MC Metal Clad Cables MC Lite

The MC Lite Aluminum Armored Cable features Aluminum Interlocking Armor with ColorSpec®. The version of this product without ColorSpec® can be found here.

Features & Benefits

  • Aluminum armor with Phase/Circuit Stripes
  • UL Classified for Through-Wall Penetrations
  • MC Lite is a traditional Type MC cable containing one or more copper grounding conductors; the armor is not an equipment grounding means
  • Aluminum armored cables are RoHS Compliant
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials


Commercial, industrial, multi-residential branch circuits and feeder wiring, services for power, lighting, control and signal circuits. Exposed or concealed, fished, surface mounted, embedded in plaster, environmental air-handling spaces, open or messenger supported aerial runs, dry locations, in hazardous locations to Class I & II Div. 2 and Class III, Div. 1 & 2 (per NEC® Articles 501, 502, 503, 530), and in Places of AssemblyAluminum Interlocking Armor featuring ColorSpec®


Interlocking Aluminum Strip
Solid/Stranded Copper
Conductor Insulation
Assembly Covering
Polypropylene Tape
Maximum Temperature Rating
90°C (dry)
One grounding means – Insulated Green
Neutral Conductor
White for 120/208V circuits
Grey for 480Y/277V circuits
Maximum Voltage Rating

References & Ratings

  • UL 83, 1479, 1569, 1581, 2556, File Reference E80042
  • NEC® 230.43, 300.22(C), 392, 396, 330, 501, 502, 503, 530, 504, 505, 518, 520, 530, 645
  • Federal Specification A-A–59544 (formerly J-C–30B)
  • Meets all applicable OSHA and HUD Requirements
  • May be surface mounted, fished and/or embedded in plaster
  • Cable Tray Rated, install per NEC®
  • UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour through (Fire) penetration product, R–14141
  • Environmental Air-Handling Space Installation per NEC® 300.22(C)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials

Traditional Type MC 120/208V

Product Code CoilProduct Code ReelTrade SizeGrounding Conductor AWGLength (feet) CoilLength (feet) ReelApprox. Weight/ 1000 Feet (lbs.)Armor Minimum O.D. (inches)
2101S42-00*2101S60-00*14-2 Solid (black, white)14 (solid green)250'1000'800.470
2102S42-002102S60-0014-3 Solid (black, red, white)14 (solid green)250'1000'1000.480
2103S42-002103S60-0014-4 Solid (black, red, blue, white)14 (solid green)250'1000'1200.510
2104S42-00*2104S60-00*12-2 Solid (black, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2105S42-002105S60-0012-3 Solid (black, red, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.530
2106S42-002106S60-0012-4 Solid (black, red, blue, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1700.565
Stranded Conductors
2158S42-00*2158S60-00*12-2 Stranded (black, white)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1100.495
2159S42-002159S60-0012-3 Stranded (black, red, white)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1350.530
2160S42-002160S60-0012-4 Stranded (black, red, blue, white)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1700.565
Special 120/208V Colors
2104S42-042104S60-0412-2 Solid (red, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2104S42-052104S60-0512-2 Solid (blue, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2105S42-042105S60-0412-3 Solid (red, blue, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.530
2105S42-052105S60-0512-3 Solid (black, blue, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.530
* Plain armor, no phase-ID.

Traditional Type MC 480Y/277V

Product Code CoilProduct Code ReelTrade SizeGrounding Conductor AWGLength (feet) CoilLength (feet) ReelApprox. Weight/ 1,000 (lbs.)O.D. (inches)
2104S42-012104S60-0112-2 Solid (brown, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2104S42-022104S60-0212-2 Solid (orange, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2104S42-032104S60-0312-2 Solid (yellow gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2104S42-072104S60-0712-2 Solid (purple, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1100.495
2105S42-012105S60-0112-3 Solid (brown, orange, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.53
2105S42-022105S60-0212-3 Solid (orange, yellow, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.53
2105S42-032105S60-0312-3 Solid (brown, yellow, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.53
2105S42-072105S60-0712-3 Solid (brown, purple, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1350.53
2106S42-012106S60-0112-4 Solid (brown, orange, yellow, gray)12 (solid green)250'1000'1700.565
2158S42-012158S60-0112-2 Stranded (brown, gray)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1100.495
2158S42-022158S60-0212-2 Stranded (orange, gray)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1100.495
2158S42-032158S60-0312-2 Stranded (yellow, gray)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1100.495
2159S42-012159S60-0112-3 Stranded (brown, orange, gray)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1350.53
2160S42-012160S60-0112-4 Stranded (brown, orange, yellow, gray)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1700.565
2161-42-022161-60-0210-2 Stranded (Orange, Gray)10 (stranded green)250'1000'1610.614
2161-42-032161-60-0310-2 Stranded (Yellow, Gray)10 (stranded green)250'1000'1610.614