Glossary of Wire & Cable Terminology
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
K 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 paraaramid 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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