IEC (European) Colour Coded Thermocouple Cable / Wire
A range of IEC colour coded thermocouple cables / wire to suit various applications. The range consists of the following: PVC, PFA, PTFE & Glassfibre insulated thermocouple cables. We also offer retractable curly leads and extension leads.
Guide to Wire and Cable Insulation and Coverings
|Which insulation Material?||usable temperature range||Application Note|
|PVC||-10°C to 105°C||Good general-purpose insulation for “light” environments. Waterproof and very flexible.|
|-75°C to 250°C||Resistant to oils, acids other adverse agents and fluids. Good mechanical strength and flexibility. PTFE better for steam/elevated pressure environments|
(taped & wrapped)
|-75°C to 250/300°C||Resistant to oils, acids other adverse agents and fluids. Good mechanical strength and flexibility.|
|Glassfibre (varnished)||-60°C to 350/400°C||Good temperature range but will not prevent ingress of fluids. Fairly flexible but does not provide good mechanical protection.|
|High temperature glass fibre||-60°C to 700°C||Will withstand temperature up to 700°C but will not prevent ingress of fluids. Fairly flexible, not good protection against physical disturbance.|
|Ceramic Fibre||0 to 1000°C||Will withstand high temperature, up to 1000°C. Will not protect against fluids or physical disturbance.|
|-60°C to 350/400°C||Good resistance to physical disturbance and high temperature (up to 400°C). Will not prevent ingress of fluids.|
For maximum accuracy extension cables should be used and terminals and connectors should be of thermocouple materials to maintain continuity.