Wire Coverings for Cable and Wire Protection
How Do You Choose the Right Wire Protection and Coverings?
At its most basic, heat shrink protection, also called heat shrink tubing or heat shrink, is an insulation technique. The most common use of heat shrink is to secure wiring connections against abrasion and other damage and provide insulation where it can be difficult to use insulated wires otherwise.
There are several considerations when choosing heat shrink. One is whether to select single wall vs. dual wall heat shrink. While single wall is far more common, dual wall, also known as adhesive lined tubing, provides a much stronger seal and connection, among other benefits.
Shrink ratio is another key consideration; heat shrink ratios compare the original heat shrink tubing in relation to its shrunken, final form. Ranging from 2:1-4:1 ratios, heat shrink will reduce to 50%-75% of its original size, respectively, once heat is applied. In addition to these, it is also important to choose the right shrinkable tubing size.
What Types of Cable and Wire Protection Are Most Common?
Here are the most common types of cable and wire protection:
What Products Are Used with Cable and Wire Protection and Coverings?
From plastic wire sleeve to expandable tubing and heat shrink wrapping, Waytek Wire provides cable protection and wire covering solutions for a variety of cables, electrical wire and auto speaker cables. It is ideal for a limitless number of electronic, automotive, marine and industrial wire management, bundling and protective applications. Examples include engine compartment dress up, home electronics wire management, computer case wiring identification, short circuit protection, office wire organization, automotive wiring, and many more.