West Penn Wire 1975RD0500 signal cable

West Penn Wire 1975RD0500 signal cable
Fire Alarm Cables
Life. Safety. Fire alarm systems serve as life lines to safe and secure buildings.
As one of the original manufacturers of fire alarm cable, West Penn Wire knows
proper cable selection is critical to effective system performance. With over 100
variations of cable constructions, environmental ratings, colors, and striping options,
we have the right fire alarm cable. Match the right cable to system demand and
ensure a safe building.
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C
B
A
A
A
C
B
A
B
FEATURES
• Solid Conductor Constructions
• Stranded Conductor Constructions
• Power Limited Data Grade Designs
• Available in Multiple Jacket Colors
• Avialable with Strips
• Circuit Integrity Designs
• Local Law 5 (NYC) Designs
• Indoor/Outdoor Design in Aquaseal Section-
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Fire Alarm Cables
UNSHIELDED FIRE ALARM CABLES
UNSHIELDED FIRE ALARM CABLES
AWG
Size
12 Solid
# of
Cond. Aquaseal
2
14 Solid
2
14 Solid
4
16 Solid
2
16 Solid
4
18 Solid
2
18 Solid
4
12 Strd
2
14 Strd
2
14 Strd
4
16 Strd
2
16 Strd
4
18 Strd
2
18 Strd
4
FPL
Low Cap
Parallel
974
972
D990
971
D980
D982
970
AQ227
AQ226
AQ246
AQ225
AQ245
AQ224
AQ244
FPLR
Mid-Cap
FPLP
Mid-Cap
998
994
700
990
992
980
982
998S
994S
60995B
60993B
60700B
60991B
60164B
60980B
60992B
NPLF
Mid-Cap
1994
NPLFP
Mid-Cap
FPLR-CIC
Mid-Cap
FPLR-CI
Mid-Cap
251994
5020UZ
5120UZ
5020UM
5120UM
5122UM
5220UM
5222UM
5320UM
5322UM
1990
5220UZ
251980
5000UZ
5100UZ
990S
5200UZ
SHIELDED FIRE ALARM CABLES
SHIELDED FIRE ALARM CABLES
AWG
Size
12 Solid
FPL
# of
Cond. Aquaseal Low Cap
2
12 Solid
4
14 Solid
2
14 Solid
4
16 Solid
2
16 Solid
4
18 Solid
2
18 Solid
4
12 Strd
2
14 Strd
2
14 Strd
4
16 Strd
2
16 Strd
4
18 Strd
2
18 Strd
4
FPLR
Mid-Cap
FPLP
Mid-Cap Low-Cap
NPLF
Mid-Cap
NPLFP
Mid-Cap
FPLR-CIC
Mid-Cap
FPLR-CI
Mid-Cap
5020FZ
5022FZ
5120FZ
5020FM
5022FM
5120FM
5122FM
5220FM
5222FM
5320FM
5322FM
999
60994B
1999
D995
995
60992B
251995
D991
991
993
975
977
60990B D60990
603164B
60975B D60975
60977B
1995
1997
1991
1975
251975
D975
AQ296
AQ295
AQ294
AQ3245
AQ293
AQ3244
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251991
5220FZ
5222FZ
5000FZ
5100FZ
5200FZ
5100FM
5200FM
5300FM
WEST PENN WIRE
FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS AND CABLE:
West Penn Wire is the leading manufacturer of fire alarm system cables for the fire protection industry.Our innovative
product line includes all power-limited and non-power limited cables for use in the NECArticle 760.West Penn Wire
includes Aquaseal power-limited fire alarm system cables.AquasealWater-Resistant cable is a trademark for the industries original indoor/outdoor low-capacitance fire alarmsystem cables.
NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE (NEC) ARTICLE 760:NEC Article 760 covers the installation of wiring and equipment of fire
alarm systems, including all circutis controlled and powered by the fire alarm system.These systems are defined in the
NEC as “Theportion of the wiring system between the load side of the overcurrent devices or the power-limited supplyand the connected equipment of all circuits powered and controlled by the fire alarm system.”
POWER-LIMITED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM CABLES:
Three types of power-limited fire alarm cables are currently in use.
1.Type FPL- FPL power-limited fire alarm cable is listed by the NEC as being suitable for general purpose fire alarm
use.This listing excludes installation in riser, ducts, plenums and other spaceused for environmental air unless the cable
is installed in conduit.All FPL cables are listed as being resistant to the spread of fire and must pass both UL test 1424
and the vertical flame testUL 1581.
2.Type FPLR- FPLR power-limited fire alarm riser cable is listed as being suitable for use in a vertical run in a shaft or from
floor to floor.All FPLR cables are listed as having fire-resistantcharacteristics capable of preventing fire from traveling
from floor to floor.Riser cables must pass both UL test 1424 and the Vertical riser test UL 1666.
3.Type FPLP- FPLP power-limited fire alarm cable is listed by the NEC as being suitable for usein ducts, plenums and
other space used for environmental air.All FPLP cable are listed as having adequate fire resistant and low-smokeproducing characteristics and must pass bothUL test 1424 and UL Stiener tunnel test 910. (NFPA262)
• No Voltage Rating Markings on PLFA Cables
• CL3 and CM rated cables, which have a voltage rating of 300V are permitted to be usedas
PLFA cables.
