Using Heat Shrink Tubing Syracuse NY

Heat shrink tubing is one versatile product in Syracuse … not only does it provide your cables with protection against abrasion, chemicals, and weather, it's also great for bundling, color-coding, and strain relief. Read on to learn more about our tips.

Rent A Center
(315) 425-7566
344 N Salina St
Syracuse, NY
 
Integrated Services Company
(315) 454-9040
308 E Molloy Rd
Syracuse, NY
 
Jac Electronic Systems
(315) 278-2729
117 E Brighton Ave
Syracuse, NY
 
B & D Television
(315) 476-4419
1110 Butternut St
Syracuse, NY
 
Electronics Unlimited
(315) 446-9404
2792 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY
 
Geddes TV Sales & Service
(315) 487-3305
1015 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY
 
Palmisano Television Repair
(315) 422-7509
204 Union Pl
Syracuse, NY
 
Swift Instrumentation
(315) 463-0554
Po Box 643
Syracuse, NY
 
East Coast Components
(315) 454-0801
156 Malverne Dr
Syracuse, NY
 
Edl Electronics
(315) 437-8810
2018 Teall Ave
Syracuse, NY
 

Using Heat Shrink Tubing

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Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2007

By Pro AV Staff

Heat shrink tubing is one versatile product … not only does it provide your cables with protection against abrasion, chemicals, and weather, it's also great for bundling, color-coding, and strain relief.

STEP 1

Select the proper size of heat shrink tubing for your project. In order to get a secure fit, be sure that the tubing's recovered diameter (the diameter after shrinking) is smaller than the diameter of the area you're going to insulate. At the same time, the tubing's expanded diameter (the diameter before shrinking) needs to be large enough to easily fit over the area to be insulated, as well as any connectors attached to it.

STEP 2

Cut the heat shrink tubing to a usable length, and be sure to allow for a minimum ¼" overlap over any existing insulation or connectors. Keep in mind that tubing also shrinks lengthwise — typically 5 percent to 7 percent during the shrinking process.

STEP 3

Slide the cut tubing over the object that you're covering; if you'll be splicing, slide the tubing over the center of the splice and allow for equal overlap on both sides.

STEP 4

Before shrinking, check your tubing's specifications for the recommended heating temperature. Any commercial heat gun or heat shrink oven can be used to shrink the tubing.

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