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3M™ Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber
3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8560 Series
Data Sheet April 2013
Description
The 3M™ Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566
are a series of open-ended molded silicone rubber sealing assemblies that are factory
expanded and mounted on removable inner supporting plastic cores. They are supplied
for field installation in a pre-stretched condition. The supporting cores are removed after
the seal has been positioned for installation around the breakout area of a 3/C (three
conductor) cable. Core removal allows the silicone rubber boot to shrink down to a pre-
determined diameter, creating an environmental enclosure for individual cable phase
legs and overall cable jacket.
The 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8560 Series are
designed to protect the phase leg breakout area of 3/C medium voltage shielded power
cable, from exposure to moisture, contamination, corrosion, ozone, ultra-violet radiation,
physical contact and other hazards associated with 3/C termination operating
environments.
The 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8560 Series can be used
in conjunction with 3M™ Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber Termination assemblies and 3M™
Silicone Rubber RJS Series 3/C Phase Rejacketing Systems for 3/C shielded power
cable terminating applications.
Features
One-piece versatile design allows quick installation and accommodates a wide range
of cable sizes
Cold shrink delivery system allows easy installation: Simply place break-out boot over
prepared cable and unwind core to shrink into place (no force required)
No torches or heat required
Excellent resistance to ozone and ultra-violet radiation
Good solvent resistance: Compatible with industry-approved cable cleaners
Excellent thermal stability
High dry and wet insulation resistance
Highly flexible; accommodates power cable supplier bend radius recommendations
Seals tight: Retains resiliency and pressure even after prolonged years of aging and
exposure
Compatible with 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber Termination Products and RJS
Series Phase Rejacketing Sleeves
Kit Contents 1 Poly-bagged Break-Out Boot Assembly (includes Scotch® Mastic Strip 2230)
1 Instruction Sheet
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Applications The 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566 are
used to protect the phase breakout area of three conductor medium voltage power cable
from moisture and contamination penetration after the jacket has been removed in
preparation for terminating.
They can accommodate cable sizes ranging from No. 8 AWG (8 mm2) @ 3.3 kV to
500 kcmil (240 mm2) @ 35 kV.
Six sizes are available to cover cable metallic shield diameters ranging from 0.48”
(12.2 mm) to 2.17” (55.1 mm) and cable jackets ranging from 1.30” (33.0 mm) to 5.52”
(140.2 mm).
Ratings The 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566 can
be used on cables with a continuous operating temperature of 221°F (105°C) and
emergency overload temperature of 284°F (140°C). When used with 3M™ Cold Shrink
Silicone Rubber Terminations, 3M™ Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout
Boots 8561 through 8566 meet or exceed the current rating of the cable on which they
have been applied.
According to IEEE Standard 48 definition, a 3/C Class I Termination designation is
achieved by combining three easy-to-use accessories: (a) 3M™ Cold Shrink Silicone
Rubber Breakout Boot, (b) RJS Rejacketing Sleeves and (c) Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber
Termination Assemblies.
Product
Specifications
3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566 are one
component of a 3/C cable termination and, as such, must conform to all internationally
recognized termination performance standards; specifically to VDE 0278, Cenelec HD
629.1 S1, and the Class I designation of IEEE Standard 48. Cable Breakout Boots shall
be made of track-resistant silicone rubber, dark gray in color and shall be supplied in the
form of a one-piece assembly for hand application. Installation shall require no flame,
heat source or specialized tools.
Engineering /
Architectural
Specifications
Seal and protect the cable phase (core) breakout area of all 3/C, 3.3 kV through 35 kV
Class cable in accordance with the instructions provided in 3M 8561 through 8566 Cold
Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots Product Kits.
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Material
Characteristics
Hydrophobicity
When airborne contaminants are deposited on a termination surface destructive leakage
currents can initiate when the surface becomes wet. Fog and drizzle are normally
considered to be worse than rain as these two forms of precipitation can combine with
accumulated surface contaminants to reduce surface resistivity and promote leakage
current formation. Rain tends to wash the pollutants off the termination surface.
3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566 are
hydrophobic; tending to reject moisture accumulation and thereby reducing the
probability for discharge-initiated material erosion and tracking.
Severe environmental conditions that are sustained for long time periods can cause any
polymeric surface to lose its hydrophobicity. EPDM polymers and others tend to lose
their hydrophobic nature over time. Porcelain surfaces become increasingly hydrophilic
with time which can result in premature failure or flashover. Silicone surfaces can
regenerate their hydrophobic nature. The silicone insulator surface will re-establish its
hydrophobic surface within 24 hours. This unique ability is a major factor for ensuring a
long service life.
Ozone, Heat and UV Resistance
One of the most outstanding physical characteristics of silicone rubber is its retention of
desirable properties over the very wide temperature range of -150°F (-100°C) to 600°F
(315°C).
While there are applications that take advantage of these temperature extremes, a more
attractive feature might be that of its extremely long life expectancy at moderate
operating temperatures.
