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We are Moving! Effective December 3, 2015 our new address will be 1-2220 Argentia Road, Mississauga ON L5N 2K7 All Phone numbers remain unchanged. There may be some service interruptions between Dec 3 and Dec 7 while we move our lines.

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TWISTING (TWINNING)

Twisting is commonly used in applications that require custom colour codes without the expense of using built-to-order cables. Used quite often on jumpers and cable harnesses to simplify cable installation. The pattern repeats in certain intervals, from 1/2" to 1 1/2", varying from gauge to gauge. The most commonly used lays are left-hand lays.

APPLICATION

  • Jumpers, leads, cable harnesses and assemblies.
  • Wiring that requires a specific colour code without having to buy large runs of custom cables.
  • Space constraints.
  • Cables are sometimes much more expensive than a traditional twist.
  • Twisting wires into pairs, triads and quads for ease of use.

GAUGES AND RESTRICTIONS

  • 24 AWG - UP TO 12 CONDUCTORS
  • 22 AWG - UP TO 14 CONDUCTORS
  • 20 AWG - UP TO 14 CONDUCTORS
  • 18 AWG - UP TO 12 CONDUCTORS
  • 16 AWG - UP TO 8 CONDUCTORS
  • 14 TO 12 AWG - CALL US

THE LAY OF A TWIST

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If you are unsure about a certain type of insulation or number of wires per twist then please feel free to call us. Due to various wire diameters, some of these guidelines may vary.