Electrical Tapes

Electrical tape is a pressure-sensitive tape which is used to insulate electrical wires or other materials that conduct electricity. Electrical tape is supplied in rolls and is quite often referred to as insulation tape, electrical insulation tape, insulating tape or PVC tape.

Electrical tapes are abrasion resistant, flame retardant and help provide protection against dust, dirt, moisture, acids, UV radiation and solvents. They have an adhesive backing making them easy to apply to a cable.

Colours of Tapes

Electrical tape is available in assorted colours to not only aid colour coding of wires by masking them but to also indicate the phase and the voltage level of the wire (phasing tape). There are many colours of insulating tape to choose from which include, black, blue, green, yellow, green/yellow, grey, brown, white and red.

Black tape is generally used for insulation purposes by electricians and for low voltage neutral usage. In the UK green/yellow tape is used to indicate protective earth, brown tape to indicate low voltage live wires and blue tape is to indicate low voltage neutral wires.

Types of Tapes

There are a wide variety of electrical tapes available depending on the application they are required for. Electrical tapes differ on how they perform in relation to their ability to withstand extreme temperatures, insulation resistance and dielectric breakdown. They vary in widths and thicknesses, backing materials and colours.

The most popular material for electrical tape is vinyl but they can also be made of many other types of plastic such as PVC. Vinyl is an ideal choice for electrical tape as it stretches well and provides long-lasting electrical wiring insulation.

Conductive tapes are made from a copper foil with a conductive adhesive. They are used to shield all different types of electrical connections plus rebuild strand and insulation shields on high-voltage splices.

Glass cloth tapes high a very high mechanical strength and can withstand high temperatures. They have excellent absorption of varnishes and resins.

An electrical antistatic tape can be used near electronic components and assemblies. They generate little voltage when removed helping to prevent any ESD damage.

Applications

Electrical tape is used by engineers in electrical installation, electrical maintenance and automotive repair.


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RS Stock No. 176-251
Mfr. Part No.80610833800
Brand3M
£2.45
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Black 19mm 6m PVC 0.18mm +105°C Scotch Super 33+
RS Stock No. 511-4441
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£1.74
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Blue 19mm 20m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 448-3077
Mfr. Part No.AT77
£2.05
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Black 19mm 20m PVC 0.19mm +80°C AT77
RS Stock No. 781-1289
Mfr. Part No.Loctite 5075
BrandLoctite
£11.76
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Red 25mm 4.27m Silicone Rubber 0.5mm +260°C 5075
RS Stock No. 511-4328
Mfr. Part No.AT4000
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Assorted 15mm 10m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT4000, AT7
RS Stock No. 885-4906
Mfr. Part No.T575
Brand3M
£90.48
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Clear 75mm 66m PET 0.06mm +130°C Tape 5
RS Stock No. 176-539
Mfr. Part No.AT74
£3.32
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Black 19mm 33m PVC 0.15mm +105°C AT74
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Mfr. Part No.80000
Brand3M
£8.76
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Black 38mm 1.5m Synthetic Rubber 3.18mm +80°C Scotchfil
RS Stock No. 192-1661
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 92 33X19
Brand3M
£37.59
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Orange 19mm 33m Polyimide 0.08mm +180°C Scotch 92
RS Stock No. 494-411
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£3.36
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White 38mm 20m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 297-9289
Mfr. Part No.AT34 BLACK 25MM X 20M
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Black 25mm 20m PVC 0.19mm +105°C AT34
RS Stock No. 511-4413
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£1.74
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Yellow 19mm 20m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 192-1627
Mfr. Part No.TEMFLEX 13/100 NOIR
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£0.71
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Black 15mm 10m PVC 0.18mm +80°C Temflex 1300
RS Stock No. 447-8126
Mfr. Part No.AT4000
£0.95
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Black 15mm 10m PVC 0.18mm +70°C AT4000
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Mfr. Part No.Super 88 19mm x 20 m
Brand3M
£4.86
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Black 19mm 20m Polyvinyl Chloride 0.21mm +105°C Scotch Super 88
RS Stock No. 511-4306
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£1.74
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White 19mm 20m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 170-6838
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 ROUGE 20 X 19
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£6.01
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Red 19mm 20m PVC 0.18mm +105°C Scotch 35
RS Stock No. 494-354
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£1.21
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White 12mm 20m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 494-332
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£1.19
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Green 12mm 20m PVC 0.13mm +70°C AT7
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