• Power-limited is inherently limited by the power supply
• Transformer
• Other Power Supply Devices
NON POWER-LIMITED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM CABLES:
1.Type NPLF- NPLF Non power-limited fire alarm cable is listed by the NEC as being suitable for general purpose fire
alarm use.This listing excludes installation in riser, ducts, plenums and other space used for environmental air unless the
cable is installed in conduit.All NFPL cables are listed as being resistant to the spread of fire and must pass both UL test
1424 and the verticalflame test UL 1581.
2.Type NPLFP- NPLFP Non power-limited fire alarm cable is listed by the NEC as being suitable for use in ducts, plenums
and other space used for environmental air.All NPLFP cable are listed as having adequate fire resistant and low-smokeproducing characteristics and must pass bothUL test 1424 and UL Stiener tunnel test 910.(NFPA262)
• Power source of NPLFA circuits output voltage shall not exceed 600 volts.Nominal
• Marking on NPLF cables are not addressed as 150V.For use in 150V or less on NPLF circuits( out of tray or
conduit)
• Class 1 cables can be installed and used as NPLFA, but must be placed in a tray or conduit.• Overcurrent
devices shall be located at the point where the device to be protected receives its supply.
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CONVENTIONAL ( STANDARD) FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
Conventional Fire Alarm Systems, in their various forms, have been around for many of years and havechanged little in
that time in terms of technology although design and reliability have impovedsignificantly.However, Conventional systems are a well proven technology protecting many hundreds ofthousands of properties worldwide. A Conventional
Fire Alarm System is often the natural choice forsmaller systems or where budget constraints exist.
In a Conventional Fire Alarm System the “Intelligence”of the system resides solely within the Fire AlarmControl Panel.The
panel receives a trigger signal from a Conventional Detector or Initiating DeviceCircuit (Smoke, heat, flame detectors)
which in turn signals the condition to the Notification (Indicating)Device Circuit such as alarm sounders, horns, strobes
and other remote signalling equipment.
Conventional detectors are normally connected to the Fire Control Panel via dedicated circuits, each circuit protecting a
designated “Zone”or area of the building.The system has different modes:Normal,Alarm, Trouble, and others, depending
on the Fire Alarm Manufacturer.
Zone 1
Zone 2 Initiating
Zone 3 Devices
Notification
Devices
FACP
CONVENTIONAL FIRE ALARM CABLE SELECTION
The designer must be sure that the last device on the circuit has sufficient voltage to operate the devicewithin its
rated voltage.When calculating the voltage available to the last device, it is necessary to ocon-sider the voltage drop
due to the resistance of the wire.The larger the wire, the less the voltage drop.Generally, for purposes of determining
the wire size necessary for the system, it is best to consider all ofthe devices as “lumped”on the end of the supply circuit, this simulates the worst case.
Typical wire size resistance:
18 AWG solid:
16 AWG solid:
14 AWG solid:
12 AWG solid:
Approximately
Approximately
Approximately
Approximately
6.5ohms/1000ft.
4.1ohms/1000ft.
2.6ohms/1000ft.
1.8ohms/1000ft.
Loop Resistance
13ohms/1000ft.
8.2ohms/1000ft.
5.2ohms/1000ft.
3.6ohms/1000ft.
EXAMPLE:
Assume you have 10 devices on a zone and each require 50mA average and 2000ft.of 14 AWG wiring.The voltage drop
at the end of the loop is .050 amps per device x 10 devices x 2.6?/1000ft x 2000 = 2.6 V.A 12 AWG would produce a
drop 1.8 V, and a 18 AWG would produce a voltage drop of 6.5 V.
Notes:
• If Class A wiring is installed, the wire length may be up to 4 times the single wire length in this calculation• Consult your panel
manufacturer’s specifications to determine acceptable voltage drop.Do not exceed panels specifiedamperage output• All wiring
must be installed in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and applicable local codes, as well as special requirements
of the authority having jurisdiction, using the proper wire size.
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CONVENTIONAL FIRE ALARM SYSTEM CABLES
(POWER-LIMITED) CONVENTIONAL FIRE ALARM SYSTEM CABLES:
CONDUCTOR-
• Shall not be smaller in size than a 26 AWG.
• Single conductor no smaller than 18 AWG.
• Solid or Stranded conductor.Bare Copper for lower DCResistance.
INSULATION (DIELECTRIC)• PVC Insulation for the FPLR cables
• Fire/ Smoke Retardant PVC for the FPLP - West PennWire “B”Series
• Flouropolymer Insulation for the FPLP - Non “B”Series.
CONDUCTORS ARE EITHER TWISTED CABLED OR PARALLEL.
SHIELD(OPTIONAL) DEPENDANT ON SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS • To protect against interference created from other cables or other
electronic/electrIcal/ Mechanical devices.
• The shield is a 100% Aluminium foiled wrap.
JACKETPVC Jacket for the FPLR cables
• Flexible Plenum PVCjacket for the FPLP cables.
• The jacket is usually Red
(NON POWER-LIMITED) CONVENTIONAL FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
CABLES:
CONDUCTOR-
• 18 AWG or smaller AWG ( larger conductor)
• Solid or stranded Bare copper
INSULATION (DIELECTRIC)• PVC with Nylon coating • NPLF cables (Nylon for dielectric stregth)
• Flouropolymer insulation - NPLFP cablesCONDUCTORS ARE CABLED.
SHIELD(OPTIONAL) DEPENDANT ON SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
• To protect against interference created from other cables or other
electronic/electrIcal/ Mechanical devices.
• The shield is a 100% Aluminium foiled wrap.
JACKETPVC Jacket for the NPLF cables
• Flouropolymer jacket - NPLFP cables
• Color is usually red.
