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Overview

TE’s Raychem MXSU jointing system is based on a joint design using mechanical shear bolt connectors for conductor and wire shields, which are also supplied with the kit. The kits are widely range taking and cover most conductor constructions including their tolerances. Due to the shear bolt connectors the joints are easy to install - no crimping tools needed when connecting the cables, no tool maintenance required. 

TE’s Raychem MXSU are short joints of a space saving design, an essential characteristic when space is limited. Reliability and performance are essential when it comes to customer demands and the MXSU exceeds international performance standards including CENELEC HD 629 or IEC 60502-4 for joints.

Key Features

  • All inclusive kit 
  • Based on elastomeric triple layers joint sleeve
  • Short and slim design
  • Requires no crimping tool
  • Includes mechanical connectors
  • Meets CENELEC HD 629
  1. How to install TE's Raychem MXSU Jointing System (English)

Watch our video to learn more about how to install TE's Raychem Heat Shrink Joint MXSU.

  • Heat Shrink Technology for Energy Applications (English)

FAQ

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What is the advantage of using TE's BSM mechanical connectors?

Our wide range of mechanical connectors are suitable to fit and cover most conductor constructions and their tolerances.

  • They are suitable for aluminium and copper conductors.
  • They are easy to install thanks to the pre-set shear torque of the bolts, ensuring that the correct contact pressure in always achieved. 
  • They improve installation reliability thanks to the specially designed contact surface on the inside of the connector. It breaks up any conductor oxide layer and ensures reliable service over the entire lifetime of the joint.
  • They have been tested in accordance with  IEC 61238-1 class A.

What are the tests performed on TE's MXSU?

  • CENELEC HD 629.1 S1 IEC 60502-4

Raychem joints MXSU hvae passed all tests for XLPE insulated cables in accordance to CENELEC HD 629.1 S1 or IEC 60502-4 including impact

tests at ambient and at low temperature. 

  • Additional tests reflecting future network operation

Our MXSU were subjected to additional tests which are not part of any European standard but reflect future demands in modern network operation:

      - Overload operation of cables: More than 800 hours of electrical heat cycling at conductor

        temperatures of 130 °C with a voltage of 2.5 times the operating voltage U0.

          - Oversheath testing as the routine test method of cable networks: Voltage withstand tests

            between the screen wires and the water bath for 15 minutes at 15 kV DC and at 8 kV AC.

  • IEC 61238-1 class A

Mechanical connectors used in Raychem joints MXSU, pass the requirements in accordance with IEC 61238-1 class A.

Features

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Product Type Features

  • Technology  Heat Shrink

  • Product Type  Medium Voltage Inline Joint

  • Insulation  Plastic (XLPE), Plastic

  • Cable Shield Style  Wire

  • Mechanical Connectors Included  Yes

Configuration Features

  • Number of Cores  1, 8

Electrical Characteristics

  • Voltage Class (kV) ≤ 12, ≤ 17.5, ≤ 24, ≤ 36

Dimensions

  • Cross-Section Range (mm²) 35 – 95, 50 – 150, 50 – 95, 70 – 150, 95 – 240, 120 – 240, 150 – 300, 240 – 400, 500, 630, 800, 1000

  • Insulation Diameter (mm) 17.6 – 24, 17.6 – 24.3, 17.6 – 29.4, 19.9 – 27.5, 20.2 – 29.5, 22 – 31.6, 23 – 33.6, 23.5 – 32.6, 24 – 30, 25 – 35.5, 25.7 – 32.6, 26.2 – 34.5, 28.4 – 36.8, 31.1 – 39.6, 33.8 – 37.2, 37.2 – 41.6, 37.5 – 40, 39.5 – 42.6, 40.1 – 46.6, 44.8 – 46.9, 45 – 47.6, 45.8 – 50.5, 49.4 – 53.2, 50.1 – 53.4, 55.7 – 58.8

  • Cable Diameter (Max) (Main) (mm) 65

  • Conductor Diameter (mm) 6 – 12, 7.2 – 12, 7.2 – 15, 8.7 – 15, 10.3 – 19.2, 11 – 19.2, 12.9 – 21.6, 13.9 – 21.6, 17.8 – 24.6, 25.5 – 27.6, 25.5 – 29.2, 29 – 32.5, 32 – 33.8, 38.5 – 39.2

  • Sheath Outside Diameter (mm) 24 – 38, 24 – 60, 25 – 38, 26 – 40, 28 – 39, 28 – 41, 28 – 44, 30 – 43, 31 – 45, 32 – 43, 33 – 47, 33 – 48, 34 – 44, 35 – 50, 38 – 53, 44 – 50, 47 – 54, 48 – 54, 52 – 57, 52 – 60, 55 – 68, 58 – 61, 59 – 64, 62 – 66, 64 – 67, 69 – 73

Operation/Application

  • Application Type  Inline

Industry Standards

  • Standards  HD CENELEC 629.1

  • Design Specification  HD CENELEC 629.1

Product Availability

  • Product Availability  AMERICAS, ANZPAC, ASIA, China, EMEA

Other

  • Installation Instruction  Dutch, English, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

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