Accessorize (part II)

Accessorize (part II)



Accessorize (Part II)



We are all familiar with axiom, “you are only as strong as your weakest link”.  This is certainly

true of a cartridge heater.  The weakest link in a cartridge heater is the termination point and

there are a great number of ways to protect lead wire and its termination to the heater.


If the heater is subject to substantial flexing, one first needs to ensure that the lead

wire is optimized for the size and rating of the heater.  Dalton Electric uses Grade “A” stranded

Nickel wire which provides much greater integrity than nickel clad or nickel plated copper.

Straight and right angle headers offer the optimum protection for lead wires.  These stainless

steel accessories will withstand all manner of abuse.  And they act as a transition from the

heater to stainless hose or braid.



Similarly, clip supports shield and protect from vibration or motion. Potting and sleeving are a

first defense in protecting the termination point and a header can be fully potted with Ceramic,

RTV Rubber or Glass, depending on temperature constraints.  This will fully encapsulate the

heater terminal and eliminate any stress points.  This painstaking attention to detail and superior

craftsmanship is the hallmark of Dalton’s Watt-Flex® cartridge heater.





             Friday Wisdom


Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them

                                                                                    Jean De La Fontaine


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?

                                                                                    Satchell Paige


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