Thermocouple & Extension Wire

Thermocouple extension wire is a hardwearing type of wire used for connecting a thermocouple probe to a readout instrument. Thermocouples are sensors that measure temperature across a wide range of applications in most industrial environments.

What is thermocouple extension wire made from?

Thermocouple extension wire is made from a lower grade of wire than that used in thermocouple probes, so is more economical when used at length. It's typically made with colour-coded (usually PVC) insulation applied to each wire leg. The negative lead is usually insulated in red and the positive lead is the colour of the thermocouple. For added durability and flexibility, a metal overbraid is applied to the insulated wire. For PVC wire this is a tinned copper overbraid, and for PFA it's stainless steel. This added layer protects the wire against abrasion.

Why use thermocouple extension wire?

Thermocouple extension wire is only used to extend the distance between a thermocouple probe and the instrument reading the signal. Thermocouple grade wire is used to make the sensing point of the thermocouple. Extension wire has a lower ambient temperature limit and can't be used in a thermocouple's sensing point.


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Description Price Thermocouple Type Number of Cores Length Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Screened/Unscreened Core Strands Insulation Material Cable Shape Number of Strands Size of Strands American Wire Gauge Series Standards Met
RS Stock No. 827-5801
BrandRS PRO
$29.40
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K 2 10m -75°C +260°C - 1/0.2 mm PTFE Twin Twisted 1 0.2 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 363-0389
BrandRS PRO
$76.69
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K 1 25m -75°C +250°C Unscreened 1/0.2 mm PTFE Twin Twisted 1 0.2 mm - - BS 4937 Part 30 1993 IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 827-5729
BrandRS PRO
$43.70
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K 2 10m -75°C +260°C - 1/0.3 mm PFA Teflon Flat Pair 1 0.3 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 219-4573
BrandRS PRO
$202.95
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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K 2 100m -10°C +105°C Unscreened 7/0.2 mm PVC Multicore 7 0.2 mm - - BS 1843, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 827-5707
BrandRS PRO
$78.51
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K 2 25m -60°C +350°C - 1/0.3 mm Glass Fibre Flat Pair 1 0.3 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 236-3820
BrandRS PRO
$107.32
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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K 2 25m -10°C +105°C Unscreened 7/0.2 mm PVC Multicore 7 0.2 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 236-3836
BrandRS PRO
$97.46
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
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K 2 25m -60°C +400°C Unscreened 1/0.315 mm Fibreglass Multicore 1 0.315 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 236-3959
BrandRS PRO
$66.66
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
K 2 25m -10°C +105°C Screened 7/0.2 mm PVC Multicore 7 0.2 mm - - BS 4937 Part 30 1993 IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 236-3909
BrandRS PRO
$23.04
1 Reel of 10 Metre(s)
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T 2 10m -60°C +400°C Unscreened 1/0.315 mm Fibreglass Multicore 1 0.315 mm - - BS 4937 Part 30 1993 IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 827-5776
BrandRS PRO
$52.09
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K 2 10m -75°C +260°C - 7/0.2 mm PTFE Flat Pair 7 0.2 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 219-4589
BrandRS PRO
$38.85
1 Reel of 10 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
K 2 10m -60°C +400°C Unscreened 1/0.315 mm Fibreglass Multicore 1 0.315 mm - - BS 1843, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 151-209
BrandRS PRO
$97.66
1 Reel of 10 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
K 1 10m -75°C +480°C Unscreened 1/0.3 mm Fibreglass Single Core 1 0.3 mm - - BS 1843, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 827-5918
BrandRS PRO
$24.18
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J 2 25m -75°C +260°C - 1/0.2 mm PFA Teflon Twisted 1 0.2 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 814-0083
BrandRS PRO
$72.40
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T 2 100m -10°C 105°C - 7/0.2 mm PVC Flat Pair 7 0.2 mm - - ANSI MC96.1, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 814-0068
BrandRS PRO
$57.27
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K 2 25m -10°C +105°C Screened 7/0.2 mm PVC Twisted 7 0.2 mm - - ANSI MC96.1, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 814-0070
BrandRS PRO
$483.78
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K 2 200m -10°C 105°C Screened 7/0.2 mm PVC Twisted 7 0.2 mm - - ANSI MC96.1, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 827-5716
BrandRS PRO
$48.57
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K 2 10m -75°C +260°C - 7/0.2 mm PFA Teflon Flat Pair 7 0.2 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 814-0086
BrandRS PRO
$108.37
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T 2 200m -10°C 105°C - 7/0.2 mm PVC Flat Pair 7 0.2 mm - - ANSI MC96.1, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 611-8006
BrandRS PRO
$319.21
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
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K 2 50m -75°C +260°C Unscreened 7/0.2 mm PFA Multicore 7 0.2 mm - - IEC 584-3, RoHS Compliant
RS Stock No. 814-0074
BrandRS PRO
$20.59
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T 2 25m -10°C +105°C - 7/0.2 mm PVC Flat Pair 7 0.2 mm - - ANSI MC96.1, RoHS Compliant
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