VNTC-ER Tray Cable

VNTC Tray Cable


VNTC Tray Cable PVC/NYLON/PVC unshielded control cable UL type TC-ER - E2 color code, 600V.

Tray cable is often referred to as VNTC which stands for Vinyl Nylon Tray Cable. VNTC is made up of THHN (Thermoplastic High Heat-resistant Nylon coated) conductors with a PVC/nylon insulation and a rigid PVC  jacket. VNTC is typically rated for 600v and 90° Celsius. In its most basic form it is comprised of THHN singles with a PVC jacket extruded overall. 

VNTC Tray Cable may be used in free air, raceways or direct burial applications, and in wet or dry conditions. VNTC Tray Cable is permitted for use in Class I Division 2 industrial hazardous locations per NEC (ANSI/NFPA 70) or Exposed Run 'ER' use in accordance with NEC for 3 or more conductors.

To be approved for 'ER' rating, tray cables must pass additional crush and impact tests. Once a tray cable is marked with this rating it is deemed durable enough to be used as exposed wiring. This means that the cable does not require armoring and that it may be installed outside of conduit or another raceway. There are a few rules to follow when installing these cables. Despite additional NEC requirements, exposed run cables remain straightforward to use and install. If you are working in an industrial environment, they may be the answer to your budget-saving needs. Available in a wide range of AWG sizes.

PDF-pictogram ICEA Color Code Charts

VNTC Tray Cable, Control Cable Product Approvals
Industry Approvals UL 66 NEC Type TFN Conductors
UL 1277 Type TC-ER for 3 or more conductors
UL 1581
ICEA S-95-658
Flame Test Compliance UL 1277
IEEE 383
IEEE 1202
Other Compliances Meets EPA 40 CFR, Part 261 for leachable lead content per TCLP method
OSHA acceptable
VNTC Tray Cable, Control Cable Construction
Conductor 18 AWG thru 10 AWG fully annealed stranded tinned copper per ASTM B33
Class B stranding per ASTM B8
Insulation Flame Retardant Polyvinylchloride (PVC) with clear Polyamide (nylon)
Color coded per ICEA Method 1; Table E-2 (Does not include white or green)
Jacket Flame retardant, moisture and sunlight resistant Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
Ratings 600V
Meets cold bend test at -20°C
Meets crush and impact requirements of Type MC
Rated at 90°C dry, 75°C wet
Minimum installation temp -10°C ( 14°F)
Emergency overload temp 105°C
Max short circuit temp 150°C
Ripcord applied to all cables with jacket thickness of 60 mils or less
Outstanding sunlight, cold bend and cold impact resistance
Smallest cable O.D. available for suitable applications
Long service life
Good oil and chemical resistance
E-1 Color Code
Other conductor colors available upon request
Tinned copper conductor
Class C stranding
Overall shielded multi conductors
Other constructions available upon request
Dual rating THHN/THWN (Thermoplastic Heat and Water Resistant Nylon Coated), appropriate for both wet and dry applications
Conductor Sizes
Available on Request