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3M™ Cold Shrink Connector
Insulators 8420 Series
Product
Description 3M™ Cold Shrink Connector Insulators are open-ended, tubular, rubber sleeves which are factory
expanded and assembled onto a removable core. The core is removed after the tube has been
positioned for installation over an inline connection, terminal lug, etc., allowing the tube to shrink and
form a water-resistant seal. The insulating tube is made of EPDM rubber which contains no
chlorides or sulfur. Six diameter sizes will cover a range of cable up to 1000 volts for copper and
aluminum conductors from 10 AWG through 1000 kcmil.
To extend the useful life of this product in applications which are continuously exposed to high levels
of ultra-violet radiation, overwrap with Scotch® Super 33+™ Vinyl Tape or Scotch® Self-Flushing
silicone Rubber Tape 70.
Features x Simple installation, requires no tools.
x Accommodates a wide range of cable sizes.
x No torches or heat required. Good thermal stability.
x Seals tight, retains its resiliency and pressure even after prolonged years of aging and exposure.
x Excellent wet electrical properties.
x Improved, tougher rubber formulation to withstand backfilling.
x Water-resistant. Meets the water seal requirements of ANSI C119.1.
x No mastic or tape required to seal.
x Resists acids and alkalies, resists ozone, resists fungus.
Data Sheet December 2012
Applications x Primary electrical insulation for all solid dielectric (rubber and plastic)
insulated wire and cable splicing rated to 1000 volts.
x Direct burial or submersible. For indoor, outdoor.
x Physical protection and moisture sealing for air-insulated connectors and lugs such as spacer
cable and lug connections to bus bar.
x Insulation of secondary splices, copper or aluminum conductors.
x Relocation of service. Dig-in repairs.
x Sheath repairs.
x Environmental sealing for communication and other non-electrical applications.
x Insulation of inline conductor transition connectors (see Figure 1).
3M™ Cold Shrink Connector Insulator PST 8426
2/0 4/0
15/16” Connector Figure 1
Hz 3MTM Cold Shrink Selection Table
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Typical
Properties Not for specifications. Values are typical, not to be considered minimum or maximum.
Properties measured at room temperature 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise stated.
EPDM Rubber
Physical Properties (Test Method) Typical Value
US units (metric)
Colo
r
Black
300% Modulus
(ASTM D 412–75) 480 psi
(3,3 MPa)
Ultimate Tensile
(ASTM D 412–75) Original 1400 psi
(9,6 MPa)
Ultimate Elongation
(ASTM D 412–75) Original 750%
Die C Tear
(ASTM D 624C–73) Original 150 pli
(26,3 KN/m)
Fungus Resistance
(ASTM G–21) 28 days exposure No Growth
Moisture Absorption
7 days 90 °C (194 °F) H2Owt. gain
1.8%
Electrical Properties (Test Method) Typical Value
US units (metric)
Dielectric Strength
(ASTM D 149–75) Original
@ 1,78 mm
365 v/mil
(14,3 Mv/m)
7 days in H2O at
90 °C (194 °F) 282 v/mil
(11,1 Mv/m)
3M™ Cold Shrink Selection Table
Product Number Conductor Sizes
AWG & Kcmil
Product Diameter Range (Minimum –
Maximum)* Inches (mm) Relaxed Tube Length Inches
(mm)
8423–6 6 – 4 0.31 – 0.56 (7,80 – 14,3) 6.0 (152)
8424–8 10 – 1/0** 0.10 – 0.82 (2,54 – 20,9) 8.0 (203)
8425–8 2 – 1/0 0.40 – 0.82 (10,1 – 20,9) 8.0 (203)
8426–9
8426–11 2/0 – 250
2/0 – 250 0.55 – 1.18 (13,9 – 30,1)
0.55 – 1.18 (13,9 – 30,1) 9.0 (229)
11.0 (279)
8427–6***
8427–12
8427–16
250 – 400
250 – 400
0.67 – 1.38 (16,8 – 35,1)
0.67 – 1.38 (16,8 – 35,1)
0.67 – 1.38 (16,8 – 35,1)
6.0 (152)
12.0 (305)
16.0 (406)
8428–6***
8428–12
8428–18
450 – 800
450 – 800
0.95 – 1.94 (24,0 – 49,3)
0.95 – 1.94 (24,0 – 49,3)
0.95 – 1.94 (24,0 – 49,3)
6.0 (152)
12.0 (305)
18.0 (457)
8429–6***
8429–9****
8429–12
8429–18
900 – 1000
900 – 1000
900 – 1000
1.27 – 2.67 (32,2 – 67,8)
1.27 – 2.67 (32,2 – 67,8)
1.27 – 2.67 (32,2 – 67,8)
1.27 – 2.67 (32,2 – 67,8)
6.0 (152)
9.0 (229)
12.0 (305)
18.0 (457)
8430–9***
8430–18
1250 – 2000 1.68 – 3.69 (42,6 – 93,7)
1.68 – 3.69 (42,6 – 93,7) 9.0 (229)
18.0 (457)
NOTES:
* Minimum = Seal Diameter Maximum = Connector Clearance Dimension
** Product contains range-extending adapters (Without adapters, 8424–8/8425–8 ranges are identical).
*** Primary uses: Sealing of terminal lug barrels, conduit couplings and conduit–to–cable breakouts.
**** Maximum connector length: 5.625" (For longer connector bodies, select 8429–12/8429–18 as needed).
IMPORTANT: Use wire insulation/jacket diameters and connector O.D. for final sizing confirmation.
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EHS
x 3M cold shrink removable core is a mixed polymer and recyclable with other waste.
xRead all Health Hazard, Precautionary and First Aid statements found in the Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS) and/or product label prior to handling or use.
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Shelf Life &
Storage 3M Cold Shrink Connector Insulators 8420 Series have a 5-year shelf life from date of manufacture
when stored in a humidity controlled storage (10°C/50°F to 27°C/80°F and <75% relative humidity).
Availability Please contact your local distributor; available from 3M.com/electrical [Where to Buy] or call
1.800.245.3573.
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believed to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. Before using this product, you must
evaluate it and determine if it is suitable for your intended application. You assume all risks and liability associated
with such use. Any statements related to the product, which are not contained in 3M’s current publications, or any
contrary statements contained on your purchase order, shall have no force or effect unless expressly agreed upon,
in writing, by an authorized officer of 3M.
Warranty; Limited
Remedy; Limited
Liability
This product will be free from defects in material and manufacture at the time of purchase. 3M MAKES NO OTHER
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. If this product is defective within the warranty period stated above,
your exclusive remedy shall be, at 3M’s option, to replace or repair the 3M product or refund the purchase price of
the 3M product. Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or
consequential loss or damage arising from this 3M product, regardless of the legal theory asserted.
Working around energized systems may cause serious injury or
death. Installation should be performed by personnel familiar with
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