Fire Alarm Cable

Uses of Fire Alarm Cable

Fire alarm cables play a crucial role in ensuring the proper functioning of fire alarm systems. They are used to connect various components of the system, including detectors, control panels, notification devices, and auxiliary equipment. In the event of a fire, these cables transmit signals to activate alarms, alert occupants, and notify authorities, helping to minimize damage and save lives.

Compliance with NEC Article 760

All fire alarm cables offered by our company meet the requirements set forth in the National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 760, which governs the installation and use of fire alarm systems. This ensures that our cables are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and safety, providing reliable performance in critical fire safety applications.

Identifying Stripes

In addition to standard color-coding, our fire alarm cables can be customized with up to three identifying stripes. These stripes help to distinguish between different cables in a complex system, making it easier to identify and troubleshoot connections. Whether you need to differentiate between zones, circuits, or specific devices, our identifying stripes provide a convenient solution.

Types of Fire Alarm Cable

Fire alarm cables come in various types to suit different installation requirements. Some common types include:

  • Non-shielded Fire Alarm Cable: This type of cable is suitable for general fire alarm applications where shielding is not required.
  • Shielded Fire Alarm Cable: Shielded cables are used in areas where electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI) may affect the signal transmission.
  • Plenum-rated Fire Alarm Cable: Plenum-rated cables are designed for use in plenum spaces, such as air ducts, where fire safety regulations require the use of fire-resistant materials.


Fire Alarm Cables are available in a variety of types, including 22 AWG to 12 AWG constructions, and can be either solid or stranded. The choice between solid and stranded cables depends on the specific requirements of the installation, with solid cables being more rigid and better suited for long-distance runs, while stranded cables are more flexible and easier to work with in tight spaces.

Fire Alarm cables offered online are available on reels unless otherwise stated. If your prefer or need pull boxes and reel-in-a-box please use the quote feature and menition your requirements in the notes. All products are printed with footage markers and have ripcords to make installation easier! We currently have the most common Fire Alarm Cable Listed online, If you can't find the Gauge or Conductor count you require contact us.

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