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ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
Addressable Fire Alarm Systems differ from conventional systems in a number of ways and certainly addmore flexibility,
intelligence, speed of identification and scope of control.For this reason, Addressable Fire Alarm Systems are the natural
choice for larger premises and buildings with morecomplex system requirements.
In an Addressable system, detectors are wired in a loop around the building with each detector havingits own unique
address.The system may contain one or more loops depending upon the size of the sys-tem and design
requirements.The Fire Control Panel communicates with each detector individually andreceives a status report e.g Normal, Alarm, Trouble etc.As each detector has an individual address thefire alarm control panel is able to display or indicate the precise location of the device in question, whichobviously helps speed the location of an incident and for this
reason zoning of the system is not neces-sary, although it may be done for convenience.
Addressable detectors are, in themselves, intelligent devices which are capable of reporting far morethan just fire or
fault conditions.Most analog addressable detectors are able to signal if contamination inthe device reaches a pre-set
level enabling maintenance to take place prior to problems being experienced.
In most earlier styles of Addressable systems, the notification appliances were not intellegent.Today,many manufacturers are providing addressable notification technology.There are many advantages ofproviding such technology.Such as
lower cost of wire, and overall installation time.
Addressable initiating
device loop
Notification
Devices
FACP
ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM CABLE SELECTION
The designer must be aware of not only the D.C Resistance of the cable, but the capacitance and theVelocity of proporgation of the cable.The designer must assure that the overall loop capacitance is notcompromised, and error rates are
kept to a minimum.
Nominal Capacitance for wire sizes:
18 AWG solid unshielded: 16pf/ft
18 AWG solid shielded: 25pf/f
16 AWG solid unshielded: 18pf/ft
16 AWG solid shielded: 30pf/ft
14 AWG solid shielded: 30pf/ft.
12 AWG solid shielded: 35pf/ft.
t45pf/ft **
54pf/ft **
54pf/ft **
63pf/ft ****
Capacitance between one conductor and the other connected to the shield.
Notes:
• If Class A wiring is installed, the wire length may be up to 4 times the single wire length in this calculation
• Consult your panel manufacturer’s specifications to determine acceptable loop capacitance.• All wiring must be installed in compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and applicable local codes, as well as special requirements of the authority having jurisdiction, using the proper wire size.
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LOW AND MID CAPACITANCE CABLES:
ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
The need to conform to the American with Disability Act (ADA), and the increased demand for addressable fire-alarm
systems have created many changes in the fire-alarm cable constructions.An addressable system allows the control
panel or unit to communicate with each base individuallyusing a sophisticated polling process.The polling process
allows the system to detect trouble, or alarmor each base initiating devices, and in some cases the notification
devices.Addressable fire-alarm signals need to be fast and have a clear signal transfer.Hence the electricalcharacteristics
are a major concern in cable construction
Input
Signal
Output
Minimal capacitance change
Small capacitance change
Large capacitance change
Capacitance-The property of a system of conductors and dielectrics that allow the storage of an electrical charge
when a potential difference exists between conductors.Capacitance is found betweenwo wires of a twisted pair, and
also between adjacent conductors in the same cable (mutual capaci-ance).Capacitance is expressed in pf/ft.The larger
the capacitance, the higher the distortions.
Velocity of propogation-refers to a ratio of a signal traveling through a cable compared to that samesignal traveling
through air and is determined by the dielectric insulation material.
(POWER-LIMITED) ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM CABLES:
CONDUCTOR
• Shall not be smaller in size than a 26 AWG.
• Single conductor no smaller than 18 AWG.
• Solid or Stranded conductor.Bare Copper for lower DC Resistance.
• West Penn Wire 12 AWG up to 18 AWG.
INSULATION (DIELECTRIC)
• COPOLENE Insulation for the FPL cables.
• Thicker than conventional fire system cable insulation
• A better performance dielectric material
• Flouropolymer Insulation for the FPLP CablesTWISTED CABLE CONSTRUCTION.
SHIELD(OPTIONAL) DEPENDANT ON SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS.
• To protect against interference created from other cables or other electronic/electrical/
Mechanical devices.
• The shield is a 100% Aluminium foiled wrap.JACKET
• PVC Jacket for the FPL cables• Flexible Plenum PVCjacket for the FPLP cables.
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AQUASEAL WATER RESISTANT CABLE
Aquaseal Power-limited water-resistant cables are designed to be used for indoor/outdoor fire alarm sys-tem.The
Aquaseal products are manufactured using a premium grade jacket compound.These cablesare flame retardant, sunlight and water resistant, and employ an abrasion and crush resistant construction.This durability allows the Aquaseal
power-limited water-resistant cables to be direct burial.
The internal cable construction employs a dry water blocking barrier instead of a messy gel.Unlikemany other outdoor
cables which can not be placed indoors due to their inability to pass flame tests.Aquaseal water-resistant cables carry
both indoor and outdoor ratings.
Aquaseal cable retains consistent electrical characteristics compared to standard cable when immersedin water.The
moisture blocking barrier used in this cable has proven itself in various tests where stan-dard outdoor cable has
failed.This can be verified by monitoring the capacitance levels of both cables.Aquaseal water-resistant cables will consistently have lower capacitance values and remain stable overthe long haul enabling the lowest signal loss.
Aquaseal is UL listed NEC type FPL or PLTC rated and utilizing 18 AWG to 12 AWG makes this cableexcellent for low voltage Conventional and Addressable systems.
