Using Heat Shrink Tubing Visalia CA

Heat shrink tubing is one versatile product in Visalia … 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.

Pearl Car Stereo
(559) 741-0747
1805 E Main St # A
Visalia, CA
 
JJ's Audio & Security
(559) 734-1820
720 E Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA
 
Auto Sound Center
(559) 733-9040
1712 E Main St
Visalia, CA
 
Total Electronics Repair Services
(559) 739-8350
110 N Valley Oaks Dr
Visalia, CA
 
Eclipse Window Tint & Auto Glass
(559) 624-1287
642 N Ben Maddox Way
Visalia, CA
 
Santos Auto Stereo
(559) 625-9219
1320 W Houston Ave
Visalia, CA
 
Sound Creations
(559) 732-5280
2122 N Dinuba Blvd
Visalia, CA
 
Bontronics TV-Video Repair & Service
(559) 738-1754
530 S Lovers Ln
Visalia, CA
 
Zeke's Dairy Electronics
(559) 625-4026
1037 S Rova Ct
Visalia, CA
 
Home Satellite Systems
(559) 636-1259
1438 E Princeton Ct
Visalia, 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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