UL Instrumentation & Control Cables

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300V UL Instrumentation Cable


Cables with soft annealed bare or tinned copper conductors and PVC flame retardant insulations and jackets are the standard offering for 300V Power-limited tray instrumentation installation. Constructions with PVC/PVC that have three or more conductors and 20 AWG or larger conductors may also be used for direct burial installations.

As an option, Belden also offers all PVC insulated, PVC jacketed instrumentation cables - and several other insulation and jacket combinations - with a PLTC-ER (Exposed Run) rating, formerly referred to as Open Wiring. Per NEC Article 725, a PLTC-ER rated cable may be installed in an industrial establishment between a cable tray and the utilization equipment or device without the use of conduit. An ER rated cable must meet the crush and impact requirements of an armored cable, such as UL Type MC cable. By eliminating the need for metal conduit and/or armor, using a PLTC-ER rated cable results in installation and maintenance savings.

Other insulation and jacket options (including HaloarrestXLink jackets) in the UL Instrumentation Cable line are shown in the table below. All Belden cable jackets are resistant to sunlight, moisture and vapor penetration.

300V Instrumentation Cables

Conductors Pairs or Triads
Bare or Tinned Copper
AWG 22 - 12 AWG
Shielding Options Individually Foil Shielded
Overall Foil Shielded
Individually and Overall Foil Shielded
Overall Tinned Copper Braided†
Copper Tape†

insulation Jacket PLTC ITC PLCT-ER CMG or CL3 CMP or CL3P Flame Tests Direct Burial ICEA S-73-532 ICEA S-82-552 ICEA T-29-520
PVC PVC circle circle triangle
Optional
circle   UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 circle* Special† Special† circle
XLPE PVC circle circle       UL1685 Vertical Tray. [CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 as specials]†   Special† Special† Special†
TPE TPE circle         UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1        
XLPE CPE circle   triangle
Optional
    UL1685 Vertical Tray. [CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 as specials]†   Special† Special† Special†
XLPE Haloarrest® circle         UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1        

circlesmallStandard construction. †Special construction. 5000 ft. minimum order. *3 conductors or more and 20 AWG or larger.
trianglesmallTo specify PLTC-ER (Exposed Run) rated cables, order standard 1000 or 3000 series part number with E suffix.

Shielding options, including unshielded, overall foil shielded and individually foil shielded/overall shielded configurations are available. Twisted non-shielded pairs and triads provide a minimal diameter allowing greater tray and conduit fill. Non-shielded instrumentation pairs may be utilized when recommended by the instrument manufacturer and used in a metallic conduit. Overall shields are recommended for use in instrumentation applications where signals are transmitted in excess of 100 millivolts, except in areas where high voltage and current sources create excessive noise interference. Belden's exclusive Beldfoil® shield with drain wire provides 100% coverage for maximum shield effectiveness. Individually shielded pairs or triads with an overall shield are recommended for use in instrumentation applications where optimum noise rejection is required. Individual pair/triad shields are fully isolated from each other and contain a separate drain wire for grounding, to provide maximum protection from crosstalk and common mode interference.

Belden also has the capability to protect electronic, instrumentation and control cables with interlocking or continuous armor, as well as smooth or corrugated protective metal tapes.

To complete the offering, a communication wire is included on all multi-pair/multi triad 1000 and 3000 series part numbers which consists of a 22 AWG Stranded (7x30) Bare Copper Conductor, and Orange PVC insulation. Custom configurations are also available.

Belden UL 300V Instrumentation Cable Meets All Applicable Specifications


  • UL Subject 13
  • UL Subject 2250
  • NEC Article 725 Class 2 & Class 3 Circuits
  • NEC Type PLTC Listed, which is approved for cable tray use in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous areas and non-hazardous areas, cable trays, raceways, conduit and supported by messenger wires
  • Sunlight-resistant
  • Oil-resistant per UL Class 43
  • NEC Type ITC per Article 727 - ITC cables may carry up to 5 amps at 150V, which is significantly greater than that allowed for PLTC only cables; ITC cables may also be installed in specific applications, per the NEC, in addition to those allowed for PLTC
  • UL 1685 (UL 1581) Vertical Tray Flame Test comparable to IEEE 383-1974 (70,000 BTU/hr) Flame Test
  • PVC/PVC constructions are CMG, FT4, IEEE 1202 and IEEE 383-2003 rated and meet the ICEA T-29-520 Flame Test

600V UL Instrumentation Tray Cable


Cables with soft annealed bare or tinned copper conductors and with PVC-Nylon insulation, 90°C PVC Jacket, TFN, TFFN or THHN style singles and a Nylon rip cord in all PVC-Nylon/PVC versions are the standard offering for the 600V Tray cable category. These cables are used in wet or dry locations. The cable jackets are resistant to sunlight, moisture and vapor penetration. And, they can be used in raceways and (supported by messenger wire), outdoor applications and direct burial applications.

