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. 126-5157
Mfr. Part No.5471C SL001
BrandAlpha Wire
£145.92
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 3.96mm F/UTP PVC Grey 54 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 304m
RS Stock No. 393-028
Mfr. Part No.5471C SL033
BrandAlpha Wire
£45.00
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 3.96mm F/UTP PVC Grey 54 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 111-8944
Mfr. Part No.5471C SL005
BrandAlpha Wire
£28.44
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 3.96mm F/UTP PVC Grey 54 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 30m
RS Stock No. 126-5179
Mfr. Part No.5472C SL001
BrandAlpha Wire
£202.46
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 5.38mm F/UTP PVC Grey 64 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 304m
RS Stock No. 393-018
Mfr. Part No.5472C SL033
BrandAlpha Wire
£68.60
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 5.38mm F/UTP PVC Grey 64 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 111-8950
Mfr. Part No.5472C SL005
BrandAlpha Wire
£33.12
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 5.38mm F/UTP PVC Grey 64 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 30m
RS Stock No. 111-9234
Mfr. Part No.6010C SL005
BrandAlpha Wire
£58.14
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 0.35 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.57mm F/UTP PVC Grey 55 Ω 7/0.25 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 30m
RS Stock No. 393-826
Mfr. Part No.6010C SL033
BrandAlpha Wire
£254.40
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 0.35 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.57mm F/UTP PVC Grey 55 Ω 7/0.25 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 168-3066
Mfr. Part No.6010C SL001
BrandAlpha Wire
£408.58
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 0.35 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.57mm F/UTP PVC Grey 55 Ω 7/0.25 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 304m
RS Stock No. 749-1620
Mfr. Part No.6453 BK001
BrandAlpha Wire
£552.51
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.456 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.21mm Foil and Braid PVC Black 120 Ω 7/30 Screened 300 V Fire Resistant 305m
RS Stock No. 749-1627
Mfr. Part No.6453 BK005
BrandAlpha Wire
£79.34
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.462 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.21mm Foil and Braid PVC Black 120 Ω 7/30 Screened 300 V Fire Resistant 30m
RS Stock No. 749-1624
Mfr. Part No.6454 BK005
BrandAlpha Wire
£56.16
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.456 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.62mm Foil and Braid PVC Black 120 Ω 7/30 Screened 300 V Fire Resistant 30m
RS Stock No. 749-1633
Mfr. Part No.6454 BK001
BrandAlpha Wire
£594.38
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
1 0.456 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 7.62mm Foil and Braid PVC Black 120 Ω 7/30 Screened 300 V Fire Resistant 305m
RS Stock No. 111-9240
Mfr. Part No.6012C SL005
BrandAlpha Wire
£105.12
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6 0.35 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 9.6mm F/UTP PVC Grey 60 Ω 7/0.25 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 30m
RS Stock No. 168-3072
Mfr. Part No.6012C SL001
BrandAlpha Wire
£819.56
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
6 0.35 mm² Twisted Pair 22 AWG 9.6mm F/UTP PVC Grey 60 Ω 7/0.25 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 304m
RS Stock No. 111-8972
Mfr. Part No.5474C SL005
BrandAlpha Wire
£53.95
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 6.17mm F/UTP PVC Grey 76 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 30m
RS Stock No. 126-5214
Mfr. Part No.5474C SL001
BrandAlpha Wire
£341.09
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 6.17mm F/UTP PVC Grey 76 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 304m
RS Stock No. 393-012
Mfr. Part No.5474C SL033
BrandAlpha Wire
£102.38
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 6.17mm F/UTP PVC Grey 76 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V - 100m
RS Stock No. 111-8966
Mfr. Part No.5473C SL005
BrandAlpha Wire
£40.50
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 5.69mm F/UTP PVC Grey 76 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 30m
RS Stock No. 126-5191
Mfr. Part No.5473C SL001
BrandAlpha Wire
£273.60
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
3 0.23 mm² Twisted Pair 24 AWG 5.69mm F/UTP PVC Grey 76 Ω 7/0.2 mm Screened 300 V Flame Retardant 304m