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Ben-Har® Ex-Flex™

Electrical Sleeving & Tubing

Ben-Har® Ex-Flex™ is a braided fiberglass sleeving which is heat treated and saturated to prevent end fray and increase ease of handling.  This product was developed to meet end fray resistance needs of most assembly operations and for high temperature applications where ordinary film varnish and impregnants cannot be used.  If subsequent service or accidental temperatures exceed 240°C, the saturant will gradually volatize without toxic or excessive fumes or smoke.

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Features

  • Withstands normal assembly handling, cut-through and mechanical stress without loss of insulating capability
  • Performance is determined by wall thickness
  • Excellent fray resistance
  • Excellent low temperature flexibility

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Suggested Application

Ben-Har® Ex-Flex™ should be considered where assembly conditions or color requirements dictate use of fray retarding or pigment saturant.  Ben-Har® Ex-Flex™ is used extensively in wire hardness assemblies where its flexibility and ease of expansion over irregular terminals and groups of wires makes application easy.  It is also used as supplementary insulation on HPN type heater cord leads to protect the primary insulation from mechanical damage and thermal degradation.  It will not contaminate delicate terminals or corrode any exposed surfaces.  Ex-Flex™ can be applied in sealed environments, such as steam-dry irons, where the high temperature distillates or ordinary impregnants could damage contacts.

DISCLAIMER

The suggested application is provided by Atkins & Pearce merely as an additional tool to assist the customer in making an appropriate electrical sleeving and tubing selection. This is only provided to serve as suggestions of electrical sleeving and tubing that may be appropriate based on certain criteria and should not be relied upon as determinative or as a substitute for customer testing.

Many variables exist in an electrical sleeving or tubing’s flexibilities, resistances, and treatment. Final electrical product selection should always be confirmed through the customer’s own testing process to determine if a particular product is the correct choice for a particular system. Atkins & Pearce is not responsible for selections made by the customer using any of the reference material provided. For optimal performance in specific systems, we strongly recommend that customers conduct exhaustive electrical tests in their own lab and consider retaining samples for their future internal reference. The importance of electrical product testing and data validation cannot be overstated.

As the customer, you and your company are responsible for appropriately testing all Atkins & Pearce electrical sleeving and/or tubing used in your application and for making the final selection based upon meeting appropriate safety and electrical standards. Atkins & Pearce makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, in respect of the information provided, including, without limitation, with respect to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, which representations or warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

Size

24 AWG, 22 AWG, 20 AWG, 18 AWG, 16 AWG, 14 AWG, 12 AWG, 11 AWG, 10 AWG, 9 AWG, 8 AWG, 7 AWG, 6 AWG, 5 AWG, 4 AWG, 3 AWG, 2 AWG, 1 AWG, 0 AWG, 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1"

Color

Black, Natural

Sizes Available

Inside Diameter
Size Nominal I.D. (Inches) Minimum (in/mm) Maximum (in/mm) Standard Spool Length (Feet)
24 AWG 0.022" 0.020 (0.51) 0.027 (0.69) 2000'
22 AWG 0.027" 0.025 (0.64) 0.032 (0.81) 2000'
20 AWG 0.034" 0.032 (0.81) 0.039 (0.99) 2000'
18 AWG 0.042" 0.040 (1.02) 0.049 (1.25) 1000'
16 AWG 0.053" 0.051 (1.30) 0.061 (1.55) 1000'
14 AWG 0.066" 0.064 (1.63) 0.074 (1.88) 1000'
12 AWG 0.085" 0.081 (2.06) 0.091 (2.31) 500'
11 AWG 0.095" 0.091 (2.31) 0.101 (2.60) 500'
10 AWG 0.106" 0.102 (2.60) 0.112 (2.80) 500'
9 AWG 0.118" 0.114 (2.90) 0.124 (3.20) 250'
8 AWG 0.133" 0.129 (3.30) 0.141 (3.60) 250'
7 AWG 0.148" 0.144 (3.70) 0.158 (4.00) 250'
6 AWG 0.166" 0.162 (4.10) 0.178 (4.50) 250'
5 AWG 0.186" 0.182 (4.60) 0.198 (5.00) 125'
4 AWG 0.208" 0.204 (5.20) 0.224 (5.70) 125'
3 AWG 0.234" 0.229 (5.80) 0.249 (6.30) 125'
2 AWG 0.263" 0.258 (6.60) 0.278 (7.10) 125'
1 AWG 0.294" 0.289 (7.30) 0.311 (7.90) 125'
0 AWG 0.330" 0.325 (8.30) 0.347 (8.80) 125'
3/8" 0.375" 0.375 (9.50) 0.399 (10.10) 50'
7/16" 0.438" 0.438 (11.10) 0.462 (11.70) 50'
1/2" 0.500" 0.500 (12.70) 0.524 (13.30) 200'
5/8" 0.625" 0.625 (15.90) 0.655 (16.70) 200'
3/4" 0.750" 0.750 (19.10) 0.786 (20.00) 100'
7/8" 0.875" 0.875 (22.20) 0.911 (23.20) 100'
1" 1.000" 1.000 (25.40) 1.036 (26.30) 100'

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