As an option, Belden also offers all PVC-Nylon/PVC, XLPE/PVC and XLPE/CPE jacketed tray cables with a TC-ER (Exposed Run) rating, formerly referred to as Open Wiring. Per NEC (2005) Article 336, a TC-ER rated cable may be installed in an industrial establishment between a cable tray and the utilization equipment or device. A TC-ER rated cable must meet the crush and impact requirements of UL Type MC cable. By eliminating the need for metal conduit and/or armor, using a TC-ER rated cable results in savings in both installation and maintenance.

Other insulation and jacket options in the UL Instrumentation Cable line are shown in the table below. All Belden cable jackets are resistant to sunlight, moisture and vapor penetration.

600V Instrumentation Cable

Conductors Pairs or Triads
Bare or Tinned Copper
Thermocouple Conductors†
AWG 18 - 12 AWG
10 - 4/0 AWG†
Shielding Options Individually Foil Shielded†
Overall Foil Shielded
Individually and Overall Foil Shielded
Overall Tinned Copper Braided†
Copper Tape†

insulation Jacket TC TC-LS TC-ER Flame Tests Direct Burial ICEA S-73-532 ICEA S-82-552 ICEA T-61-402 ICEA T-66-524 ICEA T-29-520
PVC-Nylon PVC circle circle triangle
Optional
UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 circle circle Special† circle   circle
XLPE PVC circle circle   UL1685 Vertical Tray. CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 VW-1 Singles circle circle 16 & 18 AWG Only   circle circle
TPE TPE circle     UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1            
XLPE CPE circle   triangle
Optional
UL1685 Vertical Tray. CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 VW-1 Singles   circle 16 & 18 AWG Only   circle circle
XLPE Haloarrest® circle     UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1 circle         circle

circlesmallStandard construction. †Special construction. 5000 ft. minimum order.
trianglesmallTo specify PLTC-ER (Exposed Run) rated cables, order standard 1000 or 3000 series part number with E suffix.


Shielding options, including unshielded, overall foil shielded and individually foil shielded/overall shielded configurations are available. Individual pair shields are fully isolated from each other and contain a separate drain wire for grounding to provide maximum protection from crosstalk and common mode interference. Cables with an overall shield provide additional electrostatic noise protection. Cables with an overall shield are recommended for use in instrumentation applications where signals are transmitted in excess of 100 millivolts except in areas where high voltage and current sources create excessive noise interference. Twisted non-shielded instrument pairs provide a minimal diameter allowing greater tray and conduit fill. Non-shielded instrument pairs may be utilized when recommended by the instrument manufacturer and use in a metallic conduit.

You can also customize any 600V TC instrumentation cable, with armor and a full-size ground.

Belden UL 600V Instrumentation Cable Meets All Applicable Specifications


  • UL Subject 1277 TC
  • UL 1685 (UL 1581) Vertical Tray Flame Test comparable to IEEE 383-1974 (70,000 BTU/hr.) Flame Test
  • NEC Type TC Listed, which is approved for cable tray use in Class 1, Division 2 areas, per NEC Articles 340, 318 and 501 and for Class 1 circuits as permitted in Article 725
  • PVC-Nylon/PVC constructions are NEC Type NPLF Listed, which is approved for use in Non Power-limited Fire Protective Signaling circuits, per NEC Article 760
  • PVC-Nylon/PVC, XLPE/PVC and XLPE/CPE constructed cables meet IEEE 1202/IEEE 383-2003/FT4 (70,000 BTU) Flame Test
  • XLPE/Haloarrest® LSZH Jacketed cables are UL 1277 TC-LS (limited smoke) rated

Thermocouple Extension Cable and Wire

The conductor material of thermocouple extension cable is determined by the thermocouple extension wire type. These cables are also FEP or PVC insulated with FEP or PVC jacket. A Nylon rip cord is included in all PVC-jacketed thermocouple extension cables. A communication wire is included on all multi-pair PVC constructions. The conductor material of a thermocouple wire is determined by the thermocouple type with FEP insulations and jacketed flat constructions. FEP thermocouple wire is impervious to chemical attack and is flame retardant.

