Master Catalog Page 545 Agency Approvals

Alpha Wire 1-800-52 ALPHA Specifications subject to change. For complete specifications and availability, visit 545 UL/NEC cUL/CEC CSA/CEC Classification UL Standard 444/CSA C22.2 : Multi-National Harmonized Communication Cable Standards CSA C22.2 No. 214-94 and UL 444. UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.): Develops standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tool, and equipment. It mainly deals with product safety in the United States. NEC (National Electrical Code): A United States standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring equipment. AWM (Appliance Wiring Material): Intended for the internal wiring of factory-assembled products. CSA (Canadian Standards Association International): Tests products for compliant to national and international standards and issues certification marks for qualified products CEC (Canadian Electrical Code): A standard published by the CSA that pertains to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in Canada. cUL: A notation indicating the UL has listed the product under the applicable CSA standard. cRU: A notation indicating the UL has recognized the product under the applicable CSA standard. CE (Conformit Europenne): A European Economic Community approval indicating that the product complies with LVD/73/23. NEC Article 725 Types CL2, CL3, PLTC/CL3, (Class 2 & 3 cables) Plenum Riser Commercial Residential CL2P CL2R CL2 CL2X* CL3P CL3R CL3 CL3X* (none) (none) PLTC* (none) NEC Article 760 Type FPL (Power-Limited, Fire Protective Signaling Circuit Cable) Plenum Riser Commercial Residential FPLP FPLR FPL (none) NEC Article 800 Type CM (Communications) Plenum Riser Commercial Residential CMP CMR CMG, CM CMX* NEC Article 336 Type TC (Tray Cable) NEC Article 690 Type PV (Photovoltaic Wire) NEC Article 820 Type CATV (Community Antenna Television and Radio Distribution System) Plenum Riser Commercial Residential CATVP CATVR CATV CATVX** *Cable diameter must be less than 0.250" (6.35 mm) **Cable diameter must be less than 0.375" (9.53 mm) CSA International CSA is a nonprofit, independent organization which operates a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) for electrical and electronic materials and equipment. Alpha Wire Company offers the following types of Canadian CSA certifications on a wide variety of both wire and cable products. AWM (Appliance Wiring Material) is manufactured in accordance with CSA Standard C22.2 No. 210. These products are intended for the internal wiring of electrical and electronic equipment and interconnecting wiring between equipment. All of these wires and cables must pass one of the following flame tests in order to comply with CSA Certification requirements. FT1 Vertical Flame Test per CSA C22.2 No. 3 specifies that finished cable shall not propagate a flame or continue to burn for more than one minute after five 15-second applications of the test flame. There is an interval of 15 seconds between flame applications. FT4 Vertical Flame Test per CSA C22.2 No. 3 for cables in cable trays. This test is similar to, but more severe than, the UL Standard 1581 Vertical Tray flame test. The UL 1581 has its burner at 0 from the horizontal while the FT4 has its burner mounted at 20 from the horizontal with its burner parts facing up. The allowable char length is only 1.5 m (58"), while UL 1581 allows damage up to a maximum of 8 ft (2.4 m). Agency Approvals

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