• Description for 3M 1700

    A good quality, economical general purpose vinyl insulating tape. It has excellent resistance to: abrasion, moisture, alkalines, acid, copper corrosion and varying weather conditions (including sunlight).

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Steel, Vinyl
    Industry Electrical, Primary electrical insulation for cable splices rated up to 600 volts, Primary electrical insulation for cable splices rated up to 600 volts, Primary electrical insulation for most wire, Protective jacketing for high voltage cable splices and repairs, Protective jacketing for high voltage cable splices and repairs, Harnessing of wires, Harnessing of cables
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Chemical Resistance AlkalIes, Acid
    Key Specifications CSA (Canadian Standards Association): C22.2: CSA; C22.2 No. 197-M1983, UL listed; UL 510
  • Technical Data for 3M 1700

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Electronics - Electrical, Primary electrical insulation for most wire, Harnessing of wires
      • Splicing - Primary electrical insulation for cable splices rated up to 600 volts, Protective jacketing for high voltage cable splices and repairs
      • Cable - Primary electrical insulation for cable splices rated up to 600 volts, Protective jacketing for high voltage cable splices and repairs, Harnessing of cables
      • Other - For indoor applications, For outdoor applications, For above or below ground application
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Key Specifications
      • UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) - UL listed; UL 510
      • CSA (Canadian Standards Association): C22.2: No. 197-M1983 - CSA; C22.2 No. 197-M1983
    Specifications
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 22 (oz/in), 22 (oz/in) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Non-Corrosive Copper corrosion resistance
    Abrasion Resistance Excellent abrasion resistance
    Chemical Resistance AlkalIes, Acid
    Environmental Resistance Varying weather conditions (including sunlight)
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Excellent moisture resistance
    Conductivity
    Insulation Resistance (O) >10(6) (Megohms) Test Method
    Dielectric Strength (V/mil) Electrical insulation, >1,000 Test Method
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 200 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details 3M Temflex Electrical Tape 1700 has a 5-year shelf life (from date of manufacture) when stored in a humidity controlled storage (10°C /50°F to 27°C /80°F and less than 75% relative humidity).
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 50 to 81
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life (mon) 61
  • Best Practices for 3M 1700

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    1. Application

      Apply the tape in half-lapped layers with sufficient tension to conform and produce a uniform covering. In most applications, this tension will reduce the tape’s width to approximately 5/8 of its original width. On pigtail splices, the tape should be wrapped beyond the end of the wires and then folded back, leaving a protective cushion to resist cut-through. Always wrap the tape “uphill” to create a shingle effect. Apply the tape with no tension on the last wrap to prevent flagging.

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General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
22 (oz/in) Steel ASTM D1000
22 (oz/in) Backing ASTM D1000
Dielectric Strength Test Methods
Dielectric Strength Test Method
Electrical insulation
>1,000 V/mil Standard Condition, ASTM D1000
Insulation Resistance Test Methods
Insulation Resistance Test Method
>10(6) (Megohms) ASTM D1000
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
200 % ASTM D1000