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FR-ERP/CPE Unshielded Low-Voltage Power Cable (Type TC-ER) Specifications

FR-ERP/CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable Construction:

  • Conductor: 14 AWG through 750 kcmil bare, annealed copper per ASTM B33; Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Insulation: Flame Retardant Ethylene Propylene Rubber (FR-EPR) Type II
    • Color-coded per ICEA Method 4; Individual conductors colored black with conductor number surface printed in contrasting ink
  • Ground: Uninsulated tinned annealed copper per ASTM B3 Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Jacket: Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)
  • Low-Voltage Power Cable Options:
    • 2kV version
    • Bare copper conductor
    • Class C stranding
    • E-1 or E-2 Color Code
    • Insulated ground conductors
    • Shielded
    • Flame Retardant Cross-Linked Polyethylene (FR-XLPE) insulation
    • Flame Retardant, Thermoplastic Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen (LSZH) jacket
    • Other constructions available upon request

FR-ERP/CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable Ratings and Approvals:

  • Voltage Rating: 600V
  • Max. Temperature: 90°C wet or dry
  • UL 44 Type XHHW-2
  • UL 1277 Type TC-ER
  • UL 1581
  • ICEA S-95-658/NEMA WC70
  • UL 1581 VW-1
  • UL 1277 Flame Test
  • IEEE 383
  • IEEE 1202
  • CSA FT4
  • ICEA T-29-520
  • Meets EPA 10 CFR, Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP method
  • OSHA acceptable

FR-ERP/CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable Features:

  • Ripcord applied to all cables with jacket thickness of 60 mils or less
  • Excellent physical, thermal, and electrical properties
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Excellent resistance to crush, compression cuts, and heat deformation
  • Excellent low-temperature cold bend characteristics
  • Excellent flame-resistance - burns to ash, does not exhibit thermoplastic drip
  • Low coefficient of friction for easy pulling
  • Sunlight and weather resistant
  • Meets cold bend test at -40°C
  • Meets the crush and impact requirements of Type MC cable for 2 AWG and larger

FR-ERP/CPE Low-Voltage Power Cable Applications:

  • In free air, raceways, or direct burial
  • In wet or dry locations
  • Permitted for Exposed Run 'ER' use in accordance with NEC
  • Permitted for use in Class I Division 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC