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Kapton  - DuPont trademark for polyimide.

kB (kilobyte)  - 1,024 bytes. Usually describes bits or bytes, as in transmission speeds measured in kBsec or kilobits per second.


KBps  - Kilobits per second.


Kcmil  - One thousand circular mils, replaced “MCM” in the 1990 NEC. Sometimes shortened to “kcm.”


Kevlar  - A high-strength DuPont polymer used as a cable messenger or strength member.


Keying  - The mechanical feature of a connector system that guarantees correct orientation of a connection or prevents the connection to a jack or to an optical fiber adapter of the same type intended for another purpose.


K-fiber - A polyaramid-based material used for jacketing high-temperature cables.


Khz  - Kilohertz (1,000 hertz).


Kilo  - Prefix meaning thousand.


KPSI  - A unit of tensile strength expressed in thousands of pounds per square inch.


KS  - Connecting a CATV trunks hard line.


kV (kilovolt)  - 1,000 volts.


kVA  - Kilovolt ampere.


kW (kilowatt)  - 1,000 watts.


Kynar  - Arkema Inc. trademark for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).