18 AWG Unshielded PVC Fire Alarm Cable - 1000 FT | 980

18 AWG Unshielded PVC Fire Alarm Cable - 1000 FT | 980

Part no. 87-180-150 RD

1 Pair | 18 AWG | Solid Copper | FPLR Rated | UL Listed | Red

Quantity Discount Pricing
1-1 2-4 5-9 10-14 15+
$124.95 $121.75 $118.55 $115.50 $112.65
Quantity Discount Pricing
1 2 - 4 5 - 9 10 - 14 15+
$124.95 $121.75 $118.55 $115.50 $112.65

West Penn Wire's 980 features 1 pair of unshielded solid conductors in a riser-rated jacket. These fire-alarm cables can be used for: audio circuits, control circuits, initiating circuits, and notification circuits.


  • Manufacturer: West Penn Wire
  • Number of Conductors: 1 Pair
  • 18 AWG
  • Solid ASTM Bare Copper
  • PVC Insulation
  • Red Jacket
  • FPLR-rated
  • PVC Jacket
  • UL-Listed
Features & Specs
Cable Type The type of cable described? Fire-Alarm Cable Unshielded
Conductor Material The type of material used in the center conductor of the cable?? Solid ASTM Bare Copper
Conductor Size Gauge of center conductor? 18 AWG
Pairs Total number of pairs in the cable?? 1 Pair
Jacket Material The type of material used in the jacket of the cable? Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Cable Rating NEC rating this cable has? FPLR
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Q: What gauge fire-alarm cable do I need?

A: Wire gauge is an important consideration when choosing fire-alarm cable, because fire alarms require higher voltages to operate than other multiconductor applications. It is important to ensure that the required amount of power is reaching each fire alarm in the system. The AWG correlates to the amount of resistance. Lower AWG (thicker cable) has less resistance than higher AWG cable:

Wire Gauge Resistance
18 AWG 6.5 Ohms
14 AWG 2.6 Ohms

To determine whether the fire alarm cable will meet your needs, calculate whether your power supply will provide enough power for the last device in the system when you account for the amount of energy usage by each previous device and the resistance of your cable run.

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