Originally Posted by radodrill
Duct Tape is not conductive; the Aluminum tape (now typically used for ducts and sometimes also called duct tape) is conductive.
Great point of clarification!
I was wondering the same thing about the 3m Doublesided tape. I figured it would be non-conductive. Found a datasheet full of info
(under product documentation on the right there) on 3m tapes (this is 4910) but now I'm confused with dielectric constants
and ASTM D257
All in all, from looking at that extremely large number of ohms (its 10 to the 16, big!
) under surface and resistivity, I think I'm good, but can someone confirm that for me?
They have specialty tapes designed to conduct electricity, of course, which I might use for other applications, but I just want to make sure I'm not going to short or melt anything if I were to tape the PSU Input circuit board in the below pic (with 110v AC going through it), to a layer of plexi. Right now its just on some thin packaging plastic, and no problems, but I want to permanently and safely mount it.
(Sorry for the thread hijack, but I figured we only needed 1 thread on tape conductivity at the moment.) Edited by ModMinded - 7/4/09 at 9:00pm