The silicone polymer molecular backbone, silicon-oxygen linkage, provides the same
strong -Si-O-Si- type bond occurring in quartz, sand and glass. This accounts for the
outstanding temperature properties of silicones and their resistance to oxidation by
ozone, corona and weathering. Polymer chains from organic rubber materials often have
double carbon bond molecular backbones which are quickly cleaved by ozone, light, heat
or other influences found in the operating environment.
Water Seal
To determine material water sealing capability, samples of 8560 Series breakout boots
were installed on non-shielded 3/C cable and submersed for a two week period.
Resistance recorded between cable armor and surrounding water ranged from 0.8 x 109
ohms to 2.0 x 109 ohms at 1000 volts at the end of the two week period.
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Breakout Boot
Installation
Detailed instructions are included in each kit to provide installer with all information
required to properly install the appropriately sized 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C
Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566 Product.
A brief summary of the installation steps for 3/C power cable is outlined below.
Breakout Boot Installation
A. Slide cable breakout boot assembly onto cable
from the neck end. Guide individual cable phase
legs through the assembly finger cores.
B. Remove boot assembly Neck Core [B] by pulling,
while unwinding, the loose pull tab [E] in a counter
clock-wise direction around cable.
C. Remove each finger core [A] using the same technique
(Reference Step B.)
The cable breakout area is now protected from
environmental contamination and moisture.
Surface Cleaning
3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8561 through 8566 are not
harmed by field surface cleaning. Once the area has been de-energized, the breakout
boots can be inspected, and if need be, cleaned. Some recommendations for cleaning
3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout Boots 8560 Series are as follows;
Use a can of compressed 'air' in order to blast off dust and miscellaneous airborne
contaminants on the surface of the breakout boot. If needed, wipe the surface of
the termination with a cable cleaning solvent, such as 3M™ Cable Cleaning Solvent
CC Series (3M™ Cable Cleaning Preparation Kit CC-2 and 3M™ Cable Cleaning
Pad Kit CC-3), and allow to dry before re-energizing the installation.
Mix a mild soap and water solution (deionized water is recommended, if available) in
a hand sprayer, or spray bottle, and spray down the surface of the breakout boot.
Wipe dry, or allow to air dry, before re-energizing.
DO NOT abrade the surface of the breakout boot in any way. DO NOT use high
pressure water with corn cobs, sandpaper or other abrasive products. This will
damage the breakout boot surface.
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Selection Table
8560 Breakout Boot Selection Guide – Based on
Shield and Jacket Diameter Range Approximate
Installed Length [L]
Product
Number
Cable Shield*
Diameter Range
(Finger [A])
Cable Jacket*
Diameter Range
(Neck [B]) Dimension “L”
8561 0.48-0.72”
(12.2-18.3 mm) 1.30-1.94
(33.0-49.3 mm) 5.00”
(127 mm)
8562 0.61-0.95”
(15.5-24.1 mm) 1.46-2.67
(37.1-67.8 mm) 5.00”
(127 mm)
8563 0.82-1.18”
(20.8-30.0 mm) 1.92-3.10
(48.8-78.7 mm) 5.75”
(146 mm)
8564 1.02-1.63”
(25.9-41.4 mm) 2.52-4.32”
(64.0-109.7 mm) 8.25”
(210 mm)
8565 1.09-1.94”
(27.7-49.3 mm) 2.60-4.70”
(66.0-119.4 mm) 8.25”
(210 mm)
8566 1.23-2.17”
(31.2-55.1 mm) 3.18-5.52”
(80.7-140.2 mm) 9.40”
(238 mm)
* Use of shield grounding braids will slightly reduce product application ranges
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Typical Properties
Breakout Boot
Assembly Property Typical Value Reference
Physical
Color Dark Gray N/A
Tear Resistance
(Die B) 149 psi (1.03 Mpa) ASTM D-624 B
Ultimate Tensile
Strength 1370 psi (09.5 Mpa) ASTM D-412
Modulus @ 100%
Stretch 125 psi (0.86 Mpa) ASTM D-412
Ultimate
Elongation 780% ASTM D-412
Permanent Set
(22hrs @ 100°C &
100% Stretch) 8% 3M Test Method
Temperature
Rating 180°C (Class H) ASTM D-2000
Electrical
Max. Voltage Class
Rating (Termination
Based) 35 kV N/A
Dielectric Strength
@ 0.065” 587 V/mil
(23 kV/mm) 3M Test Method
Track Resistance 6+ Hours ASTM D-2303/IEC 587
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Maintenance
Termination designs incorporating 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Cable Breakout
Boots 8561 through 8566 can be field tested by using normal cable testing procedures
(reference: ANSI/IEEE Standard 400 “Guide for Field Testing and Evaluation of
Insulation of Shielded Power Cable Systems.” Refer to most recent version.
Shelf Life &
Storage
As provided, in the expanded state, the 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Rubber 3/C Breakout
Boots 8560 Series have a 3-year shelf life from the date of manufacture when stored in a
humidity controlled storage (50oF/10oC to 80oF/27oC and <75% relative humidity).
Availability
Please contact your local distributor; available from 3M.com/electrical {Where to Buy
(Find A Distributor)} or call 1-800-245-3573.
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