Fire Alarm Cable

Fire Alarm Cable

There are five basic types of Fire Alarm Cable:

  • FPL - Power Limited General Purpose
  • FPLR - Power Limited Suitable from Floor to Floor
  • FPLP - Power Limited Suitable for use in Ducts, Plenums, and other spaces
  • NPLF - Non-Power Limited General Purpose
  • NPLFP - Non-Power Limited Suitable for use in Ducts, Plenums, and other spaces

Fire alarm cables are placed into three broad categories: plenum, non-plenum, and riser. Each of these corresponds to another standardized category. Plenum cable, to be used in ducts or other enclosed air spaces, is called FPLP; non-plenum cable, to be used in applications such as surface wiring, is FPL; and riser cable, which can be used in applications that go vertically from floor to floor, is FPLR. All of these names reflect where the fire alarm cable can be installed safely.