DataCell Foundation fieldbus M-EZ (Marshaling EZ) cables are designed with up to 24 individually foil-shielded pairs, with each pair enclosed in an extruded PVC binder. The pairs all sit within a single cable. The cables permit fast, simple installation into marshaling cabinets and require no shrink tubing. The cables are instrument-tray cable/power-limited-tray cable (ITC/PLTC) rated for exposed-run (ER) applications and pass the same crush and impact tests for metal-clad cable. When installed to NEC code, ITC-ER/PLTC-ER cables let users do without conduit.
The line includes an arctic-rated ITC/PLTC-listed version with optional armor and a RoHS-compliant UL 1309 marine shipboard-listed cable with a cut-and-abrasion-resistant TPE outer jacket. Both are suitable for use to –60°C.
DataCell cables are available as single or multipaired bus cables. Shield options include individually foil-shielded pairs with drain wire as well as an overall foil with drain wire. An overall tinned copper braid is available for low-frequency noise immunity. Cable choices include 16 awg for longer runs and 18 awg in single-shielded, twisted-pair spur cables and as multipair cable. The Characteristic Impedance Z0 is tightly controlled to be 100 Ω ± 10 Ω at 31.25 kHz.
Northwire Inc., 110 Prospect Way, Osceola, WI 54020, (715) 294-2121, www.northwiredirect.com/m-ez