A revolutionary new heat-free crimping product is now available from Rapid Electronics. Cool Seal butt splice connectors ensures that wire connections and damaged cables can be sealed and repaired without the need for heat guns, soldering or sealing tapes.
Cool Seal uses patented anaerobic technology to create connections that are fully weatherproof and environmentally sealed. The constituent Cool Seal gel provides complete moisture protection through the principle of oxygen deprivation. After the wire is stripped and inserted through the anaerobic adhesive sealing gel within the connector, the gel flows around the wire to form a 100% airtight body. The gel cures to 80% within 2-3 hours, and is fully cured within 48 hours at ambient temperatures.
When used in conjunction with the approved crimp tool the pull-off values exceed the appropriate portion of EN60352-2 crimp specification. The nylon insulation provides excellent abrasion resistance, while the copper terminal is 99.9% Electrolytic Tough Pitch, ensuring the best possible copper connection.
Cool Seal gel is supplied in tubes to suit three different sizes of wire – 22-18 AWG (0.5 – 1mm²), 16-14 AWG (1.5 – 2.5mm²) and 12-10 AWG (4-6mm²). Available from Rapid are packs of 5, 40 and a mixed pack of 6 containing two tubes of each size, plus a repairers kit including the approved Cool Seal crimping tool and multi-packs of all 3 sizes.
Paul Hemming, product manager at Rapid, said: ‘Cool Seal is simply a cleaner, cooler way to crimp. Connections only have to be stripped and crimped in order to be sealed. Hot air guns or torches are unnecessary so crimping is safer, quicker and cheaper. This is an innovative product which we are delighted to be introducing to our extensive crimp connection range.’
For more details about Cool Seal, technical specifications and datasheets please visit the Rapid website.