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Do you have questions about the assembly or installation of one of our products or do you have general questions?

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at BBC Cellpack Electrical Products


Are BBC Cellpack heat shrinkable cable joints, cast resin joints or gel joints approved for use in areas subject to explosion hazard?
Are BBC Cellpack insulation tapes (e.g. No. 128) suitable for repairing cables and cores?
Are BBC Cellpack products (articles) containing the SVHC substance lead listed in the SCIP database?
Are BBC Cellpack sealing compounds resistant to petrol?
Are BBC Cellpack sets resistant to organic fertilisers?
Are compound components resistant to gasoline?
Are end joints and branch joints for medium voltage available from BBC Cellpack?
Are gel joints suitable for multiple use (reusability)?
Are the BBC Cellpack SHE house connection points suitable for feed-through in a floor slab, as a replacement for e.g. a multi-branch house connection point?
Are the cable sets resistant to sea water?
Are there any findings available on the general UV resistance of self-sealing tapes for above-ground installation?
Are there any minimum distances that have to be kept when working with cast resin or gel systems?
Can a cast resin joint be cast when live?
Can a hot-air blower also be used to shrink heat shrinkable components?
Can a polyurethane 2-component cast resin be used after the best-before date?
Can an Easycell® joint also be assembled at cold temperatures?
Can any cone-shaped voltage sensor (IEC 61869-11) be used with the BBC Cellpack connectors (CTS, CTKS, CTS-S, CTKSA)?
Can BBC Cellpack cast resin also be used in connection with other housing shapes (e.g. branch box)?
Can BBC Cellpack DR / DR-L crimp connectors, such as those included in the Easy-Fix repair kit, be used for solid conductors?
Can BBC Cellpack DR crimped connectors be used for connecting different cable classes / core cross-sections?
Can BBC Cellpack EASYCELL® be used in water?
Can BBC Cellpack test adapters also be used for the screwable T-cable connections of other manufacturers?
Can cable connectors with wrapped sealing (e.g. CTS) be used in open air (with UV radiation)?
Can cast resin joints that were not completely cast during installation still be fully cast at a later point in time?
Can I make my own joint from various heat shrinkable tubes?
Can I use an Easycell branch joint to connect or branch off several cables?
Can Screw connectors CSV-LHS & CSV-T and screw cable lugs CSK be used for Al & Cu conductors or parts (e.g. busbar)?
Can sets be used under the influence of public swimming pool water?
Can the cable sets be used for drinking water applications?
Can the CHM / CHMSV 24 kV straight-through joints also be used for 12 kV cables?
Can the contact pin be reused with Cellplux CTS and CTKS connectors?
Can the EASYCELL straight-through joints be combined with CU conductors and AL conductors?
Can the Easycell® joint also be used as an end joint?
Can the screw cable lugs of the Cellplux connector family be used on a fine stranded cable with a class 5 copper conductor?
Can the screw cable lugs of the Cellplux connector product range be used on a flexible cable (e.g.: PowerAmp-AMS) with a class 5 conductor made of aluminium?
Can the SRMAHV shrinkable sleeves also be used to repair a cable sheath in low or medium voltage cables?
Can three cable ends be interconnected?
Do BBC Cellpack cable accessories feature integrated strain relief?
Do BBC Cellpack tubes – type SR(H), SRAT and SRBB – contain chlorine and sulphur?
Do the BBC Cellpack gel products impact the rubber cable sheath (e.g. H07RN-F) and can they be used for this purpose?
Does BBC Cellpack have any special approvals? E.g. for shipbuilding, for specific switchgear producers?
For which conductor shapes/conductor classes can I use BBC Cellpack screw connectors type CSV, CSV-T and screw cable lug type CSK?
How can a flat cable (e.g. pump connection cable) be connected with a “normal” cable?
How can AK screw branch clamps be used?
How can FK overhead line terminals be used?
How can KP branch clamps be used?
