October 2016, Euclid, Ohio – Radix is pleased to announce the arrival of its latest Underwriters Laboratories UL 2196 certification listing for its growing DuraLife® FPL family. The new DuraLife FPL 16 AWG cable features four Oxygen-Free Bare Copper (OFHC) conductors insulated with black and red, ceramifiable silicone rubber protected by a low smoke zero halogen FRPE red outer jacket. These cables are designed for use in FHIT System No. 28A.
Radix DuraLife Market Manager Paul Wellem says the new 16 AWG 4 Conductor DuraLife offers the lowest cost solution for 16 AWG applications.
“With the addition of 16/4 to our current DuraLife FPL 2 Hour Fire Rated cable offering, contractors and integrators can now reduce their conduit and labor costs on critical life-safety system projects while still maintaining maximum circuit integrity.”
In addition to this new DuraLife® FPL 16 AWG 4 conductor unshielded cable, Radix also offers UL 2196 certified 2 conductor 16, 14 and 12 AWG cables for the industry’s most complete package of power-limited 2-hour fire certified circuit integrity system cables.
In 2014, Radix was the first company to receive flexible, silicone insulated cable UL 2196 recertification after UL changed the standard in 2012. Radix continues to be the Industry’s innovation leader with products that satisfy the most demanding applications for circuit integrity.
Radix is the leading authority on the installation of UL 2196 compliant circuit systems. In addition to DuraLife® FPL cables, the 2196 system includes a long and specific list of UL approved components and installation guidelines which must be strictly followed to have a fully certified alarm circuit system.
All Radix DuraLife® FPL cables are UL 2196 Certified, ULC-S139 Compliant (fire only) / UL 1424 listed. FHIT & FHITC Systems NO. 28A (Unshielded) or NO. 28B (Shielded). Low Smoke, Zero Halogen design (LSOH). NEC Type FPL for use in protective electrical systems (EMT).
About Radix Wire
Founded in 1944 and based near Cleveland in Euclid, Ohio, Radix is the leading manufacturer of UL, CSA and factory‐rated electrical wire and cable for high performance, extreme temperature applications. The company’s product portfolio consists of unique wire and cable products with temperature ratings from 150°C to 1,000°C and voltage ratings from 300V to 40kV. Radix products are used by original equipment manufacturers in a variety of consumer, commercial, and industrial products plus a wide range of end‐user markets.