Security Alarm Cable - Plenum (CMP) - 18/8 AWG, CL3P, Stranded (7 Strand), Shielded, 1000ft, White
18/8 Shielded Alarm Cable for Residential & Commercial Security Systems
Our Bulk Security Alarm Cables, also known as alarm wire, has been designed to meet the installation requirements for alarm systems. This plenum alarm cable features eight 18 gauge bare copper 7 strand conductors. It is supplied with a low smoke CMP jacket for fire safety. It uses an aluminum mylar shielding to protect from external electromagnetic interference. This USA made security cable is constructed to be installed with security systems, intercom systems, power-limited controls and sound/audio systems.
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Our Bulk Security Alarm Cables, also known as alarm wire, has been designed to meet the installation requirements for alarm systems. Our stock has a wide variety of high quality alarm cables to meet all your needs. Our bulk security cables come with both riser and plenum rated jacket. Be sure to check the building code requirements before purchasing alarm cable. The alarm cable also include print legends to allow for quick identification of each cable's application. Time is precious and the convenience of the cables at installation makes our security alarm cables the choice for multiple applications.
Where to use Plenum Security Alarm Cable
A broad range of applications exist for bulk plenum security alarm cabling. It is widely used with security systems, intercom systems, sound/audio systems, and power-limited controls in commercial settings such as schools, universities, hospitals, airports, government buildings, train and transportation centers, stadiums, and arenas. Since this security cable has multiple conductors under one jacket, the preparation, set up, and termination time is shorter.
- 18 AWG 8 Conductors
- CL3P, Plenum Rated
- 7 Stranded Bare Copper Conductors
- Low Smoke PVC Insulation
- Low Smoke White PVC Jacket
- Sequential Footage Marking
- CL3P/FPLP Rated
- ETL Listed
- RoHS Compliant
- NEC Articles
- 22-16 AWG: FPLP/760, CMP/800, CL3P, CL2P/725
- 14-12 AWG: FPLP, CL3P
- Conductor Jacket Color
Residential or Commercial Applications
- Security Systems
- Intercom Systems
- Sound/Audio Systems
- Power-Limited Controls
|Inner Conductor||Stranded Bare Copper|
|Conductor Size||18 AWG|
|Insulation||Low Smoke PVC|
|Outer Jacket Diameter||.38mm|
|Jacket||Low Smoke PVC|
|Number of Strands||7|
|Conductor Insulation||1.2mm PVC|
How to Select CM, CMR and CMP Cable?
CMR: The 'R' in CMR is for 'Riser'. Riser type cables are engineered to prevent the spread of fire from floor to floor and are suitable for vertical shaft applications.
CMP: The 'P' in CMP is for Plenum. Cables meeting type CMP requirements are suitable for installation in ducts and plenums without the use of conduit. These cables are designed for fire resistance and low-smoke and toxin producing characteristics.
CMX: The 'X' in CMX is for Outside Plant. Cables meeting type CMX requirements are suitable for installation in outdoor applications where exposed to the elements.
CM/CMH/CMG: CM is used for general building wiring such as residential house. CM cables are used in areas other than plenums and risers.
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.
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
- Security Alarm Cable - Plenum (CMP) - 18/8 AWG, CL3P, Stranded (7 Strand), Shielded, White
- 1000 Ft