Just purchased three Caframo Bora fans model 748CAWBX. When we received the Caframo Bora fans we noticed that the provided length of wire attached to the fan was 5-6 feet long, however the wire seemed pretty small. The flat white ribbon cable wires were printed with: "AWM 2468 VW-1 80C 300V E108485 22AWG
REI HSING CSA AWM I A/S 90C 300V 22AWG LL84687 FT-1 -F- ROHS REACH".
The UL Appliance Wiring
Material (AWM) 2468 style data sheet stated this wire’s intended use as "internal wiring".
Checked 33 CFR §183.425 (d) Each conductor in a multiconductor sheath must be at least a No. 18 AWG
conductor. ABYC E-11 paragraph 18.104.22.168.2 Conductors shall be at least 16 AWG
. But both CFR and ABYC had an exception of does not apply to electronic circuits having a current flow of less than one ampere. The Bora fan has a current draw of
0.25 amps at highest speed – seems to meet the exception rule
, but the manufacture recommends a protective fuse of 3 Amps – seems to not meet the exception rule
NFPA 302 states: 10.13.7 Conductors, other than those contained completely within equipment
or enclosures, shall be at least No. 16 AWG
. 10.13.8 All conductors shall meet UL 1426, Standard for Safety
for Electrical Cables
for Boats, and shall be so labeled. No exceptions found in this standard.
33CFR, ABYC, NFPA, and ISO10133 wire use tables list the smallest “boat” wire as 18 AWG (0.75mm). The use of white ribbon cable also appears to violate the color standards for DC conductors.
: Is the Caframo Bora fan wire compliant with the plethora of standards/laws or if installed with this wiring
, an item a knowledgeable/ meticulous marine surveyor
would tag as a deficiency?