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XLPE or cross-linked polyethylene cables are now widely accepted cables throughout the globe. XLPE power cables are applied as cable insulants for a vast variety of voltages.

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Xlpe power cables cross linked polyethylene known for its electrical properties

XLPE or cross-linked polyethylene cables are now widely accepted cables throughout the globe.

XLPE power cables are applied as cable insulants for a vast variety of voltages. Polyethylene

possesses great electrical properties and has a low dielectric loss factor that creates possibilities

for it for use at higher voltages than PVC. Polyethylene has been and still is applied as cable

insulant. However, it is used as a thermoplastic material, which has limited applications due to

thermal constraints.

Note- Cross linking is the effect developed in the vulcanization of rubber and for materials such

as XLPE. It is a process described as curing or vulvan-ization. Manufacturers use small amounts

of chemical additives to the polymer, which tends to molecular chains to be cross-linked into a

lattice design with apt treatment once extrusion process is done.

The cross-linking effect is meant for inhibiting the movement of molecules under stimulation of

heat and this provides the enhanced stability at increased temperature range as compared to

thermoplastic materials.

Is there any cold shrink cable accessory available for XLPE power cables?

First of all, you need to understand what product we are talking about. Cold shrink cable

accessories are the products that are capable of shrinking without heat application.

Manufacturers design them in a pre-expanded condition and assemble them onto a removable


Xlpe power cables cross linked polyethylene known for its electrical properties

core. The core is later removed once the tube is fixed over the cable for installation, which allows

the tube to shrink and provides a moisture-tight seal.

Manufacturers categorize cold shrink cable accessories by easy solutions with safe connection.

They are produced with liquefied silicone rubber. This material has great qualities like:

1.High quality electrical insulation

2.Superb tracking resistance

3.High elasticity

Distinct accessories produced at manufacturer’s place:

1.cold shrink end caps

2.cold shrink breakout

3.cold shrink tube

4.Cold shrink joint kits

5.Cold shrink termination

Among these top accessories, the cold shrink cable joint is ideal choice for single or triple core

XLPE cable with AI or CU conductor (1-36kV). The body of the joint is designed with integrated

stress control. The joint kit has all important components required for the installation.

For more details on accessories for XLPE power cables, you can directly get in touch with the

manufacturers and exporters of power cables in your town. Approaching local vendor is a good

idea for better deals.

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