MC Tuff IG – Isolated Ground Steel Cable

Features & Benefits

  • Ideal where isolated or dedicated grounding is required
  • High strength, lightweight steel or aluminum armor
  • Features 2 green grounds, 1 solid green, 1 with yellow stripe
  • Blue or silver armor with additional green stripe for easy identification
  • UL Classified for Through-Wall Penetrations
  • MC TUFF IG is a traditional Type MC cable; the armor is not an equipment grounding means.
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials


Commercial, industrial, multi-residential branch circuits and feeder wiring approved for MC cable requiring isolated, redundant or dedicated grounding conductors, 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 Assembly



Galvanized Interlocking Steel Strip (blue striped)
Solid/Stranded Copper (see below)
Conductor Insulation
THHN/THWN (XHHW available by special order subject to lead time and minimum quantities)
Assembly Covering
Polypropylene Tape
Maximum Temperature Rating
90°C (dry)
2 conductors, one solid green, one green with yellow stripe
Neutral Conductor
Maximum Voltage Rating

References & Ratings

  • UL 83, 1479, 1569, 1581, 2556, File Reference E80042
  • NEC® 230.43, 250.118, 300.22(C), 392, 396, 330, 501, 502, 503, 530, 504, 505, 518, 520, 530, 645
  • Cable Tray Rated, install per NEC®
  • Federal Specification A-A–59544 (formerly J-C–30B)
  • Meets all applicable OSHA and HUD Requirements
  • UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour through (Fire) penetration product, R–14141
  • Environmental Air-Handling Space Installation per NEC® 300.22(C)
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials
Product Code CoilProduct Code ReelTrade SizeGrounding Conductors AWGLength (feet) CoilLength (feet) ReelApprox. Weight/1000 Feet (lbs.)Armor Minimum O.D. (inches)
Solid Conductor Colors
1705B42T801705B60T8012-2 Solid (black, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1860.530
1706B42T801706B60T8012-3 Solid (black, red, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'2230.565
1710B42T801710B60T8012-4 Solid (black, blue, red, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'3300.580
1708B42T801708B60T8010-2 Solid (black, white)10 (solid green)250'1000'2680.600
1709B42T801709B60T8010-3 Solid (black, red, white)10 (solid green)250'1000'3130.645
1711B42T801711B60T8010-4 Solid (black, blue, red, white)10 (solid green)250'1000'3910.670
1708B42T841708B60T8410-2 Solid (red, white)10 (solid green)250'1000'2680.600
1705B42T851705B60T8512-2 Solid (blue, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1860.530
1708B42T851708B60T8510-2 Solid (blue, white)10 (solid green)250'1000'2680.600
1705B42T841705B60T8412-2 Solid (red, white)12 (solid green)250'1000'1860.530
Stranded Conductors
1759B42T801759B60T8012-2 Stranded (black, white)12 (stranded green)250'1000'1910.530
NOTE: All dimensions and weights are subject to normal manufacturing tolerances. * Aluminum available by special order and subject to lead times and minimum quantities.