How to select a cold weather electrical tape.

February 2, 2016 Mario DeAgazio

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It’s been said that if you can’t stand the heat, you should get out of the kitchen – but when it comes to your electrical tape, if it can’t take the cold, it should be tossed from the toolbox.

An electrician’s work doesn’t stop as the mercury falls, and these seasoned Canadian electricians can attest to that.

Watch: Canadian electricians recount their tales of cold weather work.

How to select electrical tape for Canada’s frigid winters.

There are many factors to consider when you prepare for work in freezing conditions.

From what to wear for warmth and safety, to what tools to bring - there are key decisions to be made that can make or break your project.

When it comes to selecting the right electrical tape - how do you avoid the dreaded freeze out? The cracking, frozen stiff, non-sticking frozen electrical tape?

It’s all in the science.

Quality electrical tape can make all the difference when it comes to a job well-done.

The right electrical tape for cold weather conditions.

Cold weather tip: For electrical tapes that have good pliability, integrity, and strength, the Scotch® Super 33+™ Vinyl Electrical Tape and Scotch® Super 88 Premium Vinyl Electrical Tape are perfect choices for both indoor and outdoor applications. 

From Scotch® Super 88 Premium Vinyl Electrical Tape to Scotch® Linerless Rubber Splicing Tape to Scotch® Cable Jacket Repair Tape, 2234, 3M offers a wide range of electrical tapes and mastic tapes for insulation, splicing, protection from corrosion and mechanical damage, all-weather protection, and environmental sealing.

Want to learn more about electrical tapes?

For more information about 3M Electrical Tapes, contact a specialist today.

About the Author

Mario DeAgazio

[enBio=Mario is always looking for new and innovative ways to help solve customer challenges. With over 10 years of experience, Mario has seen the impact of scientific advances on making safer and more reliable products. He helps to drive these changes from the centre, working to identify gaps, trends, and new product or application opportunities.],[enJob=Electrical Engineer, 3M Canada],[frBio=Mario cherche toujours de nouvelles manières d’aider à résoudre les problèmes des clients. Avec plus de dix ans d’expérience, Mario a été témoin de l’impact des progrès scientifiques sur la fabrication de produits plus sécuritaires et plus fiables. Il aide à concrétiser ces changements depuis le cœur de l’action, s’efforçant de cerner les lacunes, les tendances ainsi que les possibilités de nouveaux produits et de nouvelles applications.],[frJob=Ingénieur électricien, Compagnie 3M Canada]

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