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.


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RS Stock No. 408-9423
£22.12
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White Glass Cloth 19mm 55m 0.18mm +155°C AT4002
RS Stock No. 778-5385
Mfr. Part No.DE-2729-5092-9
Brand3M
£7.48
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Yellow PVC 15mm 10m 0.15mm +90°C Temflex 1500
RS Stock No. 448-9261
Mfr. Part No.AT4000
£0.95
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Blue PVC 15mm 10m 0.18mm +70°C AT4000
RS Stock No. 778-5436
Mfr. Part No.80573
Brand3M
£19.23
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Purple PVC 19mm 20m 0.15mm +90°C Temflex 1500
RS Stock No. 885-4931
Mfr. Part No.T7425
Brand3M
£21.54
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Yellow PET 25mm 66m 0.5mm +130°C Tape 74
RS Stock No. 513-581
Mfr. Part No.53948-00036-07
BrandTesa
£1.66
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Yellow PVC 19mm 25m 0.13mm +90°C Tesaflex 53948
RS Stock No. 379-0144
Mfr. Part No.TESA4163BLACK
BrandTesa
£3.69
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Black PVC 19mm 33m 0.13mm +90°C Tesaflex 4163
RS Stock No. 778-5389
Mfr. Part No.DE-2729-5094-5
Brand3M
£7.48
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Grey PVC 15mm 10m 0.15mm +90°C Temflex 1500
RS Stock No. 495-5831
Mfr. Part No.AT7
£1.15
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Brown PVC 12mm 20m 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 885-4883
Mfr. Part No.T512
Brand3M
£8.50
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Clear PET 12mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Tape 5
RS Stock No. 778-5427
Mfr. Part No.80476
Brand3M
£19.23
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Grey PVC 19mm 20m 0.15mm +90°C Temflex 1500
RS Stock No. 778-5391
Mfr. Part No.80468
Brand3M
£7.48
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Purple PVC 15mm 10m 0.15mm +90°C Temflex 1500
RS Stock No. 513-575
Mfr. Part No.53948-00038-07
BrandTesa
£1.66
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Green PVC 19mm 25m 0.13mm +90°C Tesaflex 53948
RS Stock No. 482-3419
Mfr. Part No.4688 50X50 ROUGE
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£14.99
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Red PE 50mm 50m 0.26mm +110°C 4688
RS Stock No. 778-5402
Mfr. Part No.80472
Brand3M
£19.23
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Blue PVC 19mm 20m 0.15mm +90°C Temflex 1500
RS Stock No. 170-4416
Mfr. Part No.275447-1
£69.48
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Black Paper 95.25mm 3m 3.18mm - 8903E Dielectric Tape
RS Stock No. 482-3352
Mfr. Part No.4688 50X50 BLANC
BrandTesa
£14.99
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White PE 50mm 50m 0.26mm +110°C 4688
RS Stock No. 297-9273
Mfr. Part No.AT34
£4.94
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Black PVC 19mm 20m 0.19mm +105°C AT34
RS Stock No. 905-4148
Mfr. Part No.AT10
£14.88
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Black PVC 50mm 33m 0.25mm +80°C -
RS Stock No. 885-4899
Mfr. Part No.T525
Brand3M
£17.64
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Clear PET 25mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Tape 5
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