Fire Alarm Cable - FPLR - Unshielded Riser, 18/4 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, Red PVC Jacket, 1000 Feet
Commercial Application Power Limited CL2R/FPLR Rated Unshielded
Fire Alarm System Cable for Your Smoke Alarms/Detectors
The 18/4 Fire Alarm Cable is PVC insulated with four 18 gauge solid bare copper conductors. The CL2R CMR rated jacket has a rip cord for easy separation. It is manufactured to current NEC guidelines and verified by outside standards organizations.
When lives are on the line you need to buy the highest quality fire alarm cables you can from a source that you can count on. We are a reputable name in the industry and supply only high quality products. Why do you need fire alarm cables? If a fire occurs you depend on the fire alarm system triggering the sprinklers in the building and set off the smoke alarms warning people to evacuating the premises.
Fire Alarm System Applications
There are many uses for a fire alarm cable such as smoke alarms, smoke detectors, voice communications, microprocessor controlled systems, pull boxes (fire alarm signals), burglar alarms, and other low voltage applications. Fire alarm circuits control and power applications such as safety functions, elevator capture and shutdown, door release, and damper control.
Fire Alarm Products
We offer a variety of shielded and unshielded Plenum, Non-Plenum and Riser fire alarm cables FPLP and FPLR, ranging from 18 AWG to 12 AWG solid bare copper conductors. These fire cables are flexible for easy installation. With our commitment to quality and dependability our cables are ETL Listed and RoHS Compliant. Plenum rated fire cables means it can be run in the area between floors that is used as duct area or other air space. Plenum refers to the material used in the jacket of the cable burns less than non-plenum cables.
- 18AWG solid copper conductors
- Red CMR rated PVC jacket
- Voltage rating of 300V
- RoHs Compliant
- Fire Protection/Alarms
- Audio/Control Circuits
- Initiating Circuits
|Inner Conductor||Solid Bare Copper|
|Conductor Size||18 AWG|
|Outer Jacket Diameter||.381mm|
Plenum vs Riser in Cabling Design - Why Plenum?
A plenum space is the open area above the drop ceiling or below the floor that is used for air circulation in buildings. This could be a problem if there is ever a fire. Using non-plenum cables in a plenum space can spread fire and toxic smoke throughout a building. Plenum cable uses a flame-retardant jacket that is made of special plastics to prevent the release of harmful smoke. Plenum cable is mostly used in commercial applications such as schools and hospital buildings that house a large population of people. It also is required in most multi-floor business buildings with large plenum space areas.
1. Plenum Rated Cable: Plenum cables have a higher fire rating and are designed with fire-retardant plastic jacket of either a low-smoke PVC or a fluorinated ethylene polymer (FEP).
2. Riser Rated Cable: Riser rated cables run between floors through cable risers or in elevator shafts in non-plenum areas. These cables must also self extinguish and prevent the flame from traveling up the cable in a vertical burn test.
3. General Purpose Cable: General Purpose cables have no fire rating. These are not comparable to Riser or Plenum cable jackets because when General Purpose cables burn they release smoke and toxins, as there are no fire safety aspects to these cables.
Cable Fire Ratings
There are a variety of characteristics to consider when purchasing cable for an installation, from the conductor gauge to the jacketing material. Cable jackets provide mechanical, fire, chemical, and installation protection to the important inner parts of the cable. The efficiency of their protection is dependent upon the materials the jacket is made of. There are a few different categories of jacketing material, and within those categories there are different fire ratings. The two main, and highest-quality, jacket types are Plenum and Riser, but there is also General Application and Outdoor cable jackets.
NEC Articles National Electrical Code
- 800 Communications Circuits
- 725 Remote Control, Signaling, Power-Limited Circuits
- 760 Fire Alarm Systems
- 820 Community Antenna TV and Radio Distribution Systems
- 770 Circuits and Equipment Operating at Less Than 50 Volts
- 830 Network-Powered Broadband Communications Systems
Cable Fire Ratings - Terms to Know
- CMP: Plenum Communication Cables. CL3P: Class 3 Plenum, commonly used for Commercial purposes CL2P: Class 2 Plenum, commonly used for Residential purposes
- FPLP: Fire-Power Limited-Plenum, for use in Plenum Spaces
- CMR: Riser Communication Cables. CL3P: Class 3 Riser, commonly used for Commercial purposes CL2P: Class 2 Riser, commonly used for Residential purposes
- FPLR: Fire-Power Limited-Riser, for use in non-Plenum spaces
- CL/CM/CMG: Refers to the fire rating for general purpose cable jackets. These jackets are not suitable for commercial applications and should not be used in Riser or Plenum spaces.
- FPL: Fire-Power Limited, for general applications.
- CMX: Outdoor Application Cables
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