A wrap-around, heat shrink solution that provides protection and strain from connector backshells
PRT® (Transition) boots are wrap-around, heat shrink boots that provide a protective cover from a connector backshell to the primary wire bundle. These products also offer strain relief to your connectors to ensure they remain in proper working order. The heat shrink material is made from MIL-SPEC (M23053/5) polyolefin heat shrink tubing.
The transitions are ideal for in-service electrical system modifications as they eliminate the need to remove or disassemble the associated connectors and hardware. They can also eliminate the need for expensive, specialty molded boots, and in some cases minimize the heavy-wall thickness that results when using high-expansion ratio tubing.
Installation is easy: Simply use a hot air heat gun. The heat gun is used to recover the boots in the same manor as standard, non-split, heat shrink tubing or molded boots.
Wrap-a-round transition boots are ideal for assemblies with non-removable electrical connectors. This material has an operational temperature range of -55° to 135°C.
The product is offered in many different diameters, in 6” pieces. Custom solutions are also available that may also include additional EMI shielding.
If you need to protect your connector backshells from the environment, try Zippertubing’s Z-Block®. The addition of Z-Block® to your installation is the best way to water-block your wires!
|Shelf Life||24 months|
|Minimum Operating Temperature||-67 ° F (-55 ° C )|
|Maximum Operating Temperature||275 ° F (135 ° C )|
|Shape of Installation||Round|
|Backshell Diameter||0.375" - 0.5" (#01) 0.5" - 0.625" (#03) 0.625" - 0.75" (#05) 0.75" - 0.875" (#07) 0.875" - 1.0" (#09) 1.0" - 1.125" (#11) 1.125" - 1.25" (#13) 1.25" - 1.5" (#15)|
|Unit Length||6 inch pieces|
|Exterior Material||Polyolefin Heat Shrink|
|Material Thickness||0.035" - 0.055"|
|Shrink Temperature||90° to 121°C (194° to 250°F)|
|Longitudinal Shrinkage||+/-5% (after heat recovery)|
|Tensile Strength||1500 psi. (after shrink)|
|Elongation||200% (after shrink)|
|Dielectric Strength||500v/mil (after shrink)|
|Temperature Range||-55° to 135°C (-67° to 275°F)|
|Adhesive||Acrylic (fiber reinforced)|
|Release Liner||Polycoated Paper Liner|
|Adhesion (72 hr)||140 oz-in. (to steel) 136 oz-in. (to Polyproylene)|
|Temperature||-40° to +93°C Days/Weeks 149°C Minutes/Hours|
|Shear Strength||>200 grams @ 200 C (1/2" overlap)|
|Shelf-Life||12 months, unbonded (Zippertubing)|
Specifications subject to change without notice. All statements and technical information contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed under all circumstances. Before using Zippertubing® products, the user shall determine suitabilituriy for the intended use, and user assumes all responsibility for improper selection. Published attenuation values of Zippertubing® shielding have been verified by laboratory testing of the respective shielding materials. Actual installed attenuation values may differ due to installation techniques and final assembly operation parameters which are beyond the control of Zippertubing®. Actual attenuation values can only be determined by the end user testing the completed assembly. U.S. and International Patents and patents pending. © 2018 The Zippertubing® Company, Chandler, Arizona.