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Heat shrink tubing makes your wiring look neat and professional. DEI's Hi-Temp Shrink Tubing shrinks down when heated to form a tight seal that protects your wire splices and connections from short circuits and moisture. You can also bundle wires together in harnesses without messy electrical tape.

These black heat shrink tubes come in 4-foot lengths and are available in 3 mm (approx. 1/8"), 6 mm (1/4"), and 9 mm (3/8") diameters, as well as an assortment package that includes all three sizes. For splicing, use the 3 mm size for 16-gauge wire, 6 mm for 10-gauge, and 9 mm for 8-gauge. Warranty: 30 days.

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Overview: Heat shrink tubing protects electrical connections from elements and allows you to bundle wires without the use of plastic ties or tape to give you a great finished look to your installation. Shrink tubing can be easily installed with an ordinary heat gun. This package contains one 4' length of heat shrink tubing that is 3mm in diameter. It fits up to a single 16 AWG wire.

Note: The Heat Shrink Tubing may not fit all gauge wire listed due to difference in jacket thickness.

 
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DEI Heat Shrink Tubing

Written By Tim, Aurora, CO on Friday, June 20, 2014
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Perfect for the job
Pros:
Worked Great
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Thin Wall But Works

Written By EJCUSA1, Streamwood IL. on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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I use heat shrink tubing like its water. This tubing works but its not the best. I found some that has thicker walls and has a type of sealer in it. Shrinks and seals your solider connections.
Pros:
Shrinks fast and stays in place.
Cons:
Thin wall, can and will peal.
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5 out of 5

Just what I was looking for

Written By Anonymous, Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Got this for wiring my car receiver. Worked perfectly to cover the soldered wires. I'm not sure how well they insulate(I didn't look), but they fit.
Pros:
Easy to use, and perfect for car receiver wires.
Cons:
They shrink pretty fast? not that this is a con, but make sure the shrink won't move while you are heating it up. I ended up missing a couple times.
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5 out of 5

Works like a charm

Written By Jason, Easton PA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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My lighter ran out of fuel so I was able to shrink these with stick matches with great success.
Pros:
easy to use
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none
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5 out of 5

Seal of Approval

Written By Samanosuke47, Ripley, WV on Sunday, July 07, 2013
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Works as heat shrink. Able to just use a lighter and it shrinks right up. Holds well. I like it, and seemed to get an ample amount to work with.
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1 question already asked

Do I need a tool to heat shrink these tubing? [ Massimo  Jul 14, 2014 ]
8 answers
  • It is best to use a heat gun, but if you have a hair dryer with a high-heat setting, that may do it for you. Be sure you get a tight, solid hold on the wire(s) if their purpose is to insulate (which is usually the main purpose, but often times I use heat shrink to tightly hold multiple insulated wires). I am not sure the best heat source temperature, but I'd say it'd probably fall in the 500-800 deg F range. Hope this helps. [ KENT DEREK   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • A simple cigarette lighter will function just as well as a heat gun. Just wave the lighter across the tubing in a fluid manner avoiding direct heat for excessive periods. [ RYAN   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • You can use a hair dryer and it will work OK, but you can also buy heat guns which are basically high-power hair dryers and they work a little better. [ John   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • You'll need a heat gun to properly shrink the tubing. [ Robert   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • Normally a heat gun, small torch out lighter id's all you need. [ FRANK   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • A lighter is all you need. [ BRANDON   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • I just used a lighter, but I had space to work and such, tight areas Idk if I'd have used a lighter or not. I just did a car audio install, so I was able to pull wire out and use the lighter to shrink it. [ Jeremy   Jul 15, 2014 ]
  • Yes. Either a heat gun of sorts or a butane torch, similar to what you'd use for soldering. Nothing fancy, just something that will activate the shrinking when the heat is applied. However, too much heat in one section will begin to melt it, since it is just plastic. The best way to figure it out is cut about a 3 inch strip of it off and run your heat source over it to get a feel on how it shrinks with what amount of heat. Then remember, you want about a quarter to half inch of material past whatever you're trying to put it on, shrink it and hook it up, then make sure the connection is still good (i.e. from your amps to speakers) and if it is, you're good to hook. Sorry about the in depth, but I figured if you're asking about a tool for it, I might as well describe the process as well. I do hope this helps. [ JUSTUS L   Jul 15, 2014 ]

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