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
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$15.25
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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.DE-2729-5138-0
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$22.83
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Assorted PVC 15mm 10m 0.15mm 0°C +90°C Rubber Temflex 1500 1.8 N/cm - 170% 20N/cm 6000V
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Mfr. Part No.80610833800
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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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Black EPDM 25mm 7m 0.76mm -29°C +130°C Rubber Scotch 23 - - 1000% 14N/cm 31500V
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Yellow PET 6mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Thermosetting Rubber Scotch 56 5.5 N/cm - - 44N/cm 3000V
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Mfr. Part No.T1350Y12
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$11.75
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Yellow Polyester Film 12mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Acrylic Scotch 1350 3.3 N/cm - - 44N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 192-1661
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 92 33X19
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$123.86
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Orange Polyimide 19mm 33m 0.08mm -120°C +180°C Silicone Scotch 92 2.8 N/cm - 55% 53N/cm 7500V
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Mfr. Part No.T538
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$55.72
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Clear PET 38mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Acrylic 3M Tape 5 3.8 N/cm - - 44N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 778-5398
Mfr. Part No.DE-2729-5095-2
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Orange PVC 15mm 10m 0.15mm 0°C +90°C Rubber Temflex 1500 1.8 N/cm - 170% 20N/cm 6000V
RS Stock No. 885-5104
Mfr. Part No.T120512
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Amber Polyimide Film 12mm 33m 0.076mm 0°C +155°C Acrylic Scotch 1205 3.8 N/cm - 55% 53N/cm 3000V
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Mfr. Part No.TEMFLEX 13/100 MULTICOLORE
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$1.902
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Assorted PVC 15mm 10m 0.18mm 0°C +80°C Rubber Temflex 1300 1.7 N/cm - 150% 20N/cm 8750V
RS Stock No. 885-4906
Mfr. Part No.T575
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$154.04
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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. 885-4921
Mfr. Part No.T5630
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$37.89
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Yellow PET 30mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Thermosetting Rubber Scotch 56 5.5 N/cm - - 44N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 170-6844
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 VERT 20 X 19
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$14.26
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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. 885-4931
Mfr. Part No.T7425
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$50.11
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Yellow PET 25mm 66m 0.5mm 0°C +130°C Thermosetting Rubber 3M Tape 74 2.2 N/cm - - 21N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 835-4396
Mfr. Part No.85306
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$39.26
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White - 19mm 20m 0.17mm 0°C +130°C Rubber Scotch 27 11.5 kV/mm - 5% 260N/cm 3000V
RS Stock No. 835-4392
Mfr. Part No.85300
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$28.29
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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. 778-5391
Mfr. Part No.80468
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$25.37
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Purple PVC 15mm 10m 0.15mm 0°C +90°C Rubber Temflex 1500 1.8 N/cm - 170% 20N/cm 6000V
RS Stock No. 885-4912
Mfr. Part No.T5612
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$15.42
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Yellow PET 12mm 66m 0.06mm 0°C +130°C Thermosetting Rubber Scotch 56 5.5 N/cm - - 44N/cm 3000V
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Mfr. Part No.T120519
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$143.39
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Amber Polyimide Film 19mm 33m 0.076mm 0°C +155°C Acrylic Scotch 1205 3.8 N/cm - 55% 53N/cm 3000V