Price (Per FT.)
• 18 AWG - 16 AWG Class B stranded tinned copper per ASTM B-33 and B-8
• Flame-Retardant Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)
• ICEA Method 1, Table E-2
• SHIELDING Overall 100% coverage, aluminum/polyester foil shield
• -40°C to 90°C; (90°C Dry/90°C Wet)
• MAX 600V RMS
Shielded Tray Control Cable EPR/CPE 600V
Shielded Tray control cables is a special purpose cable developed for low current, low voltage control units. The conductor is insulated, jacketed and shielded end to end for uttermost safety and durability under harsh working conditions.
This shielded Tray Control Cable EPR/CPE 600V is made of a tin-plated copper wire which is annealed and stranded as per ASTM B8 and ASTM B33. This conductor is rated 18 AWG and 16 AWG.Since copper conductor is highly oxidized when exposed to air, it is tin-plated to increase durability and efficiency.
The conductor is stranded and twisted against each other to increase itsflexibility and to reduce resistance to the flow of current.Annealing the conductor through heat treatment makes it more ductile, malleable and tough to increase its durability.The conductor has a voltage rating of 600V RMS.
The insulation material for the conductor is Flame Retardant Type II Ethylene Propylene Rubber (FR-EPR). This insulator is color-coded as per the requirements of ICEA Method 1; Table E-2.EPR is an unsaturated organic compound with high dielectric strength and very poor electrical conduction. It is flame retardant meaning it can survive in case of a fire breakout.
This is an overall shielded multi-conductor wire. It has 100% cover aluminum/polyester shield. This shield is in direct contact with the drain wire which is tinned.
The multi-conductor cables are jacketed with Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE). CPE is Thermoplastic material which is Flame Retardant. It has high resistance to abrasion, weather and industrial chemicals.
Shielded control traycable has a narrow temperature range of between -40°C to 90°C; which means 90°C in Dry conditions and -40°C in wet conditions.
FAQ Shielded tray cable eprpvc
Do your shielded tray cables meet the National Electric Code?
Yes, all our cables are manufactured keeping the National Electric Code (NEC) Article 400, Article 725and related articles in mind. These specifications are vital for safety reasons and will not compromise the quality of our products. However, the user and the electrician must also be familiar with the NEC articles so that safety is kept as a priority at all times.
Can I just patch the damaged shielded tray cables rather than replacing the entire one?
All our cables are designed with safety, utility and durability in mind. They can be used for a variety of purposes, but it is always better to replace the entire cable rather than patching it up. You will find that replacing is better when the cable is used for extreme conditions and for heavy-duty purposes. Also, it is better to get a qualified technician to do the job for you, especially when it involves repairs in hazardous conditions.
What are the common uses of shielded tray cables?
Shielded tray cables can be used for almost any applications, but the most common ones are in raceways and for ground burials, and also in wet conditions like channels and conduits. They are used at home in both wet and dry conditions and there is no fluctuation of performance under any conditions. They are mostly installed in cable trays both for indoor and outdoor applications.
What are the advantages of using a shielded tray cable?
The installation of a shielded tray cable is cheap and maintenance is easy. They are used in places where the conditions are extreme and they can withstand impact and pressure. Basically, they can be used anywhere and for most applications, but keep in mind that they are not easy to bend.
What is the ideal temperature for tray cables to work?
Shielded tray cables work well in any temperature, but they are ideally suited for work in 750Cbe it wet or dry conditions. Their temperature range can be between 1300C to 900C. Tray cables are sold only after they have been tested in various temperatures and hazardous conditions. So you can be assured of their performance no matter what you intend to use them for. However, there are shielded tray cables that are manufactured to withstand extreme temperatures also.
What are the materials used in shielded tray cables?
These types of cables are mostly made for harsh conditions and most come with EPR shields, although you can find cables with PVC, CPE and ZHLS jackets. The conductor insulation materials can be in PVC, NYLON, XHHW or FR-EP. The overall shield might come in aluminium, polyester or copper tape. The materials are specially designed to be heat, oil and moisture resistant.