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Communication Security Wire, 18AWG, 6C, Direct Burial, Shielded with Drain, 1,000'

SKU: WR186SHDB

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$606.95

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Direct Burial Cable For Security & Audio Installations

This outdoor Communication Security Wire (18AWG, 6C, Direct Burial, Shielded with Drain, 1,000') has six insulated stranded bare copper conductors in a Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) jacket for outdoor security installations.

  • AWG (American Wire Gauge): 18
  • Conductors: 6 (Black, Red, White, Green, Blue, Brown)
  • Jacket Color: Black
  • Package: Spool
  • Applications: Security, Speaker, Audio, Alarm, HVAC, Access Control, Card Access, Irrigation Control, CCTV Power and Commercial Applications.

Made for direct burial, the cable features waterproof construction with water-blocking PE tape. The wire's six conductors are shielded with overall AL foil/mylar and insulated by PVC within an LLDPE jacket. The cable also includes a tinned copper drain wire, a ripcord, and the SCP Cable Labeling System with sequential markings for easy identification. It comes in spools of 1,000 feet.

Ideal for various security and audio applications, this Communication Security Wire can be used for security audio, alarms, access control / card access systems, CCTV applications, speakers and other audio system components, HVAC, and irrigation control.

Why Choose LLDPE Over PVC for Direct Burial?

These outdoor direct burial cables manufactured by Structured Cable Products (SCP) are jacketed with Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), specifically designed for direct burial cable. They also have internal construction components specifically made for outdoor direct burial applications.

Other manufacturers often advertise indoor-rated PVC jacketed cables as direct burial cables, but that is misleading. An LLDPE jacket is far superior, as it can reliably withstand the demands of an outdoor burial installation with its greater durability, water resistance, and protection against other environmental factors. PVC in-wall rated cables do not have the necessary internal construction for direct burial and many outdoor applications. The primary purpose of those cables is for indoor use, not direct burial.

LLDPE Benefits Not Found in PVC:

  • Resistance to wider range of chemicals compared to PVC.
  • Immune from biological attack by microorganisms.
  • Resistance to burrowing animals.
  • Lower moisture vapor transmission rate.
  • Retains physical properties despite long-term soil burial.
  • Greater resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Remains flexible at temperatures well below freezing, down to -25°C.

Choose LLDPE cabling by SCP for professional-grade direct burial installations that last.

NOTICE: This part is a heavy/dimensional product; it is not eligible for free shipping. Wire products are not returnable.

Quality Installations Deserve Quality Products

Structured Cable Products is a manufacturer of high quality structured wiring products, security, fire alarm, speaker as well as LAN cable and accessories. With over 15 years of manufacturing and distribution experience of quality cable and accessories SCP can provide all of your cable and accessory solutions.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer Part #: 18/6SH-DB
  • Marking: STRUCTURED CABLE PRODUCTS ——— P/N 18/6SH-DB ——— 6 COND 18 AWG STRANDED SHIELDED PE JKT CMX OUTDOOR / DIRECT BURIAL —— CE EU RoHS EC ZONE/DEVICE A B C D E 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 XXXXFT
  • Standards: UL 444; NEC Article 760 & NEC Article 725; CE, EU, RoHS, EC

Construction Characteristics

Conductor

  • Material: Stranded Bare Copper
  • Size: 18AWG X 6C
  • Construction: 16/0.254 ±0.004mm

Insulation

  • Material: PVC
  • Min. Thickness: 0.24mm
  • Avg. Thickness: 0.27mm
  • Diameter: 1.70 ±0.05mm
  • Colors: Black & Red & White & Green & Blue & Brown

Shield

  • Core Wrap: PE Tape
  • Drain Wire: 7/0.20 ±0.004mm
  • Shield: AL Foil
  • Filler: Waterproof

Jacket

  • Material: LLDPE
  • Min. Thickness: 0.54mm
  • Avg. Thickness: 0.60mm
  • Diameter: 7.20 ±0.10mm
  • Color: Black

Electrical & Physical Characteristics

  • Conductor Resistance (18AWG): Max 22.8 ohm/km at 20°C
  • Dielectric Strength: Min AC1.5KV
  • Rated Voltage: Max 300 Volts at 75°C
  • AC Leakage Current Through Overall Jacket: AC 1500V ≦ 10mA
  • Cold Bend Test: -20°C at 4 hours – No Cracking

Insulation (PVC)

  • Unaged:
    • Tensile Strength: 13.8Mpa
    • Elongation: 150 percent
  • Aged:
    • Tensile Strength: 11.7Mpa (100°C 168h)
    • Elongation: 80 percent (100°C 168h)

Jacket

  • Unaged:
    • Tensile Strength: 10.8Mpa
    • Elongation: 300 percent
  • Aged:
    • Tensile Strength: 9.2Mpa (100°C 168h)
    • Elongation: 150 percent (100°C 168h)

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