Common extension wire types are made up into standard multipair cables. Each conductor is covered with a PVC jacket, nominal 0.38 mm thick, and the pairs are individually twisted. Clear Mylar tape is then wrapped around the bundle of twisted pairs. A tinned-copper drain wire is laid over the bundle, which is covered with aluminium-backed Mylar tape to serve as an electro static shield. The drain wire provides a simple mechanical termination for the shield. The cable is then covered with a jacket of PVC approximately 1.1 mm thick.
As an added convenience, each standard cable contains an extra PVC-clad solid tinned-copper wire for use as an earth connection, or to complete a communication or signal circuit. The individual pairs are marked 1-1, 2-2, etc., for easy identification. Insulation will withstand temperatures up to 105°C.
Overbraiding Any standard item can be overbraided with tinned copper, stainless steel or Inconel upon request.
Special Orders Multipair extension cable can be made to order with insulation to suit your installation requirements. Consult Sales Department on pricing and quantity minimums.
Multipair Pricing Multipairs can be purchased in any quantity (minimum length 7.5m (25 feet)).
Minimum Bending Radius 4 pair cable: 6 times overall diameter. 8 pair cable: 10 times overall diameter. Over 8 pair cable: 14 times overall diameter.
Examples of pricing for popular models is referenced in the "To Order" box. Use the "Part Number Builder" below to get pricing for other available models. For complete product specifications see the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.
† All amounts shown in EUR, GBP, or USD Note: Aluminium-backed Mylar wrap with 0.8mm dia. solid tinned-copper bare drain wire in contact with aluminium-backed Mylar Ordering Example: (25) 4KIX20PP 25 feet of 4 pair type K wire, 0.8mm dia. conductors, with polyvinyl insulation, £4.700
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Number of Pairs (Twisted) select from: 4 for 4 pairs 8 for 8 pairs 12 for 12 pairs 16 for 16 pairs 20 for 20 pairs 24 for 24 pairs
Thermocouple Type and Colour Code select from: KIX for Type K IEC Colours JIX for Type J IEC Colours TIX for Type T IEC Colours KX for Type K ANSI Colours JX for Type J ANSI Colours TX for Type T ANSIColours
Gauge/Diameter Type select from: 20 for 0.8mm dia solid (20 AWG) 24S for 7/0.2mm stranded (24 AWG)
Note: All combinations may not be valid, check spec sheet for valid part numbers.