UL 1426
Standard for Electrical Cables for Boats

DETAILS
Edition Number:5SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2010-12-06DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2015-08-26
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover electrical cables for boats. The cables are intended for use in marine pleasure craft and consist of a single insulated conductor without a jacket or of two or more insulated conductors with or without an overall nonmetallic jacket. Each boat cable is rated as follows: 600 V; 60°C (140°F), 75°C (167°F), or 90°C (194°F) wet; and 60°C (140°F), 75°C (167°F), 90°C (194°F), or 105°C (221°F) dry. Boat cable dry-rated 125°C (257°F) or 200°C (392°F) may be investigated. A boat cable so marked has insulation (and jacket if a jacket is used) that is for use where exposed to oil at 60°C (140°F) and lower temperatures. Boat cables employ stranded copper conductors that are 18 - 4/0 AWG for multiple conductors and 16 - 4/0 AWG for single conductors.

    1.2 The ampacity of a boat cable shall be as stated in the US Coast Guard regulations Title 33, Chapter I, Parts 183.430 and 183.435 of the CFR.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 3 References
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 Conductors
          • 5 Insulation
          • 6 Grounding Conductor
          • 7 Color Coding
          • 8 Conductor Assembly
          • 9 Shield(s)
          • 10 Nonmetallic Jacket (Optional)
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 11 Physical Properties of Insulation and Jacket
          • 12 Conductor Corrosion
          • 13 Heat-Shock Test
          • 14 Flexibility Test
          • 15 Deformation Test
          • 16 Cold-Bend Test
          • 17 Vertical Flame Test (Insulated Conductors)
          • 18 Cable Flame Test (Completed Cable)
          • 19 VW-1 Flame Test
          • 20 Capacitance and Relative Permittivity Test
          • 21 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test and Alternatives
          • 22 Insulation Resistance Test at 15°C
          • 23 Insulation Resistance Test at Elevated Temperature
          • 24 Durability of Ink Printing
        • MARKINGS
          • 25 Tag Marking
          • 26 Cable Marking
          • 27 Date of Manufacture