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AUDIO
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Audio R
+ -
INPUTS
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AMPLIFIED
ohm
COM
VGA
OUTPUT
70V
100V
INPUT
MONITOR
OUT
3.5
3.5mm
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STEREO
MINI
AUDIO
L
Audio R
+ -
INPUTS
+ 4/8
AMPLIFIED
ohm
COM
OUTPUT
70V
100V
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Aquaseal Water Resistant Cables
Communication Cables (CM)
Pgs. 38-42
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Aquaseal Water Resistant Cables
Power-Limited - Fire Alarm (FPL)
Pgs. 43-44
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Power-Limited
Unshielded | FPLR
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Solid Conductors
• Riser Rated UL Listed - UL1666
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
980
1
Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PP*
.007
None
PVC
.017
982
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PP*
.007
None
990
1
Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
PP*
.007
992
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
994
1
Pair
700
998
Catalog
No.
WEST PENN WIRE
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.146
FPLR
20 pf/ft
RD, BL,WH,YE
PVC
.017
.170
FPLR
20 pf/ft
RD, BL,WH,YE
None
PVC
.017
.168
FPLR
23 pf/ft
RD, BL,WH,YE
PP*
.007
None
PVC
.017
.198
FPLR
23 pf/ft
RD
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PP*
.010
None
PVC
.017
.210
FPLR
22 pf/ft
RD, BL,WH,YE
4
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PP*
.010
None
PVC
.017
.246
FPLR
22 pf/ft
RD
1
Pair
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
PP*
.010
None
PVC
.017
.244
FPLR
23 pf/ft
RD
Shielding
Inches
Special Notes:
• Selected Plenum Versions see page
• Selected Indoor/Outdoor Versions see Aquaseal
• Select items are packaged in our Advantage Box.
• PP* - Polypropylene
• Rip Cord
• Spools Size - Standard 1000ft Put-ups
• Tracer markings available upon request
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Power-Limited- PLENECON II
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Solid Conductors
• Riser Rated UL Listed - NFPA-262 Smoke/Flame
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Unshielded | FPLP
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
60980B
1
Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
.008
None
Plenum PVC
.015
60982B
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
.008
None
60991B
1
Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
.008
60164B
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
60993B
1
Pair
60700B
60995B
Catalog
No.
WEST PENN WIRE
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.144
FPLP
31 pf/ft
RD
Plenum PVC
.015
.166
FPLP
31 pf/ft
RD
None
Plenum PVC
.015
.164
FPLP
33 pf/ft
.008
None
Plenum PVC
.015
.191
FPLP
33 pf/ft
RD
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
.010
None
Plenum PVC
.015
.198
FPLP
34 pf/ft
RD, BL,YE
4
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
.010
None
Plenum PVC
.015
.236
FPLP
34 pf/ft
RD
1
Pair
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
.010
None
Plenum PVC
.015
.239
FPLP
40 pf/ft
RD
Shielding
Inches
RD, BL,
OR,WH,YE
Special Notes:
• Selected Plenum Versions see page
• Select items are packaged in our Advantage Box.
• PP* - Polypropylene
• Rip Cord
• Spools Size - Standard 1000ft Put-ups
• Tracer markings available upon request
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Stranded Conductors
WEST PENN WIRE
Unshielded | FPLR
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Stranded Conductors for Flex Installations
• Riser Rated UL Listed - UL1666
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
990S
1 Pair
16 AWG
Strd
4.1Ω/Mft
PP*
.009
None
PVC
.017
.182
FPLR
19 pf/ft
RD
994S
1 Pair
14 AWG
Strd
2.6Ω/Mft
PP*
.010
None
PVC
.017
.224
FPLR
24 pf/ft
RD
998S
1 Pair
12 AWG
Strd
1.8Ω/Mft
PP*
.010
None
PVC
.017
.260
FPLR
24 pf/ft
RD
Unshielded | FPLP
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Stranded Conductors for Flex Installations
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
Applications:
Indoor within ducts, plenum and other
spaces used for environmental air:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
60991S
1 Pair
16 AWG
Strd
4.1Ω/Mft
.008
None
.015
.180
FPLP
33 pf/ft
RD
60993S
1 Pair
14 AWG
Strd
2.6Ω/Mft
.010
None
.015
.210
FPLP
34 pf/ft
RD
60995S
1 Pair
12 AWG
Strd
1.8Ω/Mft
.010
None
.015
.254
FPLP
40 pf/ft
RD
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Bulk Cable | Aquaseal® Direct Burial
WEST PENN WIRE
Unshielded | FPL/CL3/PLTC
Applications:
Indoor / Outdoor Use: DIRECT BURIAL
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• UL Listed and Direct Burial- UL1685
• Two-Ply waterblocking tapes
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
None
.035
PVC .015
Nylon .005
None
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
AQ226
1 Pair
AQ246
AQ227
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
AQ224
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
AQ244
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
AQ225
1 Pair
AQ245
Catalog
No.
