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. 170-1192
Mfr. Part No.SUPER 33+ 20 X 19
Brand3M
$13.59
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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
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Mfr. Part No.51608 15mx15mm
BrandTesa
$11.79
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Black Polyester 15mm 15m 0.28mm -40°C +105°C Rubber Tesa 51608 3 N/cm - 20% 40N/cm 7000V
RS Stock No. 494-679
$15.88
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
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Black Cloth 19mm 20m 0.35mm 0°C +60°C Rubber AT325 0.7 N/cm - 180% 80N/cm 8000V
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Mfr. Part No.HB830-12
BrandHi-Bond
$43.94
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Amber Polyimide Film 12mm 33m 0.07mm -20°C +260°C Silicone HB830 2.7 N/cm - 50% - 8000V
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$71.19
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
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White Glass Cloth 19mm 33m 0.18mm 0°C +180°C Silicone AT4003 3 N/cm EN 60454-3-8 Type 3 5% 280N/cm 2500V
RS Stock No. 511-4312
Mfr. Part No.229802
$28.06
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Assorted PVC 19mm 20m 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. 778-5408
Mfr. Part No.80471
Brand3M
$57.24
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Black PVC 19mm 20m 0.15mm 0°C +90°C Rubber Temflex 1500 1.8 N/cm - 170% 20N/cm 6000V
RS Stock No. 494-304
Mfr. Part No.193967
$2.71
1 Reel of 20 Metre(s)
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Black PVC 12mm 20m 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. 465-006
Mfr. Part No.229864
$2.428
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Black PVC 19mm 20m 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
$2.75
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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. 408-9473
$94.37
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
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White Glass Cloth 25mm 33m 0.18mm 0°C +180°C Silicone AT4003 3 N/cm EN 60454-3-8 Type 3 5% 280N/cm 2500V
RS Stock No. 448-1756
Mfr. Part No.202836
$14.85
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Black PVC 50mm 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. 511-4299
Mfr. Part No.211234
$3.43
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Black PVC 19mm 20m 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. 494-382
Mfr. Part No.193899
$5.52
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
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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. 511-4306
Mfr. Part No.211289
$3.67
1 Reel of 1
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White PVC 19mm 20m 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. 885-4906
Mfr. Part No.T575
Brand3M
$137.29
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Clear PET 75mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Acrylic 3M Tape 5 3.8 N/cm - - 44N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 192-1611
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 23 7X25
Brand3M
$30.91
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Black EPDM 25mm 7m 0.76mm -29°C +130°C Rubber Scotch 23 - - 1000% 14N/cm 31500V
RS Stock No. 408-9502
BrandRS PRO
$16.72
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Yellow Polyester 25mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Rubber Resin AT4004 4.5 N/cm - 90% 45N/cm 4500V
RS Stock No. 408-9451
$53.59
1 Reel of 33 Metre(s)
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White Glass Cloth 12mm 33m 0.18mm 0°C +180°C Silicone AT4003 3 N/cm EN 60454-3-8 Type 3 5% 280N/cm 2500V
RS Stock No. 176-251
Mfr. Part No.80610833800
Brand3M
$11.06
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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
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