Southwire Type SE, service entrance cable is primarily used to convey power from the
service drop to the meter base and from the meter base to the distribution panelboard;
however, the cable may be used in all applications where Type SE cable is permitted. SER
may be used in wet or dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90°C. Voltage rating is
STANDARDS & REFERENCES:
Southwire Type SE cable meets or exceeds UL Standard 44 for XHHW-2 conductors or UL
83 for THHN/THWN conductors, UL Standard 854, Federal Specification A-A-59544, and
requirements of the National Electrical Code1.
Southwire Type cable is constructed with sunlight resistant Type XHHW-2 conductors
or Type THHN/THWN conductors. Copper conductors are annealed (soft) copper. Cable
assembly plus reinforcement tape are jacketed with sunlight resistant gray polyvinyl chlo-
ride (PVC). Available as 1 conductor with a concentric ground, 2 conductor with a round
or concentric ground, or 3 conductor with a bare ground. SE cable is jacketed with gray
sunlight resistant polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Cable shall be UL-listed Type SE, Style U, suitable for operation at 600 volts or less in
all installations as specified in the National Electrical Code. Conductors shall be annealed
copper, Type XHHW-2 or Type THHN/THWN, weather resistant PVC jacketed, as
manufactured by Southwire Company or approved equal.