FAQ - Electrical Tape
Where should I use electrical tape?
Electrical tape is intended for minor damage to the cord. It should not be used on damaged parts where bare wires are exposed. Wherever the tape is used, it should not be covered by something that traps heat, like a rug, or under any other flammable material.
How do I apply electrical tape?
First, make sure that there is no power being fed to whatever it is you’re taping to avoid potential accidents. It’s important to stretch the tape along as you go, taping tightly to ensure a firm seal. Because Teegan Tapes Electrical tape is rubber-based, it has enough stretch to conform to whatever you’re using it on.
How long does electrical tape last?
Use of electrical tape is not a permanent solution for repairs. Since electrical tape is rubber-based, it can break down over time and lose some of its stretch. Therefore, it’s important to make sure its used promptly.
Can electrical tape substitute for wire nuts?
Wire nuts are made specifically to hold wiring in place when joined together. Electrical tape should not be used in place of wire nuts as it does not provide the same grip.