6-5. Umbilical (Cont).
Communications/strength cable splice. (figure 6-4)
Remove all wax and dirt from the cable jacket (1) for a minimum of four inches from each side of the
Cut the sheath (1) open, taking care not to cut the insulation.
The width of the opening will depend on the size of the connectors being used.
Cut the opening in the insulation (2).
Bevel the insulation for 1/4-inch at both ends of opening.
Connect thermoplastic insulated cables.
Do not use acid-core solder, or acid flux. Be sure to remove all anti-oxidant paste from connector area of
aluminum crimp connectors.
Use anti-oxidant paste with aluminum connectors.
Protect cable insulation with wraps of cotton tape, when soldering.
Stagger individual connectors 1/2-inch.
Insulate connectors with high voltage tape (3).
Apply one layer, half lapped tape over the connector area.
Trim mold body (4) and (5) half ends so that the mold will fit the cable slightly loose.
Hold mod halves in place, centered over splice and snap together firmly.
Tape ends of the mold to make a seal.
Install pouring spouts (6) into the mold body.