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Our HVSR Heat Shrink Reducer Splice kits are used as a transition splice when the PILC/VCLC conductor size is much smaller than that of the poly cable. It can be used as an in-line splice for paper-insulated, lead-covered (PILC) cable

or varnished cambric-insulated, lead-covered (VCLC) cable. It can also be used as a transition splice - PILC/VCLC to poly (copper tape, lead sheath, wire shield, UniShield, or jacketed/unjacketed concentric neutral) cable.

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Key Features

  • Tested to the electrical and load cycling requirements of IEEE 404
  • PILC splices utilize highly effective oil-stop systems
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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Are TE's Raychem Heat Shrink Transition and Reducer Splices part of the installation training schedule from TE?

Answer: No, since the application is very specific the installation training for these splices isn't included in our training program. However, you can ask for specialized support and training for this specific range. Learn more on


Question: Can Heat Shrink Transition/Reducer Splice be installed in direct buried, manholes and in cable trays?

Answer: Yes, the Reducer Splice kits can be installed in different environments, due its versatile and compact design.


Question: Are TE's Raychem HVSR Kits compatible with compression and shear bolt connectors?

Answer: Yes, our Heat Shrink Transition and Reducer Splices can be installed with both compression or shear bolt connectors, you just need to follow proper installation instructions.


Question: How do TE's Raychem Heat Shrink Transition and Reducer Splices seal the oil in PILC cables?

Answer: Unlike other oil stops, our system combines with heat-shrinkable, high temperature oil barrier tubing and oil blocking stress relief material (SRM) to avoid splice failures due to oil leakage.


Question: Can TE's Raychem HVSR be installed with tape shield or wire shield?

Answer: Yes, they can be installed with any of those cable types, you just need to follow proper installation instructions.


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