11. What information is required to specify and purchase Talon® cable cleats?

Please furnish as much of the following information as possible:


  • Name and location of project
  • Estimated quantity of cleats, if known
  • Forces acting on cables (e.g. axial, high-shock, seismic, short circuit, thermal expansion, vertical strain relief, vibration, etc.)

  • Operating voltage
  • ac (alternating current) or dc (direct current)
  • Power frequency (50 Hz or 60 Hz)
  • 1-Phase or 3-Phase
  • Maximum available fault current and associated electrical parameters (e.g. IRMS-SYM, IRMS-ASYM, IPEAK, etc.)
  • Maximum duration of fault current

  • Quantity of cables in each cleat
  • Conductor cross-sectional area (AWG, kcmil, or mm2 for each cable)
  • Cable diameter (outside diameter of each cable)
  • Proposed center-to-center spacing between adjacent phases (if one cable per cleat)
  • Configuration of cables (e.g. straight or plexed)
  • Lay of cable plexing (zero if cables are not plexed)
  • Lengths of longest horizontal and vertical straight cable runs
  • Cable weight (e.g. pounds per foot), esp. for vertical cables

  • Mounting method (e.g. ladder-type cable tray, channel strut, structural steel, etc.)
  • If utilizing cable tray, please furnish manufacturer and model number for straight section

  • Chemical exposure (e.g. fuels, hydrocarbons, organic solvents, etc.)
  • Environmental exposure (e.g. indoor, outdoor, offshore/marine, direct buried, manhole, etc.)
  • Special conditions (e.g. gamma radiation)

The comprehensive Talon® Cable Cleat Engineering Specification provides additional information on specifying cable cleats.