Heat shrink boots are moulded parts that can provide strain relief (relieving pressure from the cable) and protection on cable assemblies. Heat shrink boots and shapes are available in straight and right angled types and can be assembled into T and Y shaped breakout joints for use in various electrical and electronic applications.
RS have a great range of heat shrink products, tubing and moulded shapes from trusted brands like Hellerman Tyton, TE Connectivity and Glenair which includes heat shrink boots that are quick and easy to install and essential for providing protection and leak proof seals on cable assemblies. Heat shrink boots come in various sizes and configurations and can come with or without adhesive. The adhesive lining helps to bond the boot with the cables and components.
Heat shrink boots are made from materials such as polyolefin which is derived from polyethylene and is one of the most commonly used insulating materials being highly durable, fast shrinking and can withstand high temperatures without a restricted shelf life. Others include PVC, fluoropolymer, neoprene and elastomeric materials. These moulded boots also have high electric strength, mechanical toughness and great chemical and abrasion resistance.
Heat shrink boots, heat shrink moulded shapes, tubing, end caps and insulation are frequently used to weatherproof or otherwise protect exposed connections or cable ends. They are an efficient way to seal wiring that is not covered by a cable sheath, and so are used in many kinds of electrical installations, from manufacturing to domestic wiring. Using the right product to protect cables can improve performance and reduce cost and time on maintenance and repairs.