Coated Varflex Electrical Insulating Sleevings

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Varfil Sleeving

Varfil_Sleeving

Varfil Sleeving is braided fiberglass coated with a polyester-modified polyvinyl chloride resin. The composite coating on this Class 130°C sleeving has improved properties over standard polyvinyl plastisol coatings with regard to chemical compatibility and solvent resistance (resists swelling in oil, xylol and trichloroethane). Some users prefer the slight degree of firmness found in Varfil when compared to Varflo (vinyl-coated fiberglass).

Specifications

Varfil Sleeving conforms to military specification MIL-l-3190/2, latest revision (Grade A); NEMA TF-1, Type 2; and ASTM-D876.

Under the Component Program of Underwriters Laboratories, all grades of Varfil Sleeving comply with VW-1 flammability requirements under UL File #E53690.

Applications

Varfil Sleeving finds wide acceptance by motor manufacturers as well as by motor repair shops. It is used to insulate leads in motors, transformers, generators and similar apparatus. Because of its toughness, dielectric strength, good electrical properties and resistance to soldering temperatures, Varfil also is used in electronic circuitry in measuring instruments, computers, etc. and for both original equipment and aftermarket automotive industry applications such as regulators, starters, alternators, etc.

Sizes

AWG #24 through 2 ” l.D. Other sizes subject to inquiry.

Standard Color

Yellow and black. Other colors made to order.

Standard Packaging

Coils, spools or 36” lengths at manufacturer’s option, unless otherwise specified. There is no cutting charge for 36” lengths, but lengths other than 36” are subject to cutting charges. Sizes over 1” l.D. are generally supplied in 36” lengths.

Varfil Sleeving Typical Properties

  Property Procedure Performance
Physical
  Tensile Strength, Coating ASTM-D412 1800 psi
  Ultimate Elongation, Coating ASTM-D412 200% @ 20°C
  Tear Strength , Coating ASTM-D2240 85 (Durometer, Shore A)
  Flexibility and Toughness, Coating UL 1441 Passes (Penetration Test)
  Abrasion and Cut-Through Resistance   — Excellent
Chemical
  Oil and Solvent Resistance MIL-I-3190/2 Good. Does not blister, peel or crack.
  Moisture Vapor Resistance MIL-I-3190/2 Good
  Fungus Resistance MIL-I-631 Passes
  Compatibility UL 1446 Good. Compatible with suitable potting compounds.
Electrical
  Dielectric Strength after 48/23/50:
  Grade A NEMA TF-1 7000v min. avg., 5000v min. indiv.
  Grade B NEMA TF-1 4000v min. avg., 2500v min. indiv.
  Grade C-1 NEMA TF-1 2500v min. avg., 1500v min. indiv.
  Grade C-2 NEMA TF-1 1500v min. avg., 1500v min. indiv.
 
  Dielectric Strength after 96/23/96:
  Grade A NEMA TF-1 60% of Original Value.
  Hydrolytic Stability after 336 hrs.
@ 70°C over Constant Water Reflux
MIL-l-3190/2 5000v min. avg.
Thermal
  Thermal Endurance MIL-l-3190/2
Class 130°C (B) for 15,000 + hrs.
  Brittleness Temperature ASTM-D350 -34°C
  Flame Resistance UL 1441 Passes (VW-1)
    ASTM-D876 Passes
    NEMA TF-1 Passes
    MIL-I-3190/2 Method A Passes
  Resistance to Potting Temperatures MIL-I-3190/2 No blisters, flow or cracks visible after 15 min. at 225°C.
  Pushback    — No cracking or peeling results after pushback and heating to 117°C.
Note:
  Information contained here is precise and reliable. However, being unique, each end-use should be evaluated to satisfy its specific requirements.

Standard Sizes

Sleeving sizes in the following table are based on the size of round conductors that will fit snugly into the product without distortion of the sleeving.

Wire Size Inside DIameter Wall Thickness (minimum)
 