How can pump lines be connected?
How do I assemble a press cable lug?
How do I assemble a press connector?
How do I assemble a screw connector (CSV, CSV-T, CSV-LHS)?
How do I correctly shrink a heat shrinkable tube (SR...)?
How do I correctly shrink a spreader cap SEH...?
How do I dispose of excess cast resin?
How does the shrinkable tube work?
How is a SHE heat shrinkable wall duct used?
How is the BBC Cellpack cast resin used?
How is the shield continuity wire to be used?
How long does the cast resin have to be mixed for?
How long does the EG cast resin take to harden at an ambient temperature of 15 °C?
In the environment with what pollution class, in accordance to IEC TS 60815-1, can the separable connectors (CTS, CWS, CTKS, CGS, CTS‑S) be used?
In which temperature range can the Cellpack EASYCELL joints be installed?
Is an SR installation of SMH under plaster possible?
Is it allowed to use separable connectors (CTS, CWS, CTKS, CGS, CTS-S) with cable adapter (CA) outdoor (under UV-exposure)?
Is it allowed to use the lubricant from other manufacturers instead of GM1 for cable connections?
Is it possible to use BBC Cellpack medium voltage cable accessories with a cable with (H)EPR insulation?
Is it possible to use the CHE/CAE and CHESK/CAESK cable terminations with the class 5 & 6 conductor?
Is it possible to use the CHM joints with the class 5 and 6 conductor?
Is it possible, to use clamps in spring clamp technology in combination with Cellpack sealing compounds (gel / cast resin)?
Is maintenance work required for the sets?
Is the SRAT or SRBB heat shrinkable tube suitable for protecting busbars and shortening distances?
The outer sheath of an E90 cable is damaged. Can a shrinkable sleeve be used for repairs?
The surfaces of the screw and pluggable separable connectors made of EPDM rubber (Cellplux) shine, is that a problem?
To which extent do cast resin joints protect against the penetration of gases?
To which extent do cast resin joints protect against the penetration of water?
What are alkaline earth metals?
What are diisocyanates and what needs to be considered when handling them?
What conditions apply to the transportation, storage, installation and operation of BBC Cellpack MV, 1-wire & 3-wire products - CHE(SK)-I/O, CHM(SV), CHMPP..,CHMPR... and CHMP(3Pb)?
What does “resistant to chemical effects” mean?
What does FE180 and E90 stand for?
What is important to consider in connection with cast resin and rain / moisture?
What is meant by the term "rated voltage" Uo/U (Um)?
What is the advantage of BBC Cellpack cast resin joints?
What is the advantage of BBC Cellpack gels?
What is the advantage of BBC Cellpack heat shrinkable cable joints?
What is the CE marking for and where can I find it for BBC Cellpack?
What is the difference between hardening time and pot life?
What is the difference between low and medium voltage sets?
What is the difference between the both standards from HD629 and IEC60502?
What is the processing temperature of thermal stability of POWER GEL?
What is the protection calss (IPXX) of heat shrinkable cable joints and heat shrinkable tubes?
What is the ratio of the capacitive measuring point at the plug-ins CTS and what will be the measurable voltage?
What is the service life of cable fittings from BBC Cellpack GmbH?
What is the tightening torque of the PIN of a CWS 400A connector when the Allen Key is no longer fitted?
What is the touch protection of the encapsulated separable cable connectors?
What is the transport, storage, mounting and operation conditions for BBC Cellpack heat shrink joints and components for low voltage cables up to Umax = 1,2kV?
What is the transport, storage, mounting and operation conditions for BBC Cellpack medium voltage hybrid heat shrink products up to Umax = 42kV?
What must be taken into account with components that contain halogens and their application?
What should I look for when selecting BBC Cellpack cable accessories (sleeves and cable terminations, etc.)? Selecting a cable accessory
What temperatures must be observed when storing BBC Cellpack PUR cast resin products?

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