This shielded Type TC-ER cable is suitable for use in exposed runs and features sunlight resistant PVC jacket and nylon insulation. This multi-conductor control is also known as a VNTC exposed run unshielded tray cable. This TC-ER Cable is also suitable for use in free air, raceways, or direct burial applications, and in wet or dry conditions. It also has approval for use in Class I, Division 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC. Control Cables with three or more conductors have approval for use as Exposed Run 'ER' use in accordance with NEC.

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Type TC-ER Shielded Industrial Control Cable Specifications

Type TC-ER Shielded Control Cable Construction:

  • Conductor: 18 AWG thru 10 AWG fully annealed stranded bare copper per ASTM B3
    • Class B stranding per ASTM B8
  • Insulation: Flame Retardant Polyvinylchloride (PVC) with clear Polyamide (nylon)
    • Color-coded per ICEA Method 1; Table E-2 plus alpha-numeric printed numbers (Does not include white or green)
  • Overall Shield: Flexfoil® aluminum/polyester, in contact with stranded tinned copper drain wire
  • Jacket: Flame retardant, moisture and sunlight resistant Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Shielded TC-ER Cable Options:
    • Tinned copper conductor
    • Class C stranding
    • E-1 Color Code
    • Unshielded
    • Other constructions available upon request

Type TC-ER Shielded Control Cable Ratings and Approvals:

  • Voltage Rating: 600V
  • Max. Temperature: 90°C dry, 75°C wet
  • Industry Approvals:
    • UL 1277 Type TC-ER for 3 or more conductors
    • UL 1581
    • UL 66 NEC Type TFN Conductors (16 & 18 AWG)
    • UL 83 NEC Type THHN/THWN conductors (14 through 10 AWG)
    • ICEA S-95-658
  • Flame Test Compliances:
    • UL 1277
    • IEEE 383
    • IEEE 1202
    • CSA FT4
  • Other Compliances:
    • Meets EPA 40 CFR, Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP method
    • OSHA acceptable

Type TC-ER Shielded Control Cable Features:

  • Ripcord applied to all cables with a jacket thickness of 60 mils or less
  • Outstanding sunlight, cold bend, and cold impact resistance
  • Smallest cable O.D. available for suitable applications
  • Long service life
  • Good oil and chemical resistance
  • Meets cold bend test at -25°C
  • Meets crush and impact requirements of Type MC cable