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Heat Shrink Tubing Ricable Custom now available

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Another piece is added to the mosaic Ricable. We are talking about the heat-shrinkable sleeves Ricable Custom, which are also used in the Hi-Fi field and stand out, in full Ricable tradition, for a higher quality than normal.

Heat-shrinkable sleeves for Hi-Fi cables. Where and how are they used?

Why use a heat shrinkable sleeve and in which context? The contexts can be reduced to three if we talk about Hi-Fi, excluding the normal use that is done with electrical cables:

  • Identification
  • Insulation
  • Finishing
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Let's see its meaning step by step. Let's premise that the area of reference is always the wiring (both the one that connects the electronics and the one made up of the cables that connect the components of the electronics themselves). By identification we mean the use of sheathing that involves sheathing different cables with different colours, so as to distinguish them at a glance, especially when we are going to build cables with anonymous connectors - think of the distinction between "left" and "right" inside a signal cable. Isolation is the function of separating one conductor from another within, say, a power cable. With finishing, finally, we think about how a shrink sleeve can be an aesthetic plus of absolute value for our DIY Hi-Fi cables, so as to finish a product "of a certain type".

With regard to the application of heat shrink tubing in a practical sense, it is very simple. Having taken all the necessary measures (i.e. those of the diameter of the cable and of the relative sheath), it will be necessary only to slide the sheath on the junction point that you want to insulate. At this point it will be necessary to heat the sheath with a heat gun at a temperature from 84 to 120 °C, until it shrinks and forms a tight winding around the junction.

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Heat Shrink Tubing in all sizes, with superior quality

The Ricable Custom shrink sleeves offer a wide choice in terms of both form and substance. The first differentiation is that they are available with a shrink ratio of either 2:1 (i.e. 50%) or 3:1 (approx. 66%). In addition, all the main requirements in terms of sizes are covered. They go from 1 mm internal diameter of the phono cable of the turntable to 30 mm of the cables Speaker and power supply in the case of the 2:1 conduits.

In the case of the 3:1 ones, the sizes range from 3 mm to 39 mm. What is the parameter that distinguishes poor from quality heat shrink sleeves? In the case of the liners Ricable Custom it is the material with which they are made. Specifically, it is high quality cross-linked polyolefin. This is rubbery, and not "plastic", to the touch, and guarantees superior flexibility, especially if we are talking about conduits with a 2:1 shrinkage ratio. In addition to these two features, there are other advantages typical of premium products, such as excellent resistance to abrasion, corrosion and burning, as well as CE, RoHS, UL, SGS and FCC certificates.

Heat Shrink Tubing Ricable Custom: where to buy?

At the best price and with as many benefits as possible, the answer is: Ricable Custom. Last but not least: 3:1 ratio heat shrink tubing is only available in black, 2:1 ratio heat shrink tubing offers a few more solutions. Those who like to wire in style can also choose red and white. The white one in particular is perfect if you need to write something on it with a marker pen. If you want to discover the new heat shrinkable sleeves Ricable Custom, also in their kits in combination with socks, just click the button below.

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