UL 83
Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables

DETAILS
Edition Number:15SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2014-03-28DOD Approved: 1984-02-27
Price Code:CANSI Approved: 2014-03-26
Type:ulcsance

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This Standard specifies the requirements for 600 V, single-conductor, thermoplastic-insulated wires and cables, for use as follows:

    a)    In Canada, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I;

    b)    In Mexico, in accordance with NOM-001-SEDE, Standard for Electrical Installations; and

    c)    In the United States, in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC).

    Note: See Annex a for the complete list of wire types covered by this Standard and the specific electrical codes for which they are intended.

    1.2 This Standard also specifies the requirements for submersible-pump cables, with or without jackets (see Clause 7). No type-letter designations are assigned to these cables.

    1.3 In Mexico, the requirements for multiple-conductor thermoplastic-insulated and -jacketed cables rated 600 V are specified in Annex b.

    In Canada and the United States, requirements for multiple-conductor thermoplastic-insulated and -jacketed cables rated 600 V are covered in other standards.

    1.4 Products for which this Standard provides requirements might have applications not described in the electrical codes listed in Clause 1.1.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables
        • Section
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Units of measure
            • 2.2 Reference publications
            • 2.3 Summary of requirements
          • 3 Definitions
          • 4 Construction
            • 4.1 Conductors
            • 4.2 Insulation
            • 4.3 Nylon jacket
            • 4.4 Assemblies that include thermoplastic-insulated single conductors
          • 5 Test requirements
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Conductor resistance
            • 5.3 Tests on aluminum conductors
            • 5.4 Short-term insulation resistance at elevated temperature in water
            • 5.5 Long-term insulation resistance in water
            • 5.6 Long-term insulation resistance in air for 90°C rated conductors
            • 5.7 Capacitance and relative permittivity of wet rated ("W" type) wires
            • 5.8 Flexibility at room temperature after aging
            • 5.9 Heat shock
            • 5.10 Cold bend and cold impact
            • 5.11 Deformation
            • 5.12 Flame and smoke
            • 5.13 Weather resistance (optional)
            • 5.14 Oil resistance (optional)
            • 5.15 Gasoline and oil resistance (optional)
            • 5.16 Abrasion resistance (nylon-covered types or insulations other than PVC)
            • 5.17 Crush resistance (nylon-covered types or insulations other than PVC)
            • 5.18 Impact resistance (nylon-covered types or insulations other than PVC)
            • 5.19 Durability of ink printing
            • 5.20 Color coating
            • 5.21 Long-term aging of insulation
            • 5.22 A-C spark test
            • 5.23 Dielectric voltage-withstand in water
            • 5.24 Insulation resistance in water at 15°C
            • 5.25 Electrical continuity
          • 6 Marking
            • 6.1 Marking on product
            • 6.2 Marking on package
            • 6.3 Month and year of manufacture
          • 7 Deep-well submersible water pump cable
            • 7.1 General
            • 7.2 Construction
            • 7.3 Marking
            • 7.4 Tests
        • Tables
    • Annex A (informative)Wire Type and Electrical Code Cross-Reference and Summary of Applications
    • Annex B (normative for Mexico)Multiple-Conductor Thermoplastic-Insulated and -Jacketed Cables
    • Annex C (informative)Summary of Requirements
    • Annex D (normative)Chemical Composition of Recognized ACM or AA 8000 Series Aluminum Alloy Conductor Materials
    • Annex E (normative)Copper-Clad Aluminum Conductors
    • Annex F (informative)Metric Sizes
    • Annex G (informative)Evaluation of Materials Having Characteristics Differing from Those in Table
    • Annex H (informative)French and Spanish Translations and Markings