What is Tray Rated Cable?

The National Electric Code (NEC) defines tray cable as: a versatile cable approved for installation in cable trays or raceways. Tray cable comes in multiconductor and multipair styles that can be used for control, instrumentation/signal, power and lighting.


Tray cables are general purpose cables that can be utilized in both wet and dry locations and are suitable in indoor or outdoor applications. Tray cables are typically installed in trays, wire-ways, troughs, ducts, conduits, and channels.