(I'm not sure of exact terminology here, but...) How is the voltage resistance of electrical tape measured? And how does gaffer tape compare to that? I seem to remember hearing that gaff tape is decently resistant, but I can't find that anywhere else now. Is there any specific numbers associated with it?
Yeah, I know, probably a rather newbish question, it's just something I started thinking about.
Nothing specific, actually. More just a "if I had to, would this work" kind of thought. So yeah, I don't think I'd ever come across that situation while at work, I'm just being inquisitive. Is there a means of rating or assigning a number to how well these various tapes insulate?
Electrical tape is deemed satisfactory for use as an insulator by testing, and is assigned a maximum voltage rating. Usually when you buy a roll, the label will say something like "Use with no more than ____ volts" however, gaff tape wouldn't be tested or rated in this manner since electrical insulation is not its intended purpose.