UL 83
Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables

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Edition Number:16SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2017-07-28DOD Approved: 1984-02-27
Price Code:CANSI Approved: 2017-07-28
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 (CE Code), 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 and voltage ratings 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 Section 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 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
            • 2.4 General 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 – acceptance criteria
            • 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 (sunlight) resistance (optional)
            • 5.14 Oil resistance (optional)
            • 5.15 Gasoline and oil resistance (optional)
            • 5.16 Abrasion resistance (nylon-jacketed types or insulations other than PVC)
            • 5.17 Crush resistance (nylon-jacketed types or insulations other than PVC)
            • 5.18 Impact resistance (nylon-jacketed 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