Green/yellow heat shrink tubing is a dual-colour heat shrink tubing designed to provide both colour-coding and visual identification in electrical and electronic applications. It is also commonly known as "earth wire heat shrink tubing" or "green/yellow striped heat shrink tubing."
The green/yellow colour combination is typically used to indicate the earth/ground wire in electrical systems. In many countries, this specific colour scheme is standardized to represent the protective ground connection. Using green/yellow heat shrink tubing on the exposed part of a wire, cable, or connector, helps quickly identify the wire's purpose as the earth/ground connection, enhancing safety during installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
The key features and applications of green/yellow heat shrink tubing include:
It is essential to select the right size and shrink ratio of the green/yellow heat shrink tubing to ensure a proper fit and secure seal around the wire or cable. Proper installation using a heat gun or other controlled heat source is necessary to achieve an effective shrink and ensure a long-lasting, insulated connection.