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    Approved wiring for under-cabinet lights

    I believe this has been discussed here in the forum in the past but I couldn't find an answer in the archives. An EC friend of mine asked me what type of "in wall" wiring is approved for LED under-cabinet strip lights. He said he ran two # 14 NMC whips into the basement for switching and the LED driver would be located there. The wiring to the LED strip lights will be 12 volts. Is there a structured cable that is now approved for "in wall" use for this application ?

    Thanks.

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    The wire I use is rated Class 2 and 3 but I believe it needs to be class 2. Technically, nm cable is non compliant which seems odd to me
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    Thanks Dennis. Do you have a manufacturer or part # ?

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    I don't think so but let me see if I can find it
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    Thanks. Pleasse don't go nuts.

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    Honeywell Genesis Cable 52525506

    Here is the Honeywell Cable # 800-222-0060

    I have both the 12/2 and 14/2. In most cases the 14/2 should be fine
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    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    Technically, nm cable is non compliant which seems odd to me
    Why is that?
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    All responses based on the 2014 NEC unless otherwise noted

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Why is that?
    Because if you are using a class 2 trany then , my understanding you must use class 2 wiring. If you use chapter 3 wiring methods then you must install it in a chapter 3 approved means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    Because if you are using a class 2 trany then , my understanding you must use class 2 wiring. If you use chapter 3 wiring methods then you must install it in a chapter 3 approved means.
    411.6(D) (2014 NEC)

    (D) Insulated Conductors.
    Exposed insulated secondary circuit conductors shall be of the type, and installed as, described in (1), (2), or (3):


    (1) Class 2 cable supplied by a Class 2 power source and installed in accordance with Parts I and III of Article 725.


    (2) Conductors, cord, or cable of the listed system and installed not less than 2.1 m (7 ft) above the finished floor unless the system is specifically listed for a lower installation height.


    (3) Wiring methods described in Chapter 3
    NM cable falls under (3).

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