Alternative to tape for patching insulation on wire? Shrink tubing like stuff?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by RogueRose, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. RogueRose

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 10, 2014
    I want to tap into a number of wires on a PSU but I don't want to cut the wires if it can be helped. Basically I want to remove about .5-1" of insluation for the connection but there may be a time when I want to use the PSU for another application and that section w/o insulation will be an issue.

    I've used electrical tape for this type of thing before, mainly splicing wires, but tape can unroll and can be a little thick. Is there anything that can be used instead of tape? Shrink tube isn't an option b/c it won't fit over the ends which have large connectors on them.

    If tape is the only option, does anyone use some sort of glue to ensure it doesn't unroll or something else? Thanks!
  2. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
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  3. jpanhalt

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    Jan 18, 2008
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  4. DNA Robotics


    Jun 13, 2014
    Also liquid electric tape.
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  5. tcmtech

    Distinguished Member

    Nov 4, 2013
    If you have a tiny flat head screwdriver like a #00 or #000 you can reach into the connectors and unlock the catch tabs on the pins so that they can be pulled out of the connector blocks without harm.

    By doing that you can use the shrink tubing.