Kris-Tech RHW-2/USE-2/XLPE

Kris-TechRHW-2/USE-2/XLPE Wire Description
RHW-2/USE-2 has replaced the older designations as RHH/RHW/USE. Sometimes called XLP-USE, it's a building wire made of a single insulated copper conductor with insulation of thermoset material composed of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE).

It can be solid or stranded, bare or tinned annealed copper, designed to operate up to 90C and up to 600 V in dry and wet environments (the '-2' designation indicates the 'upgraded' version of plain old USE/RHW, which can operate up to 90C in dry environments, but only 75C in wet ones).

This product is approved and rated for direct burial underground feeder. Although alternate constructions are available, the most common (trade practice constructions) are solid or 7 strand bare copper conductors, with the smallest recognized wire size of #14 AWG (other gauges are available).

Kris-Tech RHW-2/USE-2/XLPE Wire Application
RHW-2/USE-2/XLP-E is suitable for most current direct burial and industrial lighting or power wiring solutions in conduits, ducts, or other approved raceways, especially those where better insulation toughness and resistance to moisture and heat is needed.

RHW-2/USE-2/XLP-E is suitable for most current direct burial and industrial lighting or power wiring solutions in conduits, ducts, or other approved raceways, especially those where better insulation toughness and resistance to moisture and heat is needed.

It can also be used in many Cathodic Protection applications, and as a "hot item" in the solar industry.

Kris-Tech RHW-2/USE-2/XLPE Wire Features
The tough insulation is heat, moisture, oil and gasoline resistant, and can withstand harsh conditions.

Kris-Tech RHW-2/USE-2/XLPE Wire conforms to all applicable industry standards
  • UL
  • ASTM
  • ICEA/
  • NEMA
Kris-Tech RHW-2/USE-2/XLPE Wire Standard Products
  • Sizes #14 through 1/0 AWG
  • Solid or 7-Strand Bare Copper
  • Up to 12 color options
  • Standard insulation is XLPE
Kris-Tech RHW-2/USE-2/XLPE Wire Custom Options
  • Tinned wire available for all sizes
  • Highly Flexible Stranding
  • #18 and #16 AWG constructions
  • VUL-approved sunlight resistant and
    VW-1 ratings are all available upon request
  • Striping, Twisting, Cabling and Paralleling
  • Custom lengths and packaging