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Fire Alarm Cable - FPLR - Shielded Riser, 18/4 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, Red PVC Jacket, 1000 Feet

SKU: FA2-1971/184
Made in USA RoHS Compliant ETL Verified logo


FPLR Shielded Riser Cable for Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarm Systems

The Shielded Riser (FPLR) Fire Alarm Cable has solid bare copper conductors and is available in 12, 14, 16, and 18 gauge sizes. This riser FPLR fire alarm cable has aluminum mylar shielding over the conductors and a low smoke PVC jacket. It also has a 24 gauge drain wire. Its shielding provides protection against undesirable system noise. Sequential footage markings on the jacket help facilitate the installation process, as you always know how much cable is remaining.

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.

Cable Fire Ratings



  • FT4 riser rated PVC jacket
  • Sequential footage markings on jacket
  • ETL listed
  • RoHS compliant
  • Aluminum mylar shielding
  • Voltage rating: 300V
  • 24 gauge drain wire
  • Temperature rating: 75°C
  • Made in USA
  • Fire alarm wiring
  • Fire protection
  • Signals
  • Monitoring and detection systems
  • Audio circuits
  • Notifications circuits
  • Control circuits
  • Initiating circuits
Conductor Insulation Colors
  • 1. Black
  • 2. Red
  • 3. Brown
  • 4. Blue



Physical Construction

Inner Conductor Solid Bare Copper
Conductor Size 18 AWG
Insulation PVC
(0.010 in.)
Nominal OD 4.57 mm (0.180 in.)
Outer Jacket Thickness .381mm (0.015in.)
Jacket PVC
Jacket Color Red
Shielding Aluminum with Mylar

Electrical Characteristics

Temperature 75℃
Voltage Rating 300 V
Color Mode Black

Additional Information

Additional Information

Plenum vs Riser in Cabling Design - Why Plenum?

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What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Fire Alarm Cable (FPLR) Riser Shielded, 18/4 AWG Solid Bare Copper Conductors, Red PVC Jacket
  • 1000 Ft