It is safe now as is, because the cable sheathing is cut back when you terminate the connection, normally.
And if the inner conductors are not nicked then the outer sheathing plays little role in safety.
It just keeps the conductors together in one bundle.
But Up to Code ? Depends on the inspector.
Much ado about nothing.
Considering how my rats strip many feet of ROMEX® BARE, I wonder why its allowed at all. It needs a aluminum shield.
REAL ROMEX® once had lead shielding.
I suggest you double check what we are talking about. The wire you showdoes not look line " house wiring ". It looks like low voltage wire, and all of the mini split A/C that I am familiar with do NOT send line voltage to the inside. Line voltage ( 120 or 240) feeds the outside unit, and low voltage control wires, including 34 VDC to run the inside fan, go in on 18 ga. thermostat wire.
It is good quality wire with the pull string reinforcement build into the wire.
But its gauge makes it about the size you would use for long runs, when used as a control wire.
I do not think it is a big issue, But I don't live in California, and the rules differ.
Enjoy your afternoon.
Also, if you look closely, it says "600V" on that cable in the picture. That is definitely line voltage cable.
Actually it looks more like cord, which means it is unlikely that that is an actual image of the cable used.
I am familiar with LG and Friedrich. In poking around on line, I did find that Mitsubushi and Sanyo do feed line voltage from out to in...
I am still curious about that cable he showed in the pic. Does it look like 14 or 12 ga? or smaller?
The pic is not of his wire. He just grabbed a pic off the web. Here is what he said:
It would be best to get a pic of the real install. It may need a new wire ran or the problem area may be able to be placed in a junction box and ran from there (assuming it would be accessible).Quote:
I've attached a web image that will give you an idea what this cable looks like, but mine looks like it has another black jacket underneath the one that's torn.
Sorry guys didnt mean to start a war!
Actually after taking a closeup of the cable it's apparent that the installers used the wrong cable. The cable they used says SJEW E54864 (UL) 300V 90*C CSA LL39753 SJTW(TPE). The install manual calls for 600V insulation on the cable. BTW its a Mitsubishi.Attachment 13345
What war??? All I see is a discussion.
Why would they call for 600V cable? the only difference between 300V and 600V cable is the jacket thickness. 600V cable like that is for hard usage.