The Cable Splicer’s Handbook

This comprehensive reference shows the right ways to splice and terminate medium voltage (2.5 kV through 46 kV) underground cables. Coverage includes heat-shrink, cold-shrink, and slide-on splices and terminations. Also covers elbow terminations, molded rubber splices, and includes a comprehensive chapter on paper-insulated lead-covered (PILC) splices and terminations.

This book goes beyond just splicing. It shows the tools and supplies used by cable splicers, how to install connectors, and explains essential safety precautions when working on underground cables. It covers several ways to install medium voltage underground cables, explains how cables can be damaged during installation, and how to test and maintain cables. It includes helpful tips for cable splicers, and shows examples of poor workmanship.

Well-illustrated with more than 470 color photos and diagrams.

The Cable Splicer's Handbook and watching the videos (below), help prepare splicers for certification by the National Cable Splicing Certification Board.

8-1/2" x 11" 211 pages, by Alexander Publications

Related product: Cable Splicer's Handbook Videos, a set of 11 DVDs that show how to make the splices and terminations described in the book.

Item Code Chapter Title Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID1 1 Basic Concepts Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID2 2 Safety Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID3 3 Installing Underground Cables Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID4 4 Tools Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID5 5 Connections No disk
CSH-VID6 6 Elbow Terminations Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID7 7 Heat-Shrink Splices and Terminations Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID8 8 Cold-Shrink Splices and Terminations Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID9 9 Molded Rubber Splices Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID10 10 Hand-Taped Splices and Terminations Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID11 11 PILC Cable Splices and Terminations Instant Video DVD
CSH-VID12 12 Cable Testing and Maintenance Instant Video DVD
Other Resources

TE Conductivity, 3M, and other vendors have informative videos on YouTube. Search "medium voltage cable splicing."

Laminated templates held directly behind splices and deadends for comparison, are useful guides for precise measurements and cut-backs. For samples of templates, go to and click Resources, Technical Resources.Templates. For actual field-usable templates, contact Novinium.

Item Code: 517

$ 79.00