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Created On: 23 January 2013 01:26 PM
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 23 January 2013 01:26 PM
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Apostolos1983

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Hi.
I know what cable stranding is, but when a Cable Specifications Sheet tells me that

''Stranding 7X26'' I am a little confused.

I do not understand these two numbers.
Is it 7 wires, or 26 wires within each pole inside the cable?
 23 January 2013 02:05 PM
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OMS

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It sounds to me like a data communication cable - each core will be 7 strands - the 26 refers to each strand diameter (usually in inches or in this case in some fraction of an inch) - I think you have an American derived spec - usually 7 x 26 will translate to 18AWG.

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 23 January 2013 02:26 PM
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Apostolos1983

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Ok. That is correct.
It is a profibus cable 18AWG.
I suspected that 7 refers to the number of strands but I was not sure about the 26.
Thank you
 23 January 2013 02:37 PM
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No problem -

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