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Our Raychem WLG Squirrel Guard for Power Lines spindle design deters wildlife and squirrels from running down the overhead power lines and entering into the substation. The Squirrel Guard comes fully assembled in two 30-inch (76.2 cm) sections that can be quickly and easily installed without interruption to the network. Thanks to the robust and reliable clamping device, the product remains anchored in a fixed position without sliding along horizontal lines and without any component rotating directly on the conductor.


Key Features

  • Designed to prevent squirrels and other rodents to enter substations and running down the overhead power lines
  • Suitable for substation and overhead line applications
  • Excellent UV and mechanical resistance performance
  • Hot-stickable and easy to install
  • Comes in 2 pre-assembled sections
  • Suitable for conductors up to 795 kcmil
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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the lifetime of a TEs' Raychem Squirrel Guard for Power Lines?

Answer: Our Squirrel Guard for Power Lines is designed to last at least 35 years even in harsh outdoor environments as proven in field research & development. 


Question: What materials are the Squirrel Guard for Power Lines manufactured from?

Answer: Our Squirrel Guards are made of our rugged high-voltage outdoor polymer material, UV-stabilized, tracking resistant providing high performance even in extreme environmental conditions.


Question: Are the Squirrel Guards hot-stickable? 

Answer: Our Squirrel Guards have been designed to be installed on live cables and therefore, is hot-stickable for faster installation.


Question: Are the Squirrel Guards easy to install?

Answer: Yes, our Squirrel Guard for Power Lines is easy to install; the material is easily trimmed in-field to match the application and is hot-stickable.


Question: Is there more available than just substation products?

Answer: Yes, we offer a large portfolio of wildlife and asset protection solutions, from transmission to distribution and switchgear.


Question: What voltage class can the Squirrel Guard for Power Lines be installed on? 

Answer: Our Squirrel Guards can be installed on power lines up to 69 kV class.


Question: For what size conductors are TE’s Raychem Squirrel Guard for Power Lines suitable? 

Answer: Our Raychem Squirrel Guards for Power Lines are suitable up to 795 kcmil.


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Product Type Features

  • Material System  Polypropylene Copolymer

  • LV/MV Insulating Cover Technology  Cold Applied Energised Installation

  • LV/MV Insulating Cover Product Type  Deterrent

Electrical Characteristics

  • LV/MV Insulating Cover Voltage Class (kV) 6 – 69

Body Features

  • Color  Gray


  • Conductor Range (mm²) 25 – 600

  • LV/MV Insulating Cover Conductor Diameter  6 – 28 mm [ .236 – 1.102 in ]


  • Application Type  Substation

Product Availability

  • LV/MV Insulating Cover Product Availability  Worldwide

Reference Number

  • TE Internal Number CAT-WLG

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