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    I need to insulate some wires and heard that electrical tape was good. The problem is I don't have any around the house so will normal sellotape be okay?
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    What type of wires? If they have a lot of power running through it no.
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    You can't really use Sellotape, no, best thing to do would be to grab some Insulation tape from B&Q and do the job properly, think it costs in the region of about £0.99...
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    (Original post by Abdulla)
    I need to insulate some wires and heard that electrical tape was good. The problem is I don't have any around the house so will normal sellotape be okay?
    Depends entirely on what voltage you're talking about.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Depends entirely on what voltage you're talking about.
    The voltage is 18.5V
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    (Original post by Abdulla)
    The voltage is 18.5V
    Yep, some simple electrical tape will suffice Just check the rating on the tape when you buy it.
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    Better off getting some proper stuff - it's not that expensive, I picked up a roll from a wee DIY shop for 50p.
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    normal elex tape will do, not selotape tho.
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    What are the wires for?
    I would always suggest the correct electric tape, its available almost anywhere.
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    Alright thanks everyone. It's not really money that's an issue, just laziness :P I'll go buy some next week.
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    Sellotape will melt if it gets warm, and I wouldnt be convinced about its insulating properties. Get a roll of the real stuff, or nick it from work.
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    Electrical tape will do 240v. So 18.5v is fine. Just wrap each wire individually and the wrap them all together and pull the tape to break it, don't cut it. The pulling tightens the tape and causes it to shrink.
 
 
 
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