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#196418 - 10/01/10 10:39 AM TC-ER vs Festoon Cable
michelebacocchia Offline
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Hello,

I work in a firm that build plants to do the concrete.

Usally we use to wire ours motors/sensors to the panelboards a type of cable named tray cable exposed run (TC-ER) UL LISTED.

If I need to buy a festoon cable for a particular section of the plant which kind I should purchase? Which specifications should have? Exist a TC-ER festoon cable?

Thank you.
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#196427 - 10/02/10 02:07 AM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: michelebacocchia]
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You should be looking for something similar to this.

http://customcable.thomasnet.com/viewite...and-quadruplex.

If this is inside, be sure the insulation is rated to be used inside. (smoke and flame)
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#196448 - 10/04/10 06:23 AM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: gfretwell]
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Where do you intend to use the wire (country)? In Germany I think you'd likely use NYMT if not exposed to direct sunlight, or NYY fastened to a steel cable.
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#196458 - 10/05/10 09:04 AM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: Texas_Ranger]
michelebacocchia Offline
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I'll install this cable in Canada with 575V/3phase feeding.
I need to know if there is an article in the NEC about this kind of cable.
I should feed a trolley bucket. Do you have an idea how to do? usually we use TC-ER cable....about the festoon cable??
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#196462 - 10/05/10 11:50 PM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: michelebacocchia]
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The NEC does not apply in Canada, that is a issue for the CEC, Canadian Electrical Code.
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#196469 - 10/06/10 01:05 PM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: NORCAL]
michelebacocchia Offline
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Ah...!!!You're right!!

However, meanwhile I wait to find CEC, someone could please help me??

Since, I couldn't consider my plant as a machinery but as a building, i.e. a group of panelboards wired together.

Which kind of cable I need for an industrial control equipment?

Which kind of cable I need for trolleys?

Thank you in advance!!!
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#196481 - 10/08/10 01:47 AM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: michelebacocchia]
michelebacocchia Offline
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please...someone could help me???
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#196677 - 10/21/10 10:33 AM Re: TC-ER vs Festoon Cable [Re: michelebacocchia]
mikesh Offline
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http://customcable.thomasnet.com/viewite...l-and-csa-600v?
For control

Similar type for Power. in fact many of these cables are available in #2 or larger
anywhere from 10 #16 control wires to 4 #2 power wires
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