(AWD)
  Maximum
Inches
Nominal
inches
Minimum
Inches
MM Size
(to .5mm)
MM - Dec.
Equivalent
  Grade A
Inches
Grade B
Inches
Grade C
Inches
No. 24   0.027 0.022 0.020 .5 0.01969   0.011 0.007 0.006
No. 22   0.032 0.027 0.025       0.013 0.007 0.006
No. 20   0.039 0.034 0.032       0.013 0.007 0.006
No. 19   0.044 0.038 0.036 1.0 0.03937   0.013 0.007 0.006
No. 18   0.049 0.042 0.040       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 17   0.055 0.047 0.045       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 16   0.061 0.053 0.051       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 15   0.066 0.059 0.057 1.5 0.05906   0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 14   0.072 0.066 0.064       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 13   0.080 0.076 0.072 2.0 0.07874   0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 12   0.089 0.085 0.081       0.015 0.007 0.006
No. 11   0.101 0.095 0.091 2.5 0.09842   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 10   0.112 0.106 0.102       0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 9   0.124 0.118 0.114 3.0 0.11811   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 8   0.141 0.133 0.129 3.5 0.13780   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 7   0.158 0.148 0.144 4.0 0.15748   0.018 0.009 0.008
No. 6   0.178 0.166 0.162 4.5 0.17716   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 5   0.198 0.186 0.182 5.0 0.19685   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 4   0.224 0.208 0.204 5.5 0.21654   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 3   0.249 0.234 0.229 6.0 0.23622   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 2   0.278 0.263 0.258 7.0 0.27559   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 1   0.311 0.294 0.289 7.5 0.29528   0.020 0.011 0.010
5/16"   0.334 0.313 0.313 8.0 0.31496   0.020 0.011 0.010
No. 0   0.347 0.330 0.325 8.5 0.33464   0.025 0.011 0.016
3/8"   0.399 0.375 0.375 10.0 0.39370   0.025 0.017 0.016
7/16"   0.462 0.438 0.438 11.5 0.45276   0.025 0.017 0.016
1/2"   0.524 0.500 0.500 13.0 0.51181   0.025 0.017 0.016
5/8"   0.655 0.625 0.625 16.5 0.64960   0.025 0.017 0.016
3/4"   0.786 0.750 0.750 19.5 0.76772   0.025 0.017 0.016
7/8"   0.911 0.875 0.875 22.5 0.88582   0.025 0.017 0.016
1"   1.036 1.000 1.000 25.5 1.00470   0.025 0.017 0.016
Over 1" Upon Request
Government Specification
and Designation
Varflex Product Test or Qualification Reference Status
MIL-I-3190/2, Class 130°C, Type B,
Category b, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varflo, B-A-1 N.Y. 6139-1 On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/2
MIL-I-3190/3, Class 155°C, Type A,
Category a, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Acrylic 343
and 397, F-A-1
Varflex Report No.4203
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/3
MIL-I-3190/5, Class 200°C, Type C,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Silicone
Resin 500, H-A-1
Varflex Report No.4202
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/5
MIL-I-3190/6, Class 200°C, Type D,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Silicone
Rubber, H-A-1
Varfiex Report No.4200
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/6
MIL-I-3190/7, Class 220°C, Type E,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas Viton 231,
R-A-1
Varflex Report No.4204 On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/7
MIL-I-3 190/8, Class 220°C, Type D,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas ES-4400
Silicone Rubber, R-A-1
Varflex Report No.4201
and Supplement
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/8
MIL-I-3190/9, Class 240°C, Type D,
Category c, All Colors, All Sizes, Grade A
Varglas 240 Silicone Rubber,S-A-1 Varflex Report No.4205,
Parts I and II
On QPL for
MIL-I-3190/9
MIL-I-631D, Type F, Form U, Grade c*,
Classes I & II, Category 1 (*high temperature)
Vartube SHH-3A and
SHH-6A
U.S. Testing Co.
Report No.51150
On QPL for
MIL-I-631D
MIL-I-631D, Type F, Form U, Grades a & b*,
Classes I & II, Category 1 (*general purpose)
Vartube 120/210 N.Y. 5203-90 On QPL for
MIL-I-631D
 

Definitions

Coated sleeving is a flexible, tubular product braided from cotton, rayon, nylon, glass or other fibers, which is impregnated, coated, or impregnated and coated with an electrical insulating material.


 Nema Grades

A-1

7000* volt average —
5000 volt minimum individual

B-1

4000 volt average —
2500 volt minimum individual

C-1

2500 volt average —
1500 volt minimum individual

C-2

1500 volt average —
800 volt minimum individual

C-3

No dielectric
guarantee
*For sleeving Types 3, 4, and 5, values are 8000 volt average, 6000 volt minimum individual.

For more information, refer to NEMA Standards for Coated Electric Sleeving. Also, ASTM D372.

 

Types & Classes

Coated sleeving is categorized by the type of coating, base fabric material, dielectric breakdown voltage, temperature index, and inside diameter as follows:

Type 2

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material which can be shown by applicable experience or accepted test to have at temperature index of 130 (continuous use at 130°C)

Type 3

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as polyvinyl chloride, which can be shown by applicable experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 105 (continuous use at 105°C).

Type 4

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as silicone resin or polytetrafluoroethylene, which can be shown by applicable experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 200 (continuous use at 200°C).

Type 5

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as silicone elastomer, which can be shown by experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 200 (continuous use at 200°C).

Type 6

A flexible treated sleeving made from inorganic-base yarns such as fibrous glass and impregnated or coated with an insulating material, such as epoxies, polyesters, or acrylics, which can be shown by experience or accepted test to have a temperature index of 155 (continuous use at 155°C).


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