Wiring - Cabling - Devices
3M offers QS4 integrated splice for medium voltage cables
By Alyssa Dalton
June 16, 2014 – 3M has debuted the Cold Shrink QS4 integrated splice for the construction and industrial market, which claims to integrate all of the layers of a shielded power cable splice into one compact joint to make installation quick and easy.
Based on 3M’s QS-III Cold Shrink splice body, the QS4 is specifically designed to meet IEEE standards and includes features like an integrated design that promises to reduce parking space and simplify installation, and a smooth-edged yellow core. Once installed, a cold shrink splice creates a reliable electrical interface without sealants or adhesives, says the company. Each splice is tested for partial discharge and 1 min. AC withstand in the 3M factory before it is shipped.