IEC 62677-3-101:2018 is applicable to heat shrinkable low voltage moulded shapes in a range of configurations suitable for insulation, environmental sealing, mechanical protection, strain relief for power cable terminations, joints and stop ends. These moulded shapes have been found suitable for use for temperatures between -40 °C and 100 °C. The moulded shapes can be supplied with a pre-coated adhesive. A guide to adhesive compatibility and temperature performance is given in Annex A. The manufacturers/suppliers can be consulted for options. The material is available in two types:
- Type A - Flame retardant
- Type B - Not flame retardant
Materials which conform to this document meet established levels of performance. However, the selection of a material by a user for a specific application will be based on the actual requirements necessary for adequate performance in that application and will not be based on this document alone. The tests specified are designed to control the quality of the moulded shapes but it is recognized that they are designed to be used in low and medium voltage cable accessories and, as such, electrical performance will be proven as part of the assembly. Examples of this are described in EN 50393, HD 629 and IEC 60502-1.