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#99996 - 10/03/06 05:50 PM Conductors rated 125C
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I need some #12 wire rated 125 degrees centigrade to use as supply conductors for inground Hadco 175 watt MH uplights for lighting a flagpole.They need to be rated for wet location for the inground application.

What should I ask for at the suppy house?

I also need to feed some MH wall floods by Hubbell with the same temp. rated wire.

What wire do I need?

Is this something new in the industry. I would use 90C wire in the past to feed these fixtures...

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#99997 - 10/03/06 06:47 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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Try Appliance Lead Wire but you may be at an appliance parts counter to get it ... at least in small quantities.
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#99998 - 10/03/06 06:49 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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You can probably transition to THWN as soon as you get out of the light can.
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#99999 - 10/03/06 08:29 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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#100000 - 10/03/06 10:38 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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Try Grainger, or an electronics supply store.

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#100001 - 10/04/06 04:57 AM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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Thanks for the feedback...I only need about 300ft of black, white and green. It has to be suitable for wet locations because it is in PVC in ground...

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#100002 - 10/04/06 01:02 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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The only insulation I can think of that might meet your needs is made of teflon. When I last used it - 20+ years ago- it was only available in a pale greenish color.

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#100003 - 10/04/06 02:00 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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310.13 lists several 250c conductors
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#100004 - 10/04/06 06:01 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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The only conductor 125C or above that I see in 310.13 for wet locations is MI for special applications...

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#100005 - 10/04/06 06:04 PM Re: Conductors rated 125C
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Bob..I don't believe that cable is acceptable for use in this application.?

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