3M 5551 Cold Shrink 5 kV (3 Splices/Kit) Rubber Splice Kit
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Manufacturer 3M
Mfg Catalog # 5551
Cooper Electric Part # 55189


3M™ 5550 Series Cold Shrink Tape Inline Splice Kit is designed for splicing 5/8 kV-rated power cables with aluminum or copper conductors. This kit is designed to splice tape shield, wire shield, UniShield® or non-shielded cables.

3M™ 5550 Series Cold Shrink Tape Inline Splice Kit includes 3 each of cold shrink insulators, splice jackets and shielding braid sleeves, cleaning pad kits and more. The insulator and jacket included in this kit are made of specially formulated EPDM that provides quick installation. It has a shielding braid sleeve that offers 2 functions, metallic insulation shield and ground jumper. This kit is perfect for use with Scotchlok™ 10000, 11000 and 20000 Series inline compression connectors or any UL Listed inline compression connector. IEEE Approved.

  • Provides splicing on tape shield, wire shield and UniShield® cables
  • This kit is suitable for use on solid dielectric cables, indoor or outdoor locations and direct-burial applications
  • Accommodates wire size of 6 to 4/0 AWG (Cu) and 6 to 3/0 AWG (Al)
  • Insulator and jacket is made of EPDM for easy installation
  • Rated for 5/8 kV applications
  • Includes 3 Scotch® 13 electrode wraps, 3 rolls of Scotch 13 semi-conducting tape, 1 roll of Scotch 130C tape, 1 roll of Scotch 24 shielding tape and 3 instruction sheets
  • IEEE Approved
  • 1 kit/case


  • 3M ID: 80610735260
  • Applications: Cable Connection
  • Brand: 3M
  • Cable Type: Cable with rubber insulation
  • Case Quantity: 1
  • Color: Black
  • Conductor Sizes: 1 AWG, 1/0 AWG, 2 AWG, 2/0 AWG, 3/0 AWG, 4 AWG, 4/0 AWG (Cu Only), 6 AWG
  • Length: 19 Inch
  • Length (Metric): 483 mm
  • Material: EPDM-rubber
  • Maximum Connector Length: 2.7 inch (Al), 3.3 inch (Cu)
  • Maximum Connector Length (metric): 69 mm (Al), 84 mm (Cu)
  • National Stock Number: 5970015174212
  • Number of Conductors: 1
  • Product Series: 5550 Series
  • Product Technology: Tape, Cold Shrink
  • Product Type: Splice
  • RoHS 2011/65/EU Compliant: Undetermined
  • RoHS EU Comments: Contact 3M for information
  • Shielding Type: Tape Shield, UniShield®, Wire Shield
  • Splice Type: Cold Shrink, Inline
  • Suggested Accessory: 3M™ Ground Strap Assembly GS-1
  • Trademark: 3M
  • Typical Splice Length: 19.0 in
  • Typical Splice Length (metric): 482.6 mm
  • Voltage: 5 - 8 kV
  • Voltage Application: Medium Voltage

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  • Manufacturing Origin: USA
  • The designation that a product is Manufactured in the USA means the product undergoes substantial transformation in one of our U.S. Manufacturing plants. Some products contain imported components.
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UPC 05400709089
Product Description 3M Cold Shrink/Armorcast, Armored or Non-Armored Splice Kit 5551-3C-AC is for splicing 3/C, 5/8 kV shielded, armored and non-armored cables. Connectors are not included. Kits include armorcast structural material to reconstitute the cables armor. Meets the requirements of IEEE 404. Each kit makes one 3/C splice. Note: Cable sizes shown below are for standard insulation thickness. Final determining factor is cable insulation O.D.
GTiN 00054007090892
Type Splice
Cable Size 1 AWG; 1/0 AWG; 2 AWG; 2/0 AWG; 3/0 AWG; 4 AWG; 4/0 AWG (Cu Only); 6 AWG
Family Brand Name 3M
Length 19 in
Color Black
Voltage 8 kV
Splice Type Cold Shrink,Inline
Material EPDM-rubber
Product Type Splice
Number of Conductors 1
Conductor Size 2 AWG

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