively. #2/0 AWG copper shall be 200 amperes. In these cases, the 5% adjustment per C.E. Code Rule 8-106(1) cannot be applied.

# Based on not more than 3 copper or aluminum conductors in raceway or cable. For 1 conductor per underground duct installation ampacities see below.

Applications:

For open wiring and raceways (except cabletroughs and ventilated flexible cableway) in dry or wet locations.
For exposed wiring where exposed to weather with sunlight resistant insulation. Standard Black #6 and larger is sunlight resistant and marked "Outdoor"; coloured insulation is NOT.
Minimum recommended installation temperature minus 40C (with suitable handling procedures).
Maximum conductor temperature 90C.
Approved for use with ceiling fixtures.

Parallel Cable Configurations

Recommended Configurations
For installation of single conductor cables IN FREE AIR

ATTENTION
Only these configurations are recommended by to obtain satisfactory load sharing.
Spacing between cables is one cable diameter (2 diameters centre to centre) for Can Elect Code Table 1 or 3 ratings. For 1/C cables direct buried, embedded in concrete or plaster and for 1/C cables in underground or embedded duct see tables bellow.

The installation of more than four conductors in parallel per phase without engineering analysis is not recommended. Neutral conductors to be located outside of the above groups in the most convenient manner. Spacing between groups to be equal to width of group.

Ampacity Rating and Recommended Configurations
For installation of single conductor cables IN DIRECT BURIAL

ATTENTION
Only these configurations are recommended by to obtain satisfactory load sharing and ampacity. See C.E.C. Code Rules 4-004, 12-012, Appendix B, Appendix D8 and Appendix D10.

Single Conductor Ampacities, Directly Buried Cables Types RWU90, RA90, TECK 90, ACWU90, 0 to 5 kV

 

Size 1Cable/Phase
ABC
7.5"
OOO
2Cable/Phase
ABC CBA

OOOOOO
2Cable/Phase
ABC CBA
24"
OOO OOO
4Cable/Phase
ABC CBA

OOOOOO
OOOOOO
4Cable/Phase
ABC CBA
24"
OOO OOO
OOO OOO
6Cable/Phase
ABC CBA

OOOOOO
OOOOOO
OOOOOO
OOOOOO
6Cable/Phase
ABC CBA
24"
OOO OOO
OOO OOO
OOO OOO
  CU AL CU AL CU AL CU AL CU AL CU AL CU AL
1/0 295 230 267 208 275 215 203 158 220 171 165 129 179 140
2/0 335 265 302 235 310 245 229 178 248 193 186 145 202 157
3/0 385 300 341 266 355 275 258 201 280 218 210 163 228 178
4/0 435 340 386 301 400 310 291 227 315 246 236 183 256 200
250 470 370 421 328 435 340 317 247 343 267 256 200 278 217
350 570 445 500 390 520 410 375 292 408 318 304 237 331 258
500 690 540 605 471 630 495 452 352 489 383 365 284 396 309
600 752 590 659 513 682 541 491 382 534 419 397 308 433 340
750 845 665 745 580 775 610 554 431 596 469 447 348 482 379
1000 980 780 846 659 890 710 627 488 683 542 505 393 551 437
1250 1083 868 935 750 985 790 691 554 753 604 556 446 607 487
1500 1176 952 1011 821 1068 865 746 605 813 660 600 487 655 531
1750 1257 1027 1078 880 1140 932 793 647 865 706 637 520 696 568
2000 1325 1094 1133 934 1200 991 832 686 909 749 669 552 730 602

 

Notes
The above ampacities are based on the following conditions:
100% load factor
Ambient soil temperature of 20C
Soil resistivity of 90 C
cm/W Conductor temperature of 90C
Spacing between conductor centres of 7.5" and 24" between groups
Burial depth of 36" to centre of top cable layer
Open circuit sheath/shield operation

Neutral conductors to be located outside of the above groups in the most convenient manner.


Ampacity Rating and Recommended Configurations
For installation of single conductor cables IN UNDERGROUND DUCTS

ATTENTION
Only these configurations are recommended by to obtain satisfactory load sharing and ampacity. See C.E.C. Code Rules 4-004, 12-012, Appendix B, Appendix D9 and Appendix D11.

Single Conductor Ampacities in Underground Ducts Types RW90, RWU90 cable rated 0 to 5 kV

 

S_i_z_e 1Cable/Phase
ABC

OOO
2Cable/Phase
ABC

OOO
OOO
4Cable/Phase
ABC

OOO
OOO
OOO
OOO
6Cable/Phase
ABC CBA

OOOOOO
OOOOOO
OOOOOO
  CU AL CU AL CU AL CU AL
1/0 231 180 201 157 159 123 146 114
2/0 264 205 228 178 180 140 164 128
3/0 301 235 260 203 204 158 186 145
4/0 345 269 296 231 231 180 211 164
250 379 296 325 253 252 197 230 179
350 461 360 391 306 303 236 275 213
500 564 442 475 372 364 283 330 257
600 621 488 521 409 404 314 365 284
750 706 556 589 464 448 349 406 315
1000 823 653 682 541 526 409 474 370
1250 920 738 759 608 571 457 515 413
1500 1004 813 824 667 618 501 556 452
1750 1077 880 880 719 659 538 592 484
2000 1139 940 928 766 692 571 622 513

 

Notes
The above ampacities are based on the following conditions:
100% load factor
Ambient soil temperature of 20C
Concrete thermal resistivity of 85 Ccm/W
Conductor temperature of 90C
Spacing between duct centres of 7.5" (i.e. one cable per duct)
Top of ductbank at 30" below surface
5" duct

Neutral conductors to be located outside of the above groups in the most convenient manner.