Barfield CT12A Digital Cable Tensiometer - Buy, Rent, or Sell

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This item has been discontinued or is no longer available.

It has been replaced by Barfield 102-03108 (Qty 1)

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  • Meets new OEM specifications
  • 10-year useful life span
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 4-character digital display Simple
  • 3-button operation
  • Cable gauge included
  • Available as single cable fixed riser or multi-cable riser
  • No conversion table required
  • Ten (10) minute automatic shutoff feature
  • Ambient temperature reading

General Info

The Barfield CT12A Digital Cable Tensiometer was designed to meet the industry’s requirements for testing and measuring the tension of aircraft cables. The CT12A measures the existing tension in 1/16” to 1/4” cables. Two different unit types are available within the product line: multi-cable and a single cable. Multi-cable units can measure up to seven different cable sizes; whereas single-cable units are customized for one specific cable size. The CT12A displays the battery life, last measured cable size, ambient temperature, and cable tension.

The Barfield instrument allows users to perform an entire testing operation with one hand and without the use of conversion tables. Measurements are taken once the proper cable size is selected and when the tool is clamped onto the cable. The instrument’s display then shows the resulting measurement. Both the multi-cable and single-cable units feature two modes of cable tension measurement: Standard Mode and Averaging Mode. Standard Mode gives individual cable tension measurements. Averaging Mode automatically averages three measurements.


  • 1.5x4.38.x8.75 inches (3.8x11.1x22.2 cm)
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs (.54 kg)
Alternate Models
102-03101(1/16" Diameter) single cable
102-03102(3/32" Diameter) single cable
102-03103(1/8" Diameter) single cable
102-03104(5/32" Diameter) single cable
102-03105(3/16" Diameter) single cable
102-03106(7/32" Diameter) single cable
102-03107(1/4" Diameter) single cable
102-03108(1/16" - 1/4" Diameter) multi-cable
102-03120(1/16" - 3/16" Diameter) multi-cable
General Information
Part #CT12A
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