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.270
CL3/FPL
PLTC
25 pf/ft
BK
.040
.327
CL3/FPL
PLTC
25 pf/ft
BK
None
.040
.295
CL3/FPL
PLTC
28 pf/ft
BK
PVC .015
Nylon .005
None
.040
.355
CL3/FPL
PLTC
28 pf/ft
BK
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
None
.040
.310
CL3/FPL
PLTC
32 pf/ft
BK
4
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
None
.040
.395
CL3/FPL
PLTC
32 pf/ft
BK
1 Pair
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
None
.040
.340
CL3/FPL
PLTC
36 pf/ft
BK
Shielding
Inches
Bulk Cable | Aquaseal® In-Conduit
Unshielded | FPL/CL3/CM
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
WEST PENN WIRE
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• UL Listed CM/CL3 AND FPL
• Two-Ply waterblocking tapes
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
Applications:
Indoor / Outdoor Use: IN-CONDUIT
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
AQC224
1 Pair
18 AWG
7X26
6.2Ω/Mft
PVC
.010
None
PVC
.025
.218
CM/CL3
FPL
29 pf/ft
GY
AQC225
1 Pair
16 AWG
19X29
4.2Ω/Mft
PVC
.010
None
PVC
.025
.242
CM/CL3
FPL
32 pf/ft
GY
AQC226
1 Pair
14 AWG
19X27
2.7Ω/Mft
PVC
.010
None
PVC
.025
.294
CM/CL3
FPL
34 pf/ft
GY
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLR
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Some Product Available in Multiple Jacket Colors
• Riser Rated UL Listed - UL1666
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
975
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PP*
.008
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
977
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PP*
.008
AL. Foil
100%
991
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
PP*
.008
993
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
995
1 Pair
999
1 Pair
Catalog
No.
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.150
FPLR
38 pf/ft*
69 pf/ft**
RD, BL,WH,YE
PVC
.017
.180
FPLR
38 pf/ft*
69 pf/ft**
RD
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
.172
FPLR
43 pf/ft*
78 pf/ft**
RD, BL, WH, YE
PP*
.008
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
.200
FPLR
39 pf/ft*
70 pf/ft**
RD
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PP*
.012
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
.215
FPLR
39 pf/ft*
70 pf/ft**
RD
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
PP*
.012
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
.248
FPLR
44 pf/ft*
77 pf/ft**
RD
Shielding
Inches
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
Special Notes:
• Selected Plenum Versions see page
• Selected Indoor/Outdoor Versions see Aquaseal
• Select items are packaged in our Advantage Box.
• Rip cord under jacket
• PP* - Polypropylene
• Spools Size - Standard 1000ft Put-ups
• Tracer markings available upon request
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Plenum
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLP
Applications:
Indoor within ducts, plenum and other
spaces used for environmental air:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Some Product Available in Multiple Jacket Colors
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
60975B
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
Polymer
Alloy
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
60977B
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
Polymer
Alloy
.008
AL. Foil
100%
60990B
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
Polymer
Alloy
.008
603164B
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
60992B
1 Pair
60994B
1 Pair
Catalog
No.
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.148
FPLP
66 pf/ft*
119 pf/ft**
RD
FR PVC*
.015
.170
FPLP
66 pf/ft*
119 pf/ft**
RD
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.168
FPLP
77 pf/ft*
139 pf/ft**
RD
Polymer
Alloy
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.195
FPLP
77 pf/ft*
139 pf/ft**
RD
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
Polymer
Alloy
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.202
FPLP
84 pf/ft*
151 pf/ft**
RD
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
Polymer
Alloy
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.243
FPLP
84 pf/ft*
151 pf/ft**
RD
Shielding
Inches
Special Notes:
• Plenum Installation precautions see Technical Reference Section
• Selected items are packaged in our Advantage Box
• Spools Size - Standard 1000ft Put-ups
• FR PVC* - Flame Retardant Flexible PVC
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Stranded Conductors
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLR
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Stranded Conductors for Flex Installations
• Riser Rated UL Listed - UL1666
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
995S
1 Pair
14 AWG
Stranded
2.6Ω/Mft
PP*
.012
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
.232
FPLR
39 pf/ft*
70 pf/ft**
RD
999S
1 Pair
12 AWG
Stranded
1.8Ω/Mft
PP*
.012
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.017
.264
FPLR
44 pf/ft*
77 pf/ft**
RD
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
Shielded | FPLP
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Stranded Conductors for Flex Installations
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
Applications:
Indoor within ducts, plenum and other
spaces used for environmental air:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
60990BS
1 Pair
16 AWG
Stranded
4.1Ω/Mft
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.174
FPLP
77 pf/ft*
139 pf/ft**
RD
60992BS
1 Pair
14 AWG
Stranded
2.6Ω/Mft
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.210
FPLP
84 pf/ft*
151 pf/ft**
RD
60994BS
1 Pair
12 AWG
Stranded
1.8Ω/Mft
.008
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
.249
FPLP
84 pf/ft*
151 pf/ft**
RD
Special Notes:
• Plenum Installation precautions see Technical Reference Section
• Selected items are packaged in our Advantage Box
• Spools Size - Standard 1000ft Put-ups
• FR PVC* - Flame Retardant Flexible PVC
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* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
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Bulk Cable | Aquaseal® Direct Burial
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPL/CL3/PLTC
Applications:
Indoor / Outdoor Use: DIRECT BURIAL
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• UL Listed and Direct Burial- UL1685
• Two-Ply waterblocking tapes
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
AL. Foil
100%
.040
PVC .015
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
AQ295
1 Pair
AQ296
1 Pair
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
AQ293
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
AQ3244
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
AQ294
1 Pair
AQ3245
Catalog
No.
