Is it safe to use adhesive heat shrink on conductive metal?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by David K., Jul 3, 2004.

  1. David K.

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    for example, using adhesive heat shrink to dress a metal spade on a speaker cable or to patch up exposed copper on damages wire.

    will the adhesive in the heat shrink have a bad reaction to metal that is conducting signals and electricity, IE fire hazard and so on?
     
  2. ThomasW

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    Wow, you really have a fixation with fire.
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=201663
    The answer to your new question is the same as the answer to your first. There is no fire danger with speaker cables or IC's, that is unless you plug them into an AC outlet.

    BTW there should be a spec sheet for the heatshrink that tells what it's dielectric properities are.

    Finally failure to use common sense with a heat gun can result in fire.
     
  3. David K.

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    thanks!

    im also new to crimp technique spade termination,
    I want to create a pair of speaker cables with spades on one end and bananas on the other, but there does not seem to be an online tutorial on proper crimp technique.
     

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