nonmetallic sheathed cable

nonmetallic sheathed cable

[¦nän·mə′tal·ik ′shēthd ′kā·bəl]
(electricity)
Assembly of two or more rubber-covered conductors in an outer sheath of nonconducting fibrous material that has been treated to make it flame-resistant and moisture-repellent.

nonmetallic sheathed cable

Two or more insulated electric conductors having an outer sheath of nonmetallic, flame-retardant, moisture-resistant material.
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The NEC restriction on the use of nonmetallic sheathed cable, which forces the use of Romex cable in garden and mid- and high-rise apartments, is a costly one.