Carlon Flex-Plus Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (ENT) and accessories require less time to install than traditional conduit which saves labor and cost. Available in Carlon Blue, the non-metallic flexible raceway is for use in walls, floor and non-plenum ceilings. The lightweight conduit can be flexed by hand and is free of sharp edges, all of which reduce the time required for installation. “Quick Connect” accessories also contribute to reducing installation time.
“Carlon Flex-Plus ENT lets installers use one continuous length from box to box, which eliminates the need for couplings,” says Thomas & Betts product manager Dave Maccarone. “Also, because it can be bent by hand, it eliminates the need for benders and separate elbows. The conduit is also easier to pull wire through. Field tests show it takes only a minute and a half to push three no. 12 wires through 40 feet of half-inch ENT with the equivalent of four 90-degree bends.”
Compliant with Article 362 of the National Electrical Code, Carlon Flex-Plus ENT is also approved for use in non-load-bearing wall assemblies with one and two-hour fire-resistive ratings, as well as load-bearing wall assemblies with two-hour fire-resistive ratings. Accessories include adapters, couplings, mud-box assemblies, stub downs, and outlet and switch boxes, several of which are exclusive to the Carlon brand. The conduit comes in yellow, for communication circuits and signaling cable, in red for fire alarm circuits, and blue for power circuits.
Thomas & Betts Corp.
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