Q: What is MC Glide and why would I try it?   

A: This U.S. Patented* MC Cable has a unique armor profile, that allows for a faster, easier, smoother, and quieter installation; when pulling interlocked armored cable through metal studs and ceilings.
*U.S. Patent No. 11,101,056

 

Q: Does MC Glide Tuff™ have ColorSpec®/ColorTrak® on the armor as MC Tuff®? 

A: Yes. MC Glide Tuff™’s lightweight steel armor is blue with phase and circuit ID on the armor. Differentiation between 120/208v and 480/277v colors.

 

Q: Is MC Glide flexible?   

A: Absolutely.  MC Glide™ meets the flexibility requirements of UL 1569. You should find MC Glide to be equal to or more flexible than traditional MC cable.  

 

Q: Does the new profile improve cable bend memory?   

A: Yes. The profile of MC Glide tends to lay flatter than traditional MC Cable; notably reducing curling or bend memory issues . 

 

Q: Can you pull MC Glide™ in either direction?   

A: No.  MC Glide™, as with traditional MC cable has a preferred direction for pulling, but MC Glide is easier to pull in both directions. Note: MC Glide coils should be pulled from the center of the coil and MC Glide reels are reverse wound.  

 

Q: Is a special tool required to cut MC Glide?   

A: No. MC Glide™‘s armor is easily cut with any cable handheld rotary cutter.  

 

Q: Will MC Glide work with auto cutting machines?   

A: Yes. MC Glide™ has been tried on several types of auto cutting machines with the same performance as traditional MC cable.  

 

Q: Is the conductor bundle under the MC Glide armor the same as traditional MC cable?   

A: Yes. You will cut, strip, and terminate as with traditional MC cable 

 

Q: Are special fittings required for MC Glide?  

A: No. Use the same UL listed MC Cable connectors you prefer for traditional MC cable. No special fitting requirements.  

  

Q: Are anti-short bushings required with MC Glide?   

A: No. Anti-short bushings are not required with any style MC Cable per NEC 330.  

 

Q: Is MC Glide readily available?   

A: Yes, MC Glide is readily available at both major distribution facilities, in New Bedford, MA and Chino, CA.  

 

Q: MC Glide is available in what sizes?  

A: Our introductory sizes are 12/2 and 12/3 in solid and stranded 250’coils/1000’reels, including 120v and 277v conductor colors.  

 

Q: Is MC Glide™ available in barrels & gaylords?  

A: No. Currently, MC Glide is offered in coils and reels only.