Thermocouple Extension Cable & Thermocouple Wire

Conductors Pairs or Triads
Thermocouple Type KX, TX, EX, JX, E, J, K, T
AWG 20, 16 AWG; Other AWG sizes available as specials
Shielding Options Individually Foil Shielded†
Overall Foil Shielded
Individually and Overall Foil Shielded
Overall Tinned Copper Braided†
Copper Tape†

insulation Jacket PLTC ITC PLCT-ER CMG or CL3 CMP or CL3P Flame Tests Direct Burial ICEA S-73-532 ICEA S-82-552 ICEA T-29-520
PVC PVC circle circle triangle
Optional
circle   UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 circle* Special† Special† circle
XLPE PVC circle circle       UL1685 Vertical Tray, [CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 as specials]†   Special† Special† Special†
TPE TPE circle         UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1        
XLPE CPE circle   triangle
Optional
    UL1685 Vertical Tray, [CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 as specials]†   Special† Special† Special†
XLPE Haloarrest® circle         UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1        
FEP FEP circle       circle UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1, UL 910 Plenum        

circlesmallStandard construction. †Special construction. 5000 ft. minimum order. *3 conductors or more and 20 AWG or larger.
trianglesmallTo specify PLTC-ER (Exposed Run) rated cables, order standard 1000 or 3000 series part number with E suffix.

Temperature ranges are applicable only to the thermocouple conductors and not to the cable. The cable must never be exposed to temperatures higher than the maximum temperature ratings shown in the table below.

Thermocouple Identification and Limits of Error – Reference Junction 0°C


ANSI
Symbol
Temperature
Range (°C)
(conductor only)
Limits of Error
Standard (°C)
Jacket
Color
Insulation Color Code Conductor Identification
Positive ( + ) Negative ( - ) Positive ( + ) Negative ( - )
E 0 to 340
340 to 540
±1.7°C
±.50%
Brown Purple Red Chromel®
Non-magnetic
Constantan
Silver Color
J 0 to 293
293 to 480
±2.2°C
±.75%
Brown White Red Iron
Magnetic
Constantan
Non-magnetic
K 0 to 293
293 to 980
±2.2°C
±.75%
Brown Yellow Red Chromel
Non-magnetic
Alumel®
Magnetic
T 0 to 133
133 to 260
±1.0°C
±.75%
Brown Blue Red Copper
Copper Color
Copnstantan
Non-magnetic
EX
JX
KX
TX
0 to 200
0 to 200
0 to 200
0 to 100
±1.7°C
±2.2°C
±2.2°C
±1.0°C
Purple
Black
Yellow
Blue
Purple
White
Yellow
Blue
Red
Red
Red
Red
Chromel
Iron
Chromel
Copper
Constantan
Constantan
Alumel
Constantan

Limits of error per ANSI MC96.1-1982. Limits shown do not include system or installation error. Percentages refer to the temperature being measured.

*The Temperature Range and Limits of Error are for standard grade thermocouples, Reference ANSI MC96.1-1982 for special grade thermocouples.
The Temperature Ranges for type E, J, K and T thermocouple wires listed above pertain to 20 AWG wire.

Additional constructions available upon request.

Applications for Belden thermocouple products include the use of parallel non-shielded extension wire in low noise environments (when recommended by the instrument manufacturer). An overall shielded construction is recommended in areas where high voltage and current sources create excessive noise interference. The Beldfoil shield with drain wire provides 100% coverage for maximum shield effectiveness. Individually shielded pairs are recommended for use in applications where optimum noise rejection is required.

Thermocouple Cable Specifications - PVC Insulated, PVC Jacketed


  • UL Subject 13
  • UL 1685 (UL1581) Vertical Tray Flame Test comparable to IEEE 383-1974 (70,000 BTU) Flame Test
  • ANSI/MC 96.1 - 1982
  • NEC CMG
  • NEC Type PLTC Listed, which is approved for cable tray use in Class1, Division 2, hazardous areas and non-hazardous areas, cable trays, raceways, conduit and supported by messenger wires.
  • NEC Type ITC Listed, which is approved for cable tray use, raceways hazardous locations according to Articles 501, 502, 503 and 504; or as aerial on a cable messenger, and under raised floors in control rooms and rack rooms where arranged to prevent damage to the cable. Usages are allowed based on qualified persons servicing all installations.
  • PVC/PVC constructions are CMG, FT4, IEEE 1202 and IEEE 383-2003 rated and meet ICEA T-29-520 Flame Test
  • UL 1277 TC versions approved for use in Class 1 trays available as specials

