Electrical fiberglass sleeving
Electrical fiberglass sleeving is made from glass fibers and is used for thermal and mechanical protection in consumer, commercial and industrial applications where flexibility, abrasion resistance or insulation is required and particularly when temperature extremes prohibit the use of other materials. Typical applications include: insulation of leads in carbon brushes, irons, and other small heating appliances; thermal sensor leads; thermal and mechanical protection of automotive wire harnesses and insulated wires in appliances.
Acrylic fiberglass sleevings are used to insulate leads and crossovers in fractional and integral horsepower motors. They also are used in dry and oil-filled transformers, generators and other moisture-sensitive equipment, as well as in home appliances, lighting fixtures, instrument circuits and controls. Additional uses include switchgear, breaker panels, welding equipment and other commercial apparatus subjected to continuous operating temperatures of 155°C, particularly those requiring insulation system compatibility.
Silicone rubber fiberglass sleeving is used in appliances, motors and generators as well as in automotive, marine and aircraft electrical and electronic components such as transformers, coils, relays, etc. where a 200°C thermal rating is required, in addition to being well-suited as heavy-duty insulation where subjected to high heat, such as in die-casting and plastic molding.