NEC Standards Reference Guide

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Type Description Plen-
Riser Com-
725 CL2 Class 2 Remote-Control, Signaling and Power Limited cables CL2P CL2R CL2 CL2X
CL3 Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling and Power Limited cables CL3P CL3R CL3 CL3X
PLTC Power-Limited Tray Cables; CL3 cable that can be used outdoors -- -- PLTC --
760 FPL Power-Limited Fire Alarm Cables FPLP FPLR FPL --
770 OFC Fiber Cable Containing Metallic Conductors OFCP OFCR OFCG,OFC
OFN Fiber Cable Only Containing Optical Fibers OFNP OFNR OFNG,OFN --
800 MP Multipurpose Cable MPP MPR MPG,MP --
CM Communications Cable CMP CMR CMG,CM CMX
820 CATV Community Antenna Television and Radio Distribution Cables CATVP CATVR CATV CATVX
830 BM Network-powered broadband Communications Cable BLP BMR BM BLX

C(UL) Certifications
UL/NEC-Approved cables may also be C(UL)/CEC-Approved as communications cables meeting the requirements of the Bi-National Standard CSA C22.2 No. 214/ UL 444 and Section 60 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CEC). The C(UL) cable designation (and its meaning) would be one of the following:
  • CMP - Cable meeting CSA FT6 or UL 910
  • CMR - Cable meeting UL 1666
  • CMG - Cable meeting CSA FT4
  • CM - Cable meeting UL 1581, Sec. 1160 (Vertical-Tray)
  • CMX - meeting UL 1581, Sec. 1080 (VW-1)
  • CMH - Cable meeting CSA FT1

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