Price (Per FT.)
CONDUCTOR: 18 AWG - 16 AWG Class B stranded bare copper per ASTM B-3 and B-8
INSULATION: Premium Grade Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
COLOR CODE: Black/ White; Alpha-numeric print; alternate & inverted
SHIELDING Individual and overall 100% coverage, aluminum/polyester foil shield
JACKET: Black sunlight and moisture resistant Polyvinyle Chloride (PVC)
TEMPERATURE RANGE: -30°C to 90°C
SUNLIGHT RESISTANT: Yes
VOLTAGE RATING: 300V rms, Max
- UL Standard 13 Type PLTC
- UL Standard 2250 Type ITC
- NEC Article 336
- Passes FT4/IEEE 1202 Flame Test
- Passes IEEE 383 Flame Test (70,000 btu)
- EPA 40 CFR, Part 26, Subpart C, heavy metals per Table 1, TCLP method
Tray Cable PLTC PVC/PVC Paired Overall Shield (POS) 300V
Tray Cable PLTC is UL Standard approved for quality and safety. It has unique insulation design which makes it appropriate for applications where it is recommended. The Tray Cable PLTC cable is also shielded to reinforce its strength and improve integrity. It has a voltage rating of 300V, necessary for miniature electrical circuits.
The cable has an exceptional electrical conductivity, thanks to copper material. The copper is not only bare but also stranded according to ASTM B-3 and B-8. Stranding copper not only increases flexibility and conductivity but also makes it easier for branch circuiting in miniature and complex circuit systems. The conductors come variably in very different sizes ranging from 18 AWG to 16 AWG.
Many a formidable conditions await Tray Cable PLTC at the applications sites, and a competent insulation system is all that a cable needs to overcome. That is why this cable is designed with a premium grade, extra-tough Polyvinyl Chloride insulation. This insulation system protects the conductors from mechanical breakages, fire destructions, sunlight effects and water.
It is mainly used to reinforce the conductors and also keep the currents signals safe from interruptions by the natural phenomenon. Aluminum/polyester foil is the shielding material used in the cable construction. This shield is overall, covering each individual conductor 100%, enhancing data and signal transmission.
The jacket is an overall cover. It is black and made from PVC which is sunlight and moisture resistant.
Tray Cable PLTC can serve in extreme temperatures of -300C to 900C. This makes it suitable for applications in both indoor and outdoor, with extreme temperature conditions. It is a power cable that transmits power of 300 V rms maximum.
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FAQ Shielded tray cable POS paired overall shield and SPOS shielded
How to identify shielded tray cable POS (paired overall shield) and SPOS (shielded pairs overall shield)?
It is necessary that you are able to identify your cables so that you can make informed choices, especially when you want to place an order. First of all you must know about the wire size, which will tell you how big the conductor is and it is measured in AWG (American Wire Gauge). The insulation for the conductors will usually come in EPR or PVC. POS cables will have an overall shield while SPOS will have shielded pairs with an overall shield.
Are POS/SPOS shielded tray cables the right choice for a conduit system?
Yes, they are but there are also many other cables available in the market that are suitable for a conduit system. However, these cables are economical and they come with a sheath that is virtually impermeable. Most of these cables come with PVC or EPR with TC-ER, individual shielding that comes with 100% coverage.
What are the different types of shields of POS and SPOS cables?
There are different types of shields available for both the POS and SPOS cables. The most common types of shields available in the market are the PVC flame retardant ones. You might also see ones with “ER” (Extended Run) which will have the same crush and impact specifications as that of an UL Type MC cable. You can also find TPE, EPR, CPE and Haloarrest jackets for shielded tray cables.
Why is an overall shield important?
An overall shield will be considered important only when the shielded tray cables are used under the following conditions –
- Extreme environmental conditions –humidity level, temperature of work area
- Installation method - especially if it has to be buried or has to be outdoors
- Exposure to certain elements like oil or grease
- High risk of fire
What is the difference between a POS and SPOS?
POS simply means that the cable has a single pair with an overall shield or jacket. While SPOS is a cable that has shielded pairs that in turn are covered with an overall shield or jacket. Both types are used for wet and dry locations and also for any type of indoor and outdoor applications.
Is the insulation thickness a vital deciding factor for choosing a shielded cable?
The insulation thickness is a deciding factor for any type of cables, regardless of whether they are shielded or unshielded. It pertains to the conductor specifications, the voltage that it will be required to work under and the strength of the cable. Also, when the insulation is thick, it will affect the flexibility of the cable.