To ensure that your new irrigation system performs at peak operating levels, Baseline recommends that you install two-wire irrigation control cable that conforms to our specifications.
While we have examples of approved wire from specific vendors, you may use other types as long as the wire exactly matches the specification.
Two-wire irrigation cable has two insulated conductors inside an outer Polyethylene jacket.
When you are evaluating wire types, pay close attention to the following details:
The material used for the outer jacket
The arrangement of the conductors
Conductor insulation that reduces susceptibility to electromagnetic interference
Baseline’s Two-Wire Specification
Operating Voltage: 600 V RMS max
Temperature Rating: 140°F (60°C)
In addition, the two-wire must meet one criterion within each of the following categories:
- High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) between 0.035” and 0.048” thick, conforming to ICEA S-61-402 and NEMA WC5
Conductors (two of the same gauge, conforming to ASTM B-33, B-3, or B-8)
- Bare copper
- Tin coated solid copper
- Conductors that are twisted
- Conductors that are laid in parallel
- Low Density, High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (PE) with a thickness of 0.045”
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) conforming to UL-493 or UL-719 for thermoplastic-insulated style UF (Underground Feeder)