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Southwire launches MC-PCS HCF duo cable for healthcare lighting

January 26, 2016 | By Renée Francoeur

January 26, 2016 – Southwire says its new metal-clad cable product, MC-PCS HCF duo cable, combines power and control/signal conductors and includes redundant grounding paths to provide approximately 3.5 times better grounding performance than type AC HCF cable.

MC-PCS HCF duo cable is ideal for use with LED lighting with 0-10V dimming control in patient care areas of hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, outpatient, and other healthcare facilities. It includes Southwire’s patented redundant grounding system comprised of an insulated copper ground and a bare aluminum bonding conductor that the company says is in constant contact with the overall armour.
The duo cable is made with 12 AWGor 10AWGCU Type THHN/THWN power and ground conductors along with an oversized bare aluminum bonding/grounding conductor and a signal conductor assembly comprised of a 30mil PVC jacket covering two 16 AWGCU Type TFN conductors.
The cable is also available in steel armour or with an overall PVC jacket and comes in 250-ft coils, 1000-ft reels, boxes, or prefab assemblies.

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