Which 2 hr rated cable is right for you?
UL vs. LU

Both of RATH’s 2 hr rated cables meet IBC 3007.81.1 Code Requirements.

The question is will your local AHJ accept a 2 hr rated cable that meets code and is the European Standard?
UL Listed Cable

Benefits of UL cable
  • Some AHJ’s require all wire to be UL

  • 1,850° F


LU Listed Cable

Benefits of LU Cable
  • Approved by many jurisdictions

  • Lower price than UL cable

  • 1,742° F
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2015 International Building Code (IBC)
3007.8 Electrical power.
The following features serving each fire service access elevator shall be supplied by both normal power and Type 60/Class 2/Level 1 standby power:
1. Elevator equipment.
2. Elevator hoistway lighting.
3. Ventilation and cooling equipment for elevator machine rooms, control rooms, machine spaces and control spaces.
4. Elevator car lighting

3007.8.1 Protection of wiring or cables.
Wires or cables that are located outside of the elevator hoistway and machine room and that provide normal or standby power, control signals, communication with the car, lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and fire-detecting systems to fire service access elevators shall be protected by construction having a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours, shall be a circuit integrity cable having a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours or shall be protected by a listed electrical protective system having a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.