Type AC Cables, a type of armored cable sometimes referred to as BX cable, have been in use for several decades and are common in commercial and light industrial applications. One element that makes AC cables different from other armored cable is that the armor is used as a ground path in addition to a bare aluminum bond wire. Other armored cable types such as MC Cable utilize green insulated grounding conductors. In addition, Type AC armored cable is insulated with a moisture resistant paper wrap, MC cables are insulated with polypropylene wrap. To learn more about the differences between Type MC and Type AC cables, view our Frequently Asked Questions.


AFC Cable’s AC 90® Steel armored cable has circuit colors painted on the armor as well as the cable is painted black for easy identification during and after installation.


Galvanized Steel Armor Color-Coded Black

Features & Benefits

  • Interlocking galvanized steel strip
  • Easy to identify black armor
  • Integral bond wire/armor equipment ground fault path
  • UL classified for through-wall penetrations
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials


  • Commercial, industrial, multi-residential branch circuits and feeder wiring, services for power, lighting, control and signal circuits. Exposed or concealed, surface mounted, embedded in plaster finish on brick or other masonry (except wet or damp locations), fished or run in air voids of masonry block or tile walls, under raised floors, above suspended ceilings and in other environmental air- handling spaces Galvanized Steel Armor Color-Coded Black


Galvanized Interlocking Steel Strip (black striped)
Solid/Stranded Copper
Conductor Insulation
Conductor Insulation Covering
Moisture Resistant Fire Retardant Paper Wrap
Maximum Temperature Rating
90°C (dry)
16AWG integral Bond Wire/combination
Neutral Conductor
Maximum Voltage Rating

References & Ratings

  • UL 4, 83, 1479, 1581, 2556, File Reference E7330
  • NEC® 250.118(8), 300.22(C), 392, 320, 645
  • Federal Specification A-A–59544 (formerly J-C–30B)
  • Meets all applicable OSHA and HUD Requirements
  • Cable Tray Rated, install per NEC®
  • UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour through (Fire) penetration product, R–14141
  • Environmental Air-Handling Space Installation per NEC® 300.22(C)
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials
Product Code CoilProduct Code ReelTrade SizeLength (feet) CoilLength (feet) ReelApprox/ Weight / 1000 Ft. (lbs)Armor Min. O.D. (in)
120/208V Solid
1401N42-001401N60-0014-2 Solid (Black, White)250'1000'1730.485
1402N42-001402N60-0014-3 Solid (Black, Red, White)250'1000'1970.502
1403N42-001403N60-0014-4 Solid (Black, Red, Blue, White)250'1000'2260.533
1404N42-001404N60-0012-2 Solid (Black, White)250'1000'2010.514
1405N42-001405N60-0012-3 Solid (Black, Red, White)250'1000'2350.535
1406N42-001406N60-0012-4 Solid (Black, Red, Blue, White)250'1000'2790.581
1407N32-001407N60-0010-2 Solid (Black, White)125'1000'2500.476
1407N42-00—10-2 Solid (Black, White)250'—2500.476
1408N32-001408N60-0010-3 Solid (Black, Red, White)125'1000'3060.600
1408N42-00—10-3 Solid (Black, Red, White)250'—3060.600
1409N32-001409N60-0010-4 Solid (Black, Red, Blue, White)125'1000'3670.654
1409N42-00—10-4 Solid (Black, Red, Blue, White)250'—3670.654
120/208V Stranded
1415-40-001415-45-008-2 Stranded (Black, White)200'500'3620.755
1416-40-001416-45-008-3 Stranded (Black, Red, White)200'500'3980.871
1417-32-001417-45-008-4 Stranded (Black, Red, Blue, White)125'500'6380.848
1419-32-001419-45-006-2 Stranded (Black, White)125'500'5650.835
1420-32-001420-45-006-3 Stranded (Black, Red, White)125'500'6880.875
1421-30-001421-45-006-4 Stranded (Black, Red, Blue, White)100'500'8270.944
1424-30-001424-45-004-3 Stranded (Black, Red, White)100'500'9220.975
1425-30-001425-45-004-4 Stranded (Black, Red, Blue, White)100'500'7500.985
1428-30-001428-45-003-3 Stranded (Black, Red, White)100'500'10711.028
1429-30-001429-45-003-4 Stranded (Black, Red, Blue, White)100'500'13231.122
1426-30-001426-45-002-3 Stranded (Black, Red, White)100'500'12391.093
1427-30-001427-45-002-4 Stranded (Black, Red, Blue, White)100'500'15401.195
277/480V Solid
1404N42-011404N60-0112-2 Solid (Brown, Gray)250'1000'2010.514
1404N42-02*1404N60-02*12-2 Solid (Orange, Gray)250'1000'2010.514
1405N42-011405N60-0112-3 Solid (Brown, Orange, Gray)250'1000'2350.535
1405N42-02*1405N60-02*12-3 Solid (Orange, Yellow, Gray)250'1000'2350.535
1406N42-01*1406N60-01*12-4 Solid (Brown, Orange, Yellow, Gray)250'1000'2790.581