The heating element is multi-strand resistance wire, braided with AMOX™ (AWH model) or fiberglass (AIH model) yarn and knitted into the serpentine shape to minimize thermal shock and tensile stress from expansion and contraction. The single wire configuration requires the lead wires to be located on each end of the Heavy Insulated Mono-Tape™.
AMOX™ or Fiberglass Overbraid Cover
The Heavy Insulated Tapes have flexible, AMOX™ or fiberglass braided sleeving over the heating element to provide additional dielectric strength for application on conductive surfaces (use directly on metal). Heavy Mono-Tapes™ will wrap around small 3/8” to ¼” (8mm to 6mm) tubing. Fiberglass tapes (AIH models) provide capability up to 900°F (482°C) and AMOX™ tapes (AWH models) to 1400°F (760°C).
Split Molded Plug Option (120V)
Standard Mono-Tapes™ do not include a power plug. 120V tapes may be ordered with the optional molded plug (-MP). No power plug option is available for 240V tapes. Commercially available connectors may be installed for the customer or sourced locally. Mono-Tapes™ do not utilize a grounding circuit and provide a two wire connection.
For Earth Ground Leakage protection a circuit protector (30ma GFCI) is recommended.