3M 8445-2.5 Silicone Cold Shrink Tube 8.89 – 18.29mm
3M 8445-2.5 is a silicone cold shrink tube insulator which is fire resistant and used for low voltage cable joints, splices, cable repairs and for insulation protection. The sleeves are factory expanded and assembled on a removable supporting plastic core.
The tubes manufactured by 3M Electrical, utilise their Cold Shrink technology for simple and reliable mechanical sealing and electrical insulation of Low Voltage cables and connections – this ensures a permanent, durable environmental seal and insulation.
No tooling, such as jointers torches, are required with cold shrink tubing installation and it is able to cover a wide range of cable cross sections.
This pre-stretched cold shrink tubing is suitable as primary insulation on a range of 1000v cables with copper or aluminium conductors.
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3M 8445-2.5 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
- Cable Range (sqmm) – 35 – 50
- Min. Dia (Cable Diameter) For Seal (mm) – 8.89
- Max. Dia (Cable or Connector Diameter) Insulator Covers (mm) – 18.29
- Length (A) (mm) – 30.5 – 48
- ID (B) (mm) – 21.3
- Operating Temperature – -55 up to +260°C
- Product Type – Splice
- Splice Type – Cold Shrink
- Shrink Ratio – 2:1
- Colour – Grey
- Order Code – 3M 8445-2.5
- Manufacturer – 3M Electrical
- Product – Cold Shrink Tube
ATEX – Potentially Explosive Atmospheres & Hazardous Area Locations (HAZLOC)
3M 8445-2.5 is subject to “Statement of Exclusion” with respect to the ATEX Directive as they are effectively “non-sparking” when installed in accordance with 3M Electrical installation instructions and do not pose a potential explosion risk – used extensively in Zone 1 & Zone 2 hazardous areas designated according to ATEX within the EU in both onshore and offshore locations. For specification guidance about use of Cold Shrink products, including 3M 8445-2.5, in relation to NEC, CEC, IEC & UL Classes & Divisions please contact Thorne & Derrick.
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3M invented Cold Shrink in the 1970’s and since then the technology has been adapted to provide LV MV HV Cable Accessories to enable the repair, splice, joint or termination of cables with unrivalled field service performance – live memory action of the specially formulated Cold Shrink material ensures a permanent, durable environmental seal and moisture-proof insulation.
Shelf Life & Storage
3M 8445-2.5 Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber Connector Insulators (8440 Series) have a 3-year shelf life from date of manufacture when stored in a humidity controlled storage (10°C/50°F to 27°C/80°F and <75% relative humidity).