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OmniCable VITALink MC CablesRun Vertically

Are you installing long vertical lengths of large, continuous length feeder cables in high rise buildings?

For 2-hour fire rated applications, specify and use the most trusted brand in the market — VITALink® MC. When cabling a high rise structure, the National Electric Code (NEC) calls out specific installation methods for long vertical runs (per Table 300.19A). The NEC directs the installer to provide supports at specific distances depending on the size of the cables, some as frequently as every 40 feet. It can become labor intensive and costly to install offsets or conductor supports.

Also, the need for installing additional offsets or supports takes away valuable space in the riser where cables are run VITALink® MC Cables are designed with the technology to provide the fire safety for the product because of additional support between the conductors and the armor to prevent cable pull out during long vertical installations. VITALink® MC is UL Listed to UL 2196 for 2 hours and approved for use in your longest vertical runs.

2-HR MC Power Cable VITALink® MC power cable is listed by UL as 2-hour fire rated when installed in accordance with RSCC installation procedures and system listings. This cable meets the requirements of an “Electrical Circuit Protective System” as referred to in Articles 695 and 700 of the 2-Hour National Electrical Code (NEC). The details of this system appear in Electrical Circuit Integrity System (FHIT), System No. 120 of the UL Fire Resistance Directory.

COMMON APPLICATIONS Fire Pump Feeders & Emergency Generator Feeders


  • UL listed, NEC Type MC in accordance with UL Standard 1569

  • 2-hour fire rated per UL standard 2196 following ASTM E119 (1,850°F with water hose stream)

  • Electrical Circuit Integrity Systems (FHIT) — System No. 120 of the UL Fire Resistance Directory

  • Exceeds NEC Article 695 & 700 fire endurance requirements

  • Rated FT-4 / IEEE 1202 Vertical Flame test; -ST1, limited smoke

  • For use in wet locations up to 90°C

  • Armored with copper sheath that exceeds the NEC requirement for equipment grounding conductor


  • Identify contractors who perform this type of work in your market area.

  • See a crane, stop the car!

  • Call OmniCable and have the following handy: project name, general contractor, electrical contractor and bid/buy information.

  • We will provide you with pricing/lead time specifications.

  • We will provide you with technical resources around specification/design/application.


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