This is a Heat Shrink Tube of 3mm diameter at room temperature.
Heat shrink tube?is a mechanically expanded extruded?plastic?tube ordinarily made of?nylon?or?polyolefin, which shrinks when heated in an effort to return to the relaxed diameter it originally had when extruded.
Heat shrink is used to insulate wires, providing abrasion resistance and environmental protection for stranded and solid wire conductors, connections, joints and terminals in?electrical engineering. It can also be used to repair the insulation on wires or to bundle them together, to protect wires or small parts from minor?abrasion, and to create cable entry seals, offering environmental sealing protection.
The tubing is placed over the connection to be protected and then heated with an?oven,?hot air gun?or similar tool. Convenient but less effective methods for shrinking the tube include a?soldering iron?(held in close proximity, but not touching the tube) or the heat from alighter. These processes cause the tubing to contract as much as one sixth of its original diameter (depending on the heat shrink, a ratio of 2:1 is the most common), providing a snug fit over irregularly shaped joints. This provides good electrical?insulation, protection from dust,?solvents?and other foreign materials, as well as?strain?relief. If overheated, heat shrink tubing can melt, scorch or catch fire like any other plastic.
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