MBE 900 4000 Troubleshooting

Section 2.6 Tape and Taping

Section 2.6
Tape and Taping

Tape must be used when conduit is utilized. Be sure to follow the tape manufacturers' guidelines. The harness manufacturer may use tape under the harness covering (conduit or loom) to facilitate harness building. Tape must be tightly wrapped at all conduit interconnections with a minimum of two layers (refer to "2.5 Conduit and Loom" ). Be sure to firmly secure the start and finish ends of tape. ‪

Criteria for Tape:


Black vinyl electrical tape should not be used in applications where the temperature exceeds 80°C (176°F).‪

  • In applications where the temperature does not exceed 80°C (176°F), black vinyl electrical tape that is flame retardant and weather resistant may be used.
  • In applications where temperature exceeds 80°C (176°F), vinyl electrical tape should not be used. For these applications, adhesive cloth backed, flame retardant polyethylene or fiber glass tape (Delphi No. PM-2203, Polikan No. 165 or equivalent) is recommended.

Criteria for Taping:

  • The tape must extend a minimum of 25 mm (1 in.) past the conduit.
  • The tape must be crossed over butted conduit ends.
  • The tape must be extended a minimum of 25 mm. (1 in) in each direction at all branches.

MBE 900/4000 Troubleshooting Guide - 6SE422
Generated on 10-13-2008

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