Thermocouple Cable Specifications - Shielded Twisted Pair (FEP insulated, FEP jcketed)


  • UL Subject 13
  • NFPA 262 (UL 910 Steiner Tunnel Flame Test) comparable to FT6 Flame Test
  • ANSI/MC 96.1 - 1982
  • NEC Type CL3P/PLTC Listed, which is approved for use in ducts, plenums and other space used for environmental air
  • UL 1277 TC versions approved for use in Class 1 trays available as specials

For UL Instrumentation Cable product specifics, click on any of the categories listed below and you'll have immediate access to that particular section of our eCatalog:

300V Power-limited Tray Cables
600V Tray Cables
Thermocouple Extension Cables
Thermocouple Extension Cables - High Temperature
Thermocouple Wire
Thermocouple Wire - High Temperature

UL Control Cable


Belden offers a wide array of UL-rated 600V Tray Cable for a variety of control applications. Multi-conductor versions are available as standards from 18 to 1 AWG. (1/0 through 4/0 AWG versions are also available as custom made constructions.) These cables are available in unshielded and shielded configurations, using various insulation and jacket combinations (see chart below).

As an option, Belden offers all PVC-nylon/PVC, XLPE/PVC and XLPE/CPE jacketed tray cables with a TC-ER (Exposed Run) rating, formerly referred to as Open Wiring. Per NEC Article 336, a TC-ER rated cable may be installed in an industrial establishment between a cable tray and the utilization equipment or device without the use of conduit. A TC-ER rated cable must meet the crush and impact requirements of an armored cable, such as UL Type MC cable. By eliminating the need for metal conduit and/or armor, using a TC-ER rated cable results in savings in both installation and maintenance. Standard lengths may be subject to tolerance. Custom lengths may be available by request.

600V Control Cable

Conductors Multi-Conductors
Bare or Tinned Copper
AWG 18 - 1 AWG
1/0 - 4/0 AWG†
Shielding Options Overall Foil Shielded
Overall Tinned Copper Braided†
Copper Tape†
Ground Wire Non-insulated, bare copper ground wires are included for constructions 8 - 1 AWG. Available on other constructions as specials.

insulation Jacket TC TC-LS TC-ER Flame Tests Direct Burial ICEA S-73-532 ICEA S-82-552 ICEA T-61-402 ICEA T-66-524 ICEA T-29-520
PVC-Nylon PVC circle   triangletriangle
Optional
UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 circle circle circle circle   circle
XLPE PVC circle   triangletriangle
Optional
UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 VW-1 Singles circle circle circle   circle circle
TPE TPE circle     UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1            
XLPE CPE circle   triangletriangle
Optional
UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT4, IEEE 1202/383 VW-1 Singles   circle circle   circle circle
XLPE Haloarrest® circle circle triangletriangle
Optional
UL1685 Vertical Tray, CSA FT1 circle         circle
PE/PVC (20-10) PVC or CPE           circle circle circle    

circlesmallStandard construction. †Special construction. 5000 ft. minimum order.
trianglesmalltrianglesmallTo specify TC-ER (Exposed Run) rated control cable, simply replace the second digit of the part number from a 7 to an 8. For example, 27080A with TC-ER rating becomes 28080A.

Note: All products are Indoor/Outdoor rated and sunlight-resistant. 1000V and 2000V ICEA-rated cables are available with a minimum order of 5000 ft. 2000V UL1277 TC cables are available with a minimum order of 5000 ft.

Belden UL Control Cables are typically offered in unshielded and overall shielded versions, with non-insulated, bare copper ground wires available for 8 through 1 AWG constructions. (Non-insulated, bare copper, full sized ground wires may be requested on other constructions.) All shielded PVC-Nylon/PVC constructions include drain wires for easy shield termination.

Unshielded cables may be utilized when recommended by the equipment manufacturer and used in a metallic conduit. These cables provide a minimal OD, allowing greater tray and conduit fill. Overall shielded cables are recommended for use in control applications where signals are transmitted in excess of 100 millivolts, except in areas where high voltage and current sources create excessive noise interference. Belden's Beldfoil shield with drain wire provides 100% coverage for maximum shield effectiveness. A copper tape shield is available upon request.

Multi-conductor control cables (10 AWG to 18 AWG) are color coded per ICEA Table E2.
AWG and larger constructions are black and numbered per ICEA Method 4.

