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PVC or electrical tape is an ideal solution for working with live wires. The different vinyl, propylene and cloth options ensure proper insulation for electrical projects and wiring to prevent arcing and other damage.

Use Electrical Tape for All Wiring Projects
Tape for electrical projects uses materials that don't conduct electricity. This makes them ideal for insulating live wires inside electrical boxes, bus bars and motor leads. Different materials provide protection against high and low-voltage systems to ensure proper insulation levels. Some heavy-duty tapes are self-fusing, which keeps out moisture and offers greater protection against overheating and shorts in the electrical system. There are also tapes available that help repair insulated cables with medium voltage by acting as a semi-conducting layer. Staples carries options that work well for electrical uses, strapping materials together, bundling loose wire and repairing hoses and cables.

Choose Tape Materials for Specific Jobs
Rubber tape offers plenty of stretch, making it simple to wrap tightly around wires and oddly shaped junctions. There are thinner options that work well for low-voltage wires and for repairing sports equipment. Heavy-duty electrical tape can be up to 30 mils thick, delivering optimal insulation for projects with higher voltages. Make sure to verify the voltage level ratings for each type of tape before using it for added safety. Glass cloth tape includes a thermo-setting adhesive that is ideal for using in dry, high-temperature areas. This type of tape doesn't burn, shrink or corrode and provides high strength for demanding applications.

Does Color Matter?
This type of tape comes in several different colors that can help users mark wired connections. Black is generally used for insulation purposes in neutral and low voltage phase A wiring. Red is a popular option for low voltage phase B, and blue is used for low voltage phase C wiring. Brown, orange and yellow are frequently used for marking high voltage phase A, B and C wiring respectively. Electricians use green to mark wires that go to the earth, and green with a yellow stripe for the isolated ground. Grey and white tapes are used for low and high voltage neutral wires. Colored tapes are also ideal for marking and labeling lines, cables and other items for quick identification.

