SPEC 60413

Red Alert® Type MC-FPLP Fire Alarm Composite

Copper THHN/THWN or Type TFN Insulated Copper Singles. UL Listed as Type MC and Type FPLP. 600 Volt Type MC and 300 Volt Type FPLP. Rated VW-1. Red Lightweight Aluminum Interlocked Armor.



  1. Conductor:Solid copper per ASTM B3
  2. Insulation:All phases are insulated with Polyvinyl Chloride with Nylon Sheath, Colors: See Table 1.
  3. Drain Wire:Tinned drain wire the same size as the pair condutors
  4. Shield:Aluminum foil with blue laminate
  5. Binder:Mylar
  6. Armor:Red Aluminum Interlocked Armor

Applications and Features:

Southwire Red Alert® Type MC-FPLP Cable is suitable for use as follows:
  • Wiring in Plenums, Ducts or Other Spaces Used for Environmental Air-Handling Purposes per NEC 300.22(C) & 760.135(C).
  • Power-Limited and Non-Power Limited fire alarm circuits, including smoke detectors, bells, horns, fire alarm control panel equipment, and initiation and signaling devices.
  • Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 remote control, signaling, and power-limited circuits.
  • Power, lighting, control, and signal circuits.
  • Fished or embedded in plaster.
  • Concealed or exposed installations.
  • Places of Assembly per NEC 518.4 and theaters per NEC 520.5.
  • Installation in cable tray and approved raceways.
  • Under raised floors for information technology equipment conductors and cables per NEC 645.5(D) & 645.5(E)
  • Class I Div. 2, Class II Div 2, & Class III Div. 1 Hazardous Locations.
  • Binder tape with print legend wrapped around assembly.
  • Approved for the State of Rhode Island Fire Systems.
  • Rated at 600V, 90ºC dry as Type MC or 300V, 105ºC dray as Type FPLP.
  • Anti-short bushings are not required for use with MC cable per NEC and UL.

  • Southwire Red Alert® Type MC-FPLP Cable - meets or exceeds the following requirements:
  • UL Online Product Guide Info - Metal-Clad Cable (PJAZ) ( www.ul.com )
  • Federal Specification A-A59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Article 330
  • Listed for use in UL 1, 2 and 3 Hour Through Penetration Firestop Systems
  • Specifications:

  • UL 1424 Cables for Power-Limited Fire-Alarm Circuits
  • ASTM B3 Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • UL 66 Fixture Wire
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 1569 Metal-Clad Cables
  • UL 1479 Standard for Safety Fire Tests of Penetration Firestops
  • UL 1685 FT4 Vertical-Tray Fire Propagation and Smoke Release Test
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • RoHS Compliant Lead-Free, Silicone-Free
  • Buy American: Compliant with Buy American Requirements, found in 49 U.S.C. § 5323(j); specify “Made in the USA Only!” when ordering to ensure your project receives American made products.
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberComposite Number and SizeCond. SizeConductor NumberInsulation ThicknessShieldedColorCond. SizeConductor NumberInsulation ThicknessShieldedColorDiameter over ArmorOverall Weight
    5545422/C #14 and 2/C #1614220NOBlk/Wht16220YESBlk/Wht0.665155
    5545452/C #14 and 2/C #1614220NOBlk/Wht16220NORed/Blu0.632138
    6715362/C #14 and 2/C #1614220NOBlk/Red16220NOBlk/Red0.665146
    6717302/C #14 and 2/C #1614220NOBlk/Red16220NOBlk/Red0.688152
    5545472/C #14 and 2/C #1614220NOBrn/Org16220YESRed/Blu0.654153
    5545482/C #14 and 2/C #1814220YESBlk/Wht18220YESRed/Blu0.636139
    6793602/C #14 and 2/C #1814220YESBlk/Wht/Grn18220YESRed/Blu0.636139
    5555762/C #12 and 2/C #1612220NOBlk/Red16220YESBlk/Wht0.703183
    Table 2 – Electrical and Engineering Data
    Stock NumberComposite Number and SizeConductor SizeDC Resistance @ 25ºAC Resistance @ 75ºCCapacitanceCond. SizeDC Resistance @ 25ºAC Resistance @ 75ºCCapacitanceMin Bend RadiusAllowable Ampacity Raceway 60ºCAllowable Ampacity Raceway 75ºCAllowable Ampacity Raceway 90ºC
    5545422/C #14 and 2/C #16142.633.1757164.185.03494.6152025
    5545452/C #14 and 2/C #16142.633.1757164.185.03494.4152025
    6715362/C #14 and 2/C #16142.633.1757164.185.03494.6152025
    6717302/C #14 and 2/C #16142.633.1757164.185.03494.8152025
    5545472/C #14 and 2/C #16142.633.1757164.185.03494.5152025
    5545482/C #14 and 2/C #18142.633.1757186.668.03454.4152025
    6793602/C #14 and 2/C #18142.633.1757186.668.03454.4152025
    5555762/C #12 and 2/C #16121.662.0071164.185.03494.9202530

    Revision: 1.000.002

    Updated On: Dec. 11, 2023, 9:29 p.m. UTC