Comparison of AC & MC Cables

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AttributesType MC CableType AC Cable
PRODUCT FAMILYMC Tuff Luminary® & MC Lite Luminary®MC TUFF® & MC LITE®MC-Quik™ & MC-Quik™ LiteMC-Stat™ & MC-Stat™ LiteAC-90® & AC LITE®HCF-90® & HCF-LITE®
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CONDUCTORSNo LimitNo LimitNo LimitNo Limit4 conductors4 conductors plus grounds
SIZE OF COPPER CONDUCTORS18 AWG to 10 AWG with 16 AWG Control Circuits18 AWG to 2000 kcmil14 AWG to 6 AWG14 AWG to 6 AWG14 AWG to 1 AWG14 AWG to 1 AWG
GROUNDINGInsulated equipment grounding conductorInsulated equipment grounding conductorFull sized bare aluminum bond/ground conductor and armor combinationFull size bare aluminum bond/ground conductor and armor combination. An insulated equipment grounding conductor.16 AWG bare aluminum bond wire and armor combination16 AWG bare aluminum bond wire and armor combination. An insulated equipment grounding conductor.
CONDUCTOR WRAPPINGConductors have an overall polypropylene aseembly tape with twisted jacketed pairConductors have an overall polypropylene assembly tape.Individual conductors have an extruded protective covering. No overall assembly tape.Individual conductors have an extruded protective covering. No overall assembly tape.Individual conductors are wrapped in a moisture resistant, fire retardant paperIndividual conductors are wrapped in a moisture resistant, fire retardant paper
TESTED TO UL STANDARDUL 1569UL 1569UL 1569UL 1569UL 4UL 4
12-2 ExamplesMC_TUFF & MC LITE Cross Section DiagramMC_Quik & MC Quik Lite Cross Section DiagramMC_Stat & MCStat Lite Cross Section DiagramAC_90 & AC_LITE Cross Section DiagramHCF_90 & HCF_LITE Cross Section Diagram