|Termination sleeves consist of a heat-shrinkable, transparent, polyvinylidene fluoride sleeve with an inner, pre-fluxed, solder preform and two thermoplastic sealing inserts. When heat is applied, the solder melts and flows to provide a superior connection between the ground lead and the shield. At the same time, the two thermoplastic sealing inserts melt and the outer sleeve shrinks to provide an environmentally protected termination. Otherwise, they are essentially the same.|
These are good sleeves but there is a gap between the .125 and .250, I wish there was something in the middle there for making more compact connections where space is restricted. The .125 is just barely big enough for 2 wire, 22 ga shielded, if you dont comb the shielding back over the insulation. They have the lowest melting point of several I tried and if you check the manufacturer datasheet you can see the solder melting point for these is the lowest of several possible solder variations.
These little gadgets are wonderful. They make a nice weatherproof soldered connection using just a heatgun in a few minutes. Spend some time and rig up some clamps to stabilize the free ends, and these things work great. .125 is the smallest, and will work down to #20 and possibly #22 wires.
Solder sleeves are wonderful for grounding shields. Highly recommended.
Solder Sleeves do the nicest professional looking job. Aircraft Spruce is a great source to buy fresh product in both small and large quantity.
i think it works better than the Rachem. melts better and more even spread of solder
They work great. I hope the price comes down. Great service.
The small works for single shielded 22 awg and can barely fit one 22 awg ground. The medium size is better for twisted pairs and three conductor wire. Works well.
For 11-07902 the .125" is the diameter of the opening. You can fit between 2 and 4 22 gauge wires inside. After placing under a heat gun the sleeve will melt to the exact size of the wire.