Twisted & Multipair Industrial Cable

Twisted pair cables are a type of wiring that features two conductors on a single circuit, twisted together. When a wire is carrying its current, it naturally creates an electromagnetic fields around that wire, therefore interfering with nearby cables. To reduce and eliminate this effect, twisted pairs carry signals in the opposite directions, so the two magnetic fields will occur at the opposite ends, essentially cancelling each other out. This is commonly known as cancellation.

Why use a twisted pair cable?

Generally, over a typical coaxial cable, twisted pairs are usually more accommodating in terms of flexibility and being able to bend them without significant loss in signal. The thickness of a coaxial cable can also attribute to the cost to produce, therefore the twisted offers a cheaper alternative whilst maintaining a high quality.

The twisted cable usually comes in two basic types, either shielded (STP) or unshielded (UTP), depending on where you were using the cable would determine the usage.

Some common industry acronyms you might see are:

U = unshielded
F = foil shielding
TP = twisted pair
S = braided shielding
Different levels of shielding will determine the effectiveness of the cable, each offering its own benefits.

Applications of twisted pairs

Twisted pairs are commonly used in telephone and data networks as they are reliable in exchanging high volumes of data at fast speeds all whilst remaining consistent at negating the crosstalk between the pairs and defending against any other external interference. Some twisted pair cables feature great resistance to fire and are sometimes halogen free, making them ideal for public buildings like schools, offices or hospitals.

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RS Stock No. 122-3065
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MYR841.66
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4 0.2 mm² Multicore 24 AWG 6.6mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape LSZH Grey 85 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant, Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 100m
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MYR346.89
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1 0.35 mm² Multicore 22 AWG 3.8mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 51 Ω 7/0.254 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
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MYR283.29
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 0.9 mm² Multicore 20 AWG 5.1mm Unshielded PVC Grey - 10/0.254 mm Unscreened 300 V ac - 100m
RS Stock No. 811-7373
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MYR200.27
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 - Twisted Pair 24 AWG 3.96mm Foil PVC Grey 75 Ω 7/0.6 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
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MYR1,003.80
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
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9 0.76 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 11mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey - 7/0.254 mm Screened - - 50m
RS Stock No. 122-3055
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MYR553.29
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3 0.2 mm² Multicore 24 AWG 6mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape LSZH Grey 85 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant, Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 100m
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MYR307.03
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3 0.76 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.9mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey - 7/0.254 mm Screened - - 50m
RS Stock No. 811-7392
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MYR680.84
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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6 - Twisted Pair 24 AWG 7.3mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 75 Ω 7/0.6 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 122-3058
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MYR544.61
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 0.78 mm² Multicore 18 AWG 5.65mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 85 Ω 16/0.25 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
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MYR973.54
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9 0.22 mm² Multicore 24 AWG 8.6mm Tinned Copper PVC Grey 75 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened - - 100m
RS Stock No. 122-3059
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MYR1,752.70
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
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1 0.78 mm² Multicore 18 AWG 5.65mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 85 Ω 16/0.25 mm Screened 300 V - 500m
RS Stock No. 122-3056
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MYR2,051.27
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2 0.33 mm² Multicore 22 AWG 6.2mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 80 Ω 7/0.254 mm Screened 300 V - 500m
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MYR142.25
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1 0.64 mm² Multicore 22 AWG 4.2mm Unshielded PVC Grey - 1/0.64 mm Unscreened - - 100m
RS Stock No. 122-3051
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MYR488.05
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2 0.33 mm² Multicore 22 AWG 6.2mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 80 Ω 7/0.254 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 122-3063
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MYR994.53
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2 0.2 mm² Multicore 24 AWG 7.2mm Tinned Copper Braid PVC Grey 100 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
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MYR1,141.61
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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9 - Multicore 24 AWG 8.5mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey 75 Ω 7/0.61 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 122-3064
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MYR1,888.27
1 Reel of 500 Metre(s)
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2 0.2 mm² Multicore 24 AWG 7.2mm Tinned Copper Braid PVC Grey 100 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V - 500m
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MYR310.34
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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1 0.76 mm² Multicore 22 AWG 4.5mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey - 7/0.254 mm Screened - - 100m
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MYR1,049.81
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2 0.64 mm² Multicore 22 AWG 6.2mm Aluminium Foil-PET Tape PVC Grey - 1/0.643 mm Screened - - 500m
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MYR345.51
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2 0.22 mm² Multicore 24 AWG 5.5mm Tinned Copper LSZH Grey 100 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened - - 100m