When heated, it will shrink to 1 mm or even smaller. Didn't see 1 mm shrink tube ever. If you need an isolation for something precise try heat glue or nail polish (nail laquer is really good to isolate something that will not move).
They show red and black together in the pictures. Sometimes the pictures show exactly what you get in the pack. Sometimes not. Consistency would be nice. And why not a multi pack of different sizes and different colors. Most times I am surprised at what comes in the package but other times I am disappointed.
no you get long strips one meter long each or three feet in length but you can get as many as you want i got 7 red 2mm 3 black 2mm you can choose to cut as many peices as you need from it but the answer is no you get as many as you order. happy flying
ssoap, you're wright, picture is confusing. You have to read color and size in the product description. And a red-black combo would be nice to see* after all, it's what we use, two wires, positive and negative.
Dumb question: how do you heat, mainly that 2-3 mm part that goes inside a connector ? I tried a match/lighter: everything burned. Hair dryer: too much wind, not enough heat. It seems we need a heater gun but Barbies's size...
i use a small torch. i just wave it by the shrink tube quickly and it shrinks without any burning. i have used a lighter before using same method. are you leaving the flame on the tubeing or waving it under?
I usually use a cigarette lighter, just be quick about it and don't keep the flame on too long. You can also use the tip of your soldering iron, and it works a little slower and won't burn it so easily.
You can use lighter as you tried before, just place it a bit further straight upon the flame. The heat above the lihgters flame is enough even if it's about 5-10cm just let it above for a while (few secs).
I used to have a mini torch that I would quickly swipe the flame over it to shrink it without burning it but your best bet would be a heat gun, hobbyking sells one in the handheld tools section I beleive.
Oddly enough, depending on what application, the connectors/wires will heat up enough that the heat shrink will "melt" itself to the wire/connector, once you get a battery hooked up and start using the unit, etc. The current flowing through will warm up the wires and generally form the heat shrink properly.
good tubing for small motor connections. I use them on my C20 motor and 2805 motors to the ESC. Highly recommended.
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This is standard quality heat shrink tubing. It does not have thermoplastic adhesive on the interior to promote adhesion, but that is typical for hobby shrink tubing. Simple friction holds it in place. It is dyed throughout, so scuffs and abrasion don't affect the color of the tubing. This is very useful stuff, and great to stock up on at the inexpensive price provided here.
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Great shrink, a must have for any flight hobbiest.