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. 192-1611
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 23 7X25
Brand3M
MYR89.93
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Black EPDM 25mm 7m 0.76mm -29°C +130°C Rubber Scotch 23 - - 1000% 14N/cm 31500V
RS Stock No. 170-1192
Mfr. Part No.SUPER 33+ 20 X 19
Brand3M
MYR42.35
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Black PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm -18°C +105°C Rubber Scotch Super 33+ 3 N/cm - 250% 26N/cm 8000V
RS Stock No. 494-382
Mfr. Part No.193899
MYR18.03
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Black PVC 19mm 33m 0.13mm -5°C +70°C Rubber Resin AT7 2.4 N/cm BS EN 60454-3-1/Type 2 180% 26N/cm 8000V
RS Stock No. 494-398
Mfr. Part No.193868
MYR18.03
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Red PVC 19mm 33m 0.13mm -5°C +70°C Rubber Resin AT7 2.4 N/cm BS EN 60454-3-1/Type 2 180% 26N/cm 8000V
RS Stock No. 176-251
Mfr. Part No.80610833800
Brand3M
MYR34.13
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Black PVC 19mm 6m 0.18mm -18°C +105°C Rubber Scotch Super 33+ 3 N/cm - 250% 26N/cm 8000V
RS Stock No. 170-6838
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 ROUGE 20 X 19
Brand3M
MYR50.47
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Red PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm 0°C +105°C Rubber Scotch 35 2.2 N/cm - 225% 30N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 176-539
Mfr. Part No.193608
MYR23.98
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Black PVC 19mm 33m 0.15mm -5°C +105°C Rubber Resin AT74 3 N/cm BS EN 60454-3-1/ Type 10 150% 25N/cm 9500V
RS Stock No. 379-0144
Mfr. Part No.TESA4163BLACK
BrandTesa
MYR29.77
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Black PVC 19mm 33m 0.13mm 0°C +90°C Acrylic Tesaflex 4163 1.8 N/cm - 250% 30N/cm 7000V
RS Stock No. 170-6816
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 JAUNE 20 X 19
Brand3M
MYR51.16
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Yellow PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm 0°C +105°C Rubber Scotch 35 2.2 N/cm - 225% 30N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 170-6844
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 VERT 20 X 19
Brand3M
MYR51.16
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Green PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm 0°C +105°C Rubber Scotch 35 2.2 N/cm - 225% 30N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 835-4392
Mfr. Part No.85300
Brand3M
MYR79.49
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White - 12mm 20m 0.17mm 0°C +130°C Rubber Scotch 27 11.5 kV/mm - 5% 260N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 176-523
Mfr. Part No.204106
MYR19.66
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Black PVC 19mm 33m 0.19mm -18°C +80°C Rubber Resin AT77 2.6 N/cm BS EN 60454-3-1/Type 6 250% 30N/cm 10000V
RS Stock No. 170-1221
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 BLEU 20 X 19
Brand3M
MYR50.47
Each
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Blue PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm -5°C +105°C Rubber Scotch 35 2.2 N/cm - 225% 30N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 763-8829
Mfr. Part No.5419 25mm x 33m
Brand3M
MYR424.57
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Yellow Polyimide 25mm 33m 0.07mm -73°C +260°C Silicone Scotch 5419 2.2 N/cm - 60% 57.8N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 227-2982
Mfr. Part No.193905
MYR14.78
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
Blue PVC 19mm 33m 0.13mm -5°C +70°C Rubber Resin AT7 2.4 N/cm BS EN 60454-3-1/Type 2 180% 26N/cm 8000V
RS Stock No. 341-8397
Mfr. Part No.193677
MYR6.57
Each
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Black PVC 19mm 20m 0.1mm 0°C +70°C Rubber Resin AT4 1.7 N/cm - 160% 20N/cm 7000V
RS Stock No. 170-1209
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 BLANC 20 X 19
Brand3M
MYR50.47
Each
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White PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm -5°C +105°C Rubber Scotch 35 2.2 N/cm - 225% 30N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 842-1216
Mfr. Part No.35-GREEN-3/4
Brand3M
MYR21.32
Each
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Green Polyvinyl Chloride 19mm 20m 0.18mm 0°C +105°C Rubber Resin Scotch 35 - - - 30.4N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 170-3261
Mfr. Part No.84056/SCOTCH 88T
Brand3M
MYR32.14
Each
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Black PVC 19mm 13m 0.22mm -18°C +105°C Rubber Scotch Super 88 2.7 N/cm - 250% 35N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 835-4396
Mfr. Part No.85306
Brand3M
MYR112.36
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White - 19mm 20m 0.17mm 0°C +130°C Rubber Scotch 27 11.5 kV/mm - 5% 260N/cm 3000V
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