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XLPE/XL-CPE Instrumentation Cable with Individual and Overall Shielded Pairs/Triads Specifications

XLPE/XL-CPE Instrumentation Cable Construction:

  • Conductor: 18 AWG and 16 AWC tinned, annealed copper per ASTM B33, Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Insulation: Flame-retardant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
  • Color-coded per ICEA Method 1: Pairs: Black and White Triads: Black, White, and Red
  • Shield: Individual and Overall Shield: aluminum/polyester in contact with stranded tinned copper drain wire
  • Jacket: Cross-Linked Chlorinated Polyethylene (XL-CPE)
  • Industrial Instrumentation Cable Options:
    • 300V Type PLTC
    • Bare copper conductor 
    • Class C Stranding
    • EHTC®-Ethylene Propylene Rubber jacket
    • Overall shielded pairs/triads
    • Thermoplastic Low-Smoke, Zero-Halogen (LSZH) jacket
    • In accordance with UL subject 2250 as Instrumentation Tray Cable (ITC)
    • Other constructions available upon request

XLPE/XL-CPE Instrumentation Cable Ratings and Approvals:

  • Voltage Rating: 600V
  • Max. Temperature: 90°C wet or dry
  • UL Type RFH-2, FFH-2 conductors
  • UL 1277 Type TC
  • UL 1581
  • ICEA S-82-552
  • ICEA S-73-532
  • UL 1581 VW-1
  • UL 1277
  • IEEE 383
  • IEEE 1202
  • CSA FT-4
  • ICEA T-29-520
  • EPA 40 CFR, Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP
  • OSHA acceptable

XLPE/XL-CPE Instrumentation Cable Features:

  • Ripcord applied to all cables with jacket thickness of 60 mils or less
  • Oil-resistant jacket
  • Sunlight and weather-resistant
  • Excellent electrical, thermal, and physical properties
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Excellent flame resistance
  • "Heavy-duty" rating per ICEA standards
  • Excellent low-temperature characteristics
  • Meets cold bend test at -35°C

XLPE/XL-CPE Instrumentation Cable Applications:

  • Typical applications include audio, intercom, control, energy management, and alarm circuits
  • Acceptable for use in free air or raceways or direct burial
  • In wet or dry locations
  • Permitted for use in Class 1 Division 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC