Insulation Materials And Their Properties
|Common Name||Material||Temperature Range||Features|
|ETFE||Ethylene tetraflouroethylene||-70 to +150||Used in wire-wrap applications.|
|mPPE||Modified polyphenylene ether||-40 to +105||
|PDVF||Polyvinylidene fluoride||-40 to +125||Used in wire-wrap applications.|
|PTFE||Polytetrafluoroethylene||-55 to +200||
|Silicone||Silicone||-40 to +150||
|XL-PVC||Cross-linked PVC||-55 to 105||
|XLPE||Cross-linked polyethylene||-55 to 125||
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is an American standards body which defines a set of standards for certain types of cabling and how they should be installed and used.
NEC types are acronyms consisting of a prefix describing cable type (e.g. coax, CATV, fiber optic) and a suffix indicating the type of flame test it has passed and where it can be installed.
Computer cable can also be called “Security” or “Alarm” cable.
Underwriters Laboratories categorises some computer cable as appliance wiring material (AWM). It has become an industry standard. There are 5 different style numbers.
AWM cable is designed for the internal wiring of factory-assembled, “listed” appliances such as computers, whitewear, and industrial equipment.
UL2464 is a loose standard defining some of the properties of computer cable, maintained by Underwriters Laboratories.
|Lay||Not specified (circular is common)|
Reference standard: UL Subject 758, UL 1581 & CSA C22.2 No.210.2 – Stranded, bare or tinned copper conductor – Colour-coded SR-PVC insulation – Cores cabled under aluminum mylar shield – Tinned or bare copper stranded drain wire – Tinned or bare copper wire braid shield up to 95% coverage – Lead free PVC jacket – Passes UL VW-1SC & CSA FT1 vertical flame test
Features Specifications: UL2464 Double Shielded Computer Cables – Rated temperature: 80°C – Rated voltage: 300V – Reference standard: UL Subject 758, UL 1581 & CSA C22.2 No.210.2 – Stranded, bare or tinned copper conductor – Colour-coded SR-PVC insulation – Cores cabled under aluminum mylar shield – Tinned or bare copper stranded drain wire – Tinned or bare copper wire braid shield up to 95% coverage – Lead free PVC jacket – Passes UL VW-1SC & CSA FT1 vertical flame test Common Colours In UL2464 Cable:
- Light Green
Common Colours For 12 Core Cable
- Light Green