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NEC, Article 318-9 (e)

Ventilated Channel Cable Trays


(contains multiconductor cables of any type)

Tray Width Max Allowable Combined Cross Sectional Area of All Cables
3" 1.3 in²
4" 2.5 in²
6" 3.8 in²

Exception: if only one multiconductor cable


Tray Width Max Allowable Combined Cross Sectional Area of All Cables
3" 2.3 in²
4" 4.5 in²
6" 7.0 in²
AWG
American Wire Gauge
1 mil = 0.001 inch

16 AWG = 0.016 inch


0.0625 0.0625
0.015625

2.546479
0.125 0.14273
Wiring Duct Sizing

conductor OD = 0.15 in
wiring duct width = 1.5 in
wiring duct height = 4 in
% space for spare = 25.0%
max # of conductors = 266.7
max allowable # of conductors ( & spare) = 213.3
Cable Tray Sizing < 2000 volts

PAX-8426/27/28/29/30 # of pr # of tr Qty Dia Dia * Qty


8 2 1.17 2.34
1 3 0.64 1.92
1 8 0.64 5.12
9.38

+ 25% 11.7

PBA-8441/42/43 # of pr # of tr Qty Dia Dia * Qty


8 2 1.17 2.34
1 3 0.64 1.92
1 2 0.64 1.28
5.54

+ 25% 6.9

PBE-8591/92 # of pr # of tr Qty Dia Dia * Qty


8 2 1.17 2.34
1 3 0.64 1.92
1 8 0.64 5.12
9.38

+ 25% 11.7

PBE-8528 # of pr # of tr Qty Dia Dia * Qty


8 2 1.17 2.34
1 2 0.64 1.28
1 1 0.64 0.64
4.26

+ 25% 5.3

PBE-8526/27 # of pr # of tr Qty Dia Dia * Qty


8 2 1.17 2.34
1 1 0.64 0.64
2.98

+ 25% 3.7