Red Alert® Type MC-FPLP Fire Alarm and Control

Sizes 14 & 12 AWG Type THHN/THWN Insulated Copper Singles. 18/6 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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Application

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).

Specifications

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No. of Conductors Size (AWG or kcmil) No. of Strands Insulation Thickness (mils) (mm) Size (AWG) No. of Strands Nom. OD (mils) (mm) Nominal Total Weight (lbs/1000') (kgs/km) Allowable Ampacity
554549 2 2 18 AWG 18 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 18 18 384 9.76 58 86
677747 3 3 18 AWG 18 AWG 1 1 12 12 391 9.94 60 89
554687 4 4 18 AWG 18 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 18 18 434 11.04 79 117
553124 6 6 18 AWG 18 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 18 18 458 11.65 96 142
554551 2 2 16 AWG 16 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 16 16 417 10.59 71 106
554689 4 4 16 AWG 16 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 16 16 463 11.77 98 147
553128 6 6 16 AWG 16 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 16 16 490 12.46 122 182
641527 8 8 16 AWG 16 AWG 1 1 12 12 536 13.63 138 205
554537 2 2 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 14 14 447 11.36 92 137
559605 3 3 14 AWG 14 AWG 19 19 15 0.38 14 14 481 12.22 112 167
554539 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 14 14 504 12.81 130 193
554969 5 5 14 AWG 14 AWG 19 19 15 0.38 12 12 667 16.94 151 224
561684 6 6 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 14 14 536 13.62 165 245
554540 2 2 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 483 12.28 120 179
554541 4 4 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 549 13.96 175 261
610383 3 3 10 AWG 10 AWG 1 1 20 0.51 10 10 422 10.72 151 225
583397 4 4 10 AWG 10 AWG 19 19 20 0.51 10 10 652 16.58 261 389
590897 6 6 10 AWG 10 AWG 19 19 20 0.51 10 10 701 17.81 393 584
647335 16 16 10 AWG 10 AWG 19 19 20 0.51 10 10 1023 25.98 769 1144
598028 4 4 12 AWG 12 AWG 0 0 15 0.38 12 12 703 17.86 230 342
555576 4 4 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 695 17.66 174 259
596502 6 6 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 731 18.57 218 325
641287 4 4 12 AWG 12 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 656 16.67 160 238
587151 4 4 14/14 AWG 14/14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 14 14 671 17.04 165 246
599561 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 16 16 644 16.36 144 215
554545 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 14 14 620 15.75 133 198
553161 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 607 15.43 125 186
599130 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 12 12 607 15.43 167 249
585167 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 16 16 754 19.15 213 316
679360 4 4 14 AWG 14 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 18 18 631 16.03 135 201
677915 6 6 18 AWG 18 AWG 1 1 15 0.38 14 14 765 19.43 239 356
640707 2 2 18 AWG 18 AWG 16 16 12 12 401 10.20 62 92

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

Construction

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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