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Multipair Thermocouple Extension Cable

In many applications the installation of multipair cables is more economical than pulling several single pair wires. The most common calibrations such as JX, KX, and TX are readily available in cable form.

All cables are furnished with twisted pairs and 100% coverage shield tape providing maximum reduction in magnetic and electronic interference.

The available standard cables are listed in the following tables. Special constructions can be quoted to your specifications.


Construction Specifications

Conductors 20 AWGA solid thermocouple extension grade wire matched for standard limits of error per ANSI C96.1. Pairs are twisted.
Conductor Insulation .015" of 105°C polyvinyl chloride color coded.*
Communication Wire A 20 or 22 gauge polyvinyl chloride insulated copper wire is provided in the cable for communication.
Identification Each pair is numbered 1, 2, 3, etc.
Lay of Twist 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" - involutes staggered
Shielding All twisted pairs are bundled and wrapped with 100% coverage of an aluminum backed Mylar tape shield. a 20 AWG bare (solid or stranded) drain wire is in contact with the aluminum side of the tape.
Overall Jacket 80°C polyvinyl chloride, color coded.* Jacket thickness depends on the number of pairs in the cable per the following table:
No. of Pairs Jacket Thickness
4 and 8 .045"
10, 12, 16, 20, and 24 .060"

Standard Multipair Thermocouple Extension Cable

Type KX Pairs Color Code: Positive Wire (+)
Negative Wire (-)
Overall Jacket
- Yellow
- Red
- Yellow
Catalog Number Number of Pairs Gauge Approx. O.D., Inch Approx. Shipping
Weight #/MFT
MP20-4-KX 4 20 .360 83
MP20-8-KX 8 20 .465 131
MP20-12-KX 12 20 .520 198
MP20-16-KX 16 20 .610 245
MP20-20-KX 20 20 .730 285
MP20-24-KX 24 20 .775 338

 

Type JX Pairs Color Code: Positive Wire (+)
Negative Wire (-)
Overall Jacket
- White
- Red
- Black
Catalog Number Number of Pairs Gauge Approx. O.D., Inch Approx. Shipping
Weight #/MFT
MP20-4-JX 4 20 .360 83
MP20-8-JX 8 20 .465 131
MP20-12-JX 12 20 .520 198
MP20-16-JX 16 20 .610 245
MP20-20-JX 20 20 .730 285
MP20-24-JX 24 20 .775 338

 

Type TX Pairs Color Code: Positive Wire (+)
Negative Wire (-)
Overall Jacket
- Blue
- Red
- Blue
Catalog Number Number of Pairs Gauge Approx. O.D., Inch Approx. Shipping
Weight #/MFT
MP20-4-TX 4 20 .350 80
MP20-8-TX 8 20 .420 125
MP20-12-TX 12 20 .500 180
MP20-16-TX 16 20 .550 220
MP20-20-TX 20 20 .600 250
MP20-24-TX 24 20 .630 320