Bentley-Harris Expando® FR Plus

Self-fitting Protective Oversleeve


What's special about this braided sleeving?

Bentley-Harris® Expando products are tough, lightweight oversleeves used to protect cable assemblies, hoses and wire harnesses from chafing, cutting and abrading. The open-weave construction of Expando products enables each size to expand to fit several application shapes and sizes. This open-weave construction also makes them highly flexible and resistant to trapping water, heat and humidity.

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Part # Nominal Size Minimum Diameter Maximum Diameter Feet Per Spool Colors Price
BSBHFRP-0125 1/8" 3/32" 1/4" 2,000 Black w/ white tracer
White w/ black tracer
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BSBHFRP-025 1/4" 1/8" 7/16" 1,000 Black w/ white tracer
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BSBHFRP-050 1/2" 1/4" 3/4" 500 Black w/ white tracer
White w/ black tracer
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BSBHFRP-075 3/4" 1/2" 1-1/4" 500 Black w/ white tracer
White w/ black tracer
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BSBHFRP-125 1-1/4" 3/4" 1-3/4" 250 Black w/ white tracer
White w/ black tracer
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BSBHFRP-200 2" 1-1/2" 3-1/2" 250 Black w/ white tracer
White w/ black tracer
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BSBHFRP-250 2-1/2" 1-3/4" 4-1/2" 250 Black w/ white tracer
White w/ black tracer
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Part # Description Nominal Size Min. Diameter Max. Diameter Color Price Per Ft
BSBHFR0125-BW Bentley Harris Expando FR 1/8" 3/32" (2 mm) 1/4" (6mm) Black with White
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Expando® FR Plus is a braided, flame-retardant polyester (PET) sleeving designed for applications up to 125ºC. This product is UL recognized as a VW-1 component, and has F.A.R. Part 25 approval. A general purpose industrial/commercial product, Expando FR Plus balances the properties of mechanical and thermal stability with economy.

  1. Rated to 125ºC
  2. Low temperature flexibility to -70ºC
  3. VW-1
  4. F.A.R. Part 25
  5. UL Recognized Component
  6. CSA File #LR52852
  7. Does not trap heat or humidity
  8. Rot-free
  9. Self-fitting over many shapes and sizes
  10. Cost effective
  11. Fray Resistant

The patented Bentley-Harris Plus treatment makes end termination neater and easier. The Plus treatment creates a webbing between the filaments of the sleeving to reduce end fray during installation and through the life of the product. Because of the fray-resistant properties of Expando FR Plus, it can be cut with ordinary scissors, which reduces assembly time and eliminates the need for proper ventilation equipment required for hot-knife cutting.

Expando® FR Plus protective oversleeve has many applications in the aeronautical, marine, electronic and general manufacturing industries. The ability of Expando FR Plus to retain flexibility at low temperatures makes it ideal for exposed applications in weather stations, navigation beacons, radar antennas, airborne and space systems.

*All Bentley Harris products are RoHS compliant and have an indefinite shelf life. ISO 14001 & TS16949 certified.
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Performance Data - Expando® FR Plus

Property Test Method Value
Filament Diameter - .010"
Melt Temperature ASTM D-2117 239ºC
Low Temperature Flexibility MIL-DTL-23053E -70ºC
Flammability UL 1441 VW-1
Flammability F.A.R. Part 25 Pass
Smoke Density ASTM E-1354 Dmc = 5.72
Copper Corrosivity MIL-I-23053 No Effect

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Shelf Life of Expando HR Plus - Could you please advise the shelf life of the Bentley Harris Expando HR Plus?

Asked by Anonymous user on 08.17 AM Monday, 01 February, 2016

  • - Bentley Harris lists the shelf life of the Expando FR Plus line at ten years. Please contact our sales team for more detailed information about the remaining shelf life of an item stocked in our facility.

    Steve S. on 12.35 PM Wednesday, 17 February, 2016

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