Belden UL Control cable can be installed in cable trays, ducts and conduit, plus it is suitable for installation in wet or dry locations as the cable jackets are resistant to sunlight, moisture and vapor penetration. These cables can also be used in raceways (supported by messenger wire), outdoor applications and direct burial installations. They are used extensively in manufacturing facilities - especially in the process industries such as petrochemical, steel, pulp and paper, cement and mining.

Belden UL Control Cable Meets All Applicable Specifications


  • UL Subject 1277 Type TC
  • XLPE/Haloarrest LSZH jacketed cables are UL 1277 TC-LS rated
  • UL Subject 1424 (per outline for NPLF requirements dated May 3, 1979)
  • UL 1685 (UL 1581) Vertical Flame Test comparable to IEEE 383-1974 (70,000 BTU/hr) Flame Test
  • Approved for cable tray use in Class 1, Division 2 areas, per NEC Articles 340, 318 and 501, and for Class 1 circuits as permitted in Article 725
  • PVC-Nylon/PVC, XLPE/PVC and XLPE/CPE constructed cables meet IEEE 1202/IEEE 383-2003/FT4 (70,000 BTU/hr) Flame Test

MC Metal Clad and Teck-Style® 600V Cable


Belden Metal Clad (MC) and Teck-Style cables are designed to meet demanding industrial needs by combining rugged durability and corrosion resistance with flexibility and easy handling.

Belden MC Cable cable is marked sunlight-resistant for cable tray use in direct burial designations and cable constructions are listed to NEC Type MC.

Teck- Style cables are price-competitive, high-performance, UL and CSA dual-rated cables with a flame-retardant XHHW insulated conductor and an inner PVC jacket for mechanical moisture and corrosion protection.

Metal Clad

Teck-Style

metal_clad teck_style

The construction of the cables is as follows: Class B stranded bare copper conductors, cross-linked polyethylene insulation, bare copper ground wire, standard aluminum or optional galvanized steel interlocking armor, PVC outer jacket, thermoset insulation (XHHW-2 conductors), an NEC conductor temperature of 90°C dry and 90°C wet. The minimum bending radius of the cable is 23 times the overall cable diameter. The combined use of Kellems grips and pulling eyes is recommended.

Type MC and Teck-Style cable may be used to meet the needs of pulp and paper, chemical, petroleum and other demanding industrial environments - and under the following conditions:

  • Exposed or concealed wiring in dry or wet conditions
  • In ventilated, non-ventilated or ladder-type cable trays in dry or wet conditions
  • On walls or beams
  • Directly buried
  • Class 1 and II Division 2 and Class III Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations

Advantages include:

  • High tensile strength
  • Impact- and crush-resistance
  • Heat-resistance
  • Excellent elongation
  • Moisture-resistance
  • Good low temperature properties
  • 90°C dry and 90°C wet
  • High insulation resistance
  • Low dielectric loss
  • High dielectric strength
  • Corrosion-resistance
  • Versatile and flexible
  • Provides cost savings as conduit and ducts are not required

UL Specifications


  • UL 44
  • UL 1569
  • UL 1685 (UL1581) Vertical Tray Flame Test (70,000 BTU/hr)

CSA Teck-Style Specifications


  • CSA C22.2 #131
  • FT4 Flame Test
  • HAZ LOC
  • CSA C22.2 #0.3 Clause 4.32 Low Acid Gas

For product specifics, click on any of the categories shown below and you'll have direct access to that area of our eCatalog:

600V Type TC Cables
600V Teck-Style® Cables
600V Type MC Metal Clad Cables

Custom cables are available upon request which can utilize any number of construction features such as:

  • Armoring: Aluminum Interlock, Steel Interlock, and Continuous Corrugated Aluminum
  • Armor Tapes: Corrugated Copper, Aluminum, and Steel
  • Jackets: PVC, CPE, LDPE, TPE, HDPE, Fluorocopolymer, Oil Res II, Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH), Haloarrest®, and Polyurethane
  • Shielding: Overall Beldfoil®, Duofoil®, TC Braid, TC Double Braid, Individual Beldfoil Copper Tape Shields, and “French Braid”
  • Insulations: Datalene®, XLPE, FEP, Polypropylene, Foam FEP, HDPE, PVC, TPE, and PVC-Nylon
  • Conductors: Solid BC, Stranded BC, Solid Bare Copper-covered Steel, and Stranded TC