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38218 - UL Type PV Wire, #18 Str TC, XLPO Ins, PVC Jkt, 600V PV 90C Dry/Wet

UL Type PV Wire, 18AWG (16x30) Tinned Copper, XLPO Insulation, PVC Outer Jacket, 600V PV 90C Dry/Wet USE-2 RHW-2 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 Wall Thickness
XLP, XLPO, XLPE (Thermoset)0.048 in
XLP, XLPO, XLPE (Thermoset)
Outer Jacket
MaterialNominal DiameterNominal Wall Thickness
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride0.215 in0.033 in

Electrical Characteristics

Conductor DCR
Nominal Conductor DCR
6 Ohm/1000ft
ElementMax. Recommended Current [A]
Single Conductor in Free Aair @ 30C Ambient18 Amps Single Conductor in Free Air
UL Voltage Rating
600 V

Temperature Range

UL Temp Rating: 90°C Wet/Dry
Operating Temperature Range: -40°C To +90°C

Mechanical Characteristics

Bulk Cable Weight: 24 lbs/1000ft
Max. Pull Tension: 21 lbs
Min. Bend Radius/Minor Axis: 2.125 in


NEC/(UL) Compliance: PV
UL AWM Style Compliance: N/A
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 2): Yes
EU Directive 2012/19/EU (WEEE): Yes
EU Directive 2015/863/EU (RoHS 2 amendment): Yes
EU Directive Compliance: EU Directive 2003/11/EC (BFR)
MII Order #39 (China RoHS): Yes


Suitability - Sunlight Resistance: Yes

Flammability, LS0H, Toxicity Testing

UL Flammability: VW-1
UL voltage rating: 600 V RMS


Plenum (Y/N): No

Related Part Numbers

Item #ColorPut-Up TypeLengthUPC
38218 0105000BlackReel5,000 ft612825147695
Footnote: C - CRATE REEL PUT-UP.

Product Notes

Notes: Separator material over conductor.


Update and Revision: Revision Number: 0.363 Revision Date: 04-08-2022
Date: 2009-09-01
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