MC 6/3 Cable, Stranded Copper
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WesBell MC (Metal Clad) cable is comprised of multiple THHN wires, including a green THHN wire used as a ground. Since all of the conductors are insulated with THHN, the cable can be used outdoors and in conduit. MC cable also has an aluminum metal clad jacket that acts as conduit for indoor applications, meaning it requires much less effort to install.
Metal clad cables offer more than a standard electrical conduit. The armored nature provides ultimate durability and corrosion resistance, making these cables ideal for wet environments. The aluminum material keeps the wire flexible for tricky installations without requiring special bending or shaping tools.
The 6/3 MC cable diameter is 0.819 inches, and it weighs 441 pounds per 1,000 feet.
ConstructionAluminum MC (Metal Clad) jacket, Bare Copper, THHN THWN-2 copper conductors
ApplicationsBranch feeder and service distribution, Concealed or exposed installations, Control and signal citcuits, Environment air-handling spaces, Fished or embedded in plaster, Indoors without conduit, Outdoors, Power and lighting, Underground in conduit
ApprovalsAA59544, FT4/IEEE, UL1569, UL1685, UL83
What to Know Before You Buy
If you’re not sure if the 6/3 MC cable is right for your application, you will want to verify its compatibility according to a few key specifications. Since you’re working with electricity, you have to remain within certain constraints. Before you buy your cable, you should know the following:
- Voltage: This figure describes the electrical force needed to support the current. Keep your equipment safe and efficient by using the correct rating — the 6/3 MC supports 600 volts.
- Current: Ampacity is crucial to the safety of your electrical output. If you’re purchasing the 6/3 MC cable, make sure your equipment does not exceed 65 amps.
- Conditions: While electrical constraints are vital, you should also think about the environment of your installation. The design of the 6/3 MC offers resistance to moisture and allows it to work in indoor and outdoor applications.