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PVC Copper Instrumentation Cable Metal Bond Armor

PVC Copper Instrumentation Cable with Metal Bond Armor

Overall Shield or Individual and Overall Shield with Metal Bond Armor

TE Wire & Cable Copper Instrumentation Cables are designed for use in NEC Article 725 Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Location and comply with NEC 725 for use in Class 2 and Class 2 Circuits. Cables with up to 50 pairs and continuous lengths of 5,000-10,000 FT are possible. TE Wire & Cable conductor sizes, insulations, and jackets can be mixed and matched to custom design a cable for your specific application. Metal Bond armor or as some know it Zetabon is added to enhance moisture resistance and provide excellent mechanical strength.

PVC twisted/overall shielded instrumentation cable is ideal for systems sensitive to induced voltage and electrical noise. The twisting of the conductor and the aluminum/polyester taper shield provides protection against cross talk, static and magnetic noise in instrumentation circuits. Conductors are insulated with color-coded PVC, then twisted with a tin/copper drain wire. Next, an Aluminum Mylar tape is wrapped around the wires, followed by an inner layer of overall PVC. Metal Bond aka Zetabond is applied and cable is finished with an overall Flame Retardant PVC jacket. The cable is UL listed Subject 13 for Power Limited Tray Cable (PLTC) 300V applications.

Available Options
Ordering Code
    • New Plant Constructions
    • Petrochemical Plants
    • Utilities and Industrial Plants
    • Testing Rig set up
    • Instrumentation Circuits
    • Suitable for Direct Burial and Suspension Application
    • For use in NEC Article 725 Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Locations
    • Complies with NEC 725 for use in Class 2 and Class 3 Circuits
    • Metal Overbraid
    • Available as type ITC
    • CPE Constructions are also available
    • Special Color Codes
    • Continuous use up to 221F (105C) 300 Volt
    • Flame Retardant
    • Good Moisture, Chemical and Solvent  Resistance
    • 100% Continuous Drain/Shield Contact
    • Excellent Mechanical Strength
    • Moisture-proof Barrier
    • Passes IEEE 383 Flame Test
    • Passes VW-1 Flame Test
    • Sunlight Resistant
  • Conductors: Solid or stranded, bare or tinned copper

    Insulation: Nominal .016″ (.40mm) flame retardant PVC

    Color Code: Pairs-black & white, numbered. Triads-black, white & red, numbered (other colors available)

    Construction: Twisted pairs or triads

    Individual Shield (Optional): .00135″ (.03mm) aluminum/polyester tape, 25% overlap

    Individual Drain Wire (Optional): 22 AWG (.61MM) 7-strand tinned copper

    Communication Wire (Optional): 22 AWG (.61mm) 7-strand copper insulated with nominal .015″ (.38mm) orange PVC ( used in constructions 4 pair/triad and larger)

    Cable Shield: .002″(.05mm) aluminum/polyester tape, 25% overlap

    Cable Drain Wire: 7-strand tinned copper, 2 AWG sizes smaller than conductor

    Inner Jacket: Flame retardant extruded PVC with nylon ripcord under jacket

    Armor: Continuously bonded .012″ (.30mm) aluminum/composite tape

    Outer Jacket: Flame retardant CPE (chlorinated polyethylene) bonded to tape with nylon ripcord under tape

    Operating Temperature: -15F (-26C) to +221F (+105C) continuous

  • Overall Shield: UP/ALPZCPETWK – [( 1 )] – [( 2 )] [( 3 )] – [( 4 – 5 )]


    Individual & Overall Shield: UP/ALM/ALPZCPETWK – [( 1 )] – [( 2 )] [( 3 )] – [( 4 – 5 )]

    1) # of Pairs / Triads

    From 2 to 50 pair/triad (contact for larger pair counts)

    2) Wire Size AWG

    Available from 12 to 22 AWG

    3) Add (F) for Stranded Wire

    Example: 20F = 20 AWG 7-Strand Conductor

    4) Pair or Triad Designation

    Triad – 3 conductor – black, white & red, numbered

    BX – 2 conductor per  – black & white, numbered

    5) TIN Copper OPTION

    Option: Add (TIN) to the end of Ordering code to specify tinned copper conductors.

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