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.310
CL3/FPL
PLTC
32 pf/ft*
58 pf/ft**
BK
.040
.371
CL3/FPL
PLTC
32 pf/ft*
58 pf/ft**
BK
AL. Foil
100%
.040
.328
CL3/FPL
PLTC
37 pf/ft*
67 pf/ft**
BK
PVC .015
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
.040
.415
CL3/FPL
PLTC
37 pf/ft*
67 pf/ft**
BK
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
.040
.350
CL3/FPL
PLTC
46 pf/ft*
83 pf/ft**
BK
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
PVC .015
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
.040
.375
CL3/FPL
PLTC
54 pf/ft*
97 pf/ft**
BK
Shielding
Inches
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
Bulk Cable | Aquaseal® In-Conduit
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• UL Listed CM/CL3 AND FPL
• Two-Ply waterblocking tapes
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Shielded | FPL/CL3/CM
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
WEST PENN WIRE
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
Applications:
Indoor / Outdoor Use: IN-CONDUIT
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
AQC293
1 Pair
18 AWG
7X26
6.2Ω/Mft
.010
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.025
.257
CM/CL3
FPL
46 pf/ft*
83 pf/ft**
GY
AQC294
1 Pair
16 AWG
19X29
4.2Ω/Mft
.010
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.025
.281
CM/CL3
FPL
54 pf/ft*
97 pf/ft**
GY
AQC295
1 Pair
14 AWG
19X27
2.7Ω/Mft
.010
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.025
.333
CM/CL3
FPL
59 pf/ft*
106 pf/ft**
GY
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Addressable
WEST PENN WIRE
Unshielded | FPLR
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits - Digital Audio Loops
Features:
• Low-Capacitance Performance
• Digital Audio Impedance Performance
• Riser Rated UL Listed - UL1666
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
D980
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
Polyolefin
.015
D990
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
Polyolefin
.015
Catalog
No.
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
None
PVC
.030
.196
FPLR
None
PVC
.030
.223
FPLR
Shielding
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
&
Impedance
15 pf/ft
105Ω
17 pf/ft
105Ω
Jacket
Colors
RD
RD
Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Addressable
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLR
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Catalog
No.
No. of
Conductors
Features:
• Lpw-Capacitance Performance
• Addressable - Data Link Systems
• Riser Rated UL Listed - UL1666
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Shielding
Inches
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
D975
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
Polyolefin
.015
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.035
.223
FPLR
25 pf/ft*
45 pf/ft**
RD
D991
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
Polyolefin
.015
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.035
.245
FPLR
30 pf/ft*
54 pf/ft**
RD
D995
1 Pair
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
Polyolefin
.020
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.035
.281
FPLR
30 pf/ft*
54 pf/ft**
RD
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Plenum
WEST PENN WIRE
Unshielded | FPLP
Applications:
Indoor within ducts, plenum and other
spaces used for environmental air:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Low-Capacitance Performance
• Digital Audio Impedance Performance
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
D60980
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
FEP
.012
D60991
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
FEP
.012
Catalog
No.
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
None
.015
None
.015
Shielding
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.144
FPLP
15 pf/ft
RD
.164
FPLP
16 pf/ft
RD
Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM Plenum
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLP
Applications:
Indoor within ducts, plenum and other
spaces used for environmental air:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Addressable - Data Link Systems
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
60975B
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
FEP
.012
60990B
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
FEP
.012
Catalog
No.
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
AL. Foil
100%
FR PVC*
.015
Shielding
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.165
FPLP
25 pf/ft*
45 pf/ft**
RD
.188
FPLP
30 pf/ft*
54 pf/ft**
RD
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
Special Notes:
• Plenum Installation precautions see Technical Reference Section
• Selected items are packaged in our Advantage Box
• Spools Size - Standard 1000ft Put-ups
• Tracer markings available upon request
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Local Law 5 (LL5)
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• 150˚ Performance
• New York City- Fire Alarm Cable LL5
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Unshielded | FPLP LL5
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
LL5182
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
.016
None
.026
LL5184
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
.016
None
LL5162
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
.016
LL5164
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
LL5142
1 Pair
LL5144
LL5122
Catalog
No.
WEST PENN WIRE
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.205
FPLP
29 pf/ft
RD
.026
.238
FPLP
29 pf/ft
RD
None
.026
.225
FPLP
32 pf/ft
RD
.016
None
.026
.265
FPLP
32 pf/ft
RD
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
.016
None
.026
.248
FPLP
35 pf/ft
RD
4
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
.016
None
.026
.302
FPLP
35 pf/ft
RD
1 Pair
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
.016
None
.026
.278
FPLP
45 pf/ft
RD
Shielding
Inches
Special Notes:
• Insulation and Jacketing Compounds
(Fluoropolymers) are rated for 150˚ Performance.
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Local Law 5 (LL5)
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLP
Applications:
Indoor within ducts, plenum and other
spaces used for environmental air:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Mid-Capacitance Performance
• Some Product Available in Multiple Jacket Colors
• Plenum Rated - UL Listed NFPA262
• Meets 300V requirements specified by NEC
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
AL. Foil
100%
.026
.016
AL. Foil
100%
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
.016
4
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
LL5142SH
1 Pair
LL5122SH
1 Pair
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
LL5182SH
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
.016
LL5184SH
4
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
LL5162SH
1 Pair
LL5164SH
Catalog No.
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.210
FPLP
54 pf/ft*
97 pf/ft**
RD
.026
.245
FPLP
54 pf/ft*
97 pf/ft**
RD
AL. Foil
100%
.026
.230
FPLP
61 pf/ft*
110 pf/ft**
RD
.016
AL. Foil
100%
.026
.272
FPLP
61 pf/ft*
110 pf/ft**
RD
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
.016
AL. Foil
100%
.026
.258
FPLP
84 pf/ft*
151 pf/ft**
RD
12 AWG
Solid
1.8Ω/Mft
.016
AL. Foil
100%
.026
.285
FPLP
84 pf/ft*
151 pf/ft**
RD
Shielding
Inches
Special Notes:
• Insulation and Jacketing Compounds
(Fluoropolymers) are rated for 150˚ Performance.
