direction of lay

Definition

Electronics

  • The lateral direction in which a conductor, or group of conductors, is wound around a cable core, or around another layer of conductors. The direction of lay may be left-hand or right-hand. If the conductors form counterclockwise spirals when traveling away from an observer viewing along the longitudinal axis of a cable, then it is left-hand. The converse is true for right-hand. Also called lay.
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