Recommended Leadwires for Leadwire-integrated Strain Gauges

Recommended lead wires for leadwire-integrated strain gauges

Where we had previously indicated type for 2-wire system leads with -♦L and 3-wire systems with -♦LT for standard vinyl leadwire-integrated strain gauges regardless of type of lead wire, we changed to a symbology for indicating lead wire types in April of 2017 to accommodate products such as those with lead-free solder (option –F) as part of our efforts to make environmentally friendly CE-compliant products.
Although there is no information given in the catalog on F/P/PF series leadwire-integrated strain gauges, this is handled as it has been. Combinations are available of all strain gauges and lead wires for strain gauges. Combinations are also available of lead wires for temperature-integrated strain gauges and all foil strain gauges.

Chart of strain gauge and dedicated lead wire combinations

  • Lead wires recommended for F series

    For general strain measurement

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB -20 to +80 FLA-5-11-3LJB
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC FLA-5-11-3LJC
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT -20 to +80 FLA-5-11-3LJBT
    3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT FLA-5-11-3LJCT
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT -20 to +150 FLA-5-11-3LXT
    Temperature-integrated 3-wire parallel vinyl wire TLJBT -20 to +80 FLA-5T-11-3TLJBT
    1-gauge 4-wire method Polypropylene 4-wire parallel wire
    (with modular)
    LQM -20 to +100 FLA-5-11-3LQM

    Residual stress measurement / shear strain / stress concentration measurement

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB/LJB-F -20 to +80 FLA-5-11-3LJB
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT/LJBT-F -20 to +80 FLA-5-11-3LJBT
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT/LXT-F -20 to +150 FLA-5-11-3LXT
    1-gauge 4-wire method Polypropylene 4-wire parallel wire
    (with modular)
    LQM/LQM-F -20 to +100 FLA-5-11-3LQM

    GOBLET series (CE mark) for general strain measurement

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB-F -20 to +80 FLAB-5-11-3LJB-F
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F FLAB-5-11-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT-F -20 to +80 FLAB-5-11-3LJBT-F
    3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F FLAB-5-11-3LJCT-F
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT-F -20 to +150 FLAB-5-11-3LXT-F
    Temperature-integrated 3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦TLT-F -196 to +150 FLAB-5T-11-6FB3TLT-F
    1-gauge 4-wire method Polypropylene 4-wire parallel wire
    (with modular)
    LQM-F -20 to +100 FLAB-5-11-3LQM-F

    * Only lead wires using lead-free solder are available for GOBLET series strain gauges with the CE marking.

  • Lead wires recommended for QF series strain gauges for high temperature use (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for QF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F -20 to +80 QFLAB-1-11-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F -20 to +80 QFLAB-1-11-3LJCT-F
    Waterproof 3-strand twisted cross-linked vinyl wire LJRTA -20 to +100 QFLA-1-11-3LJRTA
    Temperature-integrated 3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦TLT-F -20 to +200 QFLAB-1-11-6FB3TLT-F
    High temperature 3-strand twisted FEP wire 6FA♦LT-F -20 to +200 QFLAB-1-11-6FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT-F QFLAB-1-11-6FB3LT-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for ZF series High temperature use strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for ZF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F -20 to +80 ZFLA-3-350-11-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F -20 to +80 ZFLA-3-350-11-3LJCT-F
    Waterproof 3-strand twisted cross-linked vinyl wire LJRTA -20 to +100 ZFLA-3-350-11-3LJRTA
    High temperature 3-strand twisted FEP wire 6FA♦LT-F -269 to +200 ZFLA-3-350-11-6FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT-F ZFLA-3-350-11-6FB3LT-F
    3-strand twisted PTFE wire 4FA♦LT-F -269 to +260
    (if only short time, 
    up to 300°C)
    ZFLA-3-350-11-4FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted PTFE single-core wire 4FB♦LT-F ZFLA-3-350-11-4FB3LT-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for CEF series High and low temperature strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for CEF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    High and low temperature 3-strand twisted FEP wire 6FA♦LT-F -269 to +200 CEFLA-1-11-6FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT-F CEFLA-1-11-6FB3LT-F
    3-strand twisted PTFE wire 4FA♦LT-F -269 to +260 CEFLA-1-11-4FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted PTFE single-core wire 4FB♦LT-F CEFLA-1-11-4FB3LT-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for CF series Cryogenic temperature use strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for CF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    Cryogenic temperature-F 3-strand twisted FEP wire 6FA♦LT-F -269 to +200 CFLA-1-350-11-6FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT-F CFLA-1-350-11-6FB3LT-F
    3-strand twisted PTFE wire 4FA♦LT-F -269 to +260 CFLA-1-350-11-4FA3LT-F
    3-strand twisted PTFE single-core wire 4FB♦LT-F CFLA-1-350-11-4FB3LT-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for P series Polyester wire strain gauge 

    Lead wires recommended for P series strain gauges (CE mark)

