Metal-Clad Armored Cable Vs. Traditional Electrical Cable and Conduit

09 Nov.,2022


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Contractors who use Type MC armored cable report 50-70% combined labor and material savings versus traditional pipe and wire.

Benefits of Armored Cable

  • Eliminate the need for electrical conduit

  • Provide higher mechanical protection and durability

  • Require fewer labor hours during installation

Contractors can easily identify opportunities for armored cable because it can be used in any application where typical pipe and wire is installed. This includes industrial, utility, and commercial projects.

Feeder MC is primarily used in commercial construction, while jacketed MC is widely used in industrial applications. It is permitted for indoor or outdoor service, feeder, or branch circuits and can be exposed or concealed.