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.