Cable Handling

The Triaxial Mineral Insulated Cable used in all of our sensor designs may be bent from the factory supplied position as follows:

 

Ø2.5mm MI Cable:     1 or 2 times with a minimum bend radius of 10 x cable diameter = 25mm radius.

Ø3.5mm MI Cable:     1 or 2 times with a minimum bend radius of 10 x cable diameter = 35mm radius.

 

When bending the cable, care must be taken to support the cable at the welded interface to the sensor body and the interface to the connector to minimise stresses at the respective joints.

 

Further Guidelines

 

  • The cable must not be deformed or dented when routed over sharp surfaces as this will damage the cable and affect overall system accuracy.

 

  • The cable must not be crushed between components.

 

  • The cable must be affixed at discreet points along it’s entire length to avoid excessive vibration that could lead to fretting of the outer sheath on adjacent engine components.

 

  • The connector should ideally be located in a low vibration area to avoid excessive vibration that could lead to fretting of the internal electrical connections. Alternatively, an Anti-Vibration” bracket can be supplied that is designed to minimise connector vibration during engine operation – see the “Accessories” page of our web site.

 

Repeated cable bending from the factory supplied position is not recommended.