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Product Hierarchy

38118 - UL Type PV Wire, #18 Str TC, XLPO Ins, 2000V PV 90C Dry/Wet

UL Type PV Wire, 18AWG (16x30) Tinned Copper, XLPO Insulation, 2000V PV 90C Dry/Wet SUN RES

Product Overview

Suitable Applications: Interconnection wiring of grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems as described in Section 690.31(A) of the 2008 NEC.

Physical Characteristics (Overall)

AWGStrandingMaterialNo. of Conductors
1816x30TC - Tinned Copper1
Conductor Count: 1
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
XLP, XLPO, XLPE (Thermoset)0.209 in0.078 in
XLP, XLPO, XLPE (Thermoset)

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCR
6 Ohm/1000ft
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
Single conductor in free air @ 30 ambient18 Amps Single Conductor in Free Air
UL Voltage Rating
2000 V

Temperature Range

UL Temp Rating: 90°C
Operating Temp Range: -40°C To +90°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 22 lbs/1000ft
Max. Pull Tension: 21 lbs
Min Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.125 in


UL AWM Style Compliance: PV
Military Compliance: N/A

Applicable Environmental and Other Programs

EU Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV): Yes
EU Directive 2003/96/EC (BFR): Yes
EU Directive 2011/65/EU (ROHS II): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU: Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
EU CE Mark: Yes
EU RoHS Compliance Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2010-10-01
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: VW-1
UL voltage rating: 2000 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Part Number

Item #ColorPutup TypeLengthUPC
38118 0105000BlackReel5,000 ft612825147602
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.154 Revision Date: 07-26-2020
Date: 2010-10-01
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