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Power Limited Parallel
WEST PENN WIRE
Unshielded | FPL
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Smoke Detectors
• Signal
• Detection/Monitor
Features:
•2 Conductor Parallel
• Hook-Up Constructed
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
970
2
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PVC
.032
None
None
.104x.204
FPL
--
RD
971
2
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
PVC
.032
None
None
.115x.225
FPL
--
RD
972
2
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PVC
.032
None
None
.128x.228
FPL
--
RD
Catalog
No.
Shielding
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Non-Powered Limited
WEST PENN WIRE
Shielded | FPLR
Applications:
Indoor for:
• Initiating Devices
• Signal Line Circuits
• Notification Devices
• Control Circuts
• Audio Circuits
Features:
• Non-Power Limited
Insulation
Type &
Thickness
Jacket
Type &
Thickness
Nom. O.D
Inches
Inches
No. of
Conductors
Cond.
Type &
Nom. DCR
1975
1 Pair
18 AWG
Solid
6.5Ω/Mft
PVC .016
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
PVC
.037
1991
1 Pair
16 AWG
Solid
4.1Ω/Mft
PVC .016
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
1995
1 Pair
14 AWG
Solid
2.6Ω/Mft
PVC .016
Nylon .005
AL. Foil
100%
Catalog
No.
Shielding
Inches
NEC
Type
Nom.
Capacitance
Jacket
Colors
.244
NPLF
52 pf/ft*
94 pf/ft**
RD
PVC
.037
.264
NPLF
57 pf/ft*
103 pf/ft**
RD
PVC
.037
.284
NPLF
64 pf/ft*
115 pf/ft**
RD
Power Limited vs. Non-Power Limited
* Capacitance between conductors
** Capacitance between one conductor and
the other connected to the shield
Power-Limited Fire Alarm (PLFA) Circuits. A power-limited fire alarm circuit is one that is inherently unable to exceed
maximum voltages, or is equipped with a power-limiting source (transformer or battery) and a circuit breaker. Generally, these operate in the 24-volt direct current range, although they may employ higher voltages. 300V Rating - FPL,
FPLR, or FPLP
Nonpower-LimitedFireAlarm(NPLFA)Circuits. Nonpower-limitedfire alarm circuits cannot operate at more than 600
volts, and there is no other power or current limitation for these systems. Usually these are used in 120- volt alternating current (AC) systems which have been rendered generally obsolete by the advent of low-voltage, direct current
