Braided Sleeving

Our Braided Sleeving section has a complete range of braided cable sleeves to help you organise, insulate and protect your cables and wiring.

In this section, you will find:

  • Expandable Braid Mini Reels - expressPRO black braided electrical mini reel sleeving in a box
  • Expandable Braid Spools - expressPRO spools of expandable cable braid in various lengths and sizes
  • Expando V0 Braid - Federal Mogul TCP cable braided sleeve available in grey or black
  • Roundit 2000 Braid - Federal Mogul mesh sleeving with optional Roundit tool for easy installation
  • Braided Sleeving to Clear - Select stock of Raybraid, Helagaine, and Roundit 2000 at clearance price

What are braided cable sleeves?

Braided cable sleeves are protective coverings made from interwoven plastic fibres, such as flame retardant polyester, offering an open weave structure that enhances cable management by safeguarding against environmental factors like abrasion, weather and pests. Their unique design promotes heat and moisture dissipation and provides flexibility, accommodating a wide range of cable shapes, including irregular ones. The weave also allows for easy inspection of cables for potential damages, contributing to safer cable management practices.


What is the purpose of sleeving?

Sleeving serves to protect cables and wires from abrasions that can be exacerbated in high vibration environments such as the rail, marine and automotive industries.It enhances the durability and lifespan of cables by offering a protective layer, while also improving aesthetics and organisation by neatly bundling wires together.


What are the benefits of braided cable sleeves?

There are many benefits of braided cable sleeves:

  • Flexibility – Braided cable sleeves offer exceptional flexibility. They can fit into irregular shapes and tight spaces making it the ideal solution for protecting a wide variety of cables.
  • Moisture draining – The unique braided design means the sleeving can drain moisture through the mesh of the sleeve. Cables could be at risk of water damage if moisture collected around the cable instead of evaporating through the weave.
  • Heat transfer – The mesh braid of the cable sleeve can assist with effective transference of heat from the cable into the environment. Heat collected from the cable is dissipated through the gaps in the sleeve, reducing the risk of electrical issues and fires.
  • Abrasion Resistance – Braided cable sleeves excel in providing outstanding abrasion resistance. Their woven design forms a durable shield that prevents wear and tear on cables, crucial in areas with frequent movement or rough conditions. This abrasion resistance helps maintain the quality and reliability of your cable infrastructure, reducing the need for frequent replacements and repairs.
  • Organisation – Not only do braided cable sleeves provide protection, they also help organise your cable management system. You can use them to bundle wires and cables into a compact sheath that will help with the organisation and installation of cables.


When should I use braided sleeving vs. heat shrink tubing?

Braided sleeving offers superior flexibility and moisture evaporation compared to heat shrink tubing, making it ideal for applications requiring easy cable routing in tight spaces and efficient heat and moisture management. This makes braided sleeving a cost-effective, convenient, and durable solution for cable protection.


How does braided sleeving protect against abrasions?

Braided sleeving protects cables and wires from abrasions by providing a durable, flexible layer of protection. Its interwoven design enables it to absorb impacts and resist wear, significantly extending the lifespan of the underlying cables against harsh conditions and mechanical stress.


What size cable sleeve do I need?

To determine the correct size of cable sleeve, measure the diameter of the cables or wires you intend to bundle. Choose a sleeve size that is slightly larger than this measurement to ensure a snug fit without overly compressing the cables, allowing for flexibility and easy installation.


How do you cut cable sleeving?

To cut cable sleeving, use sharp scissors or a hot knife for a clean, fray-resistant finish. Scissors are suitable for quick cuts, while a hot knife melts the edges, sealing them to prevent fraying. Always measure and mark your cutting point accurately for precision.


How do you secure a cable sleeve?

To secure an electrical cable protection sleeve, you can use PVC insulating tape, adhesive-lined heat shrink, cable ties or neoprene sleeving at both ends. These methods ensure the sleeve remains in place over the cables, providing a neat, professional appearance and added durability against physical and environmental stress.


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