What is Tray Cable?
Tray cables are any cables approved for installation in raceways or cable trays. Since tray cables are often exposed, they are incredibly versatile and durable. They can be used in wet, dry, indoor, and outdoor environments, with or without a shield.
What can Tray Cables be used for?
Tray cables are made for use in petrochemical refineries, industrial control systems, intercom systems, traffic controls relay, power extensions, and other high power functions. The cable is recognized for use in Class 1 and 2, Division 2 hazardous locations and for installation in trays, wireways, troughs, ducts, conduit, and channels.
Power Limited Tray Cables may be used for burglar alarms, petrochemical refineries, business machines, power-limited circuits, intercom systems, cash registers, and industrial control systems. There is also Wind Turbine Tray Cables (WTTC) available for environmentally-friendly wind turbine applications.
What types of wire can be installed in Cable Tray systems?
The most commonly used tray cables used in cable tray systems or raceways are:
- Power and Control Tray Cable (Type TC)
- Power Limited Tray Cable (Type PLTC)
- Instrument Tray Cable (Type ITC)
- Optical Fiber Cable
- Fire Alarm Circuit Conductors
- Communication Cable
- Wind Turbine Tray Cable (WTTC)
What features do Tray Cables possess?
Allied Wire and Cable's tray cables have an abundance of superior features that make them excellent for the aforementioned applications. Our Type TC Tray Cable conforms to specified articles of the National Electrical Code, UL guidelines, and flame tests. The cable is sunlight, heat, and moisture resistant.
What is the difference between Type PLTC Tray Cable and Type TC Tray Cable?
Type PLTC is Power Limited Tray Cable, rated to only 300 volts, while Type TC is rated to 600 volts.