Which Tape is the Right Option for Indoor and Outdoor Use?
Vinyl tape is useful for both indoor and outdoor applications. Use options that are thicker and stretchable for outdoor projects. Heavy-duty electrical tape provides strong adhesives and withstands exposure to heat, sun and rain for a dependable hold. There are also silicone tapes that are ozone and UV resistant for long-term applications. Thinner tapes work well for indoor uses and for minor patches on furniture and cords. Look for waterproof adhesives for areas that may be exposed to moisture or for fixing small holes in hoses and on vinyl. Colored tapes are a good choice for creating decorative indoor crafts and projects. Use school colors for wrapping drumsticks and mallets to add more visual interest during concerts and other performances.
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Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Color Coding Tape; Violet, 7 mil
Item: 772213 / Model : 500-11271
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  • Length: 66 ft
  • Thickness: 7 mil
  • Temperature range: 0 - 105 deg C
7.49 $7.49
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Scotch® Highland™ Vinyl Commercial Grade Electrical Tape, Black, 66'
Item: 858455 / Model : 500-16720
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  • Width: 3/4 in
  • Length: 66 ft
  • Thickness: 7 mil
4.19 $4.19
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Berry Plastics™ Electrical Tapes, Black
Item: 712297 / Model : 573-700876
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  • Width: 3/4-inch
  • Length: 60 Feet
  • Thickness: 7 mm
13.09 $13.09
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Scotch® Super 33+™ Black PVC Backing Insulating Electrical Tape, 3/4 in (W), 20 ft (L), 7 mil (T)
Item: 772021 / Model : 500-06130
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  • Width: 3/4 in
  • Length: 20 ft
  • Thickness: 7 mil
6.19 $6.19
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Ge 18162 Pvc Electrical Tape, 3 Pk
Item: 2699279 / Model : JAS18162
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  • 3/4"W x 50ft
  • For durable insulation on electrical wires not more than 600V & 176 degrees F
  • Flame-retardant
7.19 $7.19
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Duck Pro Electrical Tape, 3/4" x 66 ft, 1" Core, Black
Item: DUC551117 / Model : 551117
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  • Material: Vinyl
  • Size: 3/4" x66'
  • Color: Black
5.69 $5.69
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Scotch® Linerless Electrical Rubber Tape; Black, 30 mil
Item: 771913 / Model : 500-06165
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  • Length: 15 ft
  • Thickness: 30 mil
  • Temperature range: -18 - 90 deg C
8.39 $8.39
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Maxxima Insulating Electrical Tape 66 Feet per Roll, Black, 10 Pack (MEW-ET100-10)
Item: 24303075 / Model : MEW-ET100-10
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  • Electrical tape for standard use
  • 66 feet long and pack of 10 for plenty of tape
  • Tape is black
10.99 $10.99
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Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Coding Color Tape; Brown, 7 mil
Item: 772187 / Model : 500-10885
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  • Length: 66 ft
  • Thickness: 7 mil
  • Color: Brown
7.49 $7.49
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3M 70 Silicone Rubber Electrical Tape, 12 Mil, 1" x 30', Blue, 1/Case (T9650701PK)
Item: 23978333 / Model : T9650701PK
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  • Use as a protective overwrap for protecting high voltage cables.
  • Also use as a base tape layer to cleanly reenter connections
  • High-temperature, arc, ozone and track resistant
115.69 $115.69
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3M 1700 Electrical Tape, 7 Mil, 3/4" x 60', Black, 20/Case (T964170020PK)
Item: 23978078 / Model : T964170020PK
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  • Good quality, economical, general purpose, vinyl insulating tape.
  • Primary electrical insulation for most wire and cable splices up to 600V
  • Flame retardant and conformable
64.19 $64.19
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Scotch® Super 33+ Vinyl Electrical Tape, Black
Item: MMM194NA / Model : 194NA
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  • Black
  • Tape size: 1/2"(W) x 200"(L)
  • Stretchy vinyl plastic electrical tape insulates and protects against abrasion, solvents
3.99 $3.99
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3M 1755 Cotton Friction Tape, 13 Mil, 3/4" x 60', Black, 20/Case (T9641755)
Item: 23978435 / Model : T9641755
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  • Provides abrasion and cut-through protection for cable, wire splices and connections insulated with rubber electrical tape.
  • High break strength and low stretch makes tape ideal as a heavy-duty binding and harnessing tape
  • High-quality cotton fabric, coated on both sides with an electrical-grade, solvent-free, rubber adhesive
217.99 $217.99
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Pro Electrical Tape, 3/4" X 50 Ft, 1" Core, Black, 3/Pk
Item: DUC299004 / Model : 299004
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  • Excellent stretch, adhesion and conformability
  • Flame retardant and weather resistant
  • 7 mil vinyl tape
8.99 $8.99
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3M 23 Electrical Tape, 30 Mil, 3/4" x 30', Black, 2/Case (T9640232PK)
Item: 23978334 / Model : T9640232PK
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  • Highly conformable, rubbler splicing tape seals and insulates high voltage cables.
  • Primary electrical insulation for splicing cable from 600V to 69 kV on all solid dielectric cables
  • Special polyester, snakeskin liner is easily removed as the tape is applied
85.19 $85.19
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3M 35 Colored Electrical Tape, 7 Mil, 3/4" x 66', Red, 10/Case (T96403510PKR)
Item: 23978141 / Model : T96403510PKR
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  • Color-coded tape is excellent for use in identification of electrical phases, circuits, leads and piping systems.
  • Pressure sensitive, rubber-resin adhesive with a PVC backing
  • Flame retardant tape that also resists UV rays, abrasion, moisture, alkalis, solvents and many types of acids
122.69 $122.69
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3M 69 Glass Cloth Electrical Tape, 7 Mil, 1/2" x 66', White, 1/Case (T9630691PK)
Item: 23978412 / Model : T9630691PK
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  • The thermosetting adhesive provides increased bond once applied in areas of high ambient temperatures.
  • Heat-stable insulation for furnace and oven controls motor leads and switches
  • Operating temperature range 32 - 392 degrees F
43.59 $43.59
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3M™ Scotch® 1" x 30' Premium Grade Ethylene Propylene Rubber 23 Electrical Tape, Black
Item: 1161974 / Model : 500-00059
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  • Black
  • Size: 1"W x 30'(L)
  • Material: Ethylene Propylene rubber (EPR), Adhesive material: Rubber resin
26.49 $26.49
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3M Super 88 Electrical Tape, 8.5 Mil, 1 1/2" x 44', Black, 10/Case (T96608810PK)
Item: 23978329 / Model : T96608810PK
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  • Premium grade, all weather, vinyl insulating tape.
  • Handles temperature range of 0 to 220 degrees F
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids and corrosion
183.19 $183.19
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3M 33+ Electrical Tape, 7 Mil, 1 1/2" x 108', Black, 10/Case (T96603310PK)
Item: 23978331 / Model : T96603310PK
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  • The professional's choice for electrical maintenance and repairs.
  • Premium grade, all-weather vinyl insulating tape
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids and corrosion
403.79 $403.79
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3M Super 88 Electrical Tape, 8.5 Mil, 1 1/2" x 44', Black, 100/Case (T966088)
Item: 23978332 / Model : T966088
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  • Premium grade, all weather, vinyl insulating tape.
  • Handles temperature range of 0 to 220 degrees F
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids and corrosion
1352.19 $1,352.19
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3M ELECTRICAL Roll Electrical Rubber Base
Item: 1456041 / Model : 500-41750
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  • Material: Rubber
  • Color: Black
  • Features: This Tape can be Wrapped, Stretched or Molded Around Irregular Shapes for Quick, Smooth Insulation
22.99 $22.99
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3M 35 Colored Electrical Tape, 7 Mil, 3/4" x 66', Blue, 10/Case (T96403510PKB)
Item: 23977838 / Model : T96403510PKB
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  • Color-coded tape is excellent for use in identification of electrical phases, circuits, leads and piping systems.
  • Pressure sensitive, rubber-resin adhesive with a PVC backing
  • Flame retardant tape that also resists UV rays, abrasion, moisture, alkalis, solvents and many types of acids
122.69 $122.69
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3M 35 Colored Electrical Tape, 7 Mil, 3/4" x 66', Blue, 100/Case (T964035B)
Item: 23978184 / Model : T964035B
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  • Color-coded tape is excellent for use in identification of electrical phases, circuits, leads and piping systems.
  • Pressure sensitive, rubber-resin adhesive with a PVC backing
  • Flame retardant tape that also resists UV rays, abrasion, moisture, alkalis, solvents and many types of acids
860.59 $860.59
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