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Conductor marking? #74573
01/27/07 01:37 PM
01/27/07 01:37 PM
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guschash  Offline OP
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What does the markings U and R stand for in Type SE Style U and Type SE Style R. in 310.14

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Re: Conductor marking? #74574
01/27/07 01:45 PM
01/27/07 01:45 PM
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iwire  Offline
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I have no doubt 'R' stands for round.

I had always believed the 'U' meant flat as all SEU I have seen is flat.

However I have been shown that the 'U' stands for un-armored.

At one point typical SE cable was armored.


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Re: Conductor marking? #74575
01/27/07 04:46 PM
01/27/07 04:46 PM
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guschash  Offline OP
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Ok, Thank you. I looked in the American Electricians Handbook,I couldn't find it I was sure it would be in there and it probably is but I didn't find it.

Re: Conductor marking? #74576
01/27/07 06:40 PM
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Both Southwire and Encore Wire agree with Iwire. That's a lot of wires. [Linked Image] Has anyone ever actually seen armored service cable?

-John

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Re: Conductor marking? #74577
01/28/07 05:05 AM
01/28/07 05:05 AM
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so does AIW and Cerro Wire

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SEU
Service Entrance Cable (type SE, style U). (Unarmored).

SER
Service round entrance cable (Type SE, Style R).


from Cerro Wire


[This message has been edited by Lostazhell (edited 01-28-2007).]

Re: Conductor marking? #74578
01/28/07 08:26 AM
01/28/07 08:26 AM
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guschash  Offline OP
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Thanks Lastazhell, After reading what it says under " U ", I am leaning towards " U " having to do with the way wire is layer in the cable.

Re: Conductor marking? #74579
01/28/07 08:52 PM
01/28/07 08:52 PM
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Redsy  Offline
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...Has anyone ever actually seen armored service cable?...

Several years ago I sent in a picture of some ASE.

I don't know what happened to the picture, but it looks like standard SEU with a flat metal tape wrapped underneath the jacket.


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