Go Green with Halogen-Free Cable

General Cable 17 Free Halogen

PVC has been the top choice for cables of all kinds – until now. General Cable's 17 FREE® line of Halogen-Free Cables now offer cabling solutions with the same benefits as PVC, but without halogens!

The 17 FREE family of products is free of halogens – no chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine. And these cabling solutions offer the same flame requirements, electrical performance, simplified installation, light weight and longevity standards as traditional PVC, while significantly reducing the hazardous toxicity of halogen-based fumes in case of fire.

Furthermore, in response to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Pilot Credit programs, as well as customer requests for green products, a 17 FREE zero halogen riser cable is available. Thus 17 FREE products may qualify for LEED pilot credit.

Learn about why Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri chose GenSPEED® Brand’s line of 17 FREE® 10 Gig cables to support converged applications including patient monitoring, diagnostics, AV, security and building automation from General Cable’s Clay Shaw.

Call 1-800-GRAYBAR or ask your Graybar representative for all the facts about 17 FREE cabling solutions without halogens.

Features at a Glance

  • Cabling solutions without halogens contain no chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine
  • Meet the same flame requirements, electrical performance, simplified installation, light weight and longevity standards as traditional PVC products
  • Significantly reduces toxicity hazard of halogen-based fumes in case of fire
  • Engineered to provide stable and continuous performance, guaranteed to 200 MHz (GenSPEED® 5000) and 350 MHz (GenSPEED® 6)
  • NextGen® Brand fiber counts range from 2-72; tight buffered fibers are easy to handle and strip for field connection; sub-units are numbered for quick, convenient identification
  • Carol® Brand RG 59/U Standard and Siamese Coax cables are available
  • 17 FREE cables could qualify for LEED pilot credit

Resources

[VID] General Cable 17 Free Cables, Graybar ESP
[PDF] General Cable 17 Free Quick Reference Guide
Article in Cabling Installation & Maintenance, Feb. 2010, on the new breed of halogen-free cable.
Watch the 17 FREE™ Burn Test Video as an MP4
Watch the 17 FREE™ Burn Test Video as a WMV
[WEB] Go to GeneralCable.com under Products and click on 17 FREE to learn more.