Using Heat Shrink Tubing Bakersfield CA

Heat shrink tubing is one versatile product in Bakersfield … 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.

Tony's Tv
(661) 322-8608
1225 Baker St
Bakersfield, CA
 
Northside Tv Vcr Service
(661) 399-0259
1621 N Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA
 
Kandarian Electronics
(661) 322-1001
1101 19th St
Bakersfield, CA
 
George's Tv
(661) 869-0203
415 E 19th St
Bakersfield, CA
 
Westchester Tv's Cnsmer Electr
(661) 631-2491
1919 26th St
Bakersfield, CA
 
Westchester Tv Service
(661) 631-2492
1919 26th St
Bakersfield, CA
 
Going Underground Records
(661) 633-0111
1412 17th St Ste C
Bakersfield, CA
 
Columbus TV Repair Shop
(661) 322-4453
628 Bernard St
Bakersfield, CA
 
Electronic Service
(661) 832-2099
3035 Wilson Rd
Bakersfield, CA
 
Strickly Sound Audio Systems
(661) 326-1079
2105 Edison Hwy
Bakersfield, CA
 

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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