8kV, 3/C Armored Medium Voltage Joint
Straight joint for three-core armored 7.2-11kV, extruded dielectric shielded power cables

The Innovative Power Products MVJA 3080T series joint is a heatshrinkable system for jointing three-core armored 8kV (7.2-11kV) extruded dielectric medium voltage power cable. The kit has field control material to control electrical stress over the connectors and at the shield cutbacks and provide internal moisture seals. Insulating tubings and shielding tubing reinsulate and reshield the areas over the spliced conductors. Tinned copper mesh and braid reestablish the metallic shielding across the joint. A galvanized steel wraparound case combined with an abrasion resistant black jacketing tube or wraparound jacketing sleeve provide the joint with external moisture seals plus mechanical protection.

MVJA 3080T kits provide a lightweight, compact and environmentally sealed system for splicing three-core armored extruded dielectric, shielded power cable. These features allow the installation of this jointing system in duct systems, vaults, submersible or direct-buried applications. This system provides a total environmental seal; joint failures in flooded vaults are eliminated.

  • MVJA 3080T kits are factory engineered to provide fast and easy installations with reliable performance.

    All MVJ are designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the applicable sections of the following cable and cable accessory standards: IEEE-404, IEEE-48, ICEA-66-524, ICEA-66-516, and ANSI C119.2.

  • MVJA 3080T kits cover a wide range of conductor sizes and shapes. They accommodate out-of-round or off-tolerance cables, in both round and sector shaped conductors. The standard kits fit all cable constructions including: metallic tape, drain wire or Unishield® armored power cables. The MVJA 3080T kits can be used for size transitions within the actual kit’s cable use range. Four (4) kit sizes cover armored cable sizes from 6 AWG through 1000 kcmil. When preparing the cable ends, no pencilling of the insulation is required.

Electrical Specifications: 8kV Rated Three-core Armored Joint
Test Requirement
Value MVJA 3080T
AC withstand, 1 minute (60 hz)
23 kV PASS
DC withstand, 15 minutes
45 kV PASS
Partial Discharge (Corona) Voltage (<3pC)
6.9 kV >6.9 kV
Impulse withstand 1.2 x 50 μs (crest kV)
95 kV > 9.5 kV
AC withstand 1 hour (60hz)
34.5 kV PASS
AC withstand 5 hour (60hz)
23 kV PASS
Continuous current rating
= Cable = Cable
Cyclical Submersion test (ANSI C119.2)
Pass 52 cycles Pass 52 cycles
Bill of Materials: Std. Pkg.: 1 kit = 1 each, 3/C Armored Joint
Item Description
Quantity Supplied
MVJ 080 Joint (no Jacket)
3 per kit In All Kits
Tinned Copper Braid
3 per kit In All Kits
Constant Force Spring
6 per kit In All Kits
Tinned Copper Mesh
As Required In All Kits
Wraparound Armor Case
1 per kit In All Kits
Black Jacketing Tube or Wraparound Sleeve***
1 per kit In All Kits
Cable Preparation Kit
1 per kit P - Pmod Kit**
Butt-Splice Connector
3 per kit Factory Quoted*
Ground Connectors
As Required Factory Quoted*
Installation Guide
1 per kit In All Kits

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The MVJA 3080T kits are individually packaged, three-core armored cable joints. Everything is included to splice one three-core armored cable, with or without grounds, less the butt-splice and ground wire connectors. Connectors can be supplied in the kits; subject to factory quote.

  • MVJA 3080T: Price List PL-628

8kv Selection Guide
Conductor Range
Catalog #



Length Max.
Connector O.D.
Length Max.
6 - 2 AWG
MVJA 3081T
0.35 0.65 3.00 0.55 48.0
1 - 4/0 kcmil
MVJA 3082T
0.55 0.91 4.25 0.85 48.0
250 - 350 kcmil
MVJA 3083T
0.80 1.25 6.00 1.20 60.0
500 - 1000 kcmil
MVJA 3084T 0.98 1.60 8.00 1.60 60.0

All dimensions in inches unless shown otherwise

Ordering Information

1. Find your armored cable size in the selection guide above and identify the kit catalog number. This kit will be all that is needed to splice one three-core cable less the phase and ground connectors. Confirm the dimensions when at the extremes of the size range.
2. Add the mod kit letter designation as needed to change the base kit:

P - cable cleaning kit (Pmod)
Example 1:
To splice 3/C, 8kV, 2 AWG armored cable to the same cable size and construction:
MVJA 3082T

  Example 2:
To splice 3/C, 8kV, 4/0 AWG armored cable to a 3/C, 8kV, 350 kcmil armored cable cable size with a cable cleaning kit:

* CONNECTORS: To have connectors supplied in the kits, please refer to Section 5 in this catalog for connector selection information. The connectors must be ordered separately but can be packaged within the kits if detailed information is supplied.
** Supplied if specified.
*** WRAPAROUND SLEEVE with stainless steel channel– Contact IPP for more information.

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