(DC) systems. 600V Rating - NPLF, NPLFP
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Bulk Cable | Cable Finder
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18 AWG UNSHIELDED
AWG
# Cond.
18 AWG SHIELDED
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
18
2
SOL
6.5
19
980
18
2
SOL
6.5
39
975
18
4
SOL
6.5
19
982
18
4
SOL
6.5
39
977
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
18
2
SOL
6.5
31
60980B
18
2
SOL
6.5
66
60975B
18
4
SOL
6.5
31
60982B
18
4
SOL
6.5
66
60977B
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
16 AWG UNSHIELDED
AWG
# Cond.
16 AWG SHIELDED
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
AWG
# Cond.
RISER RATED - FPLR
16
2
SOL
4.1
20
990
16
2
SOL
4.1
38
975
16
2
STRD
4.1
20
990S
16
4
SOL
4.1
38
977
16
4
SOL
4.1
20
992
2
SOL
4.1
77
60975B
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
16
16
2
SOL
4.1
34
60991B
16
2
STRD
4.1
77
90990BS
16
2
STRD
4.1
34
60991BS
16
4
SOL
4.1
77
60977B
16
4
SOL
4.1
34
60164B
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
14 AWG UNSHIELDED
14 AWG SHIELDED
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
2
SOL
4.1
22
994
14
2
STRD
4.1
22
994S
14
4
SOL
4.1
22
700
2
SOL
4.1
33
60993B
14
2
STRD
4.1
33
60993BS
14
4
SOL
4.1
33
60700B
AWG
# Cond.
RISER RATED - FPLR
14
12 AWG UNSHIELDED
AWG
# Cond.
# Cond.
RISER RATED - FPLR
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
14
AWG
14
2
SOL
4.1
43
995
14
2
STRD
4.1
43
995S
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
14
2
SOL
4.1
84
60992B
14
2
STRD
4.1
84
60992BS
12 AWG SHIELDED
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
12
2
SOL
4.1
22
998
12
2
STRD
4.1
22
998S
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
12
2
SOL
4.1
44
999
12
2
STRD
4.1
44
999S
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
12
2
SOL
4.1
40
60995B
12
2
SOL
4.1
96
60994B
12
2
STRD
4.1
40
60995BS
12
2
STRD
4.1
96
60994BS
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Bulk Cable | FIRE ALARM - Local Law 5 (LL5)
MID CAPACITANCE UNSHIELDED CABLES
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
WEST PENN WIRE
MID CAPACITANCE SHIELDED CABLES
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
RISER RATED - FPLR
18
2
SOL
6.5
15
D980
18
2
SOL
6.5
24
D975
16
2
SOL
4.1
17
D990
16
2
SOL
4.1
29
D991
14
2
SOL
2.6
29
D995
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
18
2
SOL
6.5
15
D60980
16
2
SOL
4.1
17
D60991
Impedance:
D980: 110Ω
D990: 103Ω
PLENUM RATED - FPLP
18
2
SOL
6.5
24
D609975
16
2
SOL
4.1
29
D60990
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
Fire Alarm Cables by WEST PENN WIRE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR DIRECT BURIAL FIRE ALARM CABLES
UNSHIELDED - DIRECT BURIAL FPL RATED
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
SHIELDED - DIRECT BURIAL FPL RATED
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
2 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
2 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
18
2
STRD
6.5
24
AQ224
18
2
STRD
6.5
31
AQ293
16
2
STRD
4.1
26
AQ225
16
2
STRD
4.1
36
AQ294
14
2
STRD
2.7
31
AQ226
14
2
STRD
2.7
45
AQ295
12
2
STRD
1.7
35
AQ227
12
2
STRD
1.7
52
AQ296
4 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
4 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
18
4
STRD
6.5
24
AQ244
18
4
STRD
6.5
31
AQ3244
16
4
STRD
4.1
26
AQ245
16
4
STRD
4.1
36
AQ3245
14
4
STRD
2.7
31
AQ246
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
2
STRD
6.5
45
AQC293
Fire Alarm Cables by WEST PENN WIRE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR IN-CONDUIT FIRE ALARM CABLES
UNSHIELDED - IN-CONDUIT FPL RATED
AWG
# Cond.
SHIELDED - IN-CONDUIT FPL RATED
SOL/STRD
DCR
Ohms
Nom.Cap
pf/ft.
Part No.
STRD
6.5
29
AQC224
18
2 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
18
2
AWG
# Cond.
2 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
16
2
STRD
4.1
31
AQC225
16
2
STRD
4.1
53
AQC294
14
2
STRD
2.7
33
ACQ226
14
2
STRD
2.7
57
ACQ295
UNSHIELDED - IN-CONDUIT FPL RATED - Digital Audio Loops
AWG
# Cond.
SOL/STRD
DCR
Nom.Cap
Ohms
Pending pf/ft.
UL
Part No.
2 CONDUCTOR FPL RATED
18
2
Impedance:
AQC182: 110Ω
A.
Cond.
STRD
6.5
15
AQC182
Color Code
Conductor Colors
1
Red
2
Black
3
Brown
4
Blue
Jacket Colors: Standard Color: RD
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SYSTEM LAYOUTS:
The initiating circuits that connect detectors to a control panel should be supervised so that a fault (trouble) condition
that could interfere with the proper operation of the circuit will be detected and annunciated.
Detectors are generally categorized as either 2-wire or 4-wire detectors.Two-wire detectors derive theirpower directly
from the same fire alarm control panel alarm initiating device circuit over which they reportan alarm.Because of their
dependency on the initiating circuit, 2-wire detectors must be tested and list-ed for compatibility with the control panel
to be used, to ensure proper operation.
Four-wire detectors are powered from a separate pair of wires, and like the 2-wire detector, apply anelectrical short
across the associated alarm initiating device to transmit an alarm.Because they do notderive their power from the alarm
control panel circuit, compatibility is predicated upon the operatingparameters of the power supply to which the detectors are connected and not the initiating circuit.Supervision of the power to 4-wire detectors is mandated through the
use of an end of line power super-vision relay (EOLR).When power is on, the relay contacts at the end of line relay are
closed and con-nected in series with the end of line resistors beyond the last initiating device.Loss of power at anypoint
in the power supply circuit will cause the relay to de-energize and a trouble condition to occur onthe initiating circuit.
CLASS B CIRCUITS: Class B circuits differentiate between short circuits across the loop ( alarm) and opens on the loop
(trouble).Supervision of this circuit is accomplished by passing a low current through the installationwiring and an
EOLR.Increases or decreases in this supervisory current are monitored by the fire alarmcontrol panel and will cause alarm
or trouble conditions, respectively, to be indicated.A single onpen ina Class B circuit disables all devices electrically
beyond open.
CLASS A CIRCUITS: Class A circuits also differentiate between short circuits across the loop and opens on the loop.Supervision is accomplished by monitoring the level of current passing through the installation wiringand the EOLR, which in
a Class A circuit is an integral part of the fire alarm control panel.Class Awiring must return to and be terminated in the
control panel.This technique requires a minimum of fourwires be terminated in the control panel, and further requires
that the fire alarm control panel isdesigned to monitor Class A circuits.The additional circuitry neccessary for Class A
supervisionenables the control panel to “condition”the initiating circuit to monitor the initiating circuit from both
endswhen in a trouble mode due to an open fault on the loop.This “conditioning”ensures that all devices arecapable of
responding and reporting an alarm despite a single open or non-simultaneous single groundfault on a circuit conductor.
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CABLE WITH CONFIDENCE
FIRE ALARM SYSTEM MANUFACTURERS
Edwards System Technology ( EST) www.est.net
Faraday Fire
www.faradayllc.com
Fenwal Fire
www.fenwalfire.com
Fike Fire Alarm
www.fike.com
Fire Control Instruments
www.firecontrolinstruments.com
Fire-Lite Alarms
www.firelite.com
Gamewell
www.gamewell.com
Harrington Signal
www.harringtonfire.com
Hochiki
www.hochiki.com
Notifier
www.notifier.com
Secutron
www.secutron.com
Sentrol
www.sentrol.com
Siemens Cerberus
www.sbt.siemens.com
Silent Knight
www.silentknight.com
Simplex Grinnell
www.simplexgrinnell.com
System Sensor
www.systemsensor.com
CABLE WITH CONFIDENCE
WEST PENN WIRE
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