This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Engineers TEST Electrical Tapes!" by Brand Ranks

Battle of the Electrical Tapes: Which One Reigns Supreme?

TLDRWe tested various electrical tapes for their performance in extreme conditions and found that the 3M Super 88 emerged as the top performer. It has excellent tensile strength, flame retardancy, and resistance to chemicals. The Duck brand Automotive tape is a budget-friendly option. Avoid tapes without UL and SA certifications. For car repairs, use the 3M Super 88 followed by Tessa's harness tape for optimal results.

Key insights

:trophy:The 3M Super 88 is the top-performing electrical tape, excelling in strength, flame retardancy, and chemical resistance.

:moneybag:The Duck brand Automotive tape is a budget-friendly option for basic electrical insulation needs.

:no_entry_sign:Avoid electrical tapes without UL and SA certifications, as they may not meet safety standards.

:gear:For reliable and long-lasting car repairs, use the 3M Super 88 followed by Tessa's harness tape.

:fire:Flame retardancy is an important factor to consider when choosing electrical tape, especially for automotive applications.

Q&A

Which electrical tape is the best?

The 3M Super 88 emerged as the top performer, excelling in strength, flame retardancy, and chemical resistance.

Is there a budget-friendly option for electrical tape?

Yes, the Duck brand Automotive tape is a wallet-friendly choice for basic electrical insulation needs.

Are all electrical tapes safe to use?

Not all electrical tapes are safe to use. Avoid tapes without UL and SA certifications, as they may not meet safety standards.

Can electrical tape be used for car repairs?

Yes, for reliable and long-lasting car repairs, use the 3M Super 88 followed by Tessa's harness tape.

Why is flame retardancy important in electrical tape?

Flame retardancy is crucial, especially for automotive applications, as it ensures the tape can withstand high temperatures and reduce fire hazards.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction to the battle of electrical tapes

01:30Testing the tensile strength of various electrical tapes

04:20Testing the heat resistance of electrical tapes

07:40Testing the flame retardancy of electrical tapes

09:30Testing the adhesive strength and residue of electrical tapes

11:50Conclusion and recommendations for the best electrical tapes