One of the most popular low voltage products on the market today is a fire alarm cable.
They are typically found in different residential and commercial areas.
These cables are used on smoke detectors, fire alarms, fire protective circuits, and control signals on fire protective circuits.
A standard fire alarm cable can be measured on up to 300 volts. Made with a red protective jacket in both plenum or PVC material, fire alarm cables often use a solid copper conductor.
Sizes of fire alarm cables range from 12awg to 18awg for regular stocks. An aluminum mylar shield is optional when you order fire alarm cables. Using this shield can reduce crosstalk or noise to the fire alarm signal.
Check with your area before purchasing a fire alarm wire as they may have specific requirements.
FPLP or plenum fire alarm cables are required in drop ceilings or to prevent toxic smoke.
You can use PVC fire alarm cables or FPLR when a smoke burnoff is not an issue.