UL Standard for Safety Appliance Wiring Material
|Publication Date:||2 May 2014|
These requirements cover Appliance Wiring Material (AWM) in the form of single insulated conductors, multi-conductor cables, optical fibers, individual insulated conductors, and fiber optic members for use as components in multi-conductor cables.
The appliance wiring material covered by the requirements of this Standard are solely for use as factory-installed wiring either within the overall enclosure of appliances and other equipment (internal wiring) or as external interconnecting cable for appliances (external wiring), or for further processing as components in multi-conductor cables.
These requirements do not cover any wire, cable, or cord types that are presently covered in the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70, and are not intended for installation in buildings or structures in accordance with the NEC except within the scope of the installation instructions of the end-product for which their use is intended.
These requirements cover appliance wiring material with operating temperatures from a minimum 60°C (140°F) dry temperature rating and voltage ratings from a minimum 30-volt rating. Conductor size ranges from 50 AWG to 2000 kcmil. Appliance wiring material (AWM) composed entirely of optical fiber members or electrical conductors in combination with optical fiber members are also covered by these requirements.
These requirements do not cover the optical performance of any optical-fiber member or group of such members.
These requirements do not cover constructions which utilize flat, insulated conductors that are not laid parallel. The requirements for these products are found in the Standard for Flexible Materials Interconnect Constructions, UL 796F.
The evaluation of the performance of the semi-conductive polymeric layer described in 5.9 is not covered by this Standard.
In addition to these constructions, this Standard establishes guidelines for the evaluation of special constructions that, due to their specific end product use, are not required to meet all of the requirements for general construction AWM.
The final acceptance of AWM is dependent upon its use in complete equipment that conforms with the standards applicable to such equipment.