Paige Electric 18 AWG/7 Irrigation Wire
Paige Electric Multi-Conductor direct burial wire is perfect for residential and small commercial irrigation systems. This 18 AWG / 7 conductor wire is just right for systems with fewer zones. For low voltage controller to valve connections. Wire meets ASTM B-3 standards with multiple conductors of solid copper, insulated with .015" of 80°C/176°F color coded PVC insulation inside a .025" extruded PE jacket with a nylon rip cord.
Recommended installation should incorporate enough wires to accommodate all the valves it is designed to control, plus some spares for future expansion along with one common wire. So this seven strand cable will service four zone valves, plus one common wire and have two spares.
- Suitable for direct burial
- Rated 30 volts
- Outer Jacket is UV and sunlight resistant
- Identification markings imprinted on outer cable jacket approximately every two feet
Wire splices are the weak link of any electrical circuit. It is especially important to make proper joints in irrigation or landscape lighting systems, whether direct burial or valve box installation, because the joints are exposed to wet and damp environments that can cause corrosion of the copper conductor, premature failure, and risk of fires.
Paige Electric recommends the strict use of Model DBR/Y-6, as manufactured by the 3M Company or Silicone-filled wire nuts as manufactured by IDEAL Industries. (See accessories noted below)
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