Copperweld THWN-2 is a welcome alternative for small circuits applications. Lightweight and flexible, it pulls easily through conduit over long runs and bends. Installed to NEC requirements in Articles 310 and 240, Copperweld THWN-2 offers more electrical efficiency than its alternatives, pointing to lower monthly utility costs, less voltage drop and smoother running appliances. Discouraging pilferage and theft, it offers thieves only a small fraction of the scrap value of single-metal copper THHN, offering value to builders and contractors alike.
Cu-Clad Aluminum (CCA) Conductor — Drawn from a copper-clad aluminum rod, with the copper metallurgically bonded to an AA 8000 series aluminum core, where oxygen-free copper forms a minimum of 10 percent of the cross-sectional area of a solid conductor or each strand of a stranded conductor.
Conductors — Solid or stranded annealed bimetallic conductor meeting ASTM B566 with an 8000-series aluminum core.
Conductor Insulation — Color-coded Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) compound meeting the required thickness of Type THHN/THWN-2 with a heat-stabilized Nylon jacket rated for 90°C in dry locations.
Copperweld® THHN/THWN-2 building wire is for general purpose applications defined by the NEC. It is allowed for new construction or rewiring for 600-volt applications and is appropriate for use in wet or dry locations in temperatures not to exceed 90˚C. For applications requiring Type MTW, the conductor is appropriate for use in dry locations at 90°C, or not to exceed 60°C in wet locations or where exposed to oils or coolants. In ducts or on trays for residential, commercial and industrial applications in fixed locations, in dry and damp locations.
Metallugically bonded conductor results in lower scrap value, reducing theft.
Better energy efficiency than standard residential branch circuit wiring.
Reduced exposure to commodity fluctuation improves your bottom line.
Identification, Applications and Usage
Copperweld® Copper-Clad Aluminum THHN/THWN-2 conductors are referenced by Article 310 of the National Electrical Code for use in general wiring. OSHA safety listed: UL E510284.
Wiring Methods: Per section 310.3(B) and Table 310.4(A) of the National Electrical Code referencing Conductor Materials and Applications & Insulations Rated for 600 Volts, THHN/THWN-2 conductors are primarily used in conduit and cable trays and may also be used for services, feeders and branch circuits in commercial or industrial applications as specified in the National Electrical Code. THHN applications are suitable for use in dry locations only at temperatures not to exceed 90°C. THWN-2 applications are suitable for use in either wet or dry applications, with temperatures that do not exceed 75°C.
Copperweld THHN/THWN-2 is identified for use with Wiring Devices, Splice Connectors and Equipment Terminals Rated for Cu, Cu/Al and CO/ALR. When terminating with twist-on splice connectors, pre-twisting is not recommended. Torque until the wires are tight under the cap and visibly twisted together to ensure safe electrical contact. Do not exceed the number of wires per the manufacturer’s instructions. Copperweld® THHN/THWN-2 is made with ASTM B-566 Copper-Clad Aluminum copper bimetal, which carries its own component listing, RU DVVU2. Copperweld THHN/THWN-2 conductors are suitable to terminate on 15 and 20 ampere rated wiring devices (receptacles and snap switches) marked ‘copper only’ or ‘CO/ALR’. For termination on devices rated 30 amperes or greater, the termination must be marked ‘CU/AL’ or equivalent. Please consult UL Product IQ guide information RTRT and WJQR if further confirmation is required. Copperweld® THHN/THWN-2 may be pigtailed to single-metal copper wire in dry, damp and wet locations; however, NEC-compliant termination methods must be applied for each location. Copperweld® CCA conductors satisfy Article 110.14 Electrical Connections as being a similar metal to copper for the purposes of electrical connections. Copperweld® THHN/THWN-2 should not be terminated with single-metal Aluminum wire without the application of an oxide inhibitor along with a terminal or connector specifically listed for the intermixing of dissimilar metals. Copperweld® ASTM B-566 Copper-Clad Aluminum wire is not dissimilar to copper, brass or zinc-plated steel, and can be terminated with those metals without oxide inhibitors in dry locations only.
NEC Compliant for 600 Volt residential branch circuit conductors since 1972.
Listed by UL and ETL to NM-B Standard UL 719 for residential electrical wire.
50 years of safe residential use with standard circuit components.