What is hospital grade MC?

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What is hospital grade MC?

MC Luminary® HCF® is a hospital grade cable for patient care areas for LED and Fluorescent dimming, utilizing redundant ground per NEC 517.13.

Where is hospital grade MC needed?

The NEC requires listed hospital-grade receptacles in patient bed locations of general care areas as indicated in 517.18(B). A minimum of four such receptacles must be provided. The NEC also requires hospital-grade receptacles in patient bed locations of critical-care areas as indicated in 517.19(B)(2).

What is MC AP?

The “AP” in MCAPstands for All-Purpose, which means that MCAPcable can be used in both MC and AC cable applications. The dual use is permitted because the armor of MCAP cable is listed and identified as a suitable equipment grounding path, unlike conventional MC. Here’s How the Armor Ground Path Works.

What is HFC MC cable?

Southwire HCF MCAP® Type MC Cable is constructed with solid soft-drawn copper Type THHN circuit conductors (rated 90ºC dry), redundant grounding provided by an armor assembly comprised of interlocked armor with a bare aluminum grounding/ bonding conductor, and a green insulated copper grounding conductor.

What is blue MC for?

Southwire Blue Steel Armor Type MC Cable is suitable for use as follows: Branch, feeder and service power distribution in commercial, industrial, institutional, and multiresidential buildings. Fished or embedded in plaster. Concealed or exposed installations.

Can MC cable be used in hospitals?

The short answer is yes; certain types of MC cable are suitable for use as a wiring method in patient-care areas. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the Code rules. The requirements for patient-care area branch-circuit equipment grounding conductors are provided in NEC sections 517.13(A) and (B).

Are hospital grade outlets better?

So, hospital grade receptacles are much more durable and are constructed to accept a higher level of abuse than general use receptacles. The hospital grade receptacle is required in areas of a hospital where reliable medical equipment function is critical.

What are hospital grade plugs?

Hospital grade cords and cord sets have solid pins, larger plug bodies which virtually eliminate the risk of wire to outer contour shock, and withstand greater pull forces. Hospital grade cord plugs must carry the “green dot” signifying that they have been designed and tested to UL 817 and CAN/CSA C22.

What is the difference between MC and AC cable?

The biggest difference between the two cable systems is that MC has full size ground wire while AC uses a combination of the jacket and a thin bonding strip or wire to function as the equipment ground. This type of MC Cable will have a continuous PVC outer jacket.

What HCF 90?

The highest number that divides 90 and 120 exactly is their highest common factor, i.e. HCF of 90 and 120. Factors of 90 = 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 18, 30, 45, 90. Factors of 120 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30, 40, 60, 120.

What is the difference between Romex and MC cable?

The primary difference when comparing Romex wire versus MC cable is the sheathing. MC cable has a metal casing, while Romex has a non-metallic sheath.

What is the difference between MC cable and AC cable?

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