Common extension wire types are made
up into standard multipair cables. Each
conductor is covered with a polyvinyl
jacket, nominal 0.38 mm (0.015") thick,
and the pairs are individually twisted.
Clear polyester film/plastic sheet tape
is then wrapped around the bundle of
twisted pairs. A stranded tinned-copper
drain wire is laid over the bundle, which
is covered with aluminum-backed
polyester film/plastic sheet 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 polyvinyl
approximately 1.1 mm (0.045") thick.
As an added convenience, each
standard cable contains an extra
wire for use as a ground connection,
or to complete a communication or
signal circuit. Standard cables are
color-coded. The individual pairs
are marked 1-1, 2-2, etc., for easy
identification. Insulation will withstand
temperatures up to 105°C (221°F).
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
Multipair Pricing Multipairs can be purchased in any
quantity [minimum length 7.5 m (25')]
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
For Higher Temperature
and More Severe Environments
FEP Insulation and Individually
Shielded Pairs are Available!
† All dollar amounts on this site are shown in Canadian currency.
Note: Metric dimensions are approximate.
Part Number Builder
Number of Pairs (Twisted)
Select 4 for 4 pairs 8 for 8 pairs 12 for 12 pairs 16 for 16 pairs 20 for 20 pairs 24 for 24 pairs
Select KX for Type K ANSI Color Code JX for Type J ANSI Color Code TX for Type T ANSI Color Code
Select 20 for 20 AWG Polyvinyl 24S for 24S AWG (7 x 32) Polyvinyl
NOTE: All combinations may not be valid, check spec sheet for valid part numbers.