Flash Technology is issuing this technical bulletin to notify internal and external teams that the TECK90 Cabling System is now available for the Vanguard® Medium FTS 370 product line.
Available in #8 and #6 gauge, TECK90 cable solutions facilitate a much quicker and cost-effective method for installation of lighting systems versus using conduit. Designed for challenging environments including extremes of wet, damp and dry conditions, TECK90 resists chemical and mechanical abuse and is suitable for hazardous locations.
The rugged TECK90 cable also protects lighting systems from electromagnetic (EMI) or radio frequency (RF) interference and damage. While conduit/wire installs do provide more EMI/RF protection, their installation is more complex. The simpler to use TECK90 installs are a good compromise between protection and installation cost. Their simplicity enables crews to work faster, reducing install time and improving cost-effectiveness. TECK90 cable ruggedness and flexibility ensure a long service life.
The TECK90 product line is available under the following product part numbers:
- F1402010 – E1 FTS 370d LED
- F1402011 – E1+1 FTS 370d LED
- F1402020 – E2 FTS 370d LED
- F1402021 – E2+1 FTS 370d LED
- F1403010 – D1 FTS 370w LED
- F1403011 – D1+1 FTS 370w LED
- F1403020 – D2 FTS 370w LED
- F1403021 – D2+1 FTS 370w LED
The cable is also available on a standalone basis but will require appropriate connector kits for termination.
TECK90 cable has been in use in Canadian obstruction lighting systems for several years and is popular with users because it provides a more cost-effective solution to wire/conduit applications. It has fewer parts and is easier to install, leading to faster install times and simpler process. Leading US-based tower owners have recognized the advantages of TECK90 cable are now adopting this system.
TECK90 cable consists of a PVC jacketed, interlocked aluminum armor that protects a multi-conductor, core cable (see picture below). The interlocked armor allows the cable to be flexible while providing protection against hostile environments like UV from sunlight or chemical environments found in industrial settings like power generation facilities, chemical plants, steel mills, mines and food processing plants. In addition, the armor provides protection against mechanical damage from ice or vandals.