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Vinyl Electrical Tape Super 88
Data Sheet July 2011
Description
Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Tape Super 88 is a premium grade, 8.5-mil thick, all-weather
vinyl insulating tape. It is designed to perform continuously in ambient temperatures
up to 105°C (220°F). The tape is conformable for cold weather applications down to
-18°C (0°F). It has excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids,
corrosion and varying weather conditions. The combination of elastic backing and
aggressive adhesive provides moisture-tight electrical and mechanical protection with
minimum bulk. Scotch® Tape Super 88 is an Underwriters’ Laboratories Listed and
Canadian Standards Association Certified “Insulating Tape.”
Agency Approvals &
Self Certifications
UL Listed; UL 510 Standard “Insulating Tape” (product category OANZ), File E129200
CSA Certification; Standard C22.2 No. 197-M1983 “PVC Insulating Tape,” File
LR48769
RoHS 2002/95/EC
RoHS Compliant 2002/95/EC” means that the product or part (“Product”) does not contain any of the substances in
excess of the maximum concentration values in EU Directive 2002/95/EC, as amended by Commission Decision
2005/618/EC, unless the substance is in an application that is exempt under RoHS. This information represents 3M’s
knowledge and belief, which may be based in whole or in part on information provided by third party suppliers to 3M.
Tape Features
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) backing
Pressure-sensitive rubber-based adhesive
Compatible with solid dielectric cable insulations
Compatible with rubber and synthetic splicing compounds, as well as epoxy and
polyurethane resins
Inhibits corrosion of electrical conductors
For indoor or outdoor applications
Applications
Primary electrical insulation for all wire and cable splices rated up to 600 volts and
105°C (220°F)
Primary electrical insulation for 600-volt bus applications, and protective jacketing
for high- and low-voltage bus
Protective jacketing for high-voltage cable splices and repairs
Harnessing of wires and cables
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Typical Properties
Not for specifications. Values are typical, not to be considered minimum or maximum.
Properties measured at room temperature 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise stated.
Physical Property
(Test Method ASTM D-1000*) Typical Value
US units (metric)
Color Black
Thickness* 8.5 mils (0,22 mm)
Adhesion to Steel*
22ºC (72ºF)
-18ºC (0ºF)
28 oz./in. (3,0 N/10 mm)
60 oz./in. (6,5 N/10 mm)
Adhesion to Backing*
22ºC (72ºF)
-18ºC (0ºF)
28 oz./in. (3,0 N/10 mm)
60 oz./in. (6,5 N/10 mm)
Breaking Strength*
22ºC (72ºF)
20 lbs./in. (35 N/10 mm)
Ultimate Elongation*
22ºC (72ºF)
-18ºC (0ºF)
250%
100%
Flagging* < 0.1 in. (2,5 mm)
Telescoping
24 hrs. W 50ºC (120ºF)
< 0.1 in. (2,5 mm)
Flammability (Maximum)
UL 510
Pass
Electrical Property
(Test Method ASTM D-1000*) Typical Value
US units (metric)
Dielectric Breakdown*
Standard condition
High Humidity Condition
10,000 volts
90% of Standard
Insulation Resistance*
(High Humidity Method) > 1x 106 Megohms
Product
Specifications
Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Tape Super 88 is based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and/or its
copolymers, and has a rubber-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive. The tape shall be
8.5 mils thick, and be UL Listed and marked per UL Standard 510 as “Flame-
Retardant and Cold Resistant.” The tape must be applied at temperatures ranging
from 0°F through 100°F (-18°C through 38°C), without loss of physical properties. It
shall be compatible with synthetic cable insulations, jackets and splicing compounds.
Scotch® Tape Super 88 will remain stable and will not telescope more than 0.1 inches
when maintained at temperatures below 120°F (50°C).
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Engineering/
Architectural
Specifications
Primary electrical insulation (branch wiring in wet or dry locations): All splices
600-volt wire rated 105°C (220°F) and below shall be insulated with a minimum of two
half-lapped layers of Scotch® Vinyl Electrical Tape Super 88. All connectors having
irregular surfaces shall be padded with 3M™ Scotchfil™ Electrical Insulation Putty or
Scotch® Linerless Rubber Splicing Tape 130C prior to insulating with this tape.
Mechanical Protection (outer jacketing)
All rubber and thermoplastic insulating high voltage power cable tape splices and
repairs shall be over wrapped with at least two half-lapped layers of Scotch® Tape
Super 88.
Installation
Techniques
Scotch® Tape Super 88 shall be applied in half-lapped layers with sufficient tension to
produce a uniform wind (for most applications this tension will reduce the tape’s width
to approximately 5/8 of its original width). On pigtail splices, the tape shall be
wrapped beyond the end of the wires and then folded back, leaving a protective
cushion to resist cut-through. Wrap tape up-hill, taping from a smaller diameter
surface to a larger diameter surface. Apply the tape with no tension on the last wrap
to prevent flagging.
Availability
Please contact your local distributor; available from 3M.com/electrical [Where to Buy]
or call 1.800.245.3573.
Shelf Life & Storage
This product has a 5-year shelf life from date of manufacture when stored in a
humidity controlled storage (10°C/50ºF to 27°C/80ºF and <75% relative humidity).
Important Notice
All statements, technical information, and recommendations related to 3M’s products are based on information
believed to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. Before using this product, you must
evaluate it and determine if it is suitable for your intended application. You assume all risks and liability associated
with such use. Any statements related to the product, which are not contained in 3M’s current publications, or any
contrary statements contained on your purchase order, shall have no force or effect unless expressly agreed upon,
in writing, by an authorized officer of 3M.
Warranty; Limited Remedy;
Limited Liability
This product will be free from defects in material and manufacture at the time of purchase. 3M MAKES NO OTHER
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. If this product is defective within the warranty period stated above,
your exclusive remedy shall be, at 3M’s option, to replace or repair the 3M product or refund the purchase price of
the 3M product. Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or
consequential loss or damage arising from this 3M product, regardless of the legal theory asserted.
3M, Scotch and Scotchfil are trademarks of 3M Company.
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