Highest Performance and Reduced Dimensions

Using innovative material technologies, GORE Power Pair Cables are the lightest and smallest power pairs for marine geophysical exploration applications.

GORE Power Pair Cables provide considerable weight and space savings, reduced outer diameter, and the highest performance for streamer cables.

Gore uses only the highest quality, multi-layered, concentric, and pin-hole free insulations over each conductor. Each material is compatible with streamer fluids, other floatation media, and can operate in wide temperature ranges.

Size optimized cables with highest reliability

Key Features

  • Thin polyester-based multi-layer insulation
  • Pinhole-free insulation
  • Lowest weight and smallest outer diameter
  • High abrasion and cut-through resistance

Key Benefits

  • Longer cable life (reduced overall costs)
  • Excellent electrical performance
  • Smaller streamer cable diameter
  • Enhanced stripping and bonding
  • High mechanical stability
Operating Voltage 600 V DC
Test Voltage 3500 V DC
Test Voltage in Water 600 V DC / 10 min.
Insulation Resistance for 10 min. in Water ≥800 MΩ*1000 m @ 500 V DC
Operating Temperature –55°C up to +105°C
Outer Diameter 3.5 mm


16 AWG Conventional Power Pairs
GORE Power Pair Cables Percentage Difference
Diameter (mm) 4.8 3.5 –27%
Weight (kg/m) 30.2 24.0 –20%
Voltage Rating (V DC) 500 600 +20%

For technical information on other gauge sizes, please contact Gore.

The information given herein is based on data believed to be reliable. However, W. L. Gore & Associates makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to its accuracy and assumes no liability arising out of its use by others. This publication is not to be taken as a license to operate or as a recommendation to infringe patents.

HYTREL is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company for its brand of thermoplastic polyester elastomer.