Electrical Tape - Varieties

Varieties

A wide variety of electrical tapes is available; some for highly specialized purposes. Electricians generally use only black tape for insulation purposes. The other colours are used to indicate the voltage level and phase of the wire. (In fact, the coloured tape is referred to as "phasing tape".) This is done on large wire which is available only in black insulation. When wires are phased, a ring of tape is placed on each end near the termination so that the purpose of the wire is obvious. The following table describes this usage.

Tape colour Usage (US) Usage (UK) Usage (International – new)
Black Insulation
Low voltage, phase A
Insulation
Low voltage, neutral
Low voltage, phase B
Red Low voltage, phase B Low voltage, phase A Sheath, 415 V 3 phase
Blue Low voltage, phase C Low voltage, phase C Low voltage, neutral
Sheath, 230 V
Brown High voltage, phase A Low voltage, phase A
Orange High voltage, phase B Sheath, garden tools
Yellow High voltage, phase C Low voltage, phase B Sheath, 110 V site wiring
Green Earth ground Earth
Green with yellow stripe Isolated ground Earth
Grey Low voltage, neutral
High voltage, neutral
Low voltage, phase C
White Low voltage, neutral
High voltage, neutral

Tape that is approved for electrical applications will carry an approval label from an agency such as Underwriters Laboratories.

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