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB-F -20 to +80 PL-60-11-3LJB-F
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F PL-60-11-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT-F -20 to +80 PL-60-11-3LJBT-F
    3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F PL-60-11-3LJCT-F
    1-gauge 4-wire method Polypropylene 4-wire parallel wire
    (with modular)
    LQM-F -20 to +100 PL-60-11-3LQM-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length
    * 2-element and 3-element gauges cannot be additionally outfitted with a lead wire
    * Only lead wires using lead-free solder are available for  strain gauges with the CE marking

  • Lead wires recommended for PF series Polyester foil strain gauge

    Lead wires recommended for PF series strain gauges (CE mark)

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB-F -20 to +80 PFL-10-11-3LJB-F
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F PFL-10-11-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT-F -20 to +80 PFL-10-11-3LJBT-F
    3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F PFL-10-11-3LJCT-F
    1-gauge 4-wire method Polypropylene 4-wire parallel wire
    (with modular)
    LQM-F -20 to +100 PFL-10-11-3LQM-F

    * 2-element and 3-element gauges cannot be additionally outfitted with a lead wire
    * Only lead wires using lead-free solder are available for  strain gauges with the CE marking

  • Lead wires recommended for UBF series Composite strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for UBF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB-F -20 to +80 UBFLA-1-3LJB-F
    2-strand twisted vinyl wire LH UBFLA-1-3LH
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT-F -20 to +80 UBFLA-1-3LJBT-F
    3-strand twisted vinyl wire (3-wire system) LHT UBFLA-1-3LHT
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT-F -20 to +150 UBFLA-1-3LXT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT-F -269 to +200 UBFLA-1-6FB3LT-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for BF series Composite strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for BF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJB-F -20 to +80 BFLAB-2-3-3LJB-F
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F BFLAB-2-3-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJBT-F -20 to +80 BFLAB-2-3-3LJBT-F
    3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F BFLAB-2-3-3LJCT-F
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT-F -20 to +150 BFLAB-2-3-3LXT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT-F -269 to +200 BFLAB-2-3-6FB3LT-F
    Temperature-integrated 3-wire parallel vinyl wire TLJBT-F -20 to +80 BFLA-2T-3-3TLJBT-F
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦TLT-F -269 to +200 BFLA-2T-3-6FB3TLT-F

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for GF series Low elastic strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for GF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F -20 to +80 GFLAB-3-50-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F -20 to +80 GFLAB-3-50-3LJCT-F
  • Lead wires recommended for LF series Strain gauges for Wood and Gypsum (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for LF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC-F -20 to +80 LFLAB-10-11-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT-F -20 to +80 LFLAB-10-11-3LJCT-F
  • Lead wires recommended for PFLW/PLW series strain gauges (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for PFLW/PLW series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC/LJC-F -20 to +80 PFLW-30-11-3LJC
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT/LJCT-F -20 to +80 PFLW-30-11-3LJCT
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT/LXT-F -20 to +150 PFLW-30-11-3LXT
    1-gauge 4-wire method Polypropylene 4-wire parallel wire
    (with modular)
    LQM/LQM-F -20 to +100 PFLW-30-11-3LQM
  • Lead wires recommended for MF series Magnetic field strain gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for MF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    Single-element 2-strand twisted vinyl wire LJAY -20 to +80 MFLA-5-350-1LJAY
    ø3.2-mm 2-conductor shielded vinyl wire LS MFLA-5-350-1LS
    Two-element/three-element 2-strand twisted vinyl wire LJAY -20 to +80 MFCAL-2-1LJAY
    ø3.2-mm 2-conductor shielded vinyl wire LS MFCAL-2-1LJAY
    ø1.5-mm 3-conductor shielded FEP wire (3-wire system) 6FD♦LTS -269 to +200 MFCAL-2-6FD1LTS

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

  • Lead wires recommended for YF/YEF/YHF series Post-yield Strain Gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for YF/YEF/YHF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC/LJC-F -20 to +80 YFLA-2-3LJC-F
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT/LJCT-F -20 to +80 YFLA-2-3LJCT-F
  • Lead wires recommended for DSF series High Endurance Strain Gauge (made-to-order)

    Lead wires recommended for DSF series strain gauges

    Purpose Lead wires Lead wire symbol Operational temperature range
    (℃)
    Gauge type exampled
    General measurement
    (no temperature change)
    2-wire parallel vinyl wire LJC/LJC-F -20 to +80 DSFLA-2-350-3LJC
    General measurement 3-wire parallel vinyl wire LJCT/LJCT-F -20 to +80 DSFLA-2-350-3LJCT
    Medium/high temperature 3-wire parallel special vinyl wire LXT/LXT-F -20 to +150 DSFLA-2-350-3LXT
    3-strand twisted FEP single-core wire 6FB♦LT -269 to +200 DSFLA-2-350-6FB3LT

    * “♦” indicates lead wire length

Standard leadwire-integrated strain gauges

These series are standard leadwire-integrated strain gauges with 2-wire parallel vinyl wire and 3-wire parallel vinyl wire:  F series strain gauges for general use, P series polyester strain gauges, PF series polyester foil strain gauges.

General use strain gauge F series

General use strain gauge F series GOBLET

P series Polyester wire strain gauge

PF series Polyester foil strain gauge