Marine Fail Safe Rigging Insulator for Wire Rigging

Marine Fail Safe Rigging Insulator

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Fail safe insulator; if the insulating material breaks down the insulator will not come apart, and your back stay will keep on working.

The only fail safe rigging insulator for wire available on the market today.

The nut is insulated from the stainless steel body by a Tufnol socket, preventing electrical transference to the insulator body or opposite terminal. Should, for any reason, the Tufnol be compromised, the nut will bottom out against the stainless housing.

While the backstay will loosen, the insulating studs will remain attached to the insulator body-allowing the rig to be re-tensioned until a repair can be made.

Meets or exceeds current electrical standards for marine backstay insulators.

Available with swageless terminals, swage terminals, eye and fork ends to suit any application. The part ordering codes listed below are not comprehensive with regard to all the possible combinations of this product. Contact us for further details.

The insulator exceeds the rated breaking load of the cable, even Dyform, whilst at the same time providing the necessary electrical properties to enable your backstay to be used as an aerial.

Fail Safe Rigging Insulator

The product codes for rigging insulators are made up by suffixing "RI" with the relevant fittings followed by the wire size, for example:

The above diagram would be RICC06.

All insulators can be swaged using most types of swaging machines. Wire Teknik machines require a special pulling tool, see the table below for the correct puller code:

Rigging Insulator Puller Codes

Wire Rigging Insulators - Fail Safe

Wire Size Pin Size Hole Size C-L E-L S-L F-L T-L Puller Code
5mm 11mm 11.3mm 106mm 107mm 101mm 121mm 147mm RIP7/16
6mm 11mm 11.3mm 110mm 107mm 101mm 121mm 147mm RIP7/16
7mm 12mm 13.0mm 131mm 129mm 120mm 142mm 169mm RIP1/2
8mm 14mm 14.5mm 153mm 151mm 140mm 164mm 212mm RIP5/8
10mm 16mm 16.2mm 159mm 155mm 142mm 176mm 212mm RIP5/8
12mm 19mm 19.2mm 192mm 180mm 168mm 207mm 258mm RIP3/4
14mm 22mm 22.7mm 222mm 207mm 196mm 238mm 297mm RIP7/8
16mm 25mm 25.8mm 258mm 237mm 226mm 271mm 337mm RIP1
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