Glossary of Wire & Cable Terminology
K - Abbreviation for Karma® . Karma® is a trademark of the Driver Harris Company.
K BABAND - A band of microwave frequencies. See frequency band.
KAPTON® - Trade name for polyimide resin. See polyimide. Kapton® is a trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co.
KARMA® - Trade name of the Driver Harris Company for a resistance wire composed of 74.5% nickel, 20% chromium, 2.75% aluminum, and 2.75% copper. Abbreviated K.
KEVLAR ® - Trademark of the DuPont de Nemours Co. for the para-aramid fiber polyparaphenylene terephthalamide. See polyparaphenylene terephthalamide.
kgs - Abbreviation for kilograms.
kHz - Abbreviation for kilohertz. See kilohertz.
KILO - A prefix to a unit, denoting a multiple of one thousand (1,000) of that unit; a prefix used in computing to denote a multiple of one thousand, twenty four (210).
KILOHERTZ - One thousand (1,000) cycles per second. Abbreviation kHz.
KILOVOLT - One thousand (1,000) volts. Abbreviation kV.
KILOVOLT AMPERE - One thousand (1,000) volts x amperes. Abbreviation kVA
KILOWATT - A unit of measure of power equal to one thousand (1,000) watts. Abbreviation kW.
KIRCHOFF’S LAWS - The algebraic sum of the currents at any point in a circuit is zero; the algebraic sum of the product of the current and the impedance in each conductor in a circuit is equal to the electromotive force in the circuit.
km - Abbreviation for kilometer (1,000 meters).
KOVAR - An alloy of iron, nickel, and cobalt.
kV - Abbreviation for kilovolt (1,000 volts). See kilovolt.
kVA - Abbreviation for kilovolt ampere (1,000 volt ampere). See kilovolt ampere.
kW - Abbreviation for kilowatt (1,000 watts). See kilowatt
KYNAR® - Trademark of the Pennwalt Corporation for polyvinylidene fluoride. See polyvinylidene fluoride.
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