CS8 Series – Cold Shrink R-800

The Cold Shrink R-800 (CS8 Series) is an innovative blend of the Richards CSH Series and R-800. Like the traditional R-800, the CS8 Series is molded with a 200A Loadbreak Tap integral to the Deadbreak Elbow housing. Its cold shrinkable cable entrance eliminates the need for a cable adapter and separate jacket seal kit. By combining so many components into a single housing, the CS8 series is perfectly optimized for simplicity and reliability.
The Cold Shrink R-800 is equipped with a stainless steel Fastener, a specialized internal component that is engaged by assembly tool to torque the assembly of R-800, Lug and mating component. These fasteners are available in several types, designed to provide configurations to meet every application.

  • All-In-One Solution: The CS8 is range-taking and includes an integral loadbreak tap and jacket seal, providing a complete solution in a simple package. Three separate components have been elegantly combined into a single design.
  • 100% EPDM: Richards Cold Shrink Products are molded from 100% EPDM, a proven material in underground electrical applications for decades. This proprietary formulation of Cold Shrink EPDM is produced in-house. To achieve maximum durability in underground environments, the CS8 features a fully-integrated, oil-resistant EPDM jacket that provides outstanding mechanical impact/tear resistance.
  • Easy Installation: Eliminates cable adapter, separate jacket seal kit, and loadbreak tap plug. The cold shrink Cable Entrance eliminates problems that arise when sliding traditional interference-fit Deadbreak elbows into position. This ergonomic improvement substantially simplifies positioning/aligning the lug in the CS8 housing.
  • Designed, Molded & Tested in the USA: Our team is intimately involved in everything from material development, product and mold design, and production. This allows us to control every aspect of the design, down to the smallest detail.
IEEE 386 – Industry Minimum Requirements
Voltage Ratings
Voltage Class, Phase-to-Phase 15kV 25kV
Maximum Operating Voltage – (phase-to-ground) 8.3kV 15.2kV
Corona Voltage Level – (partial discharge extinction voltage) 11kV 19kV
AC Withstand – (1 minute) 34kV 40kV
Impulse-Withstand Voltage – (BIL) 95kV 125kV


Current Ratings (Deadbreak Side)
Continuous – (Aluminum) 600A
Continuous – (Copper) 900A
Short-Time Current – (Aluminum) 25kA, 10c. and 10kA, 3s.
Short-Time Current – (Copper) 40kA, 10c. and 10kA, 3s.


Current Ratings (Loadbreak Side)
Continuous 200A
Short-Time Current 10kA, 10c. and 3.5kA, 3s.
Resource Details


Product Data Sheets

15kV Cold Shrink R-800


Product Data Sheets

25kV Cold Shrink R-800

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CS8 Series | Cold Shrink R800 – H Style – Installation Demonstration


This video demonstrates the installation of a Richards Cold Shrink R-800 with ‘H’ Style Fastener on jacketed concentric neutral (JCN) power cable. This video is for demonstration purposes only and should not be used in place of approved product training […]