Copper Instrumentation Cable | PVC Insulated Wire TEW&C UP/ALPTWK


– Continuous use up to 221F (105C) 300 Volt
– Flame Retardant
– Good Moisture, Chemical and Solvent Resistance
– 100% Continuous Drain/Shield Contact
– PVC/PVC provides economical construction


Overall Shield

TE Wire & Cable Copper Instrumentation Cables are designed for use in NEC Article 725 Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Location and comply with NEC 725 for use in Class 2 and Class 2 Circuits. TPE insulation option available.  Cables with up to 50 pairs and continuous lengths of 5000-10,000 FT are possible. TE Wire & Cable conductor sizes, insulations, and jackets can be mixed and matched to custom design a cable for a specific application.

PVC twisted/overall shielded instrumentation cable is ideal for systems sensitive to induced voltage and electrical noise. The twisting of the conductor and the Aluminum/polyester taper shield provides protection against cross talk, static and magnetic noise in instrumentation circuits. Conductors are insulated with color-coded PVC, then twisted with a tin/copper drain wire. Next, an Aluminum Mylar tape is wrapped around the wires, followed by a final layer of overall PVC jacket. The cable is UL listed Subject 13 for Power Limited Tray Cable (PLTC) 300V applications.


  • New Plant Constructions
  • Utilities and Industrial Plants
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Testing Rig set up
  • Instrumentation Circuits
  • For use in NEC Article 725 Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Locations
  • Complies with NEC 725 for use in Class 2 and Class 3 Circuits

Available Options

  • Metal Overbraid
  • SWA Armor (20 AWG & larger)
  • Metal Bond Continuous Barrier
  • Sunlight Resistant
  • Passes IEEE 383 Flame Test
  • Passes VW-1 Flame Test
  • Available as type ITC
  • CPE and TPE Constructions are also available
  • Special Color Codes


Conductors Solid or stranded, bare or tinned copper
Insulation Nominal .016″ (.40mm) flame retardant PVC
Color Code Pairs-black & white, numbered. Triads-black, white & red, numbered (other colors available)
Construction Twisted pairs or triads
Communication Wire (Optional) 22 AWG (.61mm) 7-strand copper insulated with nominal .015″ (.38mm) orange PVC ( used in constructions 4 pair/triad and larger)
Cable Shield 002″(.05mm) aluminum/polyester tape, 25% overlap
Cable Drain Wire 7-strand tinned copper, 2 AWG sizes smaller than conductor
Outer Jacket Flame retardant extruded PVC with nylon ripcord under jacket
Operating Temperature -15F (-26C) to +221F (+105C) continuous


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