Price (Per FT.)
18 AWG - 16 AWG Class B stranded bare copper per ASTM B-3 and B-8
Flame-retartdant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
Black sunlight and moisture resistant Polyvinyle Chloride (PVC)
-30°C to 90°C; (90°C Dry/90°C Wet)
SUNLIGHT RESISTANT: Yes
DIRECT BURIAL: Yes
VOLTAGE RATING: 600V rms, Max
• UL Standard 1277 Type TC-ER
• NEC Article 336
• Passes UL 1685 Flame Test
• Passes IEEE 383 Flame Test (70,000 btu)
• ICEA S-73-532
• ICEA S-95-658 (WC70)
• EPA 40 CFR, Part 26, Subpart C, heavy metals per Table 1, TCLP method
Tray Control Cable XLP/PVC 600V
Tray Control cable is manufactured mainly for current transmission to smaller utility loads. It has a voltage rating of about 600 V and is always used for wiring control systems. It is generally used for power, control and lighting circuits. Being used as power cable it is designed with special features to withstand the weight of this task. Some of the control systems which use this wire include: oil and petroleum machines, automotive plant systems among many. Tray Control cable is used in domestic wiring, commercial applications and in industrial systems.Due to its broad range of applications, the cable is constructed in such a way that it rebuffs all the mechanical and chemical enemies to the cable conductors. Here are some of its construction features:
Tray Control cable is constructed using bare copper conductor. This conductor comes in different sizes ranging from 18 AWG to 16 AWG, which gives a client an opportunity to select that which is fit for his/her applications. The conductor used is stranded. Stranding is a technique that enables a cable to have smaller, finer and numerous conductors in one cable. This makes branch wiring easier and also improves electrical conductivity since stranding reduced current resistance.
Copper is strong, hard, flexible and has excellent electrical conductivity, it therefore makes Tray Control cable the epitome cable for wiring controls for domestic, commercial and industrial systems. The cable has around seven conductor strands in each cable with various conductors ranging from 2 to around 37.
Being used in both outdoor and indoor applications, the cable is made with a reliable, secure and formidable insulations system. The flame repellant Cross linked Polyethylene material provides the necessarily protection to the cable conductors. This sure insulation guarantees longevity to the cable as well as protects hazards like electrocution, short circuits and other emergencies. Flame retardant insulation keeps the flames at bay and making the system safe from other destructive substances like water, oil and sunlight.
PVC jacket provides the Tray Control cable with overall protection. This jacket is black and has sturdy resistance to sunlight and moisture. It complements the insulation of the cable to ensure that there is no mechanical or chemical interference with the conductors. The jacket is thick to supply sufficient protection, it is also lead free, making it environmentally friend and less harmful to humans.
Tray Control cable operates continuously in a temperature range of -300C to 900C. It stands a maximum of 900C in both dry and wet conditions.
Some of the unique features of Tray Control cable XLP/PVC are:
• Rms voltage of 600 V
• Sunlight resistant
• Appropriate for direct burial
• It may be used in NEC class I and II
• May be used in NEC Division 2 hazardous locations.
The cable is applied in power distribution and transmission, control systems and in light circuit wirings. Tray Control cable is used for these functions in various industrial plants. Its applications are not only limited to industries but also to domestic and commercial systems. The cable is used in tray wiring, machine tool and cold temperature storage systems.Its high flexibility befits it for wind energy and automotive plants where there is a lot of locomotion. Its high electrical conductivity and stability to temperature variance, makes the cable good for control system.
Industrial plants where it used, includes: processing equipment, packaging facilities, automotive plants, oil and petroleum equipment. These plants have extreme demanding conditions which may expose a cable to vulnerability. The Tray Control cable is therefore designed with enough properties to enable it function without any cause of alarm. The cable flexibility gives it the capacity to work efficient in the automotive systems where movements are frequent. Its flame and oil resistant insulation guarantees its security during oil and petroleum processing.
Having the capability to withstand extreme cold conditions, the cable works well in cold temperature storage systems. It can also be used above ground, on raceways or directly buried. Since it has the property that makes it withstand both extreme climates of wet and dry locations, this cable serves well in either of the installation methods. Whether installed indoors or outdoors, in aerial systems or conduits, in cable ducts, cable trays or directly buried provided the circuit voltage exceeds not 600 volts, Tray Control cable rightly serves.
• NEC Article 336
• UL Standard 1277 Type TC- ER
• UL 1685 Flame test passed
• IEEE 383 Flame Test (70, 000 btu) passed
• ICEA S-73-532
• ICEA S-95-658 (WC70)
Question and Answer:
FAQ - Tray cable control 8 awg 750 awg
Will a tray cable control 8 awg though 750 awg having the smallest cable O.D. be suitable for purposes such as wet locations or direct burial?
Yes, as these cables are in accordance with NEC specifications in regard to wet and dry locations and also direct burial as per Class I, Div. 2 industrial hazardous locations. Moreover, it has the impact and crush requirements as that of Type MC Cable. In addition, it is lead-free and flame retardant even though the outer jacket will be less or equal to 60 mils.
What are the other notable qualities of tray cable control 8 awg 750 awg?
These cables have a flame retardant outer jacket and insulation, which is seen color coded as per ICEA Method 4. It is also resistant to sunlight, heat, cold, oil and grease. It is also permitted for ER or Exposed Run as per NEC specifications. It works well at 900C in dry locations and 75oC for wet locations.
How do I make the tray control cable totally moisture free in wet locations?
Care has to be taken during installation so that moisture does not get inside the cable, although the cables that we get from the market today are tightly packed with no possible space for moisture to seep through. However, when the ends are not sealed properly during installation, you can expect a little bit of moisture to collect.
Why does my cable have a ripcord?
The ripcord serves no other function than to make a neat slit in the outer jacket without damaging the wires inside. After the slit has been made, you can pull away the outer jacket to facilitate installation. Thus, there is hardly any damage done to the cable as well as the inside wires.
Is tray cable control 8 awg through 750 awg the right choice for outdoor and direct burial purposes?
There are many cables in the market along with the tray control cablewhich are well suited for outdoor uses and for direct burial. However, you can choose the tray cable control 8 awg through 750 awg when you want the smallest O.D. which gives you the strength, performance and long-life of cables with bigger O.D. The cables are well tested for all harsh conditions before they come to the market.
What is the unique quality that identifies a tray control cable?
These cables are specially designed for cable trays which are a support element for control, signaling and communication conductors. These cables are basically low-voltage or signal cables and so carry only a limited amount of electric current at a time. So the cables do not have to be spaced apart and they also do not have to be in a single row to dissipate heat.