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Peter G. Shaw20/12/2019 19:09:03
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Now that Maplin (the original Maplin that is) is no longer in business, where can I get a short length of preferably black 1/2" or 12mm diameter heat shrink tubing. By short, although I only need about 150mm, I expect to have to buy 1 metre, and certainly not a 25m reel!


Peter G. Shaw

Frances IoM20/12/2019 19:12:10
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probably too late now as most close over Xmas holidays but most electrical factors eg City electrical, TLC etc carry it but its not cheap
Martin Connelly20/12/2019 19:16:10
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Farnell have a large selection and should suit your needs.

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Mike Poole20/12/2019 19:23:06
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It’s readily available on eBay.


alan-lloyd20/12/2019 19:56:40
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Vintage vehicle electrical supplies

Robert Atkinson 220/12/2019 20:14:57
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Stuart Smith 520/12/2019 20:28:28
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CPC have a range of heatshrink tubing . I see there is a 12mm available in a 1.2m length.


David George 120/12/2019 20:54:20
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Send me a message with address and I will put some in the post tomorrow.


Derek Lane20/12/2019 21:08:10
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Try model shops that sell radio-controlled items. I use to get some from them including sizes to make battery packs up

Bill Davies 220/12/2019 21:34:18
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Rapid electronics:

Shrink wrap (1/2" final size)

IanT20/12/2019 21:37:20
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Occasionally our friends at Lidls have a box of assorted (diameter) heat shrink - purchased mine a few years back for about £3 and it's handy stuff to have. Worth watching for - and even better, it can go on the grocery bill



Edited By IanT on 20/12/2019 21:38:51

pgk pgk20/12/2019 22:18:02
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For quantity I used to buy mine from Hobbyking when i was actively into r/c helis. I see you've already had an offer from a member to post you a bit 'cos I've probably got some lurking around somewhere too.


norman royds 220/12/2019 22:18:19
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if you have smart phone try wish +lot off useful stuff regard norm

Ian P20/12/2019 22:46:21
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Posted by norman royds 2 on 20/12/2019 22:18:19:

if you have smart phone try wish +lot off useful stuff regard norm

Purely out of curiosity, please could you re-phrase what you meant to say.

I assume it has something to do with heat shrink sleeving, but darned if I can see whatfrown

Ian P

Martin W20/12/2019 22:54:34
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Just do a search for WISH, click on it and something like Ebay should pop up. Requires you to 'sign in' to access the products though.



Edit; to correct errors

Edited By Martin W on 20/12/2019 22:56:01

Peter G. Shaw23/12/2019 14:40:56
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Thanks to all for your replies. I've had an offer of some f.o.c which I will be taking up, but the variety of places recommended, including Lidl(!) has astounded me. FWIW, Lidl has recently opened in our nearest town, and they do keep sending me emails - which I then dutifully delete. Perhaps I need to pay more attention.

Peter G. Shaw

norman royds 223/12/2019 15:08:32
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sorry for any confusion. me as old fellow my smart phone is like crystal ball I speak in to it ha presto loads useful information appears. for many years reading books I now ask my phone and up to now it seems to no the answer regard norm

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