Southwire #: 55468902

Sizes 14 & 12 AWG Type THHN/THWN Insulated Copper Singles. 16/4 AWG Type TFN Insulated Copper Singles. Green Insulated or Tinned Copper Grounding Conductor. UL Listed as Type MC and Type FPLP. 600 Volt Type MC and 300 Volt Type FPLP. Rated VW-1. Red Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor.

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Red Alert® Type MC-FPLP Cable is suitable for use as follows:

  • Wiring in Plenums, Ducts or Other Spaces Used for Environmental Air-Handling Purposes per NEC 300.22(C) & 760.135(C).
  • Power-Limited and Non-Power Limited fire alarm circuits, including smoke detectors, bells, horns, fire alarm control panel equipment, and initiation and signaling devices
  • Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 remote control, signaling, and power-limited circuits.
  • Power, lighting, control, and signal circuits.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster
  • Concealed or exposed installations.
  • Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and Theaters per NEC 520.5.
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways.
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) & 645.5(D)(2).


Stock # 55468902 55468902
No. of Conductors 4 4
Size (AWG or kcmil) (mm2) 16 AWG 16 AWG
No. of Strands 1 1
Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) 15 0.38 mils mm
Size (AWG) 16 16
Nom. OD (mils) (mm) 448 11.38 mils mm
Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) 97 144 lbs/1000' kgs/km

Standards & References

Red Alert® Type MC-FPLP Cable meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • UL 83
  • UL 1063
  • UL 1569
  • UL 1424
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • NFPA 262-2002 Standard Method of Test For Flame and Smoke of Wire and Cables for Use in AirHandling Spaces
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • IEEE 1202 (70,000 Btu/hr) Vertical Cable Tray Flame Test
  • NFPA 70 (National Electric Code)
  • Approved for the State of Rhode Island Fire Systems
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2, and 3 Hour Through-Penetration Firestop Systems
  • REACH/RoHS-2 (Chemical Limit) Compliant


Type TFN conductors are provided for sizes 18 AWG and 16 AWG cables. The cable is dual rated as 90°C dry, 600 Volt Type MC and 105°C dry, 300 Volt Type FPLP cable.


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