Heat shrink tubing is expanded, extruded plastic tubing that is designed to contract when heated
It is commonly used to provide sealing, termination, identification, insulation, and strain relief for cables. It has many uses in electrical, electronic, telecommunications, cable management, and virtually all other industries, so there are many varieties to meet these needs. There are economical options for light, unexposed use, general purpose and high temperature versions for automotive, aerospace and military applications, and adhesive lined tubing for tight seals that keep out dust and moisture.
The most common method for shrinking tube is the heat gun. Heat guns range from moderate heat, fixed temperature versions for general use to variable temperature models with digital readouts. The heat shrink oven is another option; though more costly, it creates a more even and accurate shrink and requires less energy to use. In addition, this section also includes the cabling, termination tools, connectors you need to take your project from start to finish.
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