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. 482-3403
Mfr. Part No.4688 50X50 BLEU
BrandTesa
$35.84
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Blue PE Cloth 50mm 50m 0.26mm +110°C 4688
RS Stock No. 885-4877
Mfr. Part No.TC40C12
Brand3M
$77.27
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Clear PET 12mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Tape 40
RS Stock No. 511-4334
Mfr. Part No.AT7
$6.28
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Grey PVC 19mm 33m 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 408-9445
$70.22
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White Glass Cloth 25mm 55m 0.18mm +155°C AT4002
RS Stock No. 408-9451
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White Glass Cloth 12mm 33m 0.18mm +180°C AT4003
RS Stock No. 885-4912
Mfr. Part No.T5612
Brand3M
$25.97
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Yellow PET 12mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Scotch 56
RS Stock No. 511-4277
Mfr. Part No.AT7
$4.16
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Brown PVC 19mm 20m 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 408-9502
BrandRS PRO
$19.05
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Yellow Polyester 25mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C AT4004
RS Stock No. 511-4413
Mfr. Part No.AT7
$4.16
1 Reel of 1
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Yellow PVC 19mm 20m 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 511-4328
Mfr. Part No.AT4000
$19.57
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Assorted PVC 15mm 10m 0.13mm +70°C AT4000, AT7
RS Stock No. 494-332
Mfr. Part No.AT7
$3.42
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Green PVC 12mm 20m 0.13mm +70°C AT7
RS Stock No. 835-4396
Mfr. Part No.85306
Brand3M
$42.08
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White - 19mm 20m 0.17mm +130°C Scotch 27
RS Stock No. 482-3380
Mfr. Part No.4688 50X50 VERT
BrandTesa
$39.43
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Green PE Cloth 50mm 50m 0.26mm +110°C 4688
RS Stock No. 885-4906
Mfr. Part No.T575
Brand3M
$131.57
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Clear PET 75mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Tape 5
RS Stock No. 885-4921
Mfr. Part No.T5630
Brand3M
$61.34
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Yellow PET 30mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Scotch 56
RS Stock No. 447-8126
Mfr. Part No.AT4000
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Black PVC 15mm 10m 0.18mm +70°C AT4000
RS Stock No. 408-9489
BrandRS PRO
$9.70
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Yellow Polyester 12mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C AT4004
RS Stock No. 170-6844
Mfr. Part No.SCOTCH 35 VERT 20 X 19
Brand3M
$14.40
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Green PVC 19mm 20m 0.18mm +105°C Scotch 35
RS Stock No. 885-4903
Mfr. Part No.T569
Brand3M
$18.70
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Yellow PET 9mm 66m 0.06mm +130°C Scotch 56
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Mfr. Part No.85300
Brand3M
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White - 12mm 20m 0.17mm +130°C Scotch 27
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