NSPA’s adhesive clips are designed to provide longitudinal water sealing for small wire bundles. These clips should only be used in conjunction with adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing.
Unfortunately, most adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing is designed to insulate and seal a single wire or cable. These clips will allow the installer to use standard heat shrink tubing to seal: multiple wires, non-standard wire harnesses, and plug connectors. These adhesive clips can attach to a single wire or multiple small wires.
Adhesive Clips can be added when trying to seal multiple wires.
NSPA adhesive clips come in 2 sizes: AC-1 (20-12 AWG wires) and AC-2 (16-8 AWG wires).
Check out NSPA’s most recent line of Sealed Heat Shrink connectors… OptiSeal.
OptiSeal offers a unique crystal clear opportunity to visually inspect the integrity of your electrical system.
OptiSeal offers the following visual assurances: • Ensures the wire is crimped to connector • Ensures the center of crimp barrel is properly crimped • Crystal Clear™ waterproof insulation allows for indisputable inspection of the wire’s condition
The Crimp Barrel: • Window in center of connector assures that wire is seated properly and that the wire is being crimped to the connector • Color-coded stripes identify wire gauge size to be used with connector • Color-coded stripes also indicate/guide the installer to the proper crimp position on the center of the barrel • Seamless barrel butt connectors ensure superior crimp performance • Wire-stop in butt connectors prevents over insertion of wire
The Adhesive-Lined Heat Shrink Tubing: • Crystal Clear™ tubing provides optimal clarity for visual inspection • Adhesive-Lined tubing ensures a waterproof seal • Wire gauge imprint simplifies wire size identification
In a previous blog, I touched on how big of a problem corrosion is. The next reason why you should only use sealed, heat shrink connectors is to help protect against wire pull-out. Wire pull-out is often found in areas of high vibration or where long periods of strain or pulling on your wires may occur. Connectors that are exposed to weathering and UV rays can also be susceptible to wire pull-out over time.
Electrical Failure can also occur when constant strain and/or vibration causes a wire within your electrical system to come loose.
By using a heat shrink connector, you add extra tensile strength to your crimp and/or solder termination that a standard, unsealed vinyl or nylon connector does not have.
Troubleshooting electrical failure is EXPENSIVE. Help prevent costly downtime to your electrical systems by using sealed, heat shrink terminals from NSPA today.
The biggest reason is to help prevent wire corrosion. Why is this so important? Well, because corrosion is a BIG problem. Did you know that in 2002 the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the results of their two year study on corrosion and the finding were nothing less than startling.
† From their study… “Results of the study show that the total annual estimated direct cost of corrosion in the U.S. is a staggering $276 billion—approximately 3.1% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It reveals that, although corrosion management has improved over the past several decades, the U.S. must ﬁnd more and better ways to encourage, support, and implement optimal corrosion control practices.”
The direct cost of corrosion in the transportation industry was estimated at $29.7 billion dollars per year. The breakdown was as follows:
Motor vehicles – $23.4 billion – 79%
Ships – $2.7 billion – 9%
Aircraft – $2.2 billion – 7%
HAZMAT transportation – $0.9 billion – 3%
Railroad cars – $0.5 billion – 2%
Ugly corrosion can have a devastating effect on your electrical system.
Using a sealed, heat shrink connector is your best defense against the expensive damage corrosion can cause to your electrical system. Please visit http://www.nspa.com to learn more about our Sealed Electrical System and Heat Shrink Connectors.