SPEC 45154

Multi-Conductor CU 600V PVC TFFN PVC Shielded Control Cable #16 and #18

Type TC-ER, PLTC, FPL, and NFPL Control Cable 600 Volt Copper Conductors, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer Insulation TFFN Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket, Shielded Control Cable Conductor Identification Method 1 Table 2

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:7 strands class B compressed bare copper per ASTM B3 and ASTM B8
  2. Insulation:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer TFFN, 19 Mils thick for 18 and 16
  3. Drain Wire:Tinned copper
  4. Shielding:100% coverage aluminum foil
  5. Jacket:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Jacket

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s Type TC-ER, PLTC, FPL, and NFPL Control Cable are suited for use in dry areas, troughs, trays, and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 90°C in dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 250°C For uses in Class I, II, and III per NEC Article 725 and 760. Constructions with 3 or more conductors are listed for exposed runs (TC-ER) per NEC 336.10. Oil and sunlight resistant

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • UL 13 Standard for Power-Limited Circuit Cables
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables Type THHN
  • UL 1277 TC-ER
  • UL 1581 Electrical Wires, Cables and Flexible Cords
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • ICEA S-73-532 Standard for Control, Thermocouple Extension and Instrumentation Cables
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power cables rated 2000 volts or less for the distribution of electrical energy
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • EPA 40 CFR, Part 26, Subpart C heavy metals per Table 1, TCLP method
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Southwire XXAWG XX/C PVC/Nylon SHLD TFFN Type TC-ER E79496 (UL) 600V 90°C Dry Oil Res I PLTC NPLF Sun Res- Sequential mark
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberDiameter Over ConductorInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/KcmilConductorsinchmilmilinchlb/1000ft
    5764591820.015219450.27240
    TBA1830.015219450.28549
    5860941840.015219450.30859
    TBA1850.015219450.33269
    5778881860.015219450.36581
    TBA1870.015219450.37588
    TBA1890.015219450.412109
    TBA18120.015219450.458137
    5669281620.019219450.29651
    5778841630.019219450.31254
    TBA1640.019219450.33877
    6462451650.019219450.36591
    TBA1670.019219450.395118
    TBA1690.019219450.456146
    64624716120.019219600.539200

    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances

    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item

    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberMin Bending RadiusDC Resistance @ 25°CAC Resistance @ 90°CAllowable Ampacity At 60°CAllowable Ampacity At 75°CAllowable Ampacity At 90°C
    ConductorsAWG/KcmilinchΩ/1000ftΩ/1000ftAmpAmpAmp
    5764591823.36.548.18777
    TBA1833.46.548.18777
    5860941843.76.548.18777
    TBA18546.548.18777
    5778881864.46.548.18777
    TBA1874.36.548.18777
    TBA1894.96.548.18777
    TBA18125.56.548.18777
    5669281623.64.185.226101010
    5778841633.74.185.226101010
    TBA1644.14.185.226101010
    6462451654.44.185.226101010
    TBA1674.74.185.226101010
    TBA1695.54.185.226